Cork 1920: The Burning of a City

St. Peter's Cork

Bringing the Rebel City’s history to life

Marking a landmark centenary year for Cork City and its role during the War of Independence, bigO created a year-long, interactive exhibition for the venue space at St. Peter’s Cork. The exhibition uncovered thought-provoking stories, archival material and compelling witness statements surrounding this unprecedented chapter in the Rebel City’s history.

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Large muslin banners were hung with thought-provoking imagery, while copy imitated the smoke that hung around the city on that fateful night.

Through historic photography, unique audio-visual material, stirring video and carefully composed copy, the exhibition shone a spotlight on the Cork of 100 years ago.


The exhibition, its brand identity and associated videos scooped a Gold and a Grand Prix for design at the prestigious Shark Awards 2021.


Copywriting | Design | Exhibition Design | Video

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