all things considered | Cork Printmakers’ Members


all things considered
Cork Printmakers
4 – 23 December 2015

Opening times: Mon – Sat; 10am – 6pm, Closed Sundays

Cork Printmakers’ Annual Christmas Exhibition, all things considered, at CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery features new prints by at least 40 artist members of Cork Printmakers.

This exhibition of new prints represents all printmaking types from etching, lithography, photo intaglio, to screen-printing and digital prints.These prints have been created specifically for this exhibition and are available in limited editions. With an average price range of between €100 euro – €250, this is a great opportunity to buy something you won’t find on the high street, as well as supporting local professional printmakers.

The artists explore a wide variety of subjects from Debbie Godsell’s representations of aspects of Irish life, to depictions of the straw people of Dingle by Deirdre McKenna, while Frieda Meaney explores the nature of the human body through etching, Helen O’ Keeffe’s mono screen-printed landscapes dance with colour, in contrast, Nikki Tait interprets the countryside through fine engraving and Séan Hanrahan investigates the essence of organic matter via screen-prints on metal. The artists have created work in an array of sizes, utilizing a range of surface materials to ensure there is something for everyone’s taste.

Cork Printmakers is one of the leading open access print studios in the south of Ireland and is a leading fixture in international print development. It supports exceptional artists, promoting the highest standards of practice. The exhibition will comprise new work from emerging and established contemporary artists working in Ireland today, including, Johnny Bugler, Debbie Godsell, Séan Hanrahan, Eileen Kennedy, David Lilburn, Frieda Meaney, Noelle Noonan, Sylvia Taylor and many more.

Our Gift Vouchers make special gifts, which can be used to purchase artwork or a course from our extensive Adult Education Programme. Cork Printmakers’ limited edition Christmas Cards will also be available to buy. Each card is printed on fine art Somerset paper and hand cut. Our Christmas cards are also available from IMMA and the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork.

Cork Printmakers’ Print Showroom is open all year around and stocks prints by our ninety artist members. There is a great variety of subject matters and sizes, to suit all tastes. Prints begin at €25, are available framed or unframed and make ideal gifts for special occasions such as weddings and birthdays, amongst others. The Print Showroom is open from Monday – Friday, 9.30am – 5.30pm and our friendly staff are on hand, to help you with your selection. The Print Showroom is located on the second floor of our premises, on Wandesford Quay, Cork City.

Cork Printmakers acknowledges the financial support of The Arts Council of Ireland & Cork City Council.

About Cork Printmakers:

Cork Printmakers was established in 1991 and is a non-profit, charitable status, fine-art open access printmaking facility, based in Cork City, Ireland. Cork Printmakers mission is to provide, manage and maintain an excellent printmaking facility, equipment and specialist materials. We address the technical concerns of artist printmakers; set and promote the highest standards of practice in printmaking; foster multi-disciplinary and innovative approaches to art practice; enable opportunities for artists through exhibitions and networking nationally and internationally.

Cork Printmakers and CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery are located in the refurbished 19th century warehouses at Wandesford Quay along with Backwater Artists Studio, situated between Sharman Crawford Street and Clarke’s Bridge. Five minutes walk from Patrick Street.