2016 marks the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising and is a celebration of one of the most tumultuous rebellions in Irish history. Curated by Jessie Malone in association with Cork Printmakers, four artists from each of the following workshops; Belfast Print Workshop, Black Church Print Workshop, Dublin, Cork Printmakers & Limerick Printmakers have collaborated in the creation of 16, a unique box-set and exhibition of prints.
State of Play
Originally created for the exhibition ‘State of Play’ at Pollen Studios, the 'stop motion machine' also toured to the Golden Thread Gallery, and made an appearance as a digital / hand-drawn animation hybrid during the Digital Artist Studios residency.
A combination of reclaimed materials, traditional binding methods and digitally printed stills of etched forms, it proved to be a novel and accessible method of display.
An exciting collaboration between Helen Lavery and Sandra Robinson showcases the use of 18th century methods for glazing sculptural ceramic forms using traditional etching processes. Thanks to funding from the Arts Council NI and Lisburn Arts Advisory Committee this exhibition will open from the 10th - 30th of January in R-Space Gallery, alongside a series of outreach projects and accompanied demonstrations.
Introducing new works in Lithography, Etching and Monoprint by established artists from the Belfast Print Workshop. Showcasing a myriad of hybrid printmaking in the form of traditional works on paper and bespoke book arts – as well as some unconventional narratives and something incredulous for the acclaimed ‘back wall’. Darkly ridiculous, necessarily villainous, compulsive, inventive, littered with improvised philosophy… And a weeny bit of truth.
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‘Ellipsis’ builds on the success of last years collaborative project ‘Parenthesis,’ challenging an experienced approach with more outlandish themes and working on a greater installation scale.
Each Artist brings a unique approach to working methods, contributing to the effect of a fragmentary mind at work. Using a collage of silhouette, preliminary studies, and expressive splashes, this shared knowledge has enhanced each artists skill set directly, denoting a mutually rich environment to further technique, as symbolic narrative is played out.