12 September - 5 October 2008
Original Print Gallery, 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2
‘Node', National Print Studio Network Exhibition
The ‘National Print Studio Network' was an initiative of the Black Church Print Studio and was launched in 2007. It was conceived to generate a dialogue regarding contemporary print practice in Ireland, encourage greater interaction between Fine Art Print Studios and to increase creative opportunities for their Artist Members.
The National Print Studio Network includes: Belfast Print Workshop; Black Church Print Studio; Cork Printmakers; Courtyard Printmakers at Airfield; Graphic Studio Dublin; Leinster Printmakers; Limerick Printmakers; Lorg Printmakers; and Seacourt Print Workshop.
As part of this initiative the Black Church Print Studio were delighted to invite members from the nine participating studios to submit work in response to the exhibition title, ‘Node'. The title of this exhibition was based on the definition of a Node as a central point of a network of operation; from this starting point many connections and associations evolve establishing vital links for mutual benefit. Applicants were encouraged to explore and respond to this title in it's broadest context taking into consideration the many interpretations of what a network encapsulates and through the various printmaking mediums.
Raymond Henshaw (artist/curator) selected and will also officially open this exhibition.
A prize of €1,000 was adjudicated by Dr. Michael Ryan, Director, Chester Beatty Library and presented to Struan Hamilton from Belfast Print Workshop.
Selected artists include Debbie Godsell, John Graham, Struan Hamilton, Sean Hanrahan, Catherine Hehir, Fiona Joyce, Ann Kavanagh, Marianne Keating, Jo Kelley, Jill McKeown, Louise Meade, Tom Moore, John Charles William Morris, Red O'Neill, Bill Penney, Ben Reilly, Vincent Sheridan, Debbie Symth and Katherine Van Uytrecht.