Stellar. Exhibition featuring new works by members of Cork Printmakers

Press release
Opening of annual exhibition featuring new works,
by members of Cork Printmakers, at CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery

The exhibition opens at 6pm, on Thursday 4th of December, at the CIT Wandesford Quay Galleryand features all new works by artists members of Cork Printmakers.

The featured prints have been created specifically for this exhibition and each piece has been hand printed by the artist. The prints are available in limited editions, with a diverse range of subject matter including landscape, abstraction, figuration, quirky interpretations of contemporary Irish lifeand much more. The artists have used a wide range of printmaking techniques from etching, lithography, photo intaglio, to screen-printing and digital prints. With an average price range of between 100 euro – 250 euro, this is a great opportunity to buy an affordable piece of art, as well as supporting local professional artist printmakers.

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 John Aherne, Brian Lalor, Paul La Rocque, Jo Kelley, Eileen Kennedy, David Lilburn, Frieda Meaney, Noelle Noonan 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.

Venue:            CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Wandesford Quay, Clarke’s Bridge, Cork

Dates:             4th - 23rd December 2014
                        Opening Reception: 6pm, Thursday 4th December
Times:                        Monday – Saturday: 10am – 6pm; Closed Sunday.

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

For further information please contact:
Nicola Carragher  (021) 4335210
CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork

Valerie Byrne / Frances O’ Connor, (021) 4322422 / (087) 9703189 / (087) 2859542
Cork Printmakers, Wandesford Quay, Clarke’s Bridge, Cork
Web: www.corkprintmakers .ie

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 & 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.