Beyond Survival

  • Lynn Marie Dennehy, Hehir & Noonan, Eimearjean Mc Cormack, Peter Nash
  • Curated by Maeve Lynch
  • Studio 12, Backwater Artists Group, Wandesford Quay, Cork City
  • 30 July – 27 August 2021
  • Open for walk-ins: 12-3pm Wednesday and Thursday
  • Viewings by appointment: 10am-5pm Tuesday to Friday
  • Book an appointment here

Cork Printmakers artists present the exhibition Beyond Survival in response to the Backwater Artists Group Studio 12 programme for 2021: The Human Animal. Beyond Survival examines contemporary image making in print and expanded print practice in the context of the historical journey of the human race, from developing language to symbolism to the eventual development of visual language and communication through contemporary art. This exhibition featuring Cork Printmakers artists Lynn Marie Dennehy, Eimearjean Mc Cormack, Peter Nash and collaborators Catherine Hehir and Noelle Noonan highlights the many printmaking techniques used by Cork Printmakers members. Beyond Survival examines aspects of the human form and the role of the artist in portraying issues around existence, culture, place and language.

Established in 1991, Cork Printmakers is a professional print studio, gallery and resource organisation providing artists with facilities and equipment to create artwork through the medium of print. Located at Wandesford Quay in the heart of Cork City it supports and promotes the creation and development of new work through our studios, exhibitions, events and education programme, promoting the highest standards of practice in printmaking.

Backwater Artists Group provides studios to 45 artists and has been central to visual art and creative production since 1990. Through the Studio 12 programme, Backwater Artists Group presents work by its members and collaborators that challenge and inspire audiences with contemporary art. Find out more about the Studio 12 programme here: This programme is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland Project Award and the Cork City Council Project Scheme.

Image: Lynn Marie Dennehy, Aphrodites, Plate Lithograph, 2020

  • Artist Talks : Lynn-Marie Dennehy and Peter Nash
  • Thursday 12th August
  • 4pm – 4.45pm
  • Limited Spaces: Book a ticket here

Beyond Survival exhibiting Artists Lynn-Marie Dennehy and Peter Nash will each present an artist talk from the entrance of the studios in which they make their work, in the Courtyard of the complex on Wandesford Quay, which houses Backwater Artists Group, Cork Printmakers and The Lavit Gallery.

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