Observations In Print

Íde Ní Shúileabháin, Ailbhe Barrett, Bríd Hefferrnan, John Keating and Rosaleen Moore

  • Curated by Mairead O’ Callaghan
  • An exhibition by Cork Printmakers at MTU Gallery at 46 Grand Parade
  • 16 December 2021 – 13 February 2022

Observations in Print is an exhibition of fine art prints by artists Íde Ní Shúileabháin, Ailbhe Barrett, Bríd Hefferrnan, John Keating and Rosaleen Moore produced during their ongoing supported studio workshops at Cork Printmakers in 2020 & 2021. The exhibition explores the artists individual styles and practices and observations from still life, portraits, landscapes and the built environment, translating them through various screenprinting processes into both two and three dimensional works.

In 2019 Cork Printmakers launched the supported printmaking course for artists with diverse needs led by Mairead O’Callaghan, an art facilitator at Crawford Supported Studios and one of the founding members/technicians of Cork Printmakers, and Peter McMorris, Artist and Cork Printmakers’ Studio Manager. 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.

The MTU Gallery at 46 Grand Parade is a gallery based in MTU Crawford College of Art & Design’s building at 46 Grand Parade in Cork City centre. It recognises the importance of creative expression within all disciplines, and aims to foster learning and engagement through and in visual arts. In response to current restrictions, the gallery has run window exhibitions since October 2020 to continue engaging in visual conversation with its audiences across the MTU community and general public. This project is funded through the 2020 Cork City Council Art in Context Award.