LIMERICK PRINTMAKERS AT 20 (LP at 20) is an exhibition of new prints in The Hunt Museum in Limerick on Thursday, February 14, 2019. The exhibition continues through Monday, April 22, 2019.
I'm enamored by printmaking because I've seen several hands-on workshops by Aoife Barrett, printmaker and LSAD graduate.
Twenty years have passed since the formation of Limerick Printmakers, a printmaking studio and creative space. It was 20 years ago that I met Gavin Hogg, one of the founder members of Limerick Printmakers. Today, the printmaking studio in 3 John's Square (click for map) has become an integral part of the cultural landscape of midwest Ireland.
The Limerick Printmakers promote and champion printmaking as an art form. On the Clonmel Digital Campus, we plan to incorporate elements of traditional print into part of an annual digital exhibition. The result will delight and surprise visitors.
I plan to explore LP at 20 in The Hunt Museum because I enjoy looking at creative work. I wonder if printmaking workshops will feature as part of the LP at 20 exhibition. Naomi O'Nolan, head of Exhibitions at The Hunt Museum explains, "There has always been a close relationships between The Hunt Museum and Limerick Printmakers, stretching back to one of the museum's first open days when Limerick Printmakers hosted hugely popular printmaking workshops from the museum's gallery". It would be lovely to observe a similar set of workshops from printmakers.
LP at 20 will showcase the current artistic practice of Limerick Printmakers. Each of the exhibitors will display two editions of new large scale work.
Printmaking techniques on display include relief and intaglio techniques including aquatint, silkscreen, monotype, collograph, and stone lithogaphy. Artistts are incorporating hand cast plates, embossment, gold foil, and hand stitching. All work measures 100 cm by 70 cm.
[Bernie Goldbach teaches creative media for business on the Clonmel Digital Campus of the Limerick Institute of Technology.]