EP’17 Galway Print Studio’s Fine Art Print Exchange

16 Aug 17

EP'17 Fine Art Print ExchangeAn exhibition of printmaking from artists across Ireland in The Blackgate Cultural Centre this August brings together and celebrates a part of print that makes it such a unique art-form, sharing. EP'17 is a fine art print exchange established by Galway Print Studio. The exchange is an open, non-curated project, and a unique opportunity for artists to connect with other artists in Ireland.

Printmaking by its nature is collaborative and can be seen in the establishment of the studios around the country. Represented in this exhibition are artists from Dublin's Graphic Print Studio and Black Church Print Studio, Limerick Printmakers, Belfast Print Workshop, Custom House Studios Westport and Cló sa Chró Printmaking, Claremorris.


EP'17 Fine Art Print ExchangeArtists taking part in this exchange produce an edition of twelve prints in a theme of their choice . They receive ten randomly selected prints from the other artists. Moreover, each print will be available to buy from The Blackgate Cultural Centre and the Studio website. A boxset containing ten prints from the exhibition, presented in a beautiful case from Kennys Bindery, will be the main prize in a fundraiser draw. A second set of ten artworks will be also up for grabs plus some other prizes including a voucher from Cregal Art, Galway Print Studio and more. Tickets cost just €10 and can be purchased on Galway Print Studios website.

The draw will be held on Culture Night the 22nd of September. This exchange is a celebration of Fine Art Printmaking in Ireland and all proceeds from the draw go towards Galway Print Studio, a non-profit arts collective keeping the tradition of Fine Art Printmaking alive in Galway. Galway Print Studio aims to enhance, encourage and support a stronger printmaking community in the West. Through the provision of an open access, professional printmaking workshop in Galway, Galway Print Studio will heighten the awareness of Printmaking as an accessible, unique and innovative art form.

EP'17 Fine Art Print ExchangeThe exhibition runs until the 23rd of September in The Blackgate Cultural Centre on Francis Street, a unique venue with music, literature, art, film, dance, and learning, it is a home for the artist and a haven for art lovers.

To view the work click here and to enter our fundraising draw get your ticket by clicking the link below.


EP'17 was produced with the kind support of The Blackgate Cultural Centre , Cregal Art, Galway - www.cregalart.ie/ and Kennys Bindery

Posted in: Events, Exhibition

Kindly supported by

SCCUL Enterprises Ltd Galway City Council Galway County Council Arts Council

Kennys Bookbinders Galway Paper Assist Connacht Tribune Sheridan Cheesemongers
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