Over the summer, I answered a call for entries to a ground-breaking exhibition organised by the Printmakers Council. Entitled ‘Pushing Boundaries’, the show takes as its theme the centenary of the Irish revolution, and called for any print-based response to this event. It will be the first Printmakers Council touring exhibition in the republic and will be part of the living historical process taking place between Ireland and the UK.

So, here’s my response. Entitled Moment‘, the print was directly inspired by the revolution, in that it reflects the flowering of the new nation on that date, with all its hope, possibilities and  implications for nationhood, society, culture etc. At nearly a metre long, the print is a departure for me, in that it includes gold threads, sewn post-print directly into the fabric of the paper.

The print is now appearing in the show, which is at Dublin’s Farmleigh Gallery until 22 December, before moving on to Dunamaise Arts Centre in January (see below). I attended the private view on 27 October and used that as an excuse to stay and see Dublin over the following couple of days. I’ll be posting on the private view soon.

Pushing Boundaries

Farmleigh Gallery
27 October – 22 December 2016

Dunamaise Arts Centre
3 January – 28 February 2017

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Pushing Boundaries 2

Pushing Boundaries 3

Pushing Boundaries I

Pushing Boundaries 4

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