INTER-NATIONAL EXHIBITION

Inter-National
Seacourt: The Centre for Contemporary Printmaking
Launch: 7.00pm 29th April. Exhibition continues to 29th May
Opening Hours: 9.30 – 4.30 Monday to Friday; Saturdays by appointment

Printmaking is practiced in all countries of the world and the printmaking community provides one of the most supportive networks within the visual arts. The technology required to create original prints ensures a culture of sharing both resources and knowledge. For many years Seacourt has provided international artists with access to the widest range of printmaking techniques in Ireland though residency programmes. The organisation has also built links with Arizona, Washington DC, Vienna, Brussels, New York and New Zealand through which its membership can benefit from exhibition and artist exchanges. This exhibition celebrates those links.

Inter-National brings together artists from outside the UK who applied to Seacourt’s Residency programme during 2014 and Seacourt artists who have been on residencies or had their work highlighted internationally. Artists include Ausma Šmite, Robin Kang, Mira Kim, Constanza Dessain, Jude Valentine, Allison Hyde, Rachel Ramirez, Joe Shores, Lucy Turner, Katie Brown, Shauna McGowan. Cecilia Stephens, Jenna Kirkwood, Alice Burns, Sophie Potie. IMAGES HERE

Clinton Kirkpatrick
Rainbow Mouth 
Seacourt: The Centre for Contemporary Printmaking
Launch: 7.00pm 29th April. Exhibition continues to 29th May
Opening Hours: 9.30 – 4.30 Monday to Friday; Saturdays by appointment

Rainbow Mouth is a character who first entered into Clinton’s painting at the end of 2010 and recently he remerged. Rainbow Mouth is a misunderstood character; he is a shell of someone or something, yet he has a unique quality to him. He can represent optimism or the ability to discover and change something and he is on a quest to discover himself in his solitary surroundings. 
This exhibition will include monotype prints and drawings all recently created in 2015. Clinton graduated from the University of Huddersfield, in England, in 2008 with a painting and drawing degree. In recent years his work has taken him to Kenya and back many times resulting in an exhibition in 2014 at the Nairobi National Museum.

Lucy Turner wall installation

Lucy Turner wall installation