The Centre for Contemporary Printmaking was the setting for an international symposium exploring social engagement through art. Representatives from Finland’s Cultural Centre Vanha Paukku and Dundalk’s Creative Spark joined Seacourt facilitators to share their experience and learn book –making skills from American artists Patty Lee and Gretchen Schermerhorn. The event, supported by North Down Borough Council before its merger, provided an opportunity for Seacourt to lay the foundations for new partnerships within Europe and maintain its international links to the US.
Esa Honkimaki, Director of Cultural Centre Vanha Paukku said, “The workshop in Seacourt gave us loads of new ideas. Printmaking can be use in many ways for audience development. I would like to thank Seacourt for inviting us to participate. You can see that behind all the practical activities there is real professional experience. That's why it was fun as well!”
Seacourt’s Autumn programme of printmaking classes is now open for booking. To find out more telephone 028 9146 0595 or visit the website www.seacourt-ni.org.uk