Parisian Printmakers visit Seacourt

Alice Gauthier and Rob Miles

Alice Gauthier and Rob Miles

Two artists have travelled from Paris to spend three weeks at Seacourt: The Centre for Contemporary Printmaking in Bangor. Rob Miles and fellow lithographer Alice Gauthier spent their time creating a new collection of original prints. The visit took place as part of Seacourt’s Self Arranged Residency initiative which allows professional printmakers access the widest range of print techniques in Ireland in exchange for a talk and workshop.

Robert Peters, Seacourt’s Creative Director said, “It’s really wonderful to have artists from outside the UK choose to visit our facility based on our growing, international reputation. Rob and Alice are very talented artists who graciously shared their knowledge of lithography with our members. We are sure these cultural exchange opportunities support our members in learning new techniques and developing their skills. Rob and Alice’s visit was also timely in that in coincided with our International Mini Print Biennial, which contains 233 original prints by artists from 30 countries. This exhibition gives the public a rare opportunity to experience printmaking on a global scale. ”

Seacourt’s Self Arranged Residencies are interdisciplinary and welcome artists across all art forms. This month there will be visits by Susanna Shearman a writer, Christine Jiallo a jeweller and Mervi Viitajylhä a puppeteer; all from Finland. Also in May, lithographer Joseph Shores will visit from New Orleans will visit. During August Brian D Cohen from Vermont will be here and in September Dominic Valencia from Arizona will be at Seacourt for two months.