For a number of years Seacourt's research strand has been supported through a programme of artist residencies and a visiting artist programme. Seacourt is currently offering self arranged residencies to visiting artists from outside the UK. In exchange for a talk, demo or workshop, artists can get full access to our facilities. Travel and accommodation is the responsibility of the visitor.
Seacourt strives, whenever possible, to use safe and non-toxic materials and methods. It was the first print workshop in Ireland to adopt Acrylic-Resist Etching techniques, as promoted by Edinburgh Printmakers. A programme of research is under way exploring galv-etch, cnc machining of plates and waterless lithography utilising water-based inks.
SPW hosted a one day symposium Unique Reproduction: Definitions of Original Printmaking in a Digital Age. The event was free to the public with over sixty representatives of print studios across Ireland and the UK attending. You can read the talks and round table discussion record HERE
SPW's Director was invited to speak at 'Symposium Matrix' which took place in Vienna.
SPW secured Lottery Funding through Awards for All to host a symposium on safer printmaking. Cedric Green and Nik Semenoff, internationally acclaimed innovators in this field, delivered an exciting programme of demonstrations and workshops.