Printing Workshop by Aoife Dwyer & Ann Kavanagh

Saturday 16 February 2019, 10:00 – 16:00

dlr LexIcon, project room

Dun Laoghaire

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This hands-on printing workshop with artists Aoife Dwyer & Ann Kavanagh will introduce a non acid painterly printing techniques and tools, encouraging participants to experiment and develop their own individual projects. Ten students only, so personal guidance and supportive environment will be offered to develop the skills and experience of printing art making.

Ann Kavanagh visual artist originally from Kilkenny, now living in Dublin. She graduated as a mature student from Dun Laoghaire IADT in 2004 receiving an honours degree in Fine Art.
Ann works across the mediums of photography and printmaking and is a member of the Black Church Print Studio since 2004. Ann has also work at other print studios over the last 10 years namely Crown Point Press, San Francisco, Druckstella Printmaking Studio, Berlin and Mi-Lab at Lake Kawaguchi Japan, and has exhibited nationally and internationally. See Ann Kavanagh’s website

Aoife Dwyer works with photography, screenprint and etching. She is interested in drawing attention to everyday domestic objects, unintended marks, spaces and surfaces. Aoife studied screenprint under the tutelage of Terence Gravett at the Brighton Polytechnic College of Art. In 1998 she graduated from The National College of Art and Design, Dublin, with a BA honours degree in Fine Art. She became a member of the Black Church Studio that same year and subsequently became a Director of the Board in 2005. Since 1998 she has been a tutor in fine art at the City of Dublin Education and Training Board. From 2005 to 2009 she has worked with DLRCo.Co

Solo exhibitions include ‘Wild’, National Concert Hall, Dublin (2004) and ‘Link to the Future’, Aer Rianta Arts Festival (1999). She exhibited in Kilkenny in a two person show titled ‘Found Drawings, Kozo Gallery, Thomastown (2007). She has also participated in many group exhibitions nationally and internationally, including An tOireachtas; RHA Annual Exhibition, RUA annual exhibition, Eigse, Carlow; Iontas Sligo; and more recently ‘Pressed’ curated by the Graphic Studio Dublin, County Hall Dun Laoghaire (2013); dlr Open Submission Exhibition, County Hall Dun Laoghaire (2013); ‘Draw the Line’ in the Monster Truck Gallery, Dublin (2011) and ‘Inhabit’ Draoicht, Blanchardstown (2008). In 2014 she was invited to show at the 184th annual RHA exhibition.

Dwyer completed residencies at Cill Rialiag Arts Centre, in 2010 and 2014. She is a recipient of DLRCC professional development grant 2011. Her work is included in public and private collections including the Office of Public Works, RTE, Guinness, Dun Laoghaire county collection and Dublin Bus. More about Aoife Dwyer