Beyond Survival

Beyond Survival

Black and white plate lithography print. The image is a collage of statues of Aphrodite superimposed over each other.

Lynn Marie Dennehy, Hehir & Noonan, Eimearjean Mc Cormack, Peter Nash

Curated by Maeve Lynch

Studio 12, Backwater Artists Group, Wandesford Quay, Cork City

30 July – 27 August 2021

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Cork Printmakers artists present the exhibition Beyond Survival in response to the Backwater Artists Group Studio 12 programme for 2021: The Human Animal.

Beyond Survival examines contemporary image making in print and expanded print practice in the context of the historical journey of the human race, from developing language to symbolism to the eventual development of visual language and communication through contemporary art.

This exhibition featuring Cork Printmakers artists Lynn Marie Dennehy, Eimearjean Mc Cormack, Peter Nash and collaborators Catherine Hehir and Noelle Noonan highlights the many printmaking techniques used by Cork Printmakers members. Beyond Survival examines aspects of the human form and the role of the artist in portraying issues around existence, culture, place and language.

Established in 1991, Cork Printmakers is a professional print studio, gallery and resource organisation providing artists with facilities and equipment to create artwork through the medium of print. Located at Wandesford Quay in the heart of Cork City it supports and promotes the creation and development of new work through our studios, exhibitions, events and education programme, promoting the highest standards of practice in printmaking.

Backwater Artists Group provides studios to 45 artists and has been central to visual art and creative production since 1990. Through the Studio 12 programme, Backwater Artists Group presents work by artists and collaborators that challenge and inspire audiences with contemporary art. Find out more about the Studio 12 programme here: backwaterartists.ie/the-human-animal-2021 This programme is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland Project Award and the Cork City Council Project Scheme.

A series of engagement events and talks by the artists will take place in August.  For more information about Cork Printmakers visit corkprintmakers.ie or contact: enquiries@corkprintmakers.ie / 021-4322422

Image: Lynn Marie Dennehy, Aphrodites, Plate Lithograph, 2020