Backwater Artists Group & Cork Printmakers

Monday 13 – Friday 17 November 2017

This five day event includes exhibitions, tours & demos


Backwater Artists Group

Founded in 1990 by graduates of the CIT Crawford College of Art & Design and is dedicated to providing studios of a professional standard for Visual Artists. It is one of the largest purpose built artists’ studios in Ireland and is an equal opportunities Art Facility. It is committed to addressing issues concerning the practice of Visual Arts and to promoting improved conditions for Artists. There are a total of 28 studios, 22 of which are Painting/Mixed Media and 6 Sculpture. 40 artists currently work in the studios. Backwater Artists Group is supported by Cork City Council and the Arts Council.

Current Artists:

David Barrett, Johnny Bugler, Conall Cary, Elaine Coakley, Lorraine Cooke, Ciáran Cronin, Brían Crotty, Stephen Doyle, Cassandra Eustace, Megan Eustace, Tracy Fitzgerald, Mags Geaney, Angela Gilmour, Sean Hanrahan, Eileen Healy, Kevin Holland, Helen Horgan, Gary Kearney, Jo Kelley, Fiona Kelly, Fionnuala Kelly, John Kent, Marilyn Lennon, Susanne Leutenegger, Róisín Lewis, Amanda Lynch, Peter Martin, Donna McNamara, Lorraine Neeson, Éilis Ní Fhaoláin, Deirdre O’ Brien, Helen O’ Keffee, Susan O’Leary, Klaudia Olszynska, Ben Reilly, Christopher Samuels, Angie Shanahan, Luke Sisk, Darn Thorn, Tina Whelan.

Group Tours:

13, 14, 15, 16 & 17 November

Guided groups tours of the studios. Booking is essential.


03 – 24 November 2017, Studio 12 Project Space, Backwater Artists Group (1st Floor)

Meditations on the Anthropocene by Linda Young

Linda Young is a visual artist who works primarily in print and video installation. Her practice is centred around the exploration and perception of our changing environments and the digital age we live in. Graduating from CIT Crawford College of Art and Design in 2016 with a B.A hons degree in Fine Art, she was awarded the Backwater Artist Group Ciarán Langford Memorial Bursary residency, culminating in a solo show at the new Studio 12 project/exhibition space.

Exhibition opening hours: Mon – Fri : 10am – 1pm, 2pm – 5pm

For further details contact: Backwater Artists Group at (021) 4961002 or email: Website:

Facebook:, Twitter: @BackwaterArt

Cork Printmakers

Cork Printmakers offers artists a creative environment in which to make fine art prints. It is one of the leading open access print studios in Ireland and a key fixture in international print development. Our mission is to provide, manage and maintain an excellent printmaking facility, equipment and specialist materials. The Studio addresses the technical concerns of artist printmakers; promotes multi-disciplinary and innovative approaches to art practice and creates opportunities for artists through exhibitions and networking, both nationally and internationally. Public appreciation and experience of printmaking is actively encouraged through innovative education programmes which span all ages. Cork Printmakers acknowledges the financial support of the Arts Council and Cork City Council.

Print Gallery Exhibition:

8 – 24 November 2017, Print Gallery, Second floor

Aurora’17: an exhibition by Conor Callery, Ciara Barker, Róisín McCabe & Sarah Roseingrave.

This exhibition introduces the work of 4 artists, who received Emerging Artist Bursary Awards from Cork Printmakers in 2017. These artists graduated from CIT Crawford College of Art & Design and Limerick College of Art & Design.

Exhibition opening hours: Monday – Friday, 9.30am – 5.30pm, closed Sat. & Sun.

Group Tours & Print Demonstrations:

13, 14, 15, 16 & 17 November

Artist members of Cork Printmakers will give guided group tours of the workshop and exhibition. Maximum of 2 demonstrations per day. Tours and demonstrations must be booked in advance.All events are free. Booking is essential.

For further details and tour bookings contact: Cork Printmakers at (021) 4322422 or email:

Website:, Facebook:, Twitter: @corkprintmakers, Instagram: cork printmakers

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