28/08/2012 – Alphabet Series

Title of Exhibition: Ireland: Alphabet Series

Artists exhibited: Dave Connolly, Zoe D’Alton, Deirdre Delamere, Tom Doig, Aisling Dolan, Shirley Fitzpatrick, Marion Gilroy, Valerie Gleeson, Sean Hanrahan, Catherine Hehir, Heike Heilig, Mae Holland, Marianne Keating, Jo Kelley, Eileen Kennedy, Brian Lalor, Paul la Rocque, Aoife Layton, Peter McMorris, Donna McNamara, Claire Nagle, Noelle Noonan, Shane O’Driscoll, Antonia O’Mahony, Georgina Sutton and Sylvia Taylor.

A brief summary of the exhibition:
Each work takes a letter of the alphabet as a starting point. Participating artists were invited to investigate what a specifically Irish Alphabet should look like. Artists were encouraged to be humorous, confessional, subtle, ironic, iconic or controversial; and to take on cultural and economic challenges that are relevant to contemporary Ireland. The result is a rich, varied exhibition, executed in a range of styles and printmaking techniques, and tackling subjects such as child abuse, the economic state of Ireland, seminal moments in Ireland’s rich history, as well as more personal histories, while a number of artists concentrated on the aesthetic of the letter itself, its very curve and line.

Format of the Exhibition: The format of the exhibition consists of 26 framed prints. Each work is approximately 43 x 46cm framed.
Size of the space required: The exhibition requires a minimum of 24 metres of running space, if placed in a linear hang. The work can also be double-hung.

Are there technical specs available: Yes.

Is there a catalogue available: No.

Is there a worked out education / outreach programme: An education pack will accompany the exhibition. Cork Printmakers can also give advice and support regards print demonstrations at each venue. If a venue is local to Cork Printmakers print demonstrations can be arranged at the venue, in principle, pending funding.

Artists Fees required: In keeping with VAI policy, an artist’s fee is required

Administration Fees:. Each venue must cover transportation (both ways), installation and de-installation of the exhibition, including labels and interpretative boards; the exhibition opening which includes exhibition invitations, mailouts and wine reception. Cork Printmakers will provide text for boards and labels. The venue must also provide insurance cover during the run of the exhibition.

Contact details: Clare Hennessy, Director, Cork Printmakers, Wandesford Quay, Clarke’s Bridge, Cork. Ph: 021 432 2422. Email: clare@corkprintmakers.ie

For further information please go to www.corkprintmakers.ie to download a pdf document about the exhibition.

Dates: The show is available for 2013-2015

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