28/08/2012 – The Mythical and the Mundane

A brief summary of the exhibition:

The Mythical and the Mundane is an exhibition initiated by Cork Printmakers and selected by Dr. Stiofán Ó Cadhla, Ph. D, Head of the Department of Folklore and Ethnology, University College Cork.
In 2011, Cork Printmakers invited artist members of the workshop to develop a print work based on Ireland’s rich folklore tradition. Artists were encouraged to develop their own interpretation or depict the narrative of a story precisely; a work could also aim to encapsulate a mood or a moment. Artists were also encouraged, if they felt drawn to, to reinterpret a traditional story bringing it into a contemporary context.
The works included in The Mythical and the Mundane are executed in a range of printmaking techniques and each artist has tackled the theme from their own individual experience and expression, resulting in an exhibition that is rich and varied.
A broad range of printmaking techniques were deployed in making the work; from screenprint, mezzotint, lithography, photo intaglio, etching and linocut.

Format of the Exhibition: The format of the exhibition consists of 21 framed prints. The size of each work is approximately 64 x 75cm framed.

Size of the space required: The work would require a minimum of 33 metres of running space, if placed in a linear hang.

Artists exhibited: Aoife Barrett; Conall Cary; Gary Dempsey; Valerie Gleeson; Debbie Godsell; Marcelle Hanselaar; Heike Helig Finn; Marianne Keating; Jo Kelley; Fiona Kelly; Paul La Rocque; Brian Lalor; Aoife Layton; Dermot McCarthy; Linda McConville; Monika Meler; Brid Moynahan; Antonia O’Mahony; Shane O’Driscoll; Sylvia Taylor and Scott Taylor.

Are there technical specs available: Yes.

Is there a catalogue available: A catalogue is in planning stage.

Is there a worked out education / outreach programme: An education pack will accompany the exhibition which will include interpretative information about the exhibition theme. 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 costs which include transport (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 www.corkprintmakers.ie to download a pdf document about the exhibition.

Dates: The show is available for 2013-2015.

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