The Board of Cork Printmakers have announced the appointment of Aideen Quirke as the new Director of the organisation. Quirke is a curator and, more broadly, arts worker who brings to Cork Printmakers a wealth of experience and expertise gained at a variety of organisations in Cork and across Ireland.
Cork Printmakers promotes print as a medium in Ireland and internationally. If offers artists a creative and technical environment to make work and reaches audiences through collection displays, exhibitions, commissions, residencies, learning and outreach initiatives, events and publications. It plays a key role in the cultural ecology of Cork and is recognised for its activity both in Ireland and internationally.
Aideen Quirke has previously held positions as Assistant Curator at The Douglas Hyde Gallery (Dublin) and Artistic Director of Sample-Studios (Cork).
Speaking about her appointment Aideen Quirke said:
“I am thrilled to join the talented team at Cork Printmakers. Cork Printmakers has continuously provided a professional workspace for artists working in the medium of print for over almost 30 years. I am pleased to follow on from the great work of Director Miguel Amado in collaborating with communities and raising the international profile of the organisation. The members of Cork Printmakers produce artwork of extremely high calibre, and I look forward to promoting their practice through exhibitions and commissioning opportunities.”