OPW delighted to exhibit ‘Pushing Boundaries’ at Farmleigh Gallery

27 October 16

H.E. Robin Barnett, British Ambassador to Ireland, today, (27 October 2016) officially launched an exhibition entitled ‘Pushing Boundaries’ at Farmleigh Gallery.

This Exhibition marks the first time that the Printmakers Council have exhibited in Ireland. The title Pushing Boundaries recognizes that 2016 is a significant year for Ireland as the centenary of the Irish Revolution and the beginnings of a new nation. Many events are being held across the country to mark the year and this exhibition might be seen as a small but significant part of the living historical process, taking place between Ireland and the UK.

This collection of work by members of the Printmakers Council presents the very best of contemporary printmaking practice. The Printmakers Council has no house style, embracing all forms of contemporary and traditional original printmaking. Their growing membership means that exhibitions are selected from an increasingly wider pool of artists keeping exhibitions lively and fresh. The exhibition will include film, installation, sound pieces, artists’ books, from over fifty artists, pushing the boundaries of what constitutes a ‘print’. The work will pursue a range of concerns from the political and social, the aesthetic and formal, to the self and the personal, creating a dynamic dialogue with other contemporary art practices.

The exhibition is open to public until 22 December 2016 before transferring to the Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise from 3 January 2017.

Photography will be available after the event from Mark Stedman Photography Stedman.photos@gmail.com or 086 367 9394

For more information, please contact OPW Press Office opwpressoffice@opw.ie or 046 942 6517

Notes to Editors:


Exhibition:         PUSHING BOUNDARIES

Gallery:            Farmleigh Gallery, Phoenix Park, Castleknock, Dublin 15

Dates:              Thursday 27 October – Thursday 22 December, 2016

Times:              Tuesday to Sunday 10am – 5pm (closed for lunch 1-2)

Website:           http://www.facebook.com/farmleighgallery  

History of the Printmakers Council

In 1965 a group of artists saw the need for a society that would promote new developments within printmaking and formed the Printmakers Council. Since then it has consistently promoted the place of printmaking in the visual arts.

The Printmakers Council is an artist run, non-profit making organization the objectives of which are to promote the use of both traditional and innovative printmaking techniques.

In recent years, the Printmakers Council has organized exhibitions in London at the Bankside Gallery, Barbican Library, The National Theatre, The Mall Galleries and the National History Museum and extensively throughout the United Kingdom.   Internationally they have held exhibitions in Paris and exchanges with Landau, Germany and the Printmakers of Western Australia.

For further information please visit www.printmakerscouncil.com