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12 March 2009 - 04 April 2009

'Le Chéile' - A Welsh / Irish print collaboration

A unique visual dialogue began between two prominent Print Studios in Ireland and Wales namely the Leinster Printmaking Studio, Co. Kildare and the Regional Print Centre, Wrexham, Wales. Irish artists collaborated with Welsh artists to explore themes of land/language/place/sense of belonging. A series of working prints, drawings, collages and text travelled back and forth across the Irish Sea, with each collaborating artist responding to and working on the artworks.

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The seed for this innovative project originates from the thinking and writings of John Berger, who conducted an ongoing visual correspondence with artist Marisa Camino.

Welsh artist Alison Craig collaborated with Irish artist Deidre Shanley on investigating the function and occupation of the land and its buried memories. They have worked directly on each otherŐs prints transforming them from one print medium to another. Monica de Bath and Steffan Jones-Hughes examined ideas of home and domesticity, printing on the posted envelopes that were posted back and forth.

The overall result is this visually and technically rewarding exhibition, which will tour other venues in Ireland, Wales and will participate in the Celtica festival in Adelaide, Australia in December 2009. TG4 broadcasts a review of Le Chéile on their arts programme IMEALL at 11.15 pm on Wednesday 11th March with Pamela de Brí as one of their panel guests.

The exhibition will be opened by Lucina Russell, Arts officer for Kildare Co. Council

Artists Pamela de Brí, Alison Craig and Liam Ó Broin will give a talk
on Thursday 12th March from 3pm - 4pm

Booking for this talk is essential | t: +353 1 6798021 | e: gallery@graphicstudiodublin.com

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All prices quoted are for unframed prints

This is a selection of images, please drop into the gallery to view more

Veronica Calarco
79 x 57cm

Pamela de Brí
drypoint & etching with chine collé
25 x 25cm

Liam Ó Broin
Resurrection - Triptych Ypres 31st July 1917
50x 70cm

Margaret Becker
Fiacha Dubha
drypoint & carborundum
42 x 30cm

Veronica Calarco & Andrew Smith
Ar ol Andrew
70 x 36 cm

Photograph from a midway review with mixed work in progress by Margaret Becker, Pamela de Brí, Eirian Llywd and Diana Williams

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