Curator announced for September 2023

Sara Dowling

Sara Dowling is an arts manager and programming curator, based in Ireland. She holds an MA in Curatorial Practise, and has worked in a variety of administrative and programming roles for local and international arts organisations and galleries such as: Esker Arts Centre Tullamore, Limerick City Gallery of Art, EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary Art, Creative Europe’s Magic Carpets project led by Kaunas Biennial Lithuania, Athena Standards Residency, and the Douglas Hyde Gallery Student Forum. She is former co-founder of PeakShow Exhibitions – an independent platform project for emerging artists in Limerick, co-curated with Ellen Egan. Since 2020, Sara has completed Creative Europe Wom@rts Training, Arts Council EDI and Arts and Disabilities Ireland Training, and online certificates in Curatorial Enterprise and Arts CulturalStrategy. Recent curated freelance exhibitions include those for the women’s collective Mná na nEalaín (2021/2), Limerick Printmakers & MART Gallery Dublin (2022), and LSAD’s Photography & Moving Image Dept (2023). Recent awards include the Arts Council Agility Awards, and the Belfast Exposed Future Curators Award.

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Sara Dowling, invited curator for Black Church Print Studio exhibition ‘Network’ in The Library Project, 4 Temple Bar, D. 2 opening in Sept. 2023.


Curated by Sara Dowling on behalf of Black Church Print Studio

NETWORK will feature artists from Black Church Print Studio, Cork Printmakers, Graphic Studio Dublin and Limerick Printmakers. It will showcase a diverse collection of print and expanded print media including intaglio, photo-etching, screenprint, installation, video and projection. It will explore connections to environment and architecture and will examine interpersonal relationships, encouraging conversation and interactivity.

Exhibiting Artists include:

Emma Finucane – Black Church Print Studio
Nick Boon – Black Church Print Studio
Emily McGardle – Black Church Print Studio
Miriam Hurley – Cork Printmakers
Catherine Hehir & Noelle Noonan (Collaborative work) – Cork Printmakers
Vaida Varnagiene – Graphic Studio Dublin
Ria Czerniak-LeBov – Graphic Studio Dublin
Suzannah O’Reilly & Gemma Dardis (Collaborative work) – Limerick Printmakers

Network runs at The Library Project, 4 Temple Bar from 8th – 30th September 2023.


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