Teaching Panel


Elaine Leader studied at DIT graduating in 1995. She has lectured both part time and fulltime at DLIADT, NCAD, Airfield and BCPS. Solo Shows include ‘Pages’, NCH, Dublin, 2004, ‘Trace’, Ashford Gallery, RHA, 2002. Selected Exhibitions include ‘Proofs’, Chester Beatty Library, 2009, ‘Milestones’, OPW, 2007, 'Insideout', Graphic Studio Gallery, 2006, ‘Garden of Earthly Delights’, Chester Beatty Library, 2005, ‘Contemporary Irish Prints’, New York, 2004, ‘Irland’, Grafiska Sallskapet, Stockholm, 2003, ‘Hand Pulled Prints IX’, San Antonio, Texas, 2001, ‘Ireland France 2001’ Paris, 2001. Awards include OPW Per Cent for Arts Scheme, Commission for the National Library, Arts Council Art Flight 2001. 1997 & 1994, Arts Council Travel Award 2000 & 1996, RHA Annual Print Award 1998, Arts Council Studio Grant 1996, Arts Council Studio Grant 1996, Arts Council Materials Grant 1995. Public Collections include National Library of Ireland, RHA Collection, AIB, OPW, DIT, Intel, K.P.M.G., Dublin Castle, Jurys.



John Graham is an artist and lecturer. He graduated from NCAD in 1993 with an honours degree in Fine Art Printmaking and received his MFA in Fine Art Media from NCAD in 2006. Printmaking (particularly etching) and drawing are at the heart of an art practice that includes video installations, curatorial projects and writing. John exhibits regularly in Ireland and abroad and writes exhibition reviews for the Visual Artists’ Newssheet. Represented by the Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, his most recent solo exhibition, ‘Phase’, was held at the gallery in October 2012. His prints are included in the collections of IMMA, National Gallery of Ireland, The Arts Council, Chester Beatty Library, and The Print Collection, New York Public Library. John has taught printmaking at IT Sligo since 2001 and has been a visiting lecturer at GMIT in Galway and at NCAD and DIT in Dublin.




Colin Martin graduated from DIT in 1994 and completed his MFA from NCAD in 2010. He has lectured part-time in NCAD an DLIADT and has been a visiting lecturer in GMIT, DIT and Crawford College of Art. He has held Solo exhibitions at Temple Bar Gallery 1999, West Cork Arts Centre, Ashford Gallery RHA 2006 and the Fenton Gallery, Cork in 2009. Recent Group exhibitions include’ Camera Obscura’, Light house Cinema 2009 ‘Thirty Thousand Years Later’ Pallas Contemporary Projects 2008 and ’Returning’ Highlanes Gallery , 2007 .Recent Awards include The Arts Council Bursary 2007 /2004, Thomas Dammann Award 2008, Hennessy Craig Scolarship 2004 and Golden Fleece Merit Award 2004.




Born in Belfast, Davidson has been a Studio member since 2001 and previously served on the Board of Directors. She was part of the Artists Panel in IMMA 2007/2008. Her work has been exhibited internationally in New York, Sweden, South Africa, France and here in Ireland. In recent years she has participated in residencies in Johannesburg and Nice where she had her first solo show. She is a founding member of the artists collective Jeco Sword whose recent exhibitions include Trapezium, at The Lab and This Must Be The Place, at the Irish Museum of Contemporary Art.



Caroline Byrne completed her studies with a Masters degree in Illustration at the Edinburgh College of Art in 2002. She specializes in relief printing and making artists books.



Born in Dublin, Louise Peat attended the NCAD and DIT graduating with honours in painting in 1993. She is a painter and fine art printer, and is a member of the Black Church Print Studio since 1990. Solo exhibitions include ‘Clearing’, St John’s Art Centre, Listowel, County Kerry, (1999). ‘Elemental’, The National Concert Hall, Dublin, (2005). Selected exhibitions include; ev+a, RHA, RUA, Iontas, Oireachteas, Sculpture in Context, Claremorris Open, Monaghan Open, Eigse, Daniske Grafikere, The Association of Danish Printmaking Artists, Copenhagen, Henrietta Street Artists Group shows and the Black Church Print Studio Member’s group shows. She recently had a two-person exhibition ‘Paradigms’ with Belgian artist Ronald Ceuppens at the Original Print Gallery, Temple Bar, Dublin. Peat received an ev+a award in 1998, and in 2000 she won the Douglas Hyde Gold Medal and Arts Council Award for painting. Her work is held in many private and public collections.



Alison Pilkington is a Dublin based artist. She graduated with a Diploma in Fine Art Painting and Printmaking from Sligo RTC in 1989 and with a BA Hons in Fine Art Painting from National College Art & Design in 1990. She completed an MA in Film and TV studies in Dublin City University in 1994. Alison joined the Black Church Print Studio in 1997. She has worked in a broad range of printed techniques. The areas of printmaking that she specialises in are relief printmaking and lithography. In particular she has concentrated on an etched lino technique to produce graphic work that echoes the strong painterly qualities that she has become known for. She has exhibitied widely throughout the last ten years in Ireland and abroad. Her work has been selected for group shows in Ireland, Scotland, England and the United States, and she has had solo exhibitions in Belltable Arts Centre Limerick, Sligo Art Gallery, Basement Gallery Dundalk, The Workroom Dublin, and the Kevin Kavanagh Dublin. Her work is in numerous public and private collections including OPW, Univeristy College Dublin and Bank Of Ireland.




Members of the Black Church Print Studio Teaching Panel are all active Studio Members with a high level of skill and experience, together with a love for the teaching/learning process. The Panel is reviewed by the Board of Directors bi-annually and is programmed through a process of application from interested Studio Members.