Governance

Black Church Print Studio is committed to comply with the Charities Regulator’s Charities Governance Code and with the principles of good fundraising. It also complies with financial reporting standards and generally accepted accounting practice and its audited accounts are prepared in line with the Charity SORP.

Board of Directors

Consists of nine directors, five of which (including the Chairperson) are artist members of the Studio while four are external directors. Studio artist Board members are appointed by the Studio membership and the Board appoints the external directors. The external directors provide expertise in other areas such as law, finance and communications while also having a strong interest in the visual arts. The directorship is for a period of three years with the option to continue for a further two years.

Órla Goodwin, Chair

(11/2019 – 11/2024, Appointed Chair 02/24)

Órla Goodwin is a Dublin based artist and a member of Black Church Print Studio. With a background in costume for theatre, she graduated with a MFA in Fine Art from NCAD. Her work engages various mediums, primarily print based. It looks to ideas of filters and masks created through layers of representation, fragmenting the relationship between reality and fantasy. Currently Órla is the Learing & Public Engagement Curator at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios.

Alan Crowley, Secretary

(03/2022 – 03/2025, Appointed Secretary 03/2022)

Alan Crowley trained in Limerick School of Art & Design as a traditional printmaker, he completed an undergraduate course of study in 2009 and an MA by Research in 2012. Since 2014 he has been employed as an assistant lecturer in TUSS Limerick School of Art & Design. Here he delivers instruction to undergraduate Animation & Motion Design learners. His area of specialization is drawing and stop motion. In his own art practice, he incorporate printmaking, sculpture and filmmaking. These projects are informed by drawing, traditional photography, creative writing, and contextual research. Working with both traditional and digital means, he enjoys combining classical approaches to art making with contemporary media and processes.

Eamonn Griffin, Treasurer

(01/2022 – 01/2025, Appointed Treasurer 1/2022)

Eamonn Griffin is a Chartered Accountant by profession. Up to his retirement at the end of 2014 he was a Senior Partner in RSM Farrell Grant Sparks. Since then he has undertaken consultancy assignments in his specialist fields of taxation, business strategy and succession. Over the years he has held board positions in both the private and the not for profit sectors with a particular focus on accounting services, property, film and animation, human rights and creative writing education.

Cathleen Noctor

(09/2022 – 09/2025)

Cathleen Noctor is a senior counsel practising law for the main part in Dublin. She has a varied legal practice and a special interest in visual arts and music.

Ann Gilleece

(03/2022 – 03/2025)

Born in Cork, Ann studied music at the Royal College of Music, London and then pursued a career as a viola player, working in Ireland (RTE Symphony and Concert orchestras and New Irish Chamber Orchestra) and Italy (Arena di Verona opera orchestra, Teatro Comunale, Bologna) for many years before studying Italian, German and Linguistics at Trinity College, Dublin. She lectured at third level for a number of years, before retiring in 2021. Ann’s interest in the visual arts began in 2002 when she was invited to participate in a print workshop in Airfield, Dundrum. She then took a number of print-related courses and eventually became a member of the Black Church Print Studio. She is also a member of the Dublin Painting and Sketching Club and is Assistant Treasurer of the Water Colour Society of Ireland, of which she is also a member. Ann holds a BA , an M.A, a H.Dip in Education and an A.R.C.M.

Caroline Byrne

(11/2019 – 11/2024)

Caroline Byrne is an artist originally from Waterford. She completed her degree in The College of Marketing and Design, TU Dublin, before moving to San Francisco where she lived for five years, working in Graphic Design and Illustration. She returned to Edinburgh College of Art and completed a Masters in Design in 2002. She has been a member of the Black Church Print Studio since 2004. She specialises in relief print and artists books.

Sinéad Kathy Rice

(01/2023 – 01/2026)

Sinéad Kathy Rice is Head of Education at the National Gallery of Ireland where she is responsible for the strategic development of the Education Department, leading the Education Team, and delivering a year-round, diverse, equitable, accessible and inclusive programme onsite, offsite and online. She has particular interest in connecting contemporary practice with historical collections, inclusive learning methodologies, and socially engaged museum practices. Sinéad has worked with civic spaces, charities, cultural organisations and academic institutions in Ireland and abroad since 2007. Originally from Wexford, she studied design at Dublin Institute of Technology before moving to Cork to pursue a BA in Fine Art at Crawford College of Art & Design, majoring in Analogue Photography and Printmaking. Sequentially she received her H.Dip in Visual Arts Education (CCAD), and MA in Modern & Contemporary Art History, Theory and Criticism (University College Cork).

Andrea Marrinan

(01/2024 – 01/2027)

Andrea Marrinan has led some of the most high-profile and long-standing sponsorships in the arts in Ireland. Constantly striving to identify new opportunities and create unique experiences Andrea is driven by the ability arts fundraising has in connecting new audiences to the arts and cultural sector. With national and international experience in both the arts and charity sectors Andrea’s expertise expands across all areas of development from corporate and indivual giving to foundations and major gifts. Andrea received her BA from Trinity College Dublin in Art History & Sociology, before going on to receive an MA in Cites: Art, Architechture & Aspiration from University College Dublin. Andrea is currently the Development Manager at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA).

Maureen Burke

(11/2023 – 11/2026)

Catriona Leahy

(11/2023 – 11/2026)