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.

Tracy Staunton

(05/2019 – 05/2023, Appointed Chair 09/2020)

Tracy Staunton studied Architecture in Dublin. She began practicing art shortly after graduating from the School of Architecture in UCD. She has exhibited widely since then and has been a member of the Graphic Studio Dublin, and Broadstone Studios, Dublin. She currently is a member of the Black Church Print Studio. She has had three solo shows with the Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, in 1999, 2000, and 2003. In 2003 she completed ‘10 Dreams in Dublin’: a ‘private public’ art work set in 10 buildings in and around Dublin city centre. In 2004, ‘Museum of Minutiae’ was commissioned by the OPW for the National Library extension. She has taken part in many group shows including ‘The International Guerrilla Video Festival’, Dublin 2009, ‘Unfurl’ at Temple Bar Galleries Dublin in 2008 and ‘CAPTURED’ at The Digital Hub Dublin in 2006. She exhibited ‘Breach’; a two person show at the Joinery in Dublin in 2010, on completion of an MA from NCAD.

Alan Crowley, Secretary

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

Alan Crowley trained in LSAD 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.

Aoife Flynn

(04/2018 – 12/2022)

Aoife Flynn is the Head of Audiences and Development at IMMA. Aoife is responsible for driving strategy to grow IMMA’s audiences both as physical visitors and online; for driving engagement with IMMA’s contemporary art programme among its audience; and developing partnerships with individuals and companies who can invest in IMMA and support its ambitions. Aoife holds an MPhil (First class hons) in Cultural and Creative Entrepreneurship from Trinity College Dublin / Goldsmiths University, having previously obtained a B.A. in English and Sociology from UCD, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurial Studies from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. Aoife is the co-founder of I.NY – Ireland.New York.

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 – 11/2023)

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.

Órla Goodwin

(11/2019 – 11/2023)

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 also the Learing & Public Engagement Curator at Temple Bar Gallery & Studios.