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 – 05/2022, 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.

Elaine Leader, Secretary

(12/2017 – 12/2021, Appointed Secretary 01/2018)

Elaine Leader was born in Dublin in 1970. She completed an MFA in Sculpture NCAD in 2012. She currently teaches part time at TU Dublin and NCAD, as well as being on teaching panels at The Hugh Lane, The National Gallery, The Design & Crafts Council, DCC and BCPS. Selected Exhibitions include ‘This is not Architecture’, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda (2017), ‘Frameworks’, Linenhall Arts Centre’ (2017), ‘Partition’, Platform Arts, Belfast (2016), ‘Suki Art Prize’, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast & Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin (2016) ‘Primal Architecture / Roadkill’, Irish Museum of Modern Art (2015), ‘All that remains to be seen’ Catalyst Arts Gallery (2014), ‘Underline’ Occupy Space, Limerick, ‘Penumbra’, Tactic, Cork (2014), Eigse, Visual Centre for Contemporary Art (2013. Awards include Arts Council Visual Arts Bursary 2017, 2015, 2014, RHA Studio Award 2013, Arts Council Visual Arts Bursary 2012, Arts Council Travel Awards (2000 & 1996); RHA Annual Print Award (1998); Arts Council Arts Flights (2001, 1997, 1994); Arts Council Studio Award (1996); Arts Council Materials Grant (1996) as well as Office of Public Works Per Cent for Art Scheme (2001), Commission for the National Library, Dublin.

Peter Stewart, Treasurer

(9/2015 – 12/2021, Appointed Treasurer 11/2017)

Peter Stewart is a chartered accountant and is vastly experienced in many aspects of financial management, having worked as a public auditor, internal auditor, chief financial officer and financial consultant. Peter has broad Director and commercial experience, and was a Director of Ireland’s National Asset Management Agency from its inception until October 2011.

Theresa Nanigian

(05/2016 – 12/2021)

Theresa Nanigian is an American artist and has lived in Dublin for over 18 years. She has exhibited widely in Ireland and abroad, and has won numerous awards and grants including the Allianz Business to Arts Award for Best Commissioning Practice. Prior to establishing an art practice, Theresa worked in the commercial sector as a consultant with McKinsey & Company and as the head of Strategic Business Planning in a division of SmithKline Beecham. Her most recent post was Senior Vice President with line responsibility for a technology division at American Express in New York.

Richard Lyons

(01/2018 – 01/2022)

Richard Lyons is a senior counsel practising law for the main part in Dublin. He has a wide ranging legal practice and a special interest in the visual arts having a close association with a number of galleries in Dublin.

Aoife Flynn

(04/2018 – 04/2022)

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 Kavanagh

(04/2018 – 04/2022)

Ann Kavanagh visual artist originally from Kilkenny, now living in Dublin. She graduated as a mature student from Dun Laoghaire IADT in 2004 receiving an honours degree in Fine Art. Ann works across the mediums of photography and printmaking and is a member of the Black Church Print Studio since 2004. Ann has also worked at other print studios over the last 10 years namely Crown Point Press, San Francisco, Druckstella Printmaking Studio, Berlin and Mi-Lab at Lake Kawaguchi Japan, and has exhibited nationally and internationally.

Chloe Brennan

(04/2016 – 11/2021)

Chloe Brenan is an artist originally from Carlow. She has completed a BA in Fine Art at the National College of Art and Design and a Postgraduate Diploma in Philosophy and Aesthetics at University College Cork. She also has a background in Archival Film at the Irish Film Institute.

Caroline Byrne

(11/2019 – 11/2022)

Caroline Byrne is an artist origionally from Waterford. She completed her degree in The College of Marketing and Design, DIT, 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 Blackchurch Print Studio since 2004. She specialises in relief print and artists books.

BCPS Public Statement of Compliance with Governance Code


Disability Policy

Black Church Print Studio recognises the rights of people with disabilities and accommodates their needs where possible without prejudice or unfavourable treatment.

While the Studio is not wheelchair accessible due to structural constraints, we make every effort to ensure that public presentations of work take place in locations that offer full access. We are keen to find alternative solutions to workspace access issues. We have invested in portable equipment and offer an outreach programme in schools and other institutions.

Black Church Print Studio recognises and values the provision of information on our website in a format which is accessible to all, regardless of ability or disability. The site has been designed in a manner which avoids clutter through, for example, the use of plenty of white space, and provides a consistent navigation methodology throughout. The use of colour, and links back to main sections allows for easier navigation. The site has been designed to reach AA (WCAG WAI Level 2) accessibility levels. The site is developed using valid XHTML and cascading style sheets (CSS), which are screen reader friendly and make the site accessible to more of our site users. Our site content is separated from presentational elements, which makes it available to any visitors that use technologies such as a screen reader or text only browser. Accessible web sites prioritise clear content, structure and ease of navigation over visual aspects of design, however they also need not be visually unattractive, nor are they prevented from using the latest web technologies, provided that all information is still accessible to users.

Child Protection Policy

A child protection policy is in place for all projects in line with Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children (2017). This policy document is available upon request.