Exhibition: NETWORK

Celebrates the launch of Print Network Ireland


8th – 30th September 2023
Curated by Sara Dowling

The Library Project, 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

Featuring selected artists from Black Church Print Studio, Cork Printmakers, Graphic Studio Dublin and Limerick Printmakers.

Black Church Print Studio celebrates the launch of Print Network Ireland with an exhibition titled NETWORK, curated by independent curator Sara Dowling.

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

NETWORK explores connections to environment and architecture and examines interpersonal relationships, encouraging conversation and interactivity. It showcases a diverse collection of print and expanded print media. This exhibition includes various media including intaglio, photo-etching, screenprint, installation, video and projection.

For the past four decades, Black Church Print Studio has provided support for professional artists and practicing printmakers. Innovation and the inclusion of emerging media are founding principles of the studio. It strives to maintain and develop contemporary printmaking in Ireland. This year Black Church Print Studio along with Cork Printmakers, Graphic Studio Dublin and Limerick Printmakers established Print Network Ireland. The ambition of Print Network Ireland is to formally connect professional print studios under a single identity to become the voice for professional printmakers and artists using print in Ireland. To coincide with this establishment of Print Network Ireland, Black Church Print Studio invited Sara Dowling to curate a show titled NETWORK which features artists from all four founding studios.

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday: 11 am – 6 pm, Saturday: 12 – 6 pm

For more information please contact: [email protected]

‘NETWORK’ installation Images

Photography Louis Haugh

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.

Headshot - Sara Dowling cropped

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


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