Our Team

The Black Church Print Studio team is a tight-knit, talented group made up of administrative and technical staff, and a panel of skilled printmakers who are contracted for teaching and editioning projects as required. We are inclusive, friendly and supportive.

Hazel Burke

General Manager

Hazel is responsible for leading Black Church Print Studio to reach its strategic objectives and for implementing the creative direction across our artistic programme; Make, Learn, Experience, Collect.
Hazel has been with Black Church Print Studio since 2007. She has a keen interest in the visual arts and working directly with artists. Her academic background includes a BA in History of Art from UCD and a higher diploma in Arts Management from UCG. Her employment record includes working in public and private galleries in Ireland since 1998 including DHG, IMMA, and the Solomon Gallery Dublin.

David McGinn

Technical Manager

David is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Studio floors providing technical support and expertise as required to members and non members alike. He also manages our digital printing services available to the public and installs our exhibitions as required.
David has worked in Black Church Print Studio since 2007. His background is in Fine Art Print and his areas of expertise include Etching, Lithography, Screen Print, Relief Print and Digital. David has previously worked with Dublin based galleries in a technical capacity, including Temple Bar Gallery and Studios and the Project Arts Centre. David is also a practicing artist.printmaker and has exhibited in numerous exhibitions in Ireland over the years.

Ella Bertilsson - Black Church Teaching Panel

Ella Bertilsson

Member of BCPS Artist Panel

Ella Bertilsson (b. Umeå) is Dublin-based visual artist who weaves dark humour and absurdity into multi-disciplinary artworks. Bertilsson has been a member of the Black Church Print Studio since 2009, she was a member of the Board of Directors between 2017-2019 and is currently part of the sub-committee for the Black Church Process Residency. She is a recipient of the Visual Arts Bursary Award and the Project Award (2022-2023) from the Art Council of Ireland. She has 1st class honours in Fine Art Print (BA) and MFA both awarded from the National College of Art and Design, Ireland (2009, 2015). Forthcoming solo exhibitions at The Dock and Ballina Art Centre (2023), recent solo show; CUT THE CAKE WITH CLAWS, The Complex (2022).  Selected awards include The Arts Council’s; Visual Arts Bursary Award (2022, 2021, 2020), Agility Award (2021), Professional Development Award (2020); South County Council’s Individual Bursary Award (2020), FSAS Digital Media Award (2019), Culture Ireland and Nordic Point Mobility Funding (2018).

Caroline Byrne

Member of BCPS Artist Panel

Born in Waterford, Caroline Byrne studied Graphic Design at the College of Marketing and Design and the College of Technology. She moved to San Francisco, California for five years and in that time worked professionally as a Graphic Designer and Illustrator. Byrne returned to complete a masters in Illustration at the Edinburgh College of Art in 2002. She joined the Black Church Print Studio in 2004. Byrne works primarily in relief print making and creating artists books. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows, in Ireland and the UK.

Byrne is currently a board member of the Black Church Print Studio. Her work is held in private and public collections including including the OPW and The National Irish Visual Arts Library (NIVAL), at the National College of Art and Design.

Siobhan Cox

Member of BCPS Artist Panel
Siobhán graduated from NCAD with a BFA in Printmaking. She utilises etching, aquatint, monotype, drawing and painting to explore themes of nature, security and the human condition. Siobhán’s work has been selected and exhibited nationally and internationally.

Alan Crowley

Member of BCPS Artist Panel

Alan Crowley is a lecturer in the Animation & Motion Design programme at the Limerick School of Art & Design. Trained as a fine art printmaker he also makes work using photography, drawing and sculpture. His practice is concerned with creating visual analogies that are informed by personal experience, cultural observations, and philosophy of mind. Alan has exhibited nationally and internationally and has had the privilege of being favourably reviewed by Cristín Leach for the Sunday Times Culture magazine. 

Caoimhe Dalton - Black Church Teaching Panel

Caoimhe Dalton

Member of BCPS Artist Panel

Caoimhe Dalton is a visual artist and printmaker working in Dublin. She trained as a printmaker and graduated with Honours from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. Caoimhe has also studied Fine Arts in Academie Minerva in the Netherlands and the Barcelona Academy of Art. She has been a member of Black Church Print Studio in Dublin since winning the 1st prize John Kelly RHA Award in 2019. Her prints have been exhibited both nationally and internationally and her practice focuses on hands-on, manual processes such as intaglio printmaking, lithography, monotype and painting.

Janine Davidson

Member of BCPS Artist Panel
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. 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.
Emily Mac Gardle portrait photo

Emily Mc Gardle

Member of BCPS Artist Panel

Emily Mc Gardle is a printmaker from Co. Monaghan. She graduated from Dublin Institute of Technology in 2016 with a First-Class Honours degree in Fine Art and was the inaugural recipient of the Mont Kavanagh Trust Fine Art Award. She received an MA in Print from the Royal College of Art, London in 2020 and was awarded the Augustus Martin Print Prize. Emily has received Established Artist and Emerging Talent awards from Monaghan County Council’s Artist Support Scheme in 2021, 2022, and 2023. She was shortlisted for the 2022 Zurich Portrait Prize, the 2023 Trinity Buoy Wharf Working Drawing Award, and the 2024 Derwent Art Prize.

Louise Peat

Member of BCPS Artist Panel

Louise Peat was born in Dublin where she lives and works. She studied Fine Art at DIT, College of Marketing and Design, where she received an honours Diploma in Painting in 1993, and was conferred a Master in Fine Art in Painting from NCAD in 2011. She is currently on the teaching panel and has previously served on the Board at the Black Church Print Studio where she has been a member since 1990.
Louise’s practice is characterised by an innovative approach to processes, methodologies and media. She employs multiple approaches and strategies in her art practice and is open to an investigation through painting, drawing, print, installation, sound, and digital to create and inform her work. The work includes computer-generated drawings constructed in virtual spaces, scanned paintings and screen shots, which she makes physical through the medium of printmaking. The final pieces are hybrid blends of digital and traditional image-generating
methods by the artist. Louise Peat has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally and received an EVA – 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 public and private collections.

Vincent Sheridan

Member of BCPS Artist Panel
Vincent Sheridan studied at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin and the Dublin Institute of Technology. He has been working as a full-time artist since 1981. From 1989 to 1998 Sheridan lived and worked as an artist in Toronto and Vancouver, Canada. He returned to Dublin in 1999. In 2007 he graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art. Residencies include West Baffin Eskimo Printshop, Arctic Canada; St Michael’s Print Shop, Newfoundland; Cill Rialaig Art Centre, Kerry and Annaghmakerrig, Tyrone Guthrie Centre. Awards include First Prize (graphics), Claremorris International Exhibition (1989); Best Graphics Award, RHA Exhibition (1992); Ernst & Young Purchase Award (1992) and Image Now Award, Best Use of Multimedia in Fine Art (2007). Sheridan has had a number of solo and group exhibitions in Ireland and Canada.
AnGee Chan Profile pic

AnGee Chan

Member of BCPS Artist Panel

An Gee Chan (b. 1987, Hong Kong) received her M.A. in Fine Art Printmaking from the Royal College of Art (2011) and acquired a B.A. in Illustration and Animation from Kingston University in the UK (2009). She taught Printmaking and Drawing at the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Bapist University 2014 to 2022. Chan’s practice employs various forms, including prints, drawings, paintings, murals, ceramics, and sometimes installation. Observations and experiences of daily life are important sources of inspiration for her. Such thoughts are transformed into visual records, statements, and comments. Her works have been exhibited in Hong Kong, Tokyo, London, and Manchester, and collected by Hong Kong Heritage Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum.

Artist Panel

Members of the Black Church Print Studio artist 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.