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.

Elaine Leader

Member of BCPS Artist Panel

Elaine Leader studied at DIT graduating in 1995. She has lectured both part time and fulltime at IADT, NCAD, Airfield and BCPS. Solo Shows include ‘Pages’, NCH, Dublin, 2004, ‘Trace’, Ashford Gallery, RHA, 2002. Selected Exhibitions include ‘Proofs’, Chester Beatty Library, 2009, ‘Milestones’, OPW, 2007, ‘Inside out’, Graphic Studio Gallery, 2006, ‘Garden of Earthly Delights’, Chester Beatty Library, 2005, ‘Contemporary Irish Prints’, New York, 2004, ‘Irland’, Grafiska Sallskapet, Stockholm, 2003, ‘Hand Pulled Prints IX’, San Antonio, Texas, 2001, ‘Ireland France 2001′ Paris, 2001. Awards include OPW Per Cent for Arts Scheme, Commission for the National Library, Arts Council Art Flight 2001. 1997 & 1994, Arts Council Travel Award 2000 & 1996, RHA Annual Print Award 1998, Arts Council Studio Grant 1996, Arts Council Studio Grant 1996, Arts Council Materials Grant 1995. Public Collections include National Library of Ireland, RHA Collection, AIB, OPW, DIT, Intel, K.P.M.G., Dublin Castle, Jurys.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Alison Pilkington

Member of BCPS Artist Panel
Alison Pilkington is a Dublin based artist. She graduated with a Diploma in Fine Art Painting and Printmaking from Sligo RTC in 1989 and with a BA Hons. in Fine Art Painting from National College Art & Design in 1990. She completed an MA in Film and TV studies in Dublin City University in 1994. Alison joined the Black Church Print Studio in 1997. She has exhibited widely throughout the last ten years in Ireland and abroad. Her work has been selected for group shows in Ireland, Scotland, England and the United States, and she has had solo exhibitions in Belltable Arts Centre Limerick, Sligo Art Gallery, Basement Gallery Dundalk, The Workroom Dublin, and the Kevin Kavanagh Dublin. Her work is in numerous public and private collections including OPW, University College Dublin and Bank of Ireland.

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. 

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.

Black Church Print Studio
4 Temple Bar
Dublin 2
D02 YK53
Tel: (353) 1 677 3629
Email: info@blackchurchprint.ie

Opening hours: 10am-5pm, Mon-Fri.
General Manager: Hazel Burke

Technical Manager: David McGinn