The Young Print Collective Exhibition Launch
Cork Migrant Centre x Cork Printmakers
Image by Clare Keogh
Artists: Amal Hope, Elton Sibanda, Fionnuala O’Connell, Reem, Viktoria Kondratieva, Yeaneah O’Connell
Working in screen-print, etching and relief processes the artists’ use themes of identity, culture, perception and belonging. The artists developed their work for the exhibition with the support of Cork Printmakers staff and tutors through ongoing training and independent practice.
The exhibition gives voice to the artists and their unique perspectives, expressing feelings of duality and otherness, and their experience of connectedness through their artwork.
Some of the artists are inspired by ideas around family, womanhood, empowerment, and the body. Utilising photographic and hand drawn self-portraits in the development of their prints to express these ideas.
The exhibition places the artists experiences and work within the context of Nano Nagle Place, a site of ongoing creative collaboration between Cork Printmakers, Cork Migrant Centre and Nano Nagle Place and where the artists first worked with Cork Printmakers in 2019 and 2020 before the establishment of the Young Print Collective.
The exhibition is on display at Nano Nagle Place from the 12th of October to the 4th of December 2022.
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