Printmakers Residency
Limerick, Ireland
15 -24 October 2018
hosting partner: Limerick Institute of Technology -Limerick School of Arts & Design


About the residency
Over the course of the 10-day residency, the resident printmakers have been asked to respond to text pieces from de Beauvoir’s Second Sex book and to then produce 2 separate pieces of work in an edition of 15 each. Two artists born in or resident in Ireland have been selected to join 8 other international printmakers in Limerick, Ireland for the duration of the residency. Participants in this programme received travel, accommodation, stipend, materials, studio equipment & facilities usage and technical and administrative support.


Participating artists:
Haya Blanco
(Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 1984), Fernanda Álvarez Jimenez (Mexico D.C., 1967), Marta Fermín (Oviedo, Spain, 1973), Jo Kelley (United Kingdom, 1955), Aoiffe Barret (Ireland, 1984), Audrey Potrat (Bourgogne, France), Louise Mendoche (Valence, France, 1984), Melinda Kostelac (Rijeka, Croatia, 1968), Mina Fina (Slovenia, 1978) and Neringa Žukauskaitė (Lithuania, 1975).


About the hosting partner
Limerick School of Art and Design at LIT in conjunction with Limerick Printmakers is participating in Wom@rts project to restore parity of representation to women working in the visual arts, performance arts, and literature and to highlight and support the creativity of women from a cross-sectoral perspective, in this case focusing on the medium of printmaking.

Limerick Printmakers are committed to promoting printmaking as an art form and supporting printmakers by providing a professional open access printmaking studio, exhibition opportunities and education programme. Limerick Printmakers (LP) is a continuously evolving member-focused printmaking organisation that has become an integral part of the cultural landscape in the mid-west of Ireland since its establishment in 1999. As both a printmaking studio and collaborative creative space, LP supports the goals of both individual artists and the wider community through the provision of a range of high quality printmaking facilities in a co-operative environment. LP strives to facilitate the maximum amount of opportunities for various audiences to partake with printmaking and to support true engagement with the public in diverse ways and settings in order to increase awareness, understanding and enjoyment of this expansive and vital art form. LP is a recognised and respected entity within its own city as well as nationally and internationally.