This page contains information about our Print Studio and work from our members, along with links to their websites and stores.
The daily rate for our print studio is only €30, allowing anyone easy access to printing facilities when needed. Full-time membership grants you 24 hour access to workshop facilities, eligibility to submit work to future Creative Spark exhibitions, an opportunity to be part of a community of printmakers, and more. Further information can be found on this application form.
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- Thomas Brezing
- Bernhard Gaul
- Henry Kasozi
- Úna Curley
- John O'Connor
- Rachel Burke
- Samantha Brown
- James McLoughlin
- Micheal Stafford
- Blathnaid McClean
- Gráinne Murphy
- Niamh Gillespie
- Mary Goss
- Emma Ray
|Omin is a graphic artist with a 19 year history rooted in Graffiti with a BA Honours Degree in Visual Communications (DIT). His studio and mural work encapsulates the essence of graffiti with an appreciation for classic letterforms be they deconstructed or verging on the abstract. This approach feeds into his screen printed work. Also exploring the human figure by deconstructing and warping it creating characters with an illustrated quality mixing graphic elements influenced by glitches in everyday use of digital technology.
Recent Exhibitions include:
|I’m a painter, but I also enjoy the more industrial and collaborative nature of print making. I generally try to find collaboration with others and am an active member of Art as Exchange, Dundalk.
Recent exhibitions and projects:
|Monoprint I 2017|
|“Sculpture”, photo polymer etching, 1/13 EV, 2016|
|Henry joined the print studio in 2016, originally after graduating from Dundalk Institute of Technology with an Honours Degree in Communications in Creative Multimedia.
His background is in graphic design. Having launched his brand FlingFire he now accesses the print studios screen-print facilities to print his product range of textiles.
Flingfire can be found here.
The contextÚna is a mixed media artist, she grew up in Kerry but now based in Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan. She studied at NCAD and graduated with a first class (Hons) degree in Textile Design/Art and Artefact. This was the culmination of a long journey of exploring art as a language of expression.
Having previously attained a BA (Hons) Mgt with IMI and an MSc Communication from Queens University, as well as business counselling, NLP and legal Mediation; Úna was still curious about the intent or meaning beyond words; in particular, the complexities of stories, concepts, words, thoughts and feelings and the expression thereof. Through art she found that ‘words were not her first language!‘
The reassuranceShe was selected for the student art awards at the RDS 2015. In 2015, she was also awarded a residency with Creative Spark and in 2016 a summer residency with An Táin Arts Centre.
This afforded her the time to explore the rich heritage of County Louth and develop new ideas through some collaboration and community involvement.
In August/September her very successful solo exhibition ‘Mi Camino a travé del Arte’ invited the viewer to journey with her through the art works and to experience the issues and barriers posed during a period of change.
Úna's website can be found here.
|Samantha uses various lens based media photographing the built environment ranging from the permanent to impermanent structures. Structures used to express different points of degradation, stability and emotional states. How human experience can relate to social structures and the networks they create.|
|Her website can be found here.|
|Originally from Dublin, I spent many years living in London and returned to Ireland in 2015 settling in Co. Louth. I am a self-taught artist and have worked in various media including digital, paint, pencil, charcoal and ink. I have completed work for advertising campaigns, comics and some magazine illustration. I have also shown and sold work from various venues across my local community in North London, including my stall in Camden town.|
|Having returned home, I have found great inspiration from the surrounding area of the Cooley Peninsula and the Mournes and am producing and exploring work in papercut and print work through dry point, screen print and lithograph. I am a member of the Creative Spark print group and recently exhibited and sold a piece the as part of the print studio group in the ‘Stretch exhibition’ at An Tain Arts centre in Dundalk. My work is inspired and shaped by the natural beauty of the area and its wildlife.|
|I am a Dundalk based artist, working mainly in paint but well versed in other visual art practices. Some of my work deals with autonomous mark making, searching through clouds of colours and strokes to find meaning; the main outcome is a type of surrealism. While a resident of Creative Spark I was reintroduced to various print-making formats that has taught me about discipline, which is a great counterpoint to my painting.
Micheal's website can be found here.
|Blathnaid is a Dundalk-based designer with a Bachelors in Fashion Design (NCAD), and a post-grad in Bespoke Tailoring (National Tailoring Academy, Dublin).
Her work is largely influenced by print and applied texture on fabric. She has previously created pieces with hand-painted silk and silk fibres bonded onto wool.
Reoccurring themes influencing her work include German Expressionist films from the 1920's and the stark black and white Chiaroscuro lighting effects used.
Her website can be found at BlanaidMcClean.com
|Gráinne Murphy is printmaker and image maker from Dundalk . She is a graduate of Limerick School of Art and Design, where she received a BA Honours degree in Printmaking.
Her work explores the human figure and often includes recurring images of entomology.
Her work plays between the ideas of dark and beauty and the surreal.
Her website can be found here.
|Niamh graduated from The National College of Art and Design with a degree in Printed Textiles.
She spent 15 years in London working for some of London's Top fashion companies including Paul Smith and Topshop designing prints for their womenswear collections. Niamh always likes to work on her personal work as well as freelancing for Fashion companies.
Her love for pattern, stripes and typography comes through in her work and she creates intricate, fun, unique pieces of Art.
Her website can be found here.