Stephen Hurley By Stephen Hurley

| 2 August 2022

Our Latest Artist in Residence Donall Billings

Creative Spark is pleased to welcome its latest Artist in Residence, Donall Billings! Over the last 7 years, Creative Spark has had the pleasure of supporting 37 visual artists through the Creative Spark Residency Programme.

Donall Billings is a professional artist with a wealth of experience in printmaking. Hailing from Belfast Donall graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art Printmaking from the University of Ulster (School of Art) Belfast and a Masters in Arts Management at Queen’s University Belfast. His work in experimental printmaking and alternative photography techniques resulted in residencies from both the Santander and Belfast Print Workshop.

During his time in Creative Spark, Donall intends to his time to conduct research into the many variations of the lithography printmaking process with the view to using safer and environmentally friendly materials and substances. The use of safer, less toxic methods for printmaking may open access to potentially new audiences to participate in a typically challenging and demanding process.

For further updates on Donall’s time in Creative Spark, keep an eye out on our social media!

The Creative Spark Residency Programme provides opportunities for visual artists and art professionals to research and develop their practices. It supports both emerging and established visual artists working in any medium, but gives preference to those artists developing a body of work in a printmaking discipline. Each residency is supported by provision of studio space in Creative Spark, along with access to all the facilities and basic technical support. The residency generally lasts between 2-3 months and we are now accepting applications. For further information, please call us on (042) 938 5720 or email our Print Studio Coordinator at

This programme has been generously supported by Create Louth (Arts Service of Louth County Council) 

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