Print Exhibition Opens at Galway Arts Centre
Impressions 8/2002 Print Competition and Exhibition Opens at Galway Arts Centre
galway.net , 2 September 2002
Making a long anticipated comeback in 2002, Impressions 8/2002 print competition and exhibition will be opened in Galway Arts Centre on Friday 6 September by renowned printmaker, Norman Ackroyd.
Impressions was first held during the Galway Arts Festival in 1989 and continued as an annual event for 7 years. Unfortunately due to lack of funds, Impressions ceased until this year, when Galway Arts Centre rejuvenated this worthy event. A nation-wide call for entries went out in May 2002 resulted in an unprecedented response, with over 150 prints from distinguished printmakers as well as recent graduates from art school, pouring into Galway Arts Centre.
Impressions 8/2002 is the eighth in a series of exhibitions that have been adjudicated by numerous internationally renowned printmakers such as Tim Mara, Chris Orr and Norman Ackroyd, who is launching this year's exhibition. This year's adjudicator, Eileen Cooper - Royal Academian and prestigious British printmaker, had the difficult task of selecting 40 prints from over 150 exceptionally high quality and beautiful works, for framing and exhibition in Galway Arts Centre. The remaining entries will be displayed to the public in folders for the duration of the exhibition.
She also selected the 5 prizewinners, who will be presented with their prizes on the night of the exhibition opening. This competition would not have been possible without the generous sponsorship of the prizes (1000 from Renvyle House Hotel, 250 from David McCarthy Financial Consultants, Clarenbridge Crystal, amongst others), and the importance of corporate support of the visual arts cannot be over-emphasised.
This is a beautiful exhibition and the enormous variety of techniques and styles highlights printmaking as an ever-changing and vibrant art form.
The exhibition runs from Friday 6 September to Saturday 5 October at Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick Street, Galway
For further information, please contact Valerie Parker, tel: 091 565886.