International Printmakers at Cork Midsummer Festival
- When 23 Jun - 24 Jun 2017
Millenium Hall, Cork City Hall
As part of Ireland’s annual celebration of midsummer, a period of time centered upon the summer solstice, a host of festivities are rolled-out. The city of Cork is known for holding one of the biggest of these community celebrations. This year, for the first time ever, international printmakers will descend on the city to discuss the contribution printmaking has made to art, culture, and the development of civilization.
Award-winning Australian printmaker, Convenor of Printmaking Studies and Director of Cicada Press at UNSW Art & Design, Michael Kempson, will be there as a speaker and to exhibit some of his recent work. Kempson's lecture will examine the future for printmaking, “a medium,” he says, “with a propensity to incorporate technological developments in engineering and science, to combine oil and pigment, paper and water under pressure to broadly communicate ideas of the human condition.”
The inaugural printmaking symposium – Multiple Dimensions: Exploring Printmaking as an expanded practice in contemporary visual culture – offers participants the chance to witness a dialogue between international specialists about the contribution print has made to contemporary culture.
Other symposium speakers include; Susan Tallman, Editor in Chief, Art in Print, Chicago; Angela Griffith, History of Art & Architecture Department, Trinity College, Dublin; artistic collaborators Jason Urban & Leslie Mutchler, both of the University of Texas; and Carinna Parraman, Professor in Design & Colour Print, the University of West England, Bristol.