Cork Printmakers Collaborate with Print Studio in Finland for Exhibition at CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery
Published on: Tuesday, 03 May 2016
Cork Printmakers have collaborated with the Ratamo Centre for Printmaking and Photography in Finland for the exhibition You Make Mine/I Make Yours. The show runs from Thursday, May 5th to Saturday, May 28th at CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery and will then travel to Ratamo Galleria, in Jyväskylä, Finland.
A collaborative project between contemporary printmakers based in Ireland and Finland, You Make Mine/I Make Yours attempts to explore the creative process, questioning the progression from an initial concept to its final realisation. Preliminary proposals of work were exchanged; an engine cranked but with no set product, exposed sketches became blueprints to be constructed.
The artists of Cork Printmakers, Ireland, Johnny Bugler, Conall Cary, Dominic Fee and Fiona Kelly have collaborated with Tuomas Hallivuo, Naoji Ishiyama, Aino Kaarina, Jyrki Markkanen of the Ratamo Centre for Printmaking and Photography, Finland.
Within the creative mind, a new idea is akin to an engine, the cogs are cranked and turn, driven by the individual’s idiosyncratic assembly processes. But what if the operators are switched; the keys have been turned but the driver’s chair is now occupied by another?
You Make Mine/I Make Yours opens at 6pm Thursday 5 May in CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork City, Ireland. Seven of the participating artists will give a talk at 1.30pm on Thursday 5 May. The exhibition travels to Ratamo Galleria, Jyväskylä, Finland where it will open in September 2016.