Wednesday 16 October 2019

Students showcase artwork in hospital

A piece from Deirdre Travers in the Woodblock Prints exhibition.
A piece from Deirdre Travers in the Woodblock Prints exhibition.

By Esther Hayden

Wexford Campus School of Art and Design (IT Carlow) continues its collaboration with Wexford General Hospital in a new exhibition of Woodblock Prints.

The prints which were done by the 1st year honours degree students of Art and Visual Communications has opened in the Link Corridor-Slaney Suite and Radiology at Wexford General Hospital.

The collaboration between the Hospital and the Art School was initiated by the Community Development Department, Tusla Child & Family Agency Wexford. It features the work of students: Mark O'Reilly, Kevin Martin, Jimmy Leonard, Niall Whelan, Deirdre Travers, Meike Wald, Aoife Redmond, Niall Whelan, Amanda Fitzpatrick, Rebecca Chambers, Hanna Mari Bates, Simon Morris, Sheena Furlong, Jackie White, Anne Doherty, Chris Farrington, Andrew Kingshott and Dermot Nolan.

The woodblock prints are made using an ancient process that involved carving the image out of wood using chisels, gouges and electric power tools. The ink is then rolled onto the flat wood. Paper is laid over the wet ink and then pressed by hand to produce the print. The surface of wood gives a pattern that often can be seen in the print and is sometimes incorporated into the image, resulting in a varied textural finish.

Wexford Campus School of Art and Design, part of Wexford Campus IT Carlow, delivers Art and Design education for Wexford and the South East. Degree Courses are offered at BA and BA Honours levels in Art and Visual Communications & Design. The 1st Year Art and Visual Communications course is based in the heart of the town, at the former Borough Council Buildings in Hill Street. The courses are run by vibrant and dedicated staff, who are active in art and design practice, including public art and community-based art and design.

All are welcome to attend the exhibition.

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