Printmaking Demonstration & Talk
with artist Deirdre Meehan-Buttimer
Friday 22nd May at 1pm
Duration 1.5 hours
Wexford Arts Centre will hold an online printmaking demonstration and a talk with artist Deirdre Meehan-Buttimer on Friday 22nd May as part of the Hospitable Actions Programme run by the Bealtaine Festival. The technique Deirdre will demonstrate is experimental and combines a print and mark-making approach which she has employed in studio work and community projects/workshops/ residencies.
Deirdre Meehan-Buttimer spent 30 years working in Financial Services before beginning her formal visual arts training in Selskar College, Wexford. Following this, she returned to work intermittently, extending her 4 year honours degree timeframe, and graduated from Wexford School of Art & Design, IT Carlow, in 2016 with 1st Class Honours. Deirdre has built a strong participatory arts practice. Amongst other projects, she was recently lead artist on the Living Arts Project which is an arts-in-education initiative run by Wexford County Council, Wexford Arts Centre and participating primary schools. In 2019, she was also awarded a Creative Communities Award by Wexford County Council to undertake a project with Wexford Women’s Refuge exploring Coercive Control. Deirdre’s practice is experimental in nature, driven by an intuitive and curious approach. Her processes are often indexical with a strong photographic/drawing element. She uses non-standard surfaces and everyday objects as ‘mark making’ tools with mixed media.
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