Group DetailsSeacourt Print Workshop
Bangor-based artist print studio offering facilities for etching, relief, lithography, screen-printing, photo-intaglio and other fine art printmaking processes
Seacourt Print Workshop has established itself as one of the most innovative print resources in the UK and Ireland. It holds several exhibitions a year for its members, and has established international links with similar studios in Europe and America to facilitate the exchange of artists, ideas and exhibitions.
It maintains an annual Artist Residency and often invites artists to give talks and demonstrations in a variety of techniques. SPW strives, whenever possible, to use safe and non-toxic materials and methods. It was the first print workshop in Ireland to adopt Acrylic-Resist Etching techniques, as promoted by Edinburgh Printmakers.
A programme of research is under way exploring galv-etch, cnc machining of plates and waterless lithography utilising water-based inks. Education has been an essential aspect of SPW's activities since its inception. Its original premises were within a teachers' college and public classes in all techniques are still offered on a regular basis.
Partnership programmes with the South Eastern Regional College and local secondary schools allow students to work alongside professional artists. Targeted outreach for groups in health and community settings is also an important part of our educational strand.