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Summer 2019 Monotype Printmaking Residency/Workshop in Ireland with Anthony Kirk

July 21, 2019 - July 31, 2019

Anthony Kirk will be leading an 11 day monotype printmaking residency/workshop from July 21 to July 31 at the Cill Rialaig Foundation, Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry, Ireland which is situated at the most western edge of Europe with individual artists’ housing at one of the most scenic locations in Ireland.
Residencies are situated on a winding stretch of road a mile or so west of Ballinskelligs hugging the edge of the Atlantic with a rocky shore below and ancient fields around. Viewpoints and locales for the artist who likes to work plein air are all around. Residents only have themselves and sheep as neighbors. Once a pre-famine village, individual homes have been restored and include a double loft bed, kitchen, bathroom/shower, dining area and studio with a skylight. The local beach is a “blue flag” beach and is one of Ireland’s finest. The Beach Café has Internet access as does the printmaking studio and Cill Rialaig’s restaurant and gallery.

Boat trips to Skellig Michael, a World Heritage site, are available from Ballinskelligs harbor.  The workshop will cover all aspects of the monotype process using Akua and Speedball water soluble inks in a well-equipped printmaking studio that will be fume free since no solvents are used. In addition, the photopolymer intaglio process will be demonstrated and participants will be able to incorporate this technique to achieve a series of unique monoprints. All inks, in studio supplies and six sheets of 100% rag printmaking paper are included. Additional paper and photopolymer plates are available for purchase.  Workshop hours are from 9am to 6pm
but a key is available for late night access. Any artist, no matter their previous experience in printmaking, will be able to make many prints under the guidance of artist, master printer and teacher, Anthony Kirk. In 2014 Kirk wrote an introduction on monotype printmaking for Susan Forrest Castle’s monograph on the monotypes of Richard Segalman: Black & White- Muses, Magic & Monotypes published by The Artist Book Foundation.  The program is limited to six artists who will receive in depth support and direction at all times.

COST The cost is $2,950 which includes self-catered accommodation, (one can bring a non-workshop participating partner, spouse or friend at no extra cost), six sheets of printmaking paper, printing ink, plates and in studio supplies. On the first evening a welcoming dinner will be hosted by Noelle Campbell Sharp, Cill Rialaig’s founder, at the Foundation’s restaurant and art gallery.

DATES Sunday July 21 – Wednesday July 31
Arrival date Saturday July 20
Departure date Thursday August 1

FURTHER INFORMATION Contact Anthony Kirk at aquafortisetch@aol.com
Tel. 914 276 3722

APPLICATION DETAILS Contact Mary O’Connor Cill Rialaig Administrator
cillrialaigarts@gmail.com; reference: Anthony Kirk Summer Printmaking Residency



July 21, 2019
July 31, 2019
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