IT Carlow Wexford Campus Art and Visual Communications Student Exhibition at Wexford General Hospital
Wexford Campus School of Art and Design (IT Carlow) continues its collaboration with Wexford General Hospital in a new exhibition of Woodblock Prints by the 1st year honours degree students of Art and Visual Communications at Wexford General Hospital (Link Corridor, Slaney Suite and Radiology)
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 the following 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 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.
The exhibition will continue for a number of weeks.