Cork Printmakers and Triskel Arts Centre are collaborating on a pop-up shop featuring the work of locally-based artists.  

The works featured explore different themes, with several in this collection taking their inspiration from world around them and the effects of climate change. 

Visitors can view and purchase pieces at Triskel Arts Centre on Tobin Street in Cork. 

Here are four female artists whose work we enjoyed at the popup:

Fiona Kelly

Born in Westmeath, Fiona is now based in Cork, having studied at CIT Crawford College of Art and Design. Her work primarily investigates demolition and ecology. Fiona researches wastelands and abandoned spaces, creating prints and installations that incorporate materials and found objects. She has used waste concrete from demolition sites, recycled glass, cardboard, plywood and limestone dust. She is drawn to the transformation of topographies brought about by the environmental crisis. Fiona’s work can be seen in the public collections at Eli Lilly and CIT, and also in the Jyväskylä Museum of Art, Finland.

Visit her website. 

Fiona Kelly — You Are Only As Strong as The Dirt Beneath You

Fiona Kelly — Future Forests

Debbie Godsell

Debbie Godsell studied at Limerick College of Art and Design and CIT Crawford College of Art. She has work in the collection of Cork Opera House, Port of Cork, OPW and University College Cork. “My work is a massive collection of images, borrowed from folklore, from the landscape around me, from dreams and stories. I print, paint, draw. I use whatever is necessary to help an image appear or disappear,” Debbie says. In this collection, Debbie gathers images from her local area, such as the views from the Musheragh Mountain and Kilnamatyre, near Macroom, and used a screen-printing process to create intriguing pieces. She aims to explore how our perception of memory of a place can change according to light and colour and emotion. You can also see her work as part of Seen, Not Heard, currently running at the Crawford Gallery in Cork until 28 October. 

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Debbie Godsell — Gateway

Debbie Godsell — The Way Back

Emma O’Hara

Born in Wexford and now living in Cork City, Emma is a graduate of Limerick School of Art and Design. Using collage-based screen-printing, Emma reimagines her everyday surroundings in rural and urban settings. She utilises colour, text and composition to show the disparity between the forms of nature and the built environment. See more of her work here. https://www.emmaohara.com/new-page-1

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Emma O’Hara — Sunday Stroll

Angela Gilmour

With a background as a physicist, Angela’s work is inspired by scientific observation. In this collection, she looks at the way nature is affected by climate change, and the actions of humans drive that change. Her work combines landscape, emotion and data to emphasise the fragility of life. Angela has exhibited nationally and internationally, and recently was awarded an Artic Circle Residency for a 2019 Summer Solstice expedition. 

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Angela Gilmour — Virgin Mary’s Bank, Inse Duine I

Angela Gilmour — Baile an Sceilg, An Coiréan II

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