Join us for a one-day screen-printing workshop and lunch in partnership with Belfast Print Workshop.
Starting with a tour of our current exhibition led by the MAC’s Senior Curator Hugh Mulholland, you will view the work of leading Scottish artist Claire Barclay which is exhibited across all three galleries.
Taking inspiration from Claire’s work you will create a series of screen-prints of your own image using techniques of colour layered silkscreen printing.
The workshop will be facilitated by professional printmaker Dónall Billings at Belfast Print Workshop.
The workshop is open to all and suitable for beginners.
To create your own screenprint, please send a photograph of a group of domestic objects, or a still-life by 20 June 2022 to [email protected]
On the Day
10am Meet at the MAC for a gallery tour of Claire Barclay’s exhibition Thrum led by the MAC’s Senior Curator Hugh Mulholland.
11am Group go to Belfast Print Workshop (a few minutes' walk from the MAC) for screenprinting workshop.
1pm Lunch at the MAC
2pm Workshop continues at Belfast Print Workshop
5pm Workshop ends
Before the workshop
Once booked, please email a photographic image of a domestic still life to [email protected] with subject line IMAGE by 20 June 2022
You will use this to make your silk screenprints.
- The photographic image should be clear, and in focus.
- The photo can be in black and white and/or colour.
- The image can be in jpg, jpeg, tiff, PSD, PDF, or PNG formats.
All materials will be provided, as well as aprons. Please be aware that the inks can be messy and splash on clothes.
Images can change through the process of printmaking, so be aware that the outcome will not be a direct representation of the photo.
The photographic image will be edited at Belfast Print Workshop to suit the creation of a positive for exposure onto screen. The images will be rendered out at A4 scale (21cm x 29.7cm) ready for exposure to screen.
Workshop Facilitator: Dónall Billings
Dónall is a professional artist and technician at Belfast Print Workshop. He has a wide breadth of experience in many printmaking techniques and processes. He has experience in facilitating, developing, researching, and actioning innovative art courses and projects for individuals and organisations. He graduated from Ulster University with a BA (Hons) Fine Art Printmaking and from Queen's University Belfast, MA Art Management.
Belfast Print Workshop was established in 1977 to welcome artists interested in the practice and promotion of the art of printmaking. As a membership-focused atelier, BPW provides a fully equipped and purpose-built studio with year-round access for a capacity of 100 artists. BPW offers an extensive programme of practical courses, alongside open studios and demonstrations, designed to enhance public knowledge, understanding and appreciation of printmaking. BPW also provides opportunities for residencies, exhibitions, skills and professional advancement, to support the income, wellbeing and livelihood of its artists and the communities they work with.