Megalithic Art Exhibition and Printmaking Workshops
Saturday 21st of September - From 8 AM - All day
Padraig Conway is a mid-career artist and master printmaker based in Galway. The enigmatic language of the ancient petroglyphs of Europe and especially Ireland are the basis for much of the explorations he has undertaken and he has revisited the artworks contained at Loughcrew many times over the years.
In his recent work as a printmaker, he engages in traditional methods of making, utilising papers and presses. He has abandoned the use of graphic inks in order to highlight the embossed markings which he transfers to paper. This is also a means of preserving the integrity of the visual source from which he derives the markings and to transform arcane symbolism derived from ancient structures into contemporary expression.
For this years Autumn equinox, he will present a series of blind embossed prints of scale representations of the artworks contained within Cairn T and other interpretive works inspired by megalithic sites. There will also be an opportunity to meet the artist and create some of your own unique handcrafted prints.