You Make Mine/ I Make Yours
6 - 28 May 2016
Opening reception: Thursday 5 May 2016
Members of Cork Printmakers collaborated with Ratamo Centre for Printmaking and Photography in Finland to produce work for the exhibition You Make Mine/I Make Yours. The show will open in CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery on Thursday 5 May and will then travel to Ratamo Galleria, in Jyväskylä, Finland.
A collaborative project between contemporary printmakers based in Ireland and Finland, You Make Mine/ I Make Yours attempts to explore the creative process, questioning the progression from an initial concept to its final realisation. Preliminary proposals of work were exchanged; an engine cranked but with no set product, exposed sketches became blueprints to be constructed. The artists of Cork Printmakers, Ireland, Johnny Bugler, Conall Cary, Dominic Fee and Fiona Kelly have collaborated with Tuomas Hallivuo, Naoji Ishiyama, Aino Kaarina, Jyrki Markkanen of the Ratamo Centre for Printmaking and Photography, Finland. Within the creative mind, a new idea is akin to an engine, the cogs are cranked and turn, driven by the individual’s idiosyncratic assembly processes. But what if the operators are switched; the keys have been turned but the driver’s chair is now occupied by another? The exhibition will travel to Ratamo Galleria, Jyväskylä, Finland where it will open in September 2016.