Studio Clearance Sale | Artist’s Talk with David McGovern | Print workshop with Clare Henderson

27th July at Interface – Come and see our exhibition When we Cease to Understand the World, and stay for an artist’s talk with former artist in residence David McGovern and a print workshop with Clare Henderson time TBC.

Our members will be clearing out older artworks from their studios, so it’s a great chance to pick up some art that hasn’t been seen in some time. We’ll also have plenty of our lovely home produce and baking for sale … all proceeds going towards the building of our new onsite studio/accommodation units.

David McGovern is a multidisciplinary artist and educator. He works with video, poetry and live performance to create space for reflection and speculation. Themes in his work include care, queer identity, rejection and desire. His writing has been published in The Stinging Fly and Fourteen Poems. He is a recipient of the Arts Council’s Next Generation Artist Award.

David is an associate lecturer at University of the Arts London, teaching moving image and arts participation at Central St Martins and Chelsea School of Art and Design. He has delivered workshops in a variety of environments outside the university, including schools and studios in Nepal and Japan. His passion for supporting queer youth had led to ongoing voluntary work with Irish non-profit Shoutout, who tackle bullying and promote inclusion in secondary schools.

David is currently resident artist at Irish Theatre Institute. He is developing a new live show entitled ‘Someone Else’ which was awarded an Arts Council Theatre Bursary in late 2023.

“Before arriving at Interface I knew I wanted to explore eco-anxiety, extractionism and feelings of helplessness around climate crisis. When I arrived on site, I was struck by the unusual landscape; the structures left over from the salmon hatchery are bold and odd. I decided to lean into a more playful and camp tone, exploring the intended themes in a satirical way. The resulting video work, ‘Capital Growth’, benefited from this creative turn. In addition to the environment offering so much, the team at Interface were attentive throughout. Huge thanks to Alannah and Emma for their support while at Interface.”

Drypoint Workshop with pre-used materials with Clare Henderson

Drypoints are in the same family of prints as etchings, but without the need for acid. A beautiful process that lends itself well to any kind of drawing or line work, artists have been making drypoints for hundreds of years. In this workshop Clare is using tetrapak containers as the material to make a print from (the plate) in an effort to drastically cut down on single use plastic that would generally be used. This is not only better for the environment, it has the added bonus of adding unique marks and texture to your finished prints.

Guided by Clare, we will begin the workshop making drawings from the idyllic location of Interface Inagh and then engage with the wonderful process of drypoint printmaking for the rest of the day. Everyone will take home their very own handmade print inspired by Interface and the Inagh Valley.

max 8 participants  €90 per person

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Clare Henderson is a visual artist specializing in painting and printmaking, with a profound focus on story. In 2005, she was honoured with The Graphic Studio Graduate Award and membership for Graphic Studio Dublin, where she nurtured her artistic practice and remains a member to this day. Clare’s artistic pursuits encompass exhibitions, commissioned works, collaborations, residencies and teaching.

Clare runs a printmaking facilitation project which has seen her mentor, assist, teach and develop educational printmaking projects with schools, communities and corporate clients since 2010.

Clare attended her first artist residency at the Cill Rialaig Project Artist Residency at Bolus Head, Kerry, Ireland in 2011. She is now a returning artist having held numerous workshops, talks and demonstrations at the print studio since 2011. Her talent has been recognised with the printmaking award at The RHA Annual Summer Exhibition in 2017.  Clare’s work is in the collections of the National Gallery of Ireland, The Office of Public Works, The National Law Library and the Mason, Hayes and Curran collection. In 2023, Clare exhibited a body of work with SO Fine Art Editions in Dublin, at the Clifden Arts Festival 2023, Galway, and was chosen to be part of a group show in Graphic Studio Gallery by the curator of the British Museum, Catherine Daunt. Clare has completed a master’s in creative practice with a focus on haunting. She is now using the learning from that master’s to research a new body of work