Limerick Printmakers, in Limerick City, provide facilities for artists to make prints using a variety of methods including etching, lithography, silkscreen, relief and monoprint. Artists join on a membership basis and can avail of various different levels of access from daily to yearly. The option of 24 hour access is also available within the yearly membership. Members have added benefits which you will find in the membership section.
Limerick Printmakers also provide opportunities for the general public in the form of classes for adults and children, workshops and demonstrations in schools and other venues.
A regular contemporary exhibition programme provides a much-needed venue for artists to exhibit their work as well as introducing and promoting different artwork and methods to the general public. Limerick Printmakers host exhibitions in a variety of mediums on a monthly basis.
Held in the gallery space the Open Submission Print show has now become an annual event and attracts submissions from around the world. Prints have been shown from Japan, America, Canada, Wales, Belgium and all over Ireland. Previous selectors include Cóilín Murray, Chris Doswell and Siobhan Piercy, Suzannah O'Reilly and Jim Sheehy.
2011 saw Limerick Printmakers come together with Contact Studios, Like Studios, Faber Studios, Raggle Taggle Consortium and Wickam Street Studios to hold C: Inside, open days of the visual arts and a series of evening events in Limerick City from in May. This two-day event supported Riverfest, Limericks biggest annual event designed to showcase and celebrate all that's great about limerick city, from the resource of the river Shannon, to music, sporting, fashion, artistic, food communities and many more.