Originally published on Bock the Robber
On view at the Limerick Printmakers are the results of a 24 hour print marathon that was held in their studio on Market St.
Members and invited printers started the process at 12 oo o’clock on Saturday 26th and presented a show of the work to the public at 12 the following day. The lithographs, photo etchings, screenprints etc that now fill the gallery were dramaticaly taken from idea to ink in this intense time frame.
A 24-hour web link tracked proceedings, fuelled by bagels and coffee, and with beds available for the weary marathon artist if necessary. Well-known Limerick printmaker Des Mac Mahon confirmed his determined status by reputedly remaining awake for the full 24 hours and was busy sweeping the area as the first visitors came through the door on Sunday.
Printmakers spend a significant amount of time prepping the studio, preparing ink and paper, plate and stone before cleaning up and the print marathon gave an insight to this process as part of the discipline.
The Gallery is open Tuesdays to Sundays.