Alice Timmons O’Brien
BA in Fine Art with Critical Cultures
BA (Joint) Education and Fine Art
Erin Mc Gee
For many of our students, print is about making images that question why we make images.
Alongside the ubiquitous potential of digital imaging, students engage with the materiality of image-making, through analogue processes such as etching and screen print, as well as drawing, photography and installation. Throughout this research and skills based course, students experiment with long-established methods, alongside the most up-to-date digital technologies, testing contemporary and expanded notions of print as they do so. The broad philosophy of democratic image and text dissemination, combined with a fusion of traditional and new technologies – the symbiosis of analogue and digital – provides for a dynamic and challenging creative space where individual needs and aspirations are fostered, enabled and encouraged.
With an equal emphasis on the acquisition of autographic and conceptual enquiry, our students develop an independent studio practice that draws from daily experience and current social, cultural and political issues. For many, their creative ideologies are influenced and enabled by print’s historical legacy as a powerful means of mass communication.