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imPRESSions 2010
imPRESSions 2010

'Croc and Giraffe' Sarah Gordon, Impressions 2010

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imPRESSions 2012
imPRESSions 2012

at Galway Arts Centre

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imPRESSions 2010
imPRESSions 2010

'Blue Tractor' by John McNulty: winner of Phyllis Mc Namara Award 2010

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imPRESSions 2012
imPRESSions 2012

'Portrait of Bill King' Etching by Declan Holloway

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imPRESSions 2010
imPRESSions 2010

imPRESSions at Galway Arts Centre

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imPRESSions 2008
imPRESSions 2008

Lino cut by Sue Cunliffe

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imPRESSions 2010
imPRESSions 2010

at Galway Arts Centre

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imPRESSions 2010
imPRESSions 2010

'Gloria Gets Dizzy' by Leila Pedersen

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imPRESSions 2012
imPRESSions 2012

Artist's Book by Suzanne O'Reilly

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imPRESSions 2010
imPRESSions 2010

'Dream Composition' by Daniel Lipstein: Award Winner 2010

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imPRESSions 2016
imPRESSions 2016

Ashleigh Downey Photographed by Hugh Murphy

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imPRESSions 2012
imPRESSions 2012

at the Centre for Creative Arts and Media as part of the Galway International Arts Festival 2012

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imPRESSions 2012
imPRESSions 2012

at Galway Arts Centre

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imPRESSions 2016
imPRESSions 2016

Artist's Book by Eimear Jean McCormack Photographed by Hugh Murphy

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imPRESSions 2017
imPRESSions 2017

at the Centre for Creative Arts and Media, during the Galway international Arts Festival

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imPressions 2012
imPressions 2012

'Folly' by Fiona Kelly Award Winner 2012

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ImPRESSions 2016
ImPRESSions 2016

Artist's Book by Cath Taylor Photographed by Hugh Murphy

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imPRESSions 2018
imPRESSions 2018

at The Centre for Creative Arts and Media at part of Galway International Arts Festival (with work by Libby Lloyd)

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imPRESSions 2016
imPRESSions 2016

Artist's Book by Ashleigh Downey Photographed by Hugh Murphy

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imPRESSions 2008
imPRESSions 2008

'Happy Birthday Room' by Martine Cleary. Award winner 2008

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'imPRESSions' is the first and longest running National Open Print Exhibition in Ireland. For more than thirty years it has maintained its excellent record for producing high quality print exhibitions and has become a landmark show in the Irish arts calendar. The 'Open' runs every other year and work is selected by an invited adjudicator.

Impressions is a not-for-profit organisation. We are a team of volunteers motivated by our passion and excitement about print as a medium for making art. Our objective is to stimulate and engage a wide audience in Printmaking and to create a greater awareness of the historical and cultural specifics of this medium.  We aim to highlight the intrinsic aspects of printmaking, such as multiplicity and accessibility and to stimulate new ways of thinking about and working with the process as well as to promote emerging and established print makers.

In the years between the ‘Open’ exhibition we undertake to organize print related exhibitions such as the Book Arts exhibition in 2016. In 2018 the focus was on large format and alternate presentation of prints and 16 invited artists presented work in- 'imPRESSions-Printmaking beyond the Frame'.

 

Since 2015, each iteration of imPRESSions has been part of the Galway International Arts Festival visual arts programme.

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