Belfast Print Workshop
BPW is a charitable company limited by guarantee, established in 1977 to welcome artists interested in the practice and promotion of the art of printmaking. As a membership-focused atelier, BPW provides a fully equipped and purpose-built studio and in house gallery with year-round access for a capacity of 100 artists. BPW offers an extensive programme of practical courses, alongside open studios and demonstrations, designed to enhance public knowledge, understanding and appreciation of printmaking. BPW also provides opportunities for residencies, exhibitions, skills and professional advancement, to support the income, wellbeing and livelihood of its artists and the communities they work with. We welcome visitors during staff hours (Monday - Friday 9.30 - 5) where you can view a selection of work for sale in our studio exhibition and print browsers as well as selected work from the BPW archive. If you are looking for something in particular, it’s best to make an appointment to ensure staff will be available to help you, call us on 02890 231 323 before you arrive.
Bill Penney has been a member of the Belfast Print Workshop from 2000 - to date He graduated in 1984, the last year of The Ulster Polytechnic, then went on to study at Slade School of Fine Art in the early 90s with the late Professor Bartolomeu Dos Santos. Penney exhibits both nationally and internationally. He has represented the United Kingdom at the prestigious Ljubljana Print Biennale and "Britain Meets the Bay" at The Centre for the Arts in San Francisco. He has also represented Ireland at the Temple Bar International Print Exhibition in Dublin. Penney has won first prize at the German International Biennale for Graphic Art and the Selection Prize at the South Korean Print Biennale in Seoul. He has been awarded several grants by The British Council and Arts Councils for Northern Ireland, Great Britain and selected for the 2009 Northern Print Biennale in Newcastle upon Tyne
85 x 65 cm
85 x 65 cm
Dónall Billings is a professional artist with a breadth of experience in printmaking. He graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art Printmaking from the University of Ulster (School of Art) Belfast and a Masters in Arts Management at Queen’s University Belfast. He is the current Belfast Print Workshop Technician and continues to explore the potential of printmaking’s technical and artistic challenges through innovation, collaboration, mentoring and facilitation. He has worked in collaboration with many national and international organisations and artists through editioning and arts projects. The print works submitted are part of a new larger body of work based on a hybrid of contemporary interests on diverse classical and ancient works of art, be they prints, paintings, sculpture, performance, poetry or writing... Arts, culture and language are intrinsically linked within this new body of prints. The choices and uses of materials have become integral to the conceptualisation inherent in the processes of creating this work. An intangible link has been forged between the thought processes, the physical elements, the practical application and the nourishment of the soul, entwined with time, space and circumstance.
24.5 x 27 cm
25 x 19 cm
Interested in purchasing one of these artworks? Please contact the Workshop/Studio directly at the email address above. Prices are for unframed prints.