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Artist’s Talk: 2pm on Saturday 24 June at the Triskel Project Space

Cork Printmakers in association with Cork Midsummer Festival are delighted to present Child’s Play, an exhibition by accomplished artist Michael Kempson at Triskel Gallery Space. The exhibition forms part of a trail of exhibitions accompanying Cork Printmakers’ FIRST EDITION Print Symposium on Friday 23 & Saturday 24 June.

Given his international reputation, Michael has been invited to by Cork Printmakers to give a presentation at the Symposium entitled; Printmaking, People and the future in a glass half-empty world.

Michael Kempson has been exhibiting since 1983, with a total of 28 one-person exhibitions and over 200 group exhibitions, including; Micheal Kempson: Work and Play at Song Ya Feng Art Centre, Beijing (2017); Kyoto Hanga 2014: Australia and Japan at the Kyoto Municipal Museum, Japan (2014) and a major exhibition Seen/Unseen – Michael Kempson / A Survey of Prints at V.M. Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan (2010). He was a commissioned artist for the Print Council of Australia Member’s Print (1994, 2001 & 2014). He also has a large curatorial practice.

As well as being a practising artist Michael Kempson is the Convenor of Printmaking Studies and Director of Cicada Press, at the University of New South Wales Art & Design in Sydney, Australia. He has held a number of other prominent positions including: International Member at Large for the US based Southern Graphics Council International (2014-2016). He also initiates printmaking projects in the Asia-Pacific, in his position as Director of Cicada Press, working with over 200 significant Australian and international artists, resulting in 56 curated exhibitions. Cicada Press Workshop is an educationally focused custom printing model, involving students, with an emphasis on open dialogue, broad relationships with the artistic community and informal teaching processes.

Michael has created an etching of an Irish Red Deer specifically for this occasion and this will be premiered in Cork.

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