imPRESSions 2019


imPRESSions Open Printmaking Biennial 2019 will take place during the Galway International Arts Festival from 15 - 28 July 2019. It will be held as Galway Mayo Institute of Technology at the Centre for Creative Arts and Media, Monivea Road.  

Artists are invited to submit up to three original prints to be considered for inclusion in the exhibition. Our invited adjudicator will select the works. The first round of selection is made from digital images of artworks which are to be submitted online through the application page on the imPRESSions website. From these the adjudicator will shortlist the entries to be delivered to exhibition venue. He will then make his final selection of work to be hung.

Online submission is now closed

The deadline for the digital online submission was Wednesday 8th May 2019.

There is a non-refundable  fee of €10 per entry to be paid online via PayPal.

If you are successful in the first, digital round, we will notify you by email and ask you to deliver your framed artwork to the Centre for Creative Arts and Media, GMIT, Monivea Road (NOT the GMIT Dublin Road Campus) in early July 2019 for the next round of the selection process.

All work selected for the second round should be delivered framed and ready for exhibition. We strongly recommend against prints being submitted unframed unless another form of presentation is integral to the work e.g. an artist’s book, an installation, the scale of the work etc. In these cases, please indicate on the application form the nature of the presentation and if you will be available to install the piece yourself. Please supply detailed information such as space requirements so we can give ample consideration to how and if it can be displayed within the restrictions of this exhibition.

The imPRESSions committee welcomes new approaches and all forms of printmaking from the traditional to the innovative. However, we stipulate that the medium of print be the originating process and crucial to the finished outcome. For the purpose of this exhibition, the Impressions Committee define ‘an original print’ as an image that is conceived and executed in the medium of print. Reproductions of work already extant in another medium will not be considered e.g. a photographic reproduction of a painting, even if it is signed and numbered in a limited edition.

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Eimearjean McCormack, 2016

Photographed by Hugh Murphy