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Abzorba – The Greek Frog I

Abzorba - The Greek Frog I (detail)

This print was created with the help of my greek pal ‘Abzorba’. I met Abzorba over ten years ago on a Greek road some weeks after his/her (??) untimely death by squashing. I felt a special kinship could have existed between us so I slotted him/her into my wallet and took him/her home with me. [...]

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Venus Eye Trap – 3 Colour Linocut

Venus Eye Trap by Brian Barry

This is a 3 colour linocut I did as an invited artist for an exhibition entitled ‘A Natural Selection’ which first showed at the National Botanic Gardens Dublin in December of 2013. The Botanic Gardens also provided the theme for the artwork. The exhibition of a hundred prints by a hundred printmakers has since visited [...]

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CMYK Photopolymer Etching – ROVER!!

'Rover' - a 5 plate CMYK photpolymer by Brian Barry

Here’s my entry from Cork Printmakers’ 21 Exhibition. It’s entitled ‘Rover’ and is based on a photo of an x-Ray of a dog provided to me by my vet sister. The photo below outlines the process plate by plate. I made plates from CMYK separations and also created a fifth as a spot colour with [...]

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Cork Printmakers – Fund It Campaign

watch?v=HwQ9NurPXcE Cork Printmakers’ campaign is now LIVE! Go to to read about the project and the range of gifts they are offering to their generous funders!. Fund it is a new all-island crowdfunding website for Ireland’s creative projects, giving everyone the power to help good ideas happen.

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Pinhole Photos taken in Mexico, Guatemala & Honduras

Pinhole Photography from Honduras - La Moskitia

I’ve just added a new collection to my Gallery page. I exhibited ‘From the Day of the Dead to Holy Week’ this time last year in Cork’s Basement Project Space. These are Pinhole Photos taken during my travels in Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras. They were printed in Cork Printmakers using a Photo Intaglio Etching technique. [...]

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20:20 Print Exchange

Photo Etching by Brian Barry

Hot Bed Press Printmakers Studio in Salford organised a print exchange in November with each participating printmaker producing 24 prints on paper sized 20cm x 20cm. In exchange each artist received a portfolio containing one of their own prints plus 19 other prints selected at random. No artist received an identical portfolio. Nine different Print [...]

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Cork Printmakers Christmas Showcase 2010

Cork Printmakers Christmas Show

Cork Printmakers is hosting its annual Christmas Showcase from 4 to 18 December at Wandesford Quay Gallery, Clarke’s Bridge, Cork. The exhibition presents some of the finest work from emerging and established contemporary artists in Ireland today, who work through the medium of printmaking. The show is a perfect opportunity to find a unique and [...]

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Review of ‘Excavate’ in Cork Public Museum

cork printmakers in cork public museum

Review from Cork’s ‘Evening Echo’, Friday, October 15th, 2010. CLICK TO ENLARGE . . .

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Valentia Island, Co. Kerry.


Here I am taking a Pinhole Photo with my Zero Image 2000 Pinhole Camera on Valentia Island, Co. Kerry on June 28th 2010. Thanks to Capt. Paul Barry for the photo.

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Thanks to all at ‘The Basement Project Space’, Cork City . . . .


. . . who kindly allowed me to use their space for 2 weeks so I could exhibit ‘From the Day of the Dead to Holy Week’. They also facilitated my Pinhole Workshop and let me show the film ‘Under the Volcano’. Check out their website – where you’ll get an idea of the variety [...]

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