Black Church Print Studio is committed to implement the Code of Governance and to comply with the Charity SORP



Consists of nine directors, five of which (including the Chairperson) are artist members of the Studio while four are external directors. Studio artist Board members are appointed by the Studio membership and the Board appoints the external directors. The external directors provide expertise in other areas such as law, finance and communications while also having a strong interest in the visual arts. The directorship is for a period of three years with the option to continue for a further two years.



(04/2016 - 11/2019, Appointed Chair 12/2017)

Chloe Brenan is an artist originally from Carlow. She has completed a BA in Fine Art at the National College of Art and Design and a Postgraduate Diploma in Philosophy and Aesthetics at University College Cork. She also has a background in Archival Film at the Irish Film Institute.


(12/2017 - 12/2020, Appointed Secretary 01/2018)

Elaine Leader was born in Dublin in 1970. She completed an MFA in Sculpture NCAD in 2012. She currently teaches part time at DIT and NCAD, as well as being on teaching panels at The Hugh Lane, The National Gallery, The Design & Crafts Council, DCC and BCPS. Selected Exhibitions include 'This is not Architecture', Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda (2017), 'Frameworks', Linenhall Arts Centre' (2017), 'Partition', Platform Arts, Belfast (2016), 'Suki Art Prize', Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast & Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin (2016) 'Primal Architecture / Roadkill', Irish Museum of Modern Art (2015), 'All that remains to be seen' Catalyst Arts Gallery (2014), 'Underline' Occupy Space, Limerick, 'Penumbra', Tactic, Cork (2014), Eigse, VisualCentre for Contemporary Art (2013. Awards include Arts Council Visual Arts Bursary 2017, 2015, 2014, RHA Studio Award 2013, Arts Council Visual Arts Bursary 2012, Arts Council Travel Awards (2000 & 1996); RHA Annual Print Award (1998); Arts Council Arts Flights (2001, 1997, 1994); Arts Council Studio Award (1996); Arts Council Materials Grant (1996) as well as Office of Public Works Per Cent for Art Scheme (2001), Commission for the National Library, Dublin.



(9/2015 - 12/2019, Appointed Treasurer 11/2017)

Peter Stewart is a chartered accountant and is vastly experienced in many aspects of financial management, having worked as a public auditor, internal auditor, chief financial officer and financial consultant. Peter has broad Director and commercial experience, and was a Director of Ireland's National Asset Management Agency from its inception until October 2011.



(05/2016 - 12/2019)

Theresa Nanigian is an American artist and has lived in Dublin for over 18 years. She has exhibited widely in Ireland and abroad, and has won numerous awards and grants including the Allianz Business to Arts Award for Best Commissioning Practice. Prior to establishing an art practice, Theresa worked in the commercial sector as a consultant with McKinsey & Company and as the head of Strategic Business Planning in a division of SmithKline Beecham. Her most recent post was Senior Vice President with line responsibility for a technology division at American Express in New York.



(01/2018 - 01/2021)

Richard Lyons is a senior counsel practising law for the main part in Dublin. He has a wide ranging legal practice and a special interest in the visual arts having a close association with a number of galleries in Dublin.



(04/2018 - 04/2021)

Aoife Flynn is the Head of Audiences and Development at IMMA. Aoife is responsible for driving strategy to grow IMMA's audiences both as physical visitors and online; for driving engagement with IMMA's contemporary art programme among its audience; and developing partnerships with individuals and companies who can invest in IMMA and support its ambitions. Aoife holds an MPhil (First class hons) in Cultural and Creative Entrepreneurship from Trinity College Dublin / Goldsmiths University, having previously obtained a B.A. in English and Sociology from UCD, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurial Studies from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. Aoife is the co-founder of I.NY - Ireland.New York.



(04/2018 - 04/2021)

Ann Kavanagh visual artist originally from Kilkenny, now living in Dublin. She graduated as a mature student from Dun Laoghaire IADT in 2004 receiving an honours degree in Fine Art. Ann works across the mediums of photography and printmaking and is a member of the Black Church Print Studio since 2004. Ann has also worked at other print studios over the last 10 years namely Crown Point Press, San Francisco, Druckstella Printmaking Studio, Berlin and Mi-Lab at Lake Kawaguchi Japan, and has exhibited nationally and internationally.



(05/2019 - 05/2022)