Teaching Panel

Members of the Teaching Panel are all active Studio Members with a high level of skill and experience, together with a love for the teaching/learning process. The Panel is reviewed by the Board of Directors bi-annually and is programmed through a process of application from interested Studio Members.


Elaine Leader

Elaine Leader studied at DIT graduating in 1995. She has lectured both part time and fulltime at DLIADT, NCAD, Airfield and BCPS. Solo Shows include ‘Pages', NCH, Dublin, 2004, ‘Trace', Ashford Gallery, RHA, 2002. Selected Exhibitions include ‘Proofs', Chester Beatty Library, 2009, ‘Milestones', OPW, 2007, 'Insideout', Graphic Studio Gallery, 2006, ‘Garden of Earthly Delights', Chester Beatty Library, 2005, ‘Contemporary Irish Prints', New York, 2004, ‘Irland', Grafiska Sallskapet, Stockholm, 2003, ‘Hand Pulled Prints IX', San Antonio, Texas, 2001, ‘Ireland France 2001' Paris, 2001. Awards include OPW Per Cent for Arts Scheme, Commission for the National Library, Arts Council Art Flight 2001. 1997 & 1994, Arts Council Travel Award 2000 & 1996, RHA Annual Print Award 1998, Arts Council Studio Grant 1996, Arts Council Studio Grant 1996, Arts Council Materials Grant 1995. Public Collections include National Library of Ireland, RHA Collection, AIB, OPW, DIT, Intel, K.P.M.G., Dublin Castle, Jurys.


Debora Ando

Debora Ando is a Brazilian from Sao Paulo artist currently based in Dublin. Since 2013 she is a part-time lecturer in the Print Department at the National College of Art and Design. She runs The Print Workshop, an independent initiative, working in the education programmes of numerous national organizations, museums and galleries such as the National Print Museum, the National Gallery of Ireland, the Chester Beatty Library, Limerick Printmakers, Galway Print Studio, secondary schools, among others. Moreover, she is part of Dublin City Council's Artists Panel. In 2017 Debora Ando presented a paper in the international print conference Zureta, hosted by the Tokyo University of the Arts. Debora has been the recipient of grants and bursaries from Dublin City Council and Arts Council of Ireland. She has done residencies France (CAMAC), Poland (through Graphic Studio Dublin) and Portugal (Atelier Guilhotina). In 2018 she will participate in residencies at the Tokyo University of the Arts and Kloster Bentlage in Germany. She has been exhibiting nationally and internationally including IMPACT/2015 (Hangzhou, China), CBK Amsterdam, Amsterdam Central Library, Centro Cultural Sao Paulo, Casa da Rosas (Sao Paulo), Galeria Lamelli (Krakow), Wells Fargo Bank Art Gallery (California). Her most recent projects "Drawing Class I, II, III" took place at Studio 6 in Temple Bar Gallery and Studios in 2017.


Janine Davidson

Born in Belfast, Davidson has been a Studio member since 2001 and previously served on the Board of Directors. She was part of the Artists Panel in IMMA 2007/2008. Her work has been exhibited internationally in New York, Sweden, South Africa, France and here in Ireland. In recent years she has participated in residencies in Johannesburg and Nice where she had her first solo show. She is a founding member of the artists collective Jeco Sword whose recent exhibitions include Trapezium, at The Lab and This Must Be The Place, at the Irish Museum of Contemporary Art.


Vincent Sheridan

Vincent Sheridan studied at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin and the Dublin Institute of Technology. He has been working as a full-time artist since 1981. From 1989 to 1998 Sheridan lived and worked as an artist in Toronto and Vancouver, Canada. He returned to Dublin in 1999. In 2007 he graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art, specialising in Video. He joined the Black Church Print Studio in 2000 and previously served on the Board of Directors. Birds (especially crows and starlings) continue to feature largely in Sheridan's work. He is concerned with the social behaviour, flight dynamics and subliminal 'brushstroke' patterns of birds in flight. His images often mirror human group dynamics, modes of communication and social interactions. Residencies include West Baffin Eskimo Printshop, Arctic Canada; St Michael's Print Shop, Newfoundland; Cill Rialaig Art Centre, Kerry and Annaghmakerrig, Tyrone Guthrie Centre. Awards include First Prize (graphics), Claremorris International Exhibition (1989); Best Graphics Award, RHA Exhibition (1992); Ernst & Young Purchase Award (1992) and Image Now Award, Best Use of Multimedia in Fine Art (2007). Sheridan has had solo and group exhibitions in Ireland and Canada.

Caroline Byrne

Caroline Byrne completed her studies with a Masters degree in Illustration at the Edinburgh College of Art in 2002. She specializes in relief printing and making artists books.


Louise Peat

Born in Dublin, Louise Peat attended the NCAD and DIT graduating with honours in painting in 1993. She is a painter and fine art printer, and is a member of the Black Church Print Studio since 1990. Solo exhibitions include ‘Clearing’, St John’s Art Centre, Listowel, County Kerry, (1999). ‘Elemental’, The National Concert Hall, Dublin, (2005). Selected exhibitions include; ev+a, RHA, RUA, Iontas, Oireachteas, Sculpture in Context, Claremorris Open, Monaghan Open, Eigse, Daniske Grafikere, The Association of Danish Printmaking Artists, Copenhagen, Henrietta Street Artists Group shows and the Black Church Print Studio Member’s group shows. She recently had a two-person exhibition ‘Paradigms’ with Belgian artist Ronald Ceuppens at the Original Print Gallery, Temple Bar, Dublin. Peat received an ev+a award in 1998, and in 2000 she won the Douglas Hyde Gold Medal and Arts Council Award for painting. Her work is held in many private and public collections.

Alison Pilkington

Alison Pilkington is a Dublin based artist. She graduated with a Diploma in Fine Art Painting and Printmaking from Sligo RTC in 1989 and with a BA Hons in Fine Art Painting from National College Art & Design in 1990. She completed an MA in Film and TV studies in Dublin City University in 1994. Alison joined the Black Church Print Studio in 1997. She has worked in a broad range of printed techniques. The areas of printmaking that she specialises in are relief printmaking and lithography. In particular she has concentrated on an etched lino technique to produce graphic work that echoes the strong painterly qualities that she has become known for. She has exhibitied widely throughout the last ten years in Ireland and abroad. Her work has been selected for group shows in Ireland, Scotland, England and the United States, and she has had solo exhibitions in Belltable Arts Centre Limerick, Sligo Art Gallery, Basement Gallery Dundalk, The Workroom Dublin, and the Kevin Kavanagh Dublin. Her work is in numerous public and private collections including OPW, Univeristy College Dublin and Bank Of Ireland.