24 hours is collaborative print project involving artists from Cork Printmakers, Limerick Printmakers Studio & Gallery, Belfast Print Workshop, Black Church Print Studio and Artichoke Printmaking Workshop, London. The initial collaboration at the Limerick Printmakers Gallery in February 2011 sprung from a passion for the medium of print and willingness to the push the boundaries of what is sometimes perceived as a traditional art form.
The group comprises of established artists who have exhibited both nationally and internationally and at times represented Ireland at international symposia. In the past, their careers have overlapped in different capacities and this has created a level of dialogue and interaction that has now led to this collaboration. Cork Printmakers 24 hours project artists are Gemma Dardis, Morgan Doyle, Pamela Dunne, Clare Gilmour, Catherine Hehir, Marianne Keating, Des Mac Mahon, Lorraine Neeson, Noelle Noonan, Margaret O’Brien, Suzannah O’Reilly, Derek O’Sullivan and Fiona Quill.