All photos courtesy of Paola Bernardelli.


A week-long residency at the Old Schoolhouse at St. Augustine’s prompted an investigation of the space both aesthetically and conceptually. Out of this came a series of works in response to two major reference points: architecture and repetition. 

These two concepts, both utilised by religion, relate naturally to the secular process of printmaking. The artist uses her experience of the printmaking studio as a structure to create an environment in which architecture and repetition illuminate how humans create institutions; and why they seem to be so integral to us as human beings.

Art Arcadia at Saint Augustine’s Summer Residency Programme 2018. Location: St Augustine’s Old Schoolhouse, Derry/Londonderry, UK. Funders Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Derry City & Strabane District Council.

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In progress at the Old Schoolhouse at St. Augustine’s.
In progress at the Old Schoolhouse at St. Augustine’s.