‘Make Your Mark’ Fire, Wind, Water & Earth

Nov – Dec 2021

Exhibition

In November 2021 the hand-crafted artwork for Siamsa Tíre’s refreshed brand identity was unveiled. 

The Well

The new brand artwork emerged as an image of a metaphorical well, and was created by designer Louise Kiernan, “The fluidity of the image means it can shape-shift and adapt to the changing seasons, transforming into Fire, Wind, Water, and Earth as the Celtic calendar cycles through the year,” explained Louise. 

‘Make Your Mark’ Open Submission Exhibition

Executive Director Róisín McGarr explains “By the end of the process, we looked back on their work and realised we had the makings of a fascinating exhibition of its progression that revered the artistic process and used traditional artisan printmaking techniques.” This creative backdrop provided inspiration for professional artists to respond to a call-out to contribute their own artworks which depict or are inspired by one or more of the four elements of fire, wind, water, and earth. Submitted artworks had to consist of fine art prints made using traditional print-making techniques such as woodcut, etching, engraving, lithography, and screen printing. The selected prints were then displayed in Siamsa Tíre’s round gallery at the end of 2021 as a part of the ‘Make Your Mark’ exhibition.

In parallel, the exhibition of Siamsa Tíre’s designers’ artistic process in developing the new visual identity was also on show in the surrounding gallery spaces where demonstrations of traditional printmaking techniques also took place.