Barryroe National School opened their exhibition of Cyanotype prints, in conjunction with Cork County Council, in the Skylight Gallery, Bandon, on 1st July last.
Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print. The process uses two chemicals: ammonium iron citrate and potassium ferricyanide which when mixed together enables the printing process.
The children at the school created a ‘dark room’ in the school in which to develop their pieces. This art process was suggested by parent and artist Anne Scallan who worked with artist Eilbhe Donovan to produce a programme for Junior Infants and 5th class. The work is on display in the Skylight Gallery, at Bridge St. Bandon for the next two weeks and will then be transferred to the Courtmacsherry Community Shop.”
Pictured at the opening were:
Back row L to R: Paul Hayes(County Councillor), Ina Browne (Teacher), Anne Scallan (Artist), Denise Foley (Principal), Eilbhe Donovan (Artist), Coman Duke (Teacher), Children included are Alannah Sexton, Esther Scallan-Dowd, Emma Holly, Mike & Rory Collins (missing from picture), Lorcan, Tiernan & Nadine Hayes, Gemma & Cliona O’Brien, Megan Whelton, Nicole Sweetnam, Ciardha McCarthy and Ellen O’Riordan.