Friends Behind-the-Scenes: Graphic Studio Dublin
Meet at the Graphic Studio Dublin, Distillery Court, 537 North Circular Road, Dublin 1
€20 (includes a drink in a nearby pub)
Join us for this exclusive visit to the oldest printmaking studio in Dublin, and see original fine-art prints being created. Friends will witness the printing of etched copper plates on traditional presses, along with other forms of printmaking, and will also see work from the Studio's Visiting Artists Programme, including prints by Tony O’Malley, William Crozier, Sean McSweeney, Alice Maher, Hughie O’Donoghue, Gwen O’Dowd & Mary Lohan.
This event is inspired by the exhibition Making their Mark: Irish Painter-Etchers & the Etching Revival.
Graphic Studio Dublin was founded in 1960 by Anne Yeats, Elizabeth Rivers, Patrick Hickey, Leslie MacWeeney and Liam Miller, to provide facilities to teach and practice the fine art of printmaking. In its history, Graphic Studio Dublin has operated from a small basement in Upper Mount Street, a large Docklands warehouse, and now the impressive Distillery House on the North Circular Road and Graphic Studio Gallery in Temple Bar.
Graphic Studio Dublin has a membership of 70 artists making prints in many mediums - traditional and contemporary - etching, lithography, mezzotint, wood and lino-block, screenprint, carborundum, letterpress, photo-etching and in every genre. The Studio is a non-profit organisation with charitable status and is funded by The Arts Council.
This is an exclusive event for members of the Friends of the National Gallery of Ireland.