Graphic Studio Dublin’s 60th Anniversary celebration - online exhibition

Friday, May 1, 2020
dlr County
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Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is delighted to present 60 Years of Graphic Studio Dublin which celebrates the 60th Anniversary of the Graphic Studio Dublin and features works by Graphic Studio Dublin members including recent graduates of IADT, Dún Laoghaire and artists born or living in Dún Laoghaire-RathdownThe exhibition is one of a series of exhibitions to be held in 2020 as part of Graphic Studio Dublin’s 60th Anniversary celebration.

Exhibiting artists include Jean Bardon, Jack Barrett; Gerard Cox, Grainne Cuffe, Terry Dempsey, Aisling Dolan, Cliona Doyle, Susan Early, Melissa Ellis, Camilla Fanning, Clare Henderson, Ann Kavanagh, Jennifer Lane, Richard Lawlor, Stephen Lawlor, Kate MacDonagh, Ruth O’Donnell, Robert Russell, Joe Ryan, Adrienne Symes and many others. The exhibition includes a diverse range of some of the best contemporary Irish fine art printmaking including etchings, screenprints, woodblocks and artist’s books.

Graphic Studio Dublin, Ireland’s oldest printmaking studio, was founded in 1960 by five visionaries - artists Elizabeth Rivers, Anne Yeats, Pat Hickey, Leslie McWeeney and Liam Miller, Fine Art Editions publisher and founder of Dolmen Press. With an artist-led ethos since its inception, Graphic Studio Dublin has protected the traditional skills of etching, stone lithography, wood and linocutting while continuing to embrace contemporary techniques such as photo-intaglio and screenprinting. Hundreds of artists have passed through the doors of the Studio, from the first premises in Lower Mount Street, through its long and productive sojourn in Green Street East in Dublin’s Docklands to its present home in a spacious four storey former brewery on the North Circular Road.