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Exhibitions

9 April 2008 - 28 September 2008

21 July 2016 -


Revelation
The exhibition of twenty nine specially commissioned prints created by members of Graphic Studio Dublin and invited artists was initially held at the Print Room of the National Gallery of Ireland from April 9th until September 28th, 2008.


The Oncology ward of St.Lukes General Hospital in Kilkenny are currently presenting the entire suite of prints, on long term loan from Dr.Abdul Bulbulia, a proponent of the Arts and Health movement - recognising the beneficial presence visual art has in a hospital environment. This display of the prints, is launched at the Hospital, by Ann Hodge, Curator of prints and drawings from the National Gallery on the 21st July, 2016.

Complete box sets of the exhibition and some individual prints are available from the gallery. (contact details below).

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The concept for the exhibition dates back to 2005 when Graphic Studio Dublin (GSD) approached the National Gallery of Ireland with an idea for an exhibition of prints on a specific subject matter. In collaboration with the Gallery, 'Revelation' was chosen as the theme for the show. In dealing with the profound concept of revelation - to make known something hidden - many of the artists and printmakers chose to embrace religious concepts of revelation, whilst others focused on the philosophical, scientific or secular dimensions of the topic. For many of the participating artists, the Gallery's collection has been the source of inspiration for their creations.

Of the twenty nine artists involved, eighteen are printmakers who devised and executed the work themselves. Master Printmakers from GSD, Robert Russell and Tom Phelan assisted non-print artists to translate their ideas into print form. The prints in the show feature a variety of techniques from mezzotint to carborundum, and from etching to collography.

Anne Hodge, curator of 'Revelation', says that the response to the idea has been wonderful: "Part of my job was to facilitate artists by providing access to the Gallery's collection. Some artists found this helpful while others preferred to spend time with the paintings without outside interpretation or explanation."

Among the artists featured in the exhibition are: Pamela Leonard, Cliona Doyle, Brian Lalor, Yoko Akino, Stephen Lawlor, Robert Russell, Clare Henderson, Tim Goulding, Jean Bardon, Tom Phelan, Lina Nordenstrom, Terence Gravett, Yoko Hara, Nickie Hayden, Sharon Lee, Maev Leneghan, Siobhan Hyde, Kelvin Mann, William Crozier HRHA, Guggi, John Kindness, Carmel Benson, Mary Lohan, Maeve McCarthy RHA, Martin Gale RHA, Donald Teskey, Seán McSweeney HRHA, Nigel Rolfe and Marta Wakula-Mac.

Raymond Keaveney, Director of the National Gallery of Ireland says that this exhibition represents the second collaboration between the National Gallery of Ireland and Graphic Studio Dublin, following the wonderful success of Art into Art in 1998: "We are most grateful to all those artists who have contributed to this collaborative venture exploring the nature of revelation and to share with us their insights on this most mysterious and profound concept. This exhibition provides a wonderful vehicle for managing a dialogue between the National Gallery's collection and contemporary art practice."

Complete box sets and some individual prints are available from the gallery Graphic Studio Gallery

Limited Edition Boxed Sets
Boxed sets are available, at a special price, each containing a complete series of twenty-nine limited edition prints from the exhibition.

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Click on the thumbnails to view in full:

Dimensions refer to image size (h x w), papersize for all prints is 50 cm x 65 cm.


Yoko Akino,
Love,
etching and aquatint,
34 cm x 26 cm,
Edition of 40,
€560

Jean Bardon,
Annunciation lilies,
etching with gold leaf,
40 cm x 21 cm,
Edition of 40,
€850

Carmel Benson,
Birth,
drypoint and carborundum,
21 cm x 21cm,
Edition of 40,
€480

William Crozier HRHA,
The re-planting,
carborundum,
39 cm x 54.3 cm,
Edition of 40,
€1900

Cliona Doyle,
Lilies and butterflies,
etching,
65 cm x 50 cm,
Edition of 40,
€700

Martin Gale RHA,
Arrival (Circus tent),
aquatint,
18 cm x 29 cm,
Edition of 40,
€900

Tim Goulding,
Revelation,
carborundum,
55 cm x 21.5 cm,
Edition of 40,
€900

Terence Gravett,
C6-V12.13.14,
screen-print,
50 cm x 65 cm,
Edition of 40,
€300

Guggi,
The marriage at Cana,
etching,
49 cm x 34 cm,
Edition of 40,
€900

Yoko Hara,
Canal,
etching,
49 cm x 40 cm,
Edition of 40,
€400

Nickie Hayden,
Earthly magic,
mezzotint,
15 cm x 21.5 cm,
Edition of 40,
€400

Clare Henderson,
Then was that ... and now, is this,
drypoint,
20 cm x 30 cm,
Edition of 40,
€360

Siobhan Hyde,
Surrender,
etching and screenprint,
65 cm x 50 cm,
Edition of 40,
€380

John Kindness,
Crucifixion menu (after William Orpen),
flexograph,
45 cm x 35 cm,
Edition of 40,
€1135

Brian Lalor,
A vision of Glendalough in the thirteenth century,
etching, aquatint and rouletting,
31.5 cm x 65 cm,
Edition of 40,
€550

Stephen Lawlor,
Ecce Homo II,
etching,
30 cm x 24 cm,
Edition of 40,
€550

Sharon Lee,
The seeds of inspiration,
lithograph,
39 cm x 30 cm,
Edition of 40,
€325

Maev Lenaghan,
A little bird told me,
etching,
15 cm x 30 cm,
Edition of 40,
€400

Pamela Leonard,
A stretch in the evenings,
etching,
41 cm x 29 cm,
Edition of 40,
€550

Mary Lohan,
Falling slowly,
carborundum,
49 cm x 36 cm,
Edition of 40,
€600

Kelvin Mann,
When man touched the apple he fell, when the apple touched man he rose,
etching,
34 cm x 30 cm,
Edition of 40,
€420

Maeve McCarthy RHA,
With the moon under her feet,
spitbite aquatint,
39 cm x 26 cm,
Edition of 40,
€750

Seán McSweeney HRHA,
Red Landscape,
carborundum,
50 cm x 65 cm,
Edition of 40,
€1600

Lina Nordenstrom,
I am the light of the world,
collograph,
34 cm x 18 cm,
Edition of 40,
€210

Tom Phelan,
Woman with red ruff,
etching on solid walnut panel,
23 cm x 20 cm,
Edition of 40,
€480

Nigel Rolfe,
From Babel to Bedlam,
Giclee digital print,
65 cm x 50 cm,
Edition of 40,
€450

Robert Russell,
Road to Damascus,
mezzotint,
31 cm x 48cm,
Edition of 40,
€800

Donald Teskey RHA,
Headland revisited,
etching,
50 cm x 65 cm,
Edition of 40,
€2100

Marta Wakula-Mac,
Wormwood,
etching,
29 cm x 39 cm,
Edition of 40,
€450