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Exhibitions

15 January 2009 - 19 April 2009


Artist's Proof

An exhibition of twenty four specially commissioned prints created by members of Graphic Studio Dublin and invited international artists will open in the Chester Beatty Library from Thursday 15th January until Sunday 19th April 2009.

All limited edition prints are for sale through Graphic Studio Gallery.

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Exhibition Theme
For centuries art historians have analysed and studied the fine art prints of Rembrandt, Dürer and others to try to catch a glimpse of the secrets locked within printmaking techniques. Graphic Studio Dublin in association with Chester Beatty Library are delighted to present Artist's Proof, an exhibition celebrating the stages that lead up to a final fine art print.

The Artists
Artist's Proof sees twenty-four fine art printmaking artists showing their work, and two working proofs alongside it, so you can get a glimpse of how the fine art print was made. Nine international and invited artists will exhibit alongside fifteen Graphic Studio Dublin Members. The invited artists are: Norman Ackroyd RA (UK), Christopher le Brun RA (UK), Arno Kramer (Netherlands), Elaine Leader (Ireland), David Lilburn (Ireland), Mary Modeen (USA), Lars Nyberg (Sweden),Barbara Rae (UK), Hayashi Takahiko (Japan), and Graphic Studio Dublin members included are: Gerard Cox, Gráinne Cuffe, Cliona Doyle, Niamh Flanagan, Desmond Kenny, Brian Lalor, Jennifer Lane, Stephen Lawlor, Sharon Lee, James McCreary, Niall Naessens, Ruth O'Donnell, Tom Phelan, Robert Russell and Katherine Van Uytrecht.

Artist's Proof in the News
Artist's Proof has received a lot of very positive media coverage including articles in Metro, The Sunday Business Post and Irish Independent newspapers as well as sections devoted to the exhibition on RTÉ Radio 1's 'The Arts Show' and RTÉ 1's 'The View'.

» View News page    » Listen to RTÉ Radio 1's 'The Arts Show' clip    »Watch RTÉ 1's 'The View' clip

All limited edition prints [see prices below] and the exhibitions richly illustrated catalogue [€10] are for sale through Graphic Studio Gallery.

Please contact Graphic Studio Gallery if you would like to reserve any prints.


Limited Edition Boxed Sets
Nineteen Boxed sets are available, each containing a complete series of twenty-four limited edition prints from the exhibition.

» View Limited Edition Boxed Set information    » View information sheet

Education Programme
A full education programme has been developed around Artist's Proof, comprising artist's talks, print demonstrations, a schools' programme and international master-classes. For further details please follow the link below.

» View Education Programme

Touring to Impact 6
International Printmaking Conference
in Bristol, England sponsored by


Click on the thumbnails to view in full.

Dimensions refer to image size (h x w), papersize for all prints is 47cm x 32cm (h x w).



Norman Ackroyd RA,
Great Blasket Sound,
aquatint,
30.5 cm x 25 cm,
Edition of 40,
€450

Gerry Cox,
Desert Star,
woodblock,
33.5 cm x 18.5 cm,
Edition of 40,
€400

Grαinne Cuffe,
Dianthus I,
etching,
30 cm x 30 cm,
Edition of 40,
€400


Cliona Doyle,
Before the Storm,
etching,
47 cm x 32 cm,
Edition of 40,
€580

Niamh Flanagan,
Such stuff as dreams are made on...,
etching,
47 cm x 32 cm,
Edition of 40,
€250


Takahiko Hayashi,
Spinning Wind,
etching,
32.5 cm x 19.5 cm,
Edition of 40,
€220

Desmond Kenny,
She will do it, for me,
aquatint & spitbite,
40 cm x 32 cm,
Edition of 40,
€400

Arno Kramer,
Doublestream,
lithograph,
47 cm x 32 cm,
Edition of 50,
€300

Brian Lalor,
Idyll,
etching & aquatint,
45.5 cm 30.5 cm,
Edition of 40,
€500

Jennifer Lane,
Pine and Blue Sky,
woodblock,
16 cm x 16 cm,
Edition of 40,
€230

Stephen Lawlor,
Surface,
etching,
12 cm x 14 cm,
Edition of 40,
€260


Christopher Le Brun RA,
The Palace of Art,
etching,
20 cm x 21.5 cm,
Edition of 40,
€350

Elaine Leader,
Excavation,
etching,
15.5 cm x 19.5 cm,
Edition of 40,
€340

Sharon Lee,
Documentation,
lithograph,
29 cm x 32 cm,
Edition of 40,
€280

David Lilburn,
A visit to the Chester Beatty Library,
etching & drypoint,
47 cm x 32 cm,
Edition of 40,
€440


James McCreary,
Homage to Hamaguchi,
mezzotint,
14.5 cm x 11.5 cm,
Edition of 40,
€240

Mary Modeen,
Sometimes In An Ordinary Moment...,
photo-etching,
30.5 cm x 20 cm,
Edition of 40,
€450


Niall Naessens,
400m Above Sauce Creek,
etching,
19 cm x 17.5 cm,
Edition of 40,
€300

Lars Nyberg,
All the Plants,
drypoint,
18.5 cm x 15 cm,
Edition of 40,
€200

Ruth O'Donnell,
Handle with Care,
etching,
20 cm x 20 cm,
Edition of 40,
€260

Tom Phelan,
Roma Drawing,
etching,
15 cm x 20 cm,
Edition of 40,
€230

Barbara Rae RA,
Andalucia,
etching,
28.5 cm x 19.7 cm,
Edition of 40,
€770

Robert Russell,
This is me,
etching,
23 cm x 17.5 cm,
Edition of 40,
€200

Katherine Van Uytrecht,
Right at my feet, and when did you get here, snail?,
lithograph,
47 cm x 32 cm,
Edition of 40,
€220

Exhibition Touring
Over 30,000 people visited the exhibition at the Chester Beatty Library (15 January - 19th April 2009). Its tour continues:

Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford, Ireland - 22nd June - 28th August 2009.

Centrespace Gallery, Bristol, England - 18th September - 1st October 2009.

Mermaid Arts Centre, Wicklow, Ireland - December 2009 - January 2010.

Draiocht, Blanchardstown, Dublin, Ireland - January - March 2010.

Markethouse, Monaghan, Ireland - September - November 2010.

All venues have an accompanying Education Programme.

The Artist's Proof exhibition is available as a touring show until 19th April 2011. For further details please follow the link below.

» View Touring Scope Document