Graphic Studio Dublin’s objectives are:

  • To promote the practice and understanding of fine art printmaking by developing and maintaining a printmaking centre of excellence.
  • To provide fine art printmakers with access to a professional print studio
  • To establish and maintain an exhibition gallery for the display of fine art prints and other appropriate works.
  • To promote the study of art and printmaking and to facilitate the exchange of ideas concerning the same.

Legal Structure:

Graphic Studio Dublin and Graphic Studio Gallery are trading names of Alchemiser CLG, a company limited by guarantee and not having a share capital (“The Company”). The Company is registered is Dublin (Registration No: 84785), registered at Distillery House, Distillery Court, 537 North Circular Road, Dublin 1.

Charitable Status:

The Company is a not-for-profit arts organisation and has charitable status (Charity No: CHY 9124)

Financial Reporting:

The Company’s financial statements comply with the requirements of the Companies Acts 2014 – 2017 and also with the requirements of the  Statements of Recommended Practice (SORP) “Accounting and Reporting by Charities” effective 1st January 2015.

The Directors’ Report & Financial Statements for Alchemiser CLG, for year ended 31st December 2017 can be accessed here (link will open a new window).

Governance Code:

The Company is committed to implement The Governance Code.

Board of Directors:

Chris Curran (Chair)
Non Member

Chris Curran has worked for over 15 years across a range of businesses in Financial Services including wealth management, investment and trading. His experience includes product development, advisory, business development and marketing to executive director level. Chris graduated in Economics from Trinity College Dublin and holds a Masters in Economics from UCD. Chris recently completed a Certificate in Digital Marketing from DCU.

Re-appointed by Board of Directors June 2017

Ailbhe Barrett
Artist & Member of GSD

Born in Limerick, Ailbhe Barrett is a self-taught artist, who is a painter and a printmaker. She was a member of Limerick Printmakers for some years before joining Graphic Studio Dublin as an open-access member. She is a full member of Graphic Studio Dublin since 2014.

Elected by Membership at AGM November 2016

Jeremy Crean
Non Member

Jeremy has over twenty five years’ experience in the area of law and corporate governance, latterly in financial services.  Having graduated with a law degree from TCD in 1985, he moved to New York, where he became a member of the New York Bar and practiced as an associate in the area of commercial real estate with DeForest & Duer, attorneys, in Manhattan.  

He returned to Ireland in the mid-1990s where he qualified as a solicitor with Eugene F. Collins, before working in private practice in a number of areas including conveyancing, litigation and company law. 

He joined INVESCO (a mutual funds provider in the IFSC) in 1999, as Senior Legal Counsel, which began a career in financial services.  In 2005, he joined Bank of Ireland, Group Legal Services, with responsibility for investment businesses within the Group. He was seconded to his current position within the Group, as Deputy Group Secretary, in 2008, where he is responsible for corporate governance matters.

While relatively new to the world of print, Jeremy has had a long-standing interest in the visual arts.  

Appointed by Board of Directors October 2016 

Gráinne Cuffe Vahey
Artist & Member of GSD

Fulbright Alumni and IFAA Board member describes her work as being ‘loosely botanical’. Artist and printmaker, she works in the Graphic Studio, Dublin, and at her studio at home in Wicklow. Gráinne, a graduate of IADT and Central St. Martins, London, spent her Fulbright Scholarship at Tamarind Institute, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, where she successfully completed a Master Printers course. Now known for her meter square large etchings, her Fulbright trip gave her an opportunity to see large scale etchings by David Hockney, in LA, and an exhibition of James McNeill Whistler’s etchings in Boston Museum of Fine Arts, both extremely influential experiences.

Gráinne shows regularly at Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin, SO Gallery, Dublin, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin and Royal Academy, London. 

Her work is in the Collections of UCD, DCU, Trinity College, Dublin, University of Limerick, The Chester Beatty Library, St.Vincents’ Hospital, Dublin, Arts Council of Ireland, National Botanic Gardens, amongst other institutions.                                                                              

Re- elected by Membership at AGM October 2017

Desmond Kenny
Artist & Member of GSD

Desmond has been a member of the Graphic Studio Dublin for over 15 years. His artistic practice involves painting, sculpture, embroidery and crochet. Desmond has exhibited frequently in the Graphic Studio gallery group shows, the Artist Proof exhibition at the Chester Beatty Library and widely throughout the country.

Elected by Membership at AGM October 2017

Peter Robbins
Non Member

Peter Robbins is one of Ireland’s foremost experts in innovation and new product and service development. He was global head of innovation excellence for GlaxoSmithKline where he led many of the worldwide, new product launches for Lucozade, Aquafresh, Sensodyne, Panadol, Ribena, alli and NiQuitin. Peter’s PhD is in Innovation. His area of research is how firms organise for innovation. He is a faculty member and programme director in innovation with the Department of Design Innovation in NUI Maynooth. He is an innovation advisor to the Governments development agencies and has developed and run courses and workshops in innovation for organisations in the public and private sector. He is on a number of innovation advisory boards in business and the third sector. Peter has trained in the renowned Stanford D School; he is a graduate of London’s What-if creativity programme.

Appointed by Board of Directors October 2016

Aoife Scott
Artist & Member of GSD

Aoife Scott graduated in 2013 from the National College of Art and Design with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art Print and Visual Culture. Upon graduating she was awarded the Graphic Studio Graduate Award and the Printmakers Gallery Purchase Award.

She is currently a full member of Graphic Studio Dublin working towards various exhibitions and projects.

Bruce Stanley
Non Member

Bruce Stanley is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and an AITI Chartered Tax Advisor, CTA. He has over 15 years’ experience in practice and has worked extensively in the arts & entertainment sector.

Bruce has lectured on a variety of accounting matters both in Ireland and at European conferences on topics such as bookkeeping and cash-flow management, EU VAT case law, and the Irish Holding Company regime and business development. He is currently a partner at HLB Sheehan Quinn, a Dublin based accountancy firm.

Vaida Varnagiene
Artist & Member of GSD

After graduating from the University of Klaipeda, Lithuania (BA Landscape architecture of Town and Country Planning), Vaida worked as a landscape designer and architect for over ten years. Since coming to Ireland in 2007, she has shifted her focus to study visual art in multiple artistic media. Vaida graduated with a BA (Honours) Fine art from Dublin Institute of Technology in 2015. She received the Graphic Studio Dublin Graduate Award (2015) and is now a member of Graphic Studio Dublin.

In 2017, Vaida completed an MA (Postgraduate Certificate) in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise at UCD and is currently enrolled in a Project Management course.

Vaida actively participates in fine art print exhibitions, symposiums, biennials and triennials around Ireland and internationally. Her work is included in the museum collections and private art collections all over the world.

Elected by Membership at AGM October 2017

Company Secretary: Susan Early

 

Graham Wilkinson
former Non Member

In 1989, Graham Wilkinson brought his company, Behaviour & Attitudes and Graphic Studio Dublin together, forming what will, in 2019, become a 30-year relationship, by commissioning the studio to produce prints for their annual corporate gift. It included prints by James McCreary in 1989 and another 29 artists over the following years. This collaboration resulted in two Allianz Business to Arts awards, for best business / arts collaborations in 2003 and best commissioning practice in 2008.

Graham passed away in 2015, and is sorely missed by Graphic Studio.  He was a member of the Board of Directors of Graphic Studio Dublin, where his support and council were invaluable.

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