2019/20 Visting Artists
an online only exhibition of celebrated artists
Frea Buckler, Gwen O’Dowd, Gillian Lawler, Leah Hewson, Colin Martin, Mark Francis
Original prints made at Graphic Studio Dublin, through the Visiting Artist scheme, now available to buy online.
We currently provide free delivery across Ireland on all unframed work, as well as framed work in Dublin City Centre. All of the prints can be purchased now via our website, or the link below. Work can also be collected by appointment, and we’re happy to arrange framing.
Now in its 40th year, our Visiting Artist programme invites renowned visual artists, often with little experience of printmaking, to create original fine art prints, with the assistance of our master printers. The programme has made, and continues to make an important contribution to the development of printmaking in Ireland, bringing many of Ireland’s most well known artists to printmaking. The Irish Museum of Modern Art celebrated 30 years of our Visiting Artist Programme in 2010, with a survey exhibition of work made through the scheme.
Under this programme, towering figures of 20th century Irish art, including the late, great, Tony O’Malley, Louis le Brocquy, Micheal Farrell and William Crozier worked with us to create a body of fine art prints. Contemporary participants in the programme include Mark Francis, Alice Maher, Gwen O’Dowd, Mary Lohan, Anne Madden, Hughie O’Donoghue, Seán McSweeney, Nick Miller, Diana Copperwhite, Charles Tyrrell, Martin Gale, John Noel Smith, Maria Simonds Gooding and Colin Martin among many others, as well as artists from outside Ireland, including Dame Elizabeth Blackadder, Ethan Murrow, Christopher Le Brun and Frea Buckler.
The work created through the scheme, reveals itself as an important historical archive, telling the story of the often crucial relationship between masterprinter and visiting artist. From the inception of the programme, a small number of masterprinters at Graphic Studio Dublin have been guiding and mentoring artists through the printmaking process. These skills combine to create editions that are unique to Graphic Studio Dublin. The results of this creative process – editions of fine art prints, can be viewed and purchased from our gallery.