Print of the Month for April

What is the background to this print? This is the first print I made on my journey into the world of DNA, heredity, and the chance element so intrinsic to our identity. The lady in the print is my grandmother, Marie, who gave me my lifelong love of making when I was a small girl. […]

Print of the Month For March is by Two Headed Dog

‘The Wires’ by Two Headed Dog   What’s the background to this print? This print is the first in a 3-part series which came to life when I worked as a contractor on the Dublin railway. We were in the midst of a heat-wave and were on site for a few long weeks at the […]

Print of the Month for February 2019

Maeve Coulter – Home Sweet Home, Tuam                               What’s the background to this print? I made this piece back in 2014 when the news first broke about the Tuam Mother and Baby Home. It is a digital print on fabric with […]

Sign Up For Exciting Monoprint Workshop with Dawn West

A two day Monoprint workshop with Tutor Dawn West will look at several different monoprint techniques with the aim of introducing participants to the creative potential of this versatile medium. By the end of this workshop participants should have the skills and confidence to be able to experiment with their preferred monoprint processes and incorporate […]

Maeve Coulter in Surface Design Journal

Blackstack Studio member Maeve Coulter’s fantastic rust prints Reparation I and Reparation II were recently featured in the autumn/winter Surface Design Journal as part of their Family Matters: SDA International Exhibition in Print. See the Surface Design journal for more information. https://www.surfacedesign.org/                           […]

Print of the Month for December

  December’s Print of the Month is by Frank Rafter                               What’s the background to this print? This is called Toothopia and is the first of a projected series of six which will feature teeth and town and various landscapes. I […]

Blackstack Studio at the Winter PRINT Fair in Dublin

The countdown is on to the all new Winter PRINT Fair and we’d like to invite you to the opening on Friday 30 November from 18.00 – 20.00 Free Admission  All are welcome. Follow the event page for the lowdown over the next week and give the gift of a print this Christmas season! https://www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/visit-us/event-calendar/ […]

Fundraiser print with Jane O’ Malley and the Butler Gallery

We’re used to printing our own editions at Blackstack Studio but recently we got the chance to collaborate with the Butler Gallery on a fundraising screenprint of a wonderful drawing by Jane O’Malley. Sylvia Hemmingway was the printer and you can see in the photos below the process from beginning to end, including the beautiful […]

Print of the Month for November – Vicki Cody

November’s Print of the Month features the work of Vicki Cody. What’s the background to this print? I first made this image during my masters about 2 years ago. It was made using paper collage. In my work I meld together traditional collage techniques with distortion, turnings things upside down bringing the beautiful and ugly […]

Sylvia Hemmingway at Lessedra Gallery in Bulgaria

Blackstack founder Sylvia Hemmingway is one of thirty eight Irish artists in the Contemporary Printmaking from Ireland exhibition at the Lessedra Gallery in Bulgaria in association with Leinster Printmaking Studio and the Embassy of Ireland. The show runs from the 1st to 25th November, follow the link for more information. http://www.lessedra.com/gallery.php?d=current&fbclid=IwAR0kzvO2tR-99Z7HP94H5WrKF-jg-UCxW-yBBEnnBLgTjaFs1KAfajRhNEc#top         […]