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         […]

Maeve Coulter at The Masters: Screen and Stone

One of Maeve Coulter’s flocked iron filings/rust print diptychs will be in The Masters: Screen and Stone exhibition in the Bankside Gallery London 7 – 18 Nov 2018. The Masters is a series of technique-specific exhibitions established by the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. This year’s exhibition is dedicated to screenprinting, digital printmaking and lithography, curated […]

39th Annual Horse in Art Exhibition

Blackstack Studio member Jacqueline O’ Neill has been selected to take part in the 39th Annual Horse in Art Exhibition of the Society of Equestrian Artists which takes place at Sally Mitchell’s beautiful gallery in The Newcastle Arms, Tuxford, Nottinghamshire in the UK. ‘Cold Morning Glow’ by Peter Bainbridge Running from Sunday 16th – Saturday […]

‘Something of Happiness’ by AK Lee at Watergate Theatre

Blackstack Studio member AK Lee ‘Something of Happiness – a backdrop for civil marriage ceremonies’ at Watergate Theatre, Parliament Street, Kilkenny from 6th September 2018 to 30th September 2018 10.30am – 5.00pm. “For years I lived close to a Registry Office. Families would queue for photos by the tree outside. For the first few years […]

National Lottery Good Causes Awards County Winner!

Hurray! We’re delighted to announce that Blackstack Studio have been announced as the County Winner in the Arts section for the National Lottery #GoodCausesAwards 2018! Thanks to everyone who has supported us over the years – Regional Finals in September so fingers crossed        

Print Of The Month For August – Blackstack Studio Boxsets

Back from a 10 day tour around Kilkenny, our 2018 box set has witches and their potions, the excitement of horse racing at Gowran Park and an alternative ‘view of Kilkenny’. The 2018 boxset can also be purchased online and delivered straight to your door, visit our online shop today.   Read about the ideas […]

Bookbinding Workshops at Blackstack Studio During Kilkenny Art’s Festival

 The ReadThatImage team is pleased to present Stitching Sessions in collaboration with Blackstack Studio as part of the Stitching Sessions Summer Tour. During this workshop participants will be introduced to the craft of bookbinding and learn about the different papers, materials and tools needed to create their own hand-bound books. Members of the RTI team will guide […]

Print Of The Month – Mary Cullen-Kelly

Tradition:  An A/P, Photopolymer Print with watercolour tint The background to this print: I like images with a little twist to them.  This image of a dog with landscape and wallpaper surround has the all the elements of an 18th or 19th century painting hanging on a wall in a stately home perhaps – but then you notice the electricity […]

Print of the Month – A. K. Lee

Print of the Month is a monthly showcase of a print made by one of Blackstack Studio’s members introducing the ideas and process behind the work.  A. K. Lee, Upstanding The background to this print: Pretty much since becoming aware of the Holocaust I had hoped that at some stage I could add something to […]