20:20 Print Exchange

Blackstack Studio are participating in the 20:20 Print Exchange organised by Hot Bed Press in Salford. Over forty print studios from Ireland and Britain are taking part in this year’s exchange, thats 584 artist and 14,600 prints in total! Well done and a big thank you to everyone at Hot Bed Press. The print collection […]

Blackstack Studio at Rothe House Christmas Market

Blackstack Studio have a stall at the Rothe House Christmas Market in Kilkenny city this coming weekend the 12th /13th December.  Come along and soak up the Christmas atmosphere at this beautiful 17th century house.  There will be a wide range of locally produced crafts, giftware, food and treats available as well as medieval Christmas […]

‘Inumerable Subtle Creations’

A new solo show of work by Dawn West is being held at Limerick Printmakers, 69 O’ Connell Street, Limerick City. The show opens on December 9th and runs until December 21st. https://www.facebook.com/events/1033691030015371/ “ … wandering above and below, the Spirit makes for himself innumerable subtle creations¹” (Mascaro, 1965, p. 135)         […]

Limerick Printmakers Open Submission Exhibition 2015

Work by two of our printmakers, Maeve Coulter & Mary Cullen-Kelly, from Blackstack Studio has been selected for the Limerick Printmakers Open Submission Exhibition 2015. The show runs from November 12th to 30th at 69 O’ Connell Street Limerick. The other artists selected for the show are… Irene Antonadi, Eoin Barry, Johnny Bulger, David Creane, […]


Visit Blackstack Studio Artist John Busher’s solo show at NAG Gallery, Francis Street, Dublin.  24 October – 7 November NAG Gallery Open View 29 October @ 6pm                   About the Project: Works will see a development from a recent exhibition ‘Transferrals”, which took place in the Project Space […]


17 October – 31 November The Institute, Church Street, Enniscorthy Open View 16 October @ 7pm About the Project: Visual Artists: John Busher, Trudi Van Der Elsen, Noelle Gallagher, Will O’Kane, Kate Murphy, Joan Sugrue – Written & Performative Response: Caroline Busher & Peter Murphy – Choral Response: Donagh Wylde (Enniscorthy Choral Society) Sift is a co-curated project initiated […]

2015 Box Set Launched.

The new Blackstack Studio box set was launched on Saturday at the Grennan Mill exhibition in Thomastown. There are two box sets to choose from, which have been produced using a wide array of printmaking techniques. The boxes themselves are handmade by Sylvia Hemmingway and include six prints in each box. The box sets can […]

A Show of Fine Art Printmaking

As well as exhibiting at Grennan Mills in Thomastown we are also showing a range of work at our studio at 42 Parliament St, Kilkenny. This show will feature work produced in the studio by all our members, there is a wide range of techniques displayed including intaglio, screenprinting, collograph and woodblock.       […]

Getting the Studio Festival Ready!

The countdown is on – this year we are exhibiting at Grennan Mills, Thomastown and showing work in the studio at 42 Parliament St and we have work on display at the Little Green Grocers at 6 Parliament Street and the Mugshot cafe on James Street. Photos of the big tidy up below…….     […]

Blackstack Studio Student Bursary Award 2015

We are delighted to announce that Blackstack Studio has presented the first of our Student Awards to Franziska Honigschnabel. Franziska graduated this year from Grennan Mill Craft School with a distinction in Printmaking Fetac Level 6. She received the prize of six months membership of the studio. This is the first year to award a […]