Print Of The Month – Dawn West

Protection: Drypoint, edition of 5 The background to this print: I made this print for my solo show with Limerick Printmakers.  I was looking at Hindu mudras which are the hand gestures used by some of the Hindu deities to convey character or moods such as charity, compassion and protection.  I decided to replicate some of the […]

Culture Night with Blackstack Studio

Blackstack Studio is inviting visitors to get some ink this Culture Night, Friday 21 September. Try some live, hands on screen printing, mono printing or block printing – or why not all three together?!  From 6pm – 9pm at the Studio, we’ll have tote bags and sketch books at the ready and printing workstations inked […]

Blackstack Studio Box Set Art Trail

The theme of our  2018 Box Set is Kilkenny and this year, there are 10 wonderful prints in two Box Sets. As part for the AKA Alternative Arts Festival, we’ve created a Box Set Art Trail to showcase our prints around Kilkenny in cooperation with local businesses.  We’re really grateful for the opportunity to show […]

Print Of The Month – John Busher

Balldrop:  Reduction Woodblock Print, variable edition of 10   The background to this print: The title of this work is ‘Balldrop’, it grew out of a painting that I made for a show last autumn in Pallas Projects/Studios. Sometimes I make a print in reaction to a painting, other times it’s the opposite. This print […]

Blackstack Studio Student Bursary Award 2018

Blackstack Studio Student Bursary Award 2016 We are pleased to announce that this year’s winner of the Blackstack Studio Bursary Award is Amelie Scheid. Amelie graduated just last week from Grennan Mill Craft School, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny. The prize includes six months membership of the studio and we are delighted to welcome her to our […]

Before / Beyond

Our first exhibition of 2018 opens this Friday and will run all next week in the Arts Office Gallery, Dean Street, Kilkenny. Check out the poster below for dates, time and more details.                                       To celebrate National […]

Maeve Coulter at Art Print Residence

Blackstack member Maeve Coulter is just back from a workshop in the fantastic Art Print Residence in Arenys de Munt in Catalonia. Enrique Leal tutored the week long Silk Mezzotint course. Check out for info on printmaking residencies and upcoming workshops.  Highly recommended!          

Print of the Month – Nadia Cullinane

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.  For our very first Print of the Month, we’re delighted to bring you ‘… And She Loved Him’ by Nadia Cullinane.   The background to this print:  Hmmm.  It’s […]