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 […]

Kilkenny Arts Festival 2015

Interpreting Yeats This year Blackstack Studio has been invited to participate in the show at Grennan Mills,  Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny. Blackstack Studio will present a visual interpretation of the poetry of W.B. Yeats, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the poet’s birth in 1865.                      

New Prints at Mugshot Cafe

We have a new selection of fine art prints by Blackstack Studio members Vicki Cody, Sylvia Hemmingway, Jacqui O’Neill, John Busher, Helen Robbins and Mella Cahill now on show at the Mugshot Cafe, James Street in Kilkenny, do drop in………….                                   […]

Stephen Morton at Visual, Carlow.

Studio member Stephen Morton has had a painting accepted at the AIB Éigse Open Submission 2015 at Visual in Carlow. The work on show has been selected by Lewis Biggs who is curator of the Folkestone Triennial, former artistic director of the Liverpool Biennial and director of Tate Liverpool. The exhibition, including Stephen’s stunningly detailed […]

Lino Cut Workshop

Mella Cahill recently held Linocut workshops at Blackstack studio, participants were taught the techniques required to cut a block and how to ink it up for ready for printing. The afternoon’s workshop covered colour-layering, see pictures below………                                     […]

Alé Mercado Solo Show at Cork Community Printshop

Blackstack Studio member Alé Mercado’s solo show opens on June 6th at Cork Community Printshop in Cork. Alé creates his illustrations from pen and digital work, and has developed a strong personal style. Dark and witty, his work merges screen and woodblock printing processes. For this exhibition he is presenting his latest pieces inspired by […]

Carlow Arts Festival 2015

 Carlow Arts Festival 2015 from Friday 29th May to Sunday June 7th  http://www.carlowartsfestival.com Come and visit the Blackstack Studio pop-up gallery at No. 3 Dublin Street at the Carlow Arts Festival (Eigse). Ten artists from the studio are showing work ranging in techniques from etchings and screen prints to digital prints and woodcut, displaying the […]