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.                           […]

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! […]

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.         […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]