‘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 […]

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 […]

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 – 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]