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 […]

‘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 […]