The Hyde Bridge Gallery is delighted to collaborate with Graphic Studio Dublin to celebrate 60 years. The Exhibition opens Friday September 4th at 5.30pm. Social distancing will be in place. Face masks must be worn.
Sixty years ago, in 1960, in response to the lack of Fine-Art-Print making and teaching facilities in Ireland, five visionaries founded Graphic Studio Dublin.
At this point of The Studio’s Diamond Jubilee, it’s time to celebrate!
Back in 1960, the artists Elizabeth Rivers, Anne Yeats, Pat Hickey and Leslie McWeeney and the Fine Art Editions publisher and founder of Dolmen Press Liam Miller, could not have foreseen the long-term effect their endeavours would have on the Irish Art scene. With an artist-led ethos since its inception, Graphic Studio Dublin has protected the traditional skills of etching, stone lithography, wood and linocutting and now embraces contemporary techniques of photo-intaglio and screenprinting.
Hundreds of artists have passed through the doors of the Studio, from the first basement premises in Lower Mount Street, through its long and productive sojourn in Green Street East in Dublin’s Docklands to its present home in a spacious four storey former brewery on the North Circular Road. Many of its artists have gone on to spread the skills of printmaking by founding new studios, in a manner which would have pleased the original five founders.
Graphic Studio Dublin is delighted to present the work of its current membership in an exhibition showcasing a broad selection of the best of Irish Fine Art Printmaking with something to please everyone as the Studio forges ahead into the coming decades. Runs Friday September 4th- Tuesday 29th.