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Exhibitions > '12

09 February 2012 - 24 February 2012


Sponsors' Portfolio Exhibition - 50 Years
1962 - 2012


"There is something of common race instinct in the work of all original Irish writers of to-day and, it can hardly be absent in their sister art". Sir Hugh Lane (1875 - 1915)


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Graphic Studio Gallery welcomes Jimmy Deenihan Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs to launch 'Sponsors' Portfolio Exhibition - 50 years, 1962 - 2012' on Thursday 9th February. In 1962 Graphic Studio Dublin launched Sponsors' Portfolios containing art and literature by members, writers and artists from Ireland and internationally, featuring work by Anne Yeats, Elizabeth Rivers, Patrick Hickey, Norah McGuinness and John Kelly among others. They ran from 1962-1979 and helped fund the studio alongside its Arts Council Grant.

In keeping with our long tradition of combining art and literature, the Sponsors' Portfolio was re-launched in 2010 to as part of Graphic Studio Dublin's 50th anniversary. For each portfolio we commission one writer, an invited visual artist and three members from the studio to produce a unique piece of work and a portfolio will be published annually for the next 10 years (2010-2019).

This exhibition celebrates the three most recent Sponsors' Portfolios, commissioning work by the following artists and writers: Jean Bardon, Carmel Benson, Caroline Donohue, Theo Dorgan, Roddy Doyle, Martin Gale RHA, Thomas Kinsella, Jennifer Lane, Stephen Lawlor, Louise Leonard, Kelvin Mann, Seán McSweeney, Niall Naessens, Donald Teskey RHA and Marta Wakula-Mac. Framed works by John Kelly, Nora McGuinness and Anne Yeats from earlier Sponsors' Portfolios shall also be on view.

The launch will start at 3pm with a talk and demonstration by artist Louise Leonard. At 6pm Roddy Doyle will read 'Ultramarine' followed by a readings of 'Journey' by Theo Dorgan. At 6.30pm Minister Jimmy Deenihan will launch the exhibition.


Click on the thumbnails to view in full, dimensions refer to paper-size h x w [image size h x w].

Prices are for unframed work including 13.5% VAT available for sale in Graphic Studio Gallery.




Jennifer Lane
MoonFish 2012
Woodblock
46 cm x 38 cm
[22.5 cm x 28 cm]
Edition of 75
Not sold separately,
only available in portfolio.


Seán McSweeney
Shoreline 2012
Carborundum
38 cm x 46 cm
[22 cm x 30 cm]
Edition of 75
Not sold separately,
only available in portfolio.

Niall Naessens
6.30 A.M. 2012
Etching
46 cm x 38 cm
[16 cm x 16 cm]
Edition of 75
Not sold separately,
only available in portfolio.

Marta Wakula-Mac
Dancer 2012
Linocut
46 cm x 38 cm
[24 cm x 21 cm]
Edition of 75
Not sold separately,
only available in portfolio.

Thomas Kinsella
Elderly craftsman at his bench 2012
Letterpress
46 cm x 38 cm
[30 cm x 16 cm]
Edition of 75
Not sold separately,
only available in portfolio.

Caroline Donohue
A place to dream 2011
Etching
46 cm x 38 cm
[25 cm x 20 cm]
Edition of 75
Not sold separately,
only available in portfolio.


Martin Gale
Journey 2011
Aquatint
38 cm x 46 cm
[24 cm x 35 cm]
Edition of 75
Not sold separately,
only available in portfolio.

Stephen Lawlor
Passing 2011
Etching
46 cm x 38 cm
[20 cm x 25 cm]
Edition of 75
Not sold separately,
only available in portfolio.

Louise Leonard
Daily Bread 2011
Etching
46 cm x 38 cm
[31.5 cm x 24.5 cm]
Edition of 75
Not sold separately,
only available in portfolio.

Theo Dorgan
The Bodhisattvas that we were... 2011
Screenprint
46 cm x 38 cm
[46 cm x 38 cm]
Edition of 75
Not sold separately,
only available in portfolio.

Jean Bardon
Amaryllis, Lapis Lazuli and Gold 2010
Etching
46 cm x 38 cm
[17 cm x 21 cm]
Edition of 75
Not sold separately,
only available in portfolio.


Carmel Benson
Dawn 2010
Carborundum
46 cm x 38 cm
[31cm x 27 cm]
Edition of 75
Not sold separately,
only available in portfolio.

Kelvin Mann
Astronauts & Crosses 2010
Etching
46 cm x 38 cm
[34.5 cm x 30 cm]
Edition of 75
Not sold separately,
only available in portfolio.

Donald Teskey
2010
Carborundum
46 cm x 38 cm
[21 cm x 23.5 cm]
Edition of 75
Not sold separately,
only available in portfolio.

Roddy Doyle
Ultramarine 2010
Calligraphy
46 cm x 38 cm
[46 cm x 38 cm]
Edition of 75
Not sold separately,
only available in portfolio.
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