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Graphic Studio Dublin & Graphic Studio Gallery were established to provide studios, promote printmaking and to exhibit and sell fine art prints.


Graphic Studio Dublin, Fine Art Printmakers, was established in 1960 to teach traditional printmaking skills (then unavailable in Irish art colleges), and to provide studios and technical assistance to artists to make fine art prints. Its five founders were Patrick Hickey, Leslie MacWeeney, Liam Miller, Elizabeth Rivers and Anne Yeats. Since 2007 the studios are housed in a stunning converted granary building: Distillery House, North Circular Road, Dublin 1.

Graphic Studio Gallery, opened in 1988, in Cope Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 and has become an essential cultural feature of the city. Dublin's first fine art print gallery, it holds the largest stock of fine art prints, for sale in Ireland, and frequently works with private, corporate and public clients on specific projects. It supports artists through a busy exhibition schedule of up to 11 national and international exhibitions annually. Its education programme includes talks and print demonstrations, that provide engagement for the public, with artist printmakers. The sale of work at the gallery provides financial assistance to artists, and also raises essential funding for studio facilities.

Graphic Studio Dublin facilitates the following print techniques: etching, lithography, linocut, drypoint, carborundum, woodblock, aquatint, photo etching, blind embossing, collography and mezzotint. Technical assistance and education of artist members in the above printmaking techniques is core to our ethos.

Since 1980, The Visiting Artists programme, operated by Graphic Studio Dublin has made one of the most important contributions to the development of Irish printmaking. Under this scheme, artists such as Donald Teskey, William Crozier, Hughie O'Donohue, Alice Maher, Tony O'Malley, Gwen O'Dowd, Anne Madden, Louis le Brocquy, and many others. who may have little experience of printmaking, but are renowned in their own right as artists are invited to work with our technicians and master printer to produce an edition of prints that are showcased at the gallery.

Graphic Studio Dublin is managed as a non-profit agency as follows:

GSD Members
GSD Board:
- Christopher Curran (Chairman)
- Jeremy Crean
- Peter Robbins
- Ailbhe Barrett (GSD Member)
- Nicola Morrin (GSD Member)
- Dermot Ryan (GSD Member)
- Aoife Scott (GSD Member)
- Grainne Cuffe (GSD Member)

Studio Director:
Robert Russell

Gallery Director:
Peter Brennan
Studio Assistant:
Mary Plunkett

Gallery Assistant:
Elke Thonnes

Studio Assistant:
Niamh Flanagan

Book Keeper:
Ann Kinsella

Company Information

Alchemiser Ltd. T/A Graphic Studio Dublin

Company No. 84785

Charity No. CHY 9124

VAT No. IE 4628357 F

Governance Information
Graphic Studio Gallery is part of Graphic Studio Dublin

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