Fingal County Council and Graphic Studio Dublin launch the Fine Art Print Residency Award 2020

The two-week residency will provide an ideal environment for the development of a creative project in printmaking and an opportunity to network with other artists.

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Fingal County Council Arts Office in partnership with Graphic Studio Dublin is offering a fine art print residency to a professional artist at any stage of their career, working in any discipline, who is interested in exploring print processes.

The two-week residency will provide an ideal environment for the development of a creative project in printmaking and an opportunity to network with other artists. The residency will take place in 2020 at a date to be agreed with the successful candidate.

To be eligible to apply, applicants must have been born, have studied, or currently reside in the Fingal administrative area. No printmaking experience is necessary.

For further information and an application form please contact Graphic Studio Dublin.

Tel: 01 817 0938 or email [email protected]

The closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday 30th April at 4.00pm

The residency will include:                                                                                                                                    

·      A short induction/training course in the use of equipment and models of good practice in a collective fine art print studio.

·      The assistance and guidance of an experienced printmaker in making a multicolour print using a pre-prepared drawing/painting as a starting point.

·      The Studio Director will advise on print methodologies and assist the artist in all possible ways to professionally fulfil their objectives during the residency.

·      Professional studio support with technical processes and artistic development.

·      Assistance in printing a small edition of the finished work.

·      The residency will be documented for the artist, Fingal County Council and Graphic Studio Dublin. The finished work will be exhibited in Graphic Studio Gallery.

Additional information                                                                                                                                         

Sorca O’Farrell, a landscape artist from Howth, was the recipient of the 2019 award and worked with master printer Niamh Flanagan at Graphic Studio Dublin to produce a series of limited-edition prints, which have become part of the Fingal County Council Municipal Art Collection. According to Sorca “I found Niamh very encouraging and enthusiastic in helping me decide on print designs. I am very happy with the two final prints, and I learnt so much along the way. I found the residency to be a fantastic productive experience. Visiting artists are made to feel very welcome and encouraged, and the facilities at the studio are all very high level.”

About Graphic Studio Dublin                                                                                                                             

Graphic Studio Dublin was established in 1960 to facilitate the process of engaging with the medium of printmaking to express artistic ideas, and to facilitate the development of successful working practices for artists through all stages of their careers.

We provide printmaking facilities and technical assistance in a supportive working environment, and teach the skills needed, to enable artists develop successful working practices, and to engage with print media to extend existing art practices.

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