The Graphic Art Studio in Dublin is celebrating its 60th birthday with a new exhibition of etchings, linocuts, screenprints and monoprints at the Hyde Bridge Gallery, Yeats Building in Sligo on September 4th.
Graphic Studio Dublin was founded by Anne Yeats, daughter of WB Yeats and several friends, including Liam Miller, founder of Dolmen Press. It was the first co-operative print studio in Ireland. Anne Yeats was a designer and painter and some of her work will be included in the exhibition.
The exhibition will be opened online, by Caitríona Yeats, granddaughter of WB Yeats and patron of the Yeats International Summer School. "I know that my aunt Anne Yeats would be delighted that the Graphic Studio is celebrating its 60th birthday by hosting an exhibition in the Hyde Bridge Gallery. It is a wonderful venue for the celebration and I look forward very much to seeing it."
The work of Graphic Art Studio has helped to establish fine art print making as a central element among the contemporary visual arts. Artists exhibiting include Stephen Lawlor, Susan Mannion and Sligo native Kate McDonagh. Chair of the Hyde Bridge Gallery Committee Nuala Clarke said "We are delighted to be open once again and to have a wonderful new exhibition for September.
"Graphic Art Studio has made a wonderful contribution to the visual arts in Ireland and this is an appropriate way to honour Anne Yeats and her fellow founders for their vision and hard work."
The exhibition will open on Friday at 5.30pm and run until Tuesday 29th September.