Little Stories Little Prints

Currently in the Atrium, Áras an Chondae, Mullingar and in Charleville Library, North Strand, Dublin 1
Little Stories Little Prints is a 1916 Commemorative Visual Arts Project through the medium of Printmaking. The project was devised and coordinated by Pamela de Brí  in collaboration with the Leinster Printmaking Studio, Clane, Co Kildare. She was assisted by Margaret Becker, Director and Manager of the studio. The project is supported mainly by Co. Kildare Library and Arts Services, with supplementary support from Dublin City Libraries.
Fifty Printmakers from eight Printmaking Studios around Ireland accepted an invitation to participate in the project, which aims to create awareness of little known events or incidents during or around the time of the Easter Rising in 1916. The artists researched incidents and aspects of life at the time and created little prints in response to their research.
The project will tour libraries and other venues in Kildare, Dublin, Westmeath, Wicklow, Cork, Galway and Donegal during the year.  In most venues the exhibition will be accompanied by a workshop for adults and/or children. (See  for further information on the project and dates of exhibitions and workshops.)
A limited edition illustrated publication is available for purchase on request.
A website for the project has been set up to document the years activities.  The prints, along with the stories, incidents or events that inspired them, can be viewed on the website.
For further information please email or phone 0876616863

Leinster Printmaking Studio and the MacGill Summer School present DUANAIRE, a visual interpretation of poems of the dispossessed.
“An Duanaire” is a fine art print exhibition by the artists of the Leinster Printmaking Studio, Clane, Co. Kildare and invited artists from many parts of Ireland, including members of the RHA and Aosdana. The inspiration for the exhibition is the anthology of Gaelic poetry from 1600 to 1900.
“An Duanaire”, compiled by the Irish scholar and Gaelic poet, Sean O’Tuama, translated into English by the poet Thomas Kinsella and published in 1981 by the Dolmen Press.
The exhibition was curated by Alice Hanratty, Aosdana, Mick O’Dea, RHA, Aosdana and Peter Jones, Head of Printmaking D.I.T.
The exhibition was shown as part of the MacGill Summer School, Glenties, Co. Donegal from Sunday 20th to Friday 25th July.

Joyce Exhibition
The Leinster Printmaking Studio celebrating 15 years of Printmaking in Clane, Co. Kildare hosted an  Exhibition of Prints
in response to “The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man” by James Joyce.
The exhibition was opened by Kildare Arts Officer Lucina Russell and Bruce Bradely S. J. on 12th June, 2014 in the Castle Keep, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
The exhibition ran from the 12th - 29th of June


Exhibitions 2013

Leinster Printmaking Studio in association with The Gerard Manley Hopkins Society 26th International Festival invite you to the opening by Des Egan of 'Duanaire' Visual Interpretation of Poems of the Disposessed. Compiled by Sean O'Tuama and translated by Thomas Kinsella. Curated by Alice Hanratty, Aosdána. Recital by Constance Short.
 Wednesday 24th July 2013 @ 7pm

Exhibitions 2010

A major exhibition of the “Le Chéile” project was held in Oriel Ynys Mon, Llangefni, on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales, from Saturday, 24th September until Sunday, 6th November.  The exhibition in Oriel Ynys Mon, which opened at 12.00 noon on Saturday 24th September, showcased the work of the project to date. The LPS participants are receiving support from Culture Ireland to bring the work to Wales.

 A selection of the work was also seen at the Urban Retreat Gallery, Hanover Quay, Dublin 2 from 12th July until Sunday 18th September. 

- Hong Kong Print Festival: The studio was invited to participate in the Hong Kong Print Festival by a contact made at the Imprint 6 International Symposium in Bristol in 2009. "Convergence / Divergence - An International Prints Exchange Exhibition" December 2010- January 2011, Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong City Hall, Central, Hong Kong.
L1 Gallery, Jockey Club Creative Arts Center, Shek Kip Mei, Kowloon.

- "Country Arts Touring Exhibition", South Australia, in conjunction with Wrexham Regional Print Studio as the invited International project ongoing 2009-2010. For further information on this project see:

- “Le Chéile”, a collaboration in printmaking between the Clane and the Wrexham studios, in Rhyl Art Centre, North Wales, January.

- "Bog 50x70", an exhibition of prints inspired by the Bog of Allen, curated by Peter Jones and shown in a disused retail unit during the Éigse Festival, Carlow, July.

- Work from the studio was featured at the BIG SALE event in Cromarty, Scotland. June. The second phase of the "Bog" exhibition will proceed in conjunction with the Cromarty Artists Trust and the Highland Print Studio.

2009 exhibitions

1999 to 2008 exhibitions



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