Making Art Printing Online Gallery - Graphic Studio Dublin

May 7, 2020

Draíocht’s forthcoming exhibition ‘MAKing Art: PRINTing’, curated by Sharon Murphy, will open later this Season once we’re back in action. For now though, you can preview all the work from Graphic Studio Dublin in our Online Gallery, complete with Artists Biogs and Prices. The artists are all Fingal based and if you are interested in supporting their work by pre-purchasing a print, framed or unframed, please email and we can take your card payment by phone and organise swift payment, in turn, to our artists.

A 25% non-refundable deposit will secure the work for you. Full payment means we can pay the artist concerned swiftly.
Delivery will be dependent on when Draíocht can reopen to the public and when the artists can gain access to studios/printers/framers.

represents print sales

Susan Early
Susan Early is an Architect & Printmaker. She became a member of Graphic Studio Dublin in 2012 where she now works as Studio Administrator. She makes etchings in drypoint and aquatint and has exhibited nationally and in Europe, Canada and the USA. Her work features in private and public collections including Fingal County Council, University of Limerick, Office of Public Works and National Botanic Gardens. Susan’s printmaking is informed by drawings and photographs of familiar elements in Irish landscapes. Structures, buildings and the landscape topography, studied against context, are explored. The built and natural environment defined by the sea is of particular interest and includes studies of ships, lighthouses and other built landmarks.  
Susan Early - Lighthouse at Baily / Edition: 50
Medium: Etching & Aquatint / Size: 24 x 18 cm
Price: €360 framed; €280 unframed 
Framed size: 46 x 38cm
Purchase price for 2:  €340 each framed

Susan Early - Lighthouse at Howth / Edition: 50
Medium: Etching & Aquatint / Size: 24 x 18 cm
Price: €360 framed; €280 unframed 
Framed size: 46 x 38cm
Purchase price for 2:  €340 each​ framed


Niamh Flanagan

Niamh Flanagan graduated from Fine Art Print at the National College of Art and Design. She became a member of Graphic Studio Dublin in 2004, where she now also works as Projects Manager and Master Printer. She has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally and her work is in the collections of the Office of Public Works, The Law Society of Ireland, the Chester Beatty Library, the British Library and the National Gallery of Ireland.  Niamh Flanagan’s work explores the search for utopias within our world, and the restless desire to be somewhere else. She uses visual elements of the landscapes around her; both urban and rural, internal and external, to describe this search for something that is perhaps unattainable. The prints depict a world of abstracted landscapes and cityscapes telling fragments of stories, showing the unseen, the hidden and the unreal as they lurk beneath turbulent skies. The world spins, the seasons change, they change back again; and we dream and spin and dream again. 
Niamh Flanagan - the lost villages / Edition: 30
Medium: Etching / Size: 26 x 26 cm 
Price: €360 framed; €275 unframed  

Niamh Flanagan - jumping haybales / Edition: 30
Medium: Etching / Size: 26 x 26 cm 
Price: €360 framed; €275 unframed  

Mary Grey

Mary Grey took up printmaking when she retired from teaching in 2005. She attended classes in Graphic Studio Dublin and was accepted as a member in 2009.  Since then she has made prints using various methods of printmaking - etching, linocut, woodblock, photointaglio, screenprint, carborundum, lithography and letterpress -  liking the variety, and continues to learn through weekend classes in the Studio. She exhibits in the Summer and Winter exhibitions in the Gallery, and in exhibitions, organised by the Studio and Gallery, in venues throughout the country.  Her inspiration comes from Nature and her surroundings. 

Mary Grey - Magnolia / Edition: 15
Medium: Linoprint / Size: 21 x 15 cm 
​Price: €200 framed, €140 unframed

Mary Grey - Morning Dew / Edition: 6
Medium: Photo Intaglio / Size: 20 x 27 cm 
Price: €180 framed, €110 unframed 


Julie Ann Haines
Julie Ann was born in Belfast and studied Fine Art Painting at Manchester and Norwich Schools of Art. She discovered Fine Art Print after moving to Dublin and colour etchings and monotypes now comprise her main body of work. Her images depict intimate studies of the urban landscape around North Dublin where she lives and concentrate on isolated structures that convey a quiet contemplative stillness. Her carefully balanced compositions are usually small in scale and a recent departure into larger work - as seen in the pieces in this show has allowed her to develop a more painterly approach with the mark making in her etching process. Julie Ann’s work is in many private collections as well as the National Gallery of Ireland, National Library of Ireland, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, British Library, University of Limerick, Fingal and Meath County Councils. 

Julie Ann Haines - Strand Rd / Edition: 50
Medium: Etching aquatint / Size: 50 x 70 cm 
Price: €680 framed; €545 unframed 

Julie Ann Haines - 782 Howth Road / Edition: 50
Medium: Etching aquatint / Size: 46 x 82 cm 
Price: €680 framed; €545 unframed 


Michele Hetherington

Michele Hetherington is a multi-disciplinary artist living and working in Dublin. Her practice emerges from a conceptual and poetical curiosity surrounding ideas of Time, Place and the Self. Michele holds a Masters Degree in Fine Art and an undergraduate degree in Printmaking from NCAD, Dublin. In 2018, she was awarded the Fingal Arts Council Graduate Award and subsequently held her first solo show, ‘Talk Softly’. Exhibiting nationally and internationally, her work is a part of both private and public collections. Michele became a member of Graphic Studio in 2019. 

Michele Hetherington - Polaroid Series: Horizon #1
Edition: 15 / Medium: Etching  / Size: 10 x 10cm 
Price: €300 framed, €225 unframed 

Michele Hetherington - Polaroid Series: Sunset 17:42
Edition: 15 / Medium: Etching / Size: 10 x 11cm 
Price: €300 framed, €225 unframed 


Ernada Husic

Ernada Husic is a Dublin based artist. She is a graduate of the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) where she studied Fine Art specialising in Fine Print. Since graduating in 2016, she has exhibited in exhibitions nationally. Her work is represented in both public and private collections including, the Office of Public Works, St. Patricks University Hospital Dublin and was also chosen as the feature image for Optic Screen Magazine Cover. In 2017 Ernada became a member of Graphic Studio Dublin. Since joining Graphic Studio, she has exhibited in  multiple Graphic Studio Gallery exhibitions including the 2018 and 2019 Summer exhibition and the recent 2019 MÓR show. She works mainly in multi-layered screenprint. 

Ernada Husic - Violet / Edition: tbc
Medium: Screenprint / Size: 76 x 50 cm
Price: €535 framed; €450 unframed 


Siobhan Hyde

Siobhan Hyde is an excellent and proficient printmaker and has worked in the field of print making for over twenty five years, joining Graphic Studio Dublin in 1990. Her most recent body of work started with the idea of creating a series of prints in memory of her Mother as a dressmaker, subsequently a visit to see Jim Dines 'Tools' in New York influenced a broader appreciation of objects as beautiful and worthy of representation. This suite of screen prints mainly still lives, incorporate homemaking, soul searching and remembering the delight of the simple pleasures in life.

Siobhan Hyde - Sticks and Stones / Edition: Unique print
Medium: Screenprint / Size: 10 x 24cm  
Price: €130 framed  

Desmond Kenny

Desmond Kenny is an interdisciplinary artist who works in paint, sculpture and print. He joined Graphic Studio Dublin in 2005, where his focus is on screen-printing, creating multi-layered, unique one-off works that combine watercolour, acrylic and mixed media.  Since he began making art in 1986 he has exhibited widely in Ireland and abroad, solo shows include Draíocht in 2001, The Lab in 2006 and Pallas Contemporary Projects in 2008, Draoicht Arts Centre, Dublin 2011, Solstice Arts Centre, Navan.  Recent group shows include Ink Miami Art Fair, 2018, Model Sligo, 2019. His work is included in many collections including the Office of Public Works, SIPTU, and Fingal County Council. 

Desmond Kenny - Untitled / Unique print
Medium: Multi-media screenprint / Size: 91 x 102 cm  
Price: €650 framed 
Desmond Kenny - Untitled / Unique print
Medium: Multi-media screenprint / Size: 91 x 102 cm 
Price: €650 framed 


Michael Killen

Born in Dublin, Michael studied in Dunlaoghaire School of Art majoring in Sculpture and Fine Art. He then received a scholarship from the Italian Government to study in the Academy of Fine Art in Florence in the school of Antonio Berti. On completing his time in the Academy, he moved to Pietrasanta in the Carrara marble area just north of Pisa where he worked under the direction of a family of stone sculptors. On his return to Ireland he assisted the German sculptor Imogen Stuart in a series of her larger commissions and then established his own studio in Malahide, County Dublin working in bronze and timber. He has executed public and private commissions for bodies such as Fingal County Council, Arts Care Northern Ireland, The Royal Hospital Donnybrook, E-Tec Power Management Europe amongst many others. He has exhibited in the Jorgensen Fine Art Gallery (Dublin), The Royal Ulster Academy (Belfast), The Graphic Studio Gallery (Dublin) and in the Irish Embassy in Berlin (Germany). While working as a sculptor he pursued his interest in print and was awarded a residency by Fingal County Council to study under the direction of Robert Russell in the Graphic Studio in 2015. Michael became a member of the Graphic Studio in 2017.

Michael Killen - Caught in a Wave / Edition: Unique print
Medium: Etching & Aquatint / Size: 30 x 20 cm 
Price: €390 framed 


Jennifer Lane

Born in Dublin, Jennifer Lane studied at the Dun Laoghaire School of Art and Design in the early 1970s. Shortly afterwards she joined the Graphic Studio Dublin and worked initially in lithography and later in woodblock printing, a speciality since. Her first solo exhibition was held in the Abbey Theatre in 1978; since then she has exhibited in the 1984 Bradford International Print Biennale; the 1993 Print Biennale in Ljubljana, as one of five artists representing Ireland; international group exhibitions in Milwaukee, Beijing, Singapore and Yokohama, Brussels and Paris; a solo exhibition in Graphic Studio Gallery in 2001. Her work has often been shown at the R.H.A., including 2006. More recent exhibitions appearances occurred in 2009, 2012, and 2015 and 2016. Woodcuts by Jennifer Lane figure in many large collections, including those of the Office of Public Works, the Irish Management Institute, the Bank of Ireland, the Jurys Hotels group as well as other private, State and corporate collections. In February 2020 her images featured in an exhibition of Irish art in the Irish Embassy in Ankara, Turkey. 

Jennifer Lane - Silver Bream / Edition: 10
Medium: Woodblock print  / Size: 56 x 38 cm
Price: €380 framed, €310 unframed 

Jennifer Lane - Pine cones / Edition: 5
Medium: Woodblock print  / Size: 58 x 57 cm
Price: €350 framed, €280 unframed 

Pamela Leonard

Pamela Leonard spent 6 years studying in The National College of Art. She won an NCAD scholarship in painting and taught art for 20 years. She has also designed stamps and books and won awards for these. She has worked at etching for the last 33 years and joined Graphic Studio Dublin in 1986. Pamela has exhibited in the RHA for 43 years along with other major exhibitions. Her etchings are in collections in Amsterdam, P&O liners and other public buildings. 

Pamela Leonard - A Quiet Place / Edition: 30
Medium: Etching / Size: 20 x 18cm
Price: €275 framed, €195 unframed 

Ned McLoughlin

Ned McLoughlin studied painting in the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, and has exhibited in Ireland and abroad. He has worked in film and tv as a production designer and art director and in theatre as a set designer and scene painter.  Recently he has been exploring narrative in large paintings under the provisional title ‘Bog People and Other Works’. He joined the Graphic Studio in Autumn 2017. 

Ned McLoughlin - Bon Bon Baile Dubh / Variable Edition: 33
Medium: Screenprint / Size: 40 x 69 cm 
Price: €545 framed; €455 unframed 

Sorca O’Farrell

Sorca O’Farrell is a landscape artist from Howth, Co .Dublin. She is a graduate of NCAD, Fine Art Print-Making. Her work has been exhibited in The National Gallery of Ireland, The RHA, RUA, and various group and solo shows. Her work is included in many public and private collections, and she was delighted to receive the Graphic Studio/Fingal County Council Residency Award 2019. 

Sorca O’Farrell - Ghost Forest / / Edition: 10
Medium: Etching / Size: 38 cm x 30 cm
Price: €400 framed. 


Robert Russell

Robert Russell attended IADT Dun Laoghaire from 1979. He specialised in sculpture but also worked in painting and print. Robert has focused on printmaking since joining Graphic Studio Dublin in 1988 and is Studio Director and Master Printer there since 2007. His work is in the collections of The National Gallery of Ireland, The Chester Beatty Library and The British Library. He was awarded a prize for painting in the Taylor Art Competition in 1980, and received the Alfred Beit Award and the Norah McGuinness Award in 1993. 

Robert Russell - No Parking / Edition: 50
Medum: Etching / Size: 74 x 49 cm 
Price: €595 framed; €480 unframed 


Una Sealy

Painter Una Sealy was the recipient of the Fingal Arts funded residency at Graphic Studio 2017/18, where she made this piece. She is a member of the Royal Hibernian Academy, where she is also a tutor in painting and drawing at RHA School. She has exhibited widely in Ireland and abroad, and is the winner of numerous awards.  She is currently undertaking a Masters of Science in Anatomy for Artists at RCSI. 

Una Sealy - Refuge / Edition: 20
Medium: Etching / Size: 38 x 38 cm
Price: €485 framed, €400 unframed 


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#CreateAtHome - Origami Cat & Sugar Paper Lion

May 6, 2020

Inspired by Animals this week, Albie and Paula spent a lovely afternoon following a couple of Pinterest tutorials and chose to create an Origami Cat and a Sugar Paper Lion.


Origami Cat 

First we did some cat origami.
This was a very easy guide to follow but might be a little tricky for small hands. The end result is super cute though and you can make as many as you like, in different colours and also try different expressions and whisker designs. There are lots of great animal origami guides on Pinterest to try, so give it a go and pick your favourite animal.


Sugar Paper Lion

Then we decided we would draw a baby lion, which Albie painted and had lots of fun sticking on his mane with brown sugar paper, giving it a fabulous 3D effect. This was a great guide to follow and Albie loved improvising with the sugar paper mane. If you don't have coloured paper at home, just colour in your own with markers or colouring pencils and that will work just as well. Enjoy! 



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#ShowUsYourArt Weekly Art Submissions - Week 6 ANIMALS

May 2, 2020

At this point, we're all starting to feel like animals! Why not lean into it and have some fun! Draw your favourite animal, create a face mask, build a habitat, make up your own animal creation, design an outfit for your pet ... the possibilities are endless! Why not use some objects from around the house to create some animal footprints?

Check out Anne Cradden's printing workshop for some helpful tips on making stampers!

Check out Genevieve Harden's Cardboard Animal Mask Making Workshop!

Simply take a photo of your child's artwork and email it to Paula Nolan Quinn at by the deadline each week. Tell us your child's first name & age (this may be posted on social media with your permission with their gorgeous artwork for all to enjoy). We hope to have an exhibition of some of the works entered later in the year so keep your work safe!

Week 6 Theme: ANIMALS
Enter your art by email to:
Deadline: Friday 8th May 11am. We'll pick 3 random winners and prizes include Draíocht Movie Tickets and Chocolatey Treats (delivered to you after we're all back in action!)

Let's get creating! We are super excited for you to #ShowUsYourArt


You can see all our ANIMALS entries in our Facebook Album HERE.


Week 6 Theme: ANIMALS - 27 Entries

We roared proudly this week with every fantastic entry we received! We can’t wait to display these in our zoo- er, gallery along with all of the other art we’ve received for #ShowUsYourArt these past few weeks for everyone to admire!

This week’s randomly selected winners are:

Emilija, age 11

James, age 4

Albie, age 7

Congratulations! An email will be sent out with details about your prizes, which includes 2 tickets to a movie showing in Draíocht, and some sweet treats to go along with them!

Did you take inspiration from your pets this week? These fuzzy companions are an integral part of some families, so keep them in mind as we move onto next week's theme...

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Draiocht News Update - 01 May 2020

May 1, 2020

Hi there,

The arts are certainly proving their worth as a crucial part of wellness, helping us to stay positive during this current crisis. Online resources are plentiful and we hope you are enjoying Draíocht’s content, as well as that of all our arts colleagues who are working hard around the country; alone, but together; in isolation, but embedded in our communities nonetheless. We miss you all very much.

We have a new COVID-19 Temporary Box Office Phone Number, for ticket enquiries, Monday-Friday 10am-6pm:  083-084 7249
Or maybe you just want a Draíocht Chat? Philippa is at the end of the phone, as she runs our Box Office from home.

If you need specific assistance, the best way to contact any of our staff at the moment is by email



We’ve 14 Blogs now to help you #CREATEATHOME with your children, with everything from a Junk Art Robot to a Paper Mache Book Cover.

In the last week alone, our professional artists have clocked up an impressive 6000+ views on Facebook with their fun video tutorials.

We are hugely grateful to our funders, Fingal County Council and The Arts Council as their continued support enables us honour our financial commitments to all our artists this Season.  We are delighted to have the opportunity to showcase our artists work online and to carry on working with them to bring you the the quality of work that you know Draíocht for.

Enjoy Printing for Toddlers with Anne Cradden

Enjoy Cardboard Mask Making with Genevieve Harden



Draíocht’s forthcoming exhibition ‘MAKing Art: PRINTing’, curated by Sharon Murphy, will open later this Season once we’re back in action.

For now though, you can preview all the work from Graphic Studio Dublin in our Online Gallery, complete with Artists Biogs and Prices.

The artists are all Fingal based, and if you are interested in supporting their work by pre-purchasing a print, framed or unframed, please email and we can take your payment by phone and organise swift payment to the artists.

Here are just 4 of the works available, to give you a taste…



Part of the joy of our work is experiencing uplifting events, and on occasion, we get the opportunity to record them. This is the perfect time to share with you a recording we made during the Mother Tongues Festival in Draíocht in February, by The Akano Rhythm Brothers and Friends

Born in Lagos, Nigeria, the Akano Rhythm Brothers have found a new home in Dublin 15 and love to share their language and African musical and dance heritage with everyone. Enjoy this upbeat family concert recording, with groovy and energetic sounds of Afrobeats with a modern twist, all while celebrating African culture. 

Play it loud and imagine that Draíocht is open once again, and we are all together celebrating in style! Hopefully that will be a reality very soon. Did we already tell you we miss you?



We continue to receive Thank You messages for Draíocht’s audiences from our forthcoming performers who are so grateful that you are moving to their new show dates!

Here’s Red Hurley & Luan Parle saying a huge thank you, and expressing their excitement to return to Draíocht



#DearIreland from The Abbey Theatre showcases 50 Writers & 50 Actors and premiered this week.
We're delighted to also mention that a number of our Home Theatre Ireland Artists are also featured in #DearIreland, including Dylan Coburn Gray, Nancy Harris, Shaun Dunne, Deirdre Kinahan, Eva O’Connor, and Felispeaks.

Carmel and Debs have a Zoom Call - Dirtbirds will be back in Draíocht in March 2021 ... In the meantime, you can always find them having fun on their Facebook Channel!

Rainbow Sheep for a Friday  - Our Friends in access>CINEMA, who are helping us to reschedule some of our movies, sent us this link. This one is especially for the very small people in your life... perhaps those who don’t always follow the crowd and go their own way instead! Enjoy!



The Science of Well-Being … Join over 2 million people worldwide for this FREE Online Course from Yale University.



These are tough times for arts venues all around the country. If you can support us at this time with a Donation, no matter the amount, it would mean the world to us, or you can purchase a Gift Voucher for future use. We've been blown away by your generosity so far, so a huge thank you from all of us.

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#CreateAtHome - Lego Cat World

April 30, 2020

This week for our Buildings theme, we decided to give the paint brushes and paints a break, and we took out our boxes of lego, to construct our Lego Cat World.

Albie decided he would give his toy pet cats their own world ... and so we introduce you to ... 'The United World of Cats'.

On Cat Avenue there is a Cat Disco, where the cats love to rock out to songs such as the famous 'Meow, Meow, Meow' (I can hear Abba's 'Money Money Money' in the back of my mind!). There's a drive-by Cat Restaurant, where they can get a catfood kebab on their way home. And a communal Cat House, where they love nothing more than curling up together after a hard night of dancing. We really enjoyed building with lego and it reminded me just how versatile this type of art and construction play is. We were storytelling and singing and generally having a great time with this project, as our imaginations took over! We even created a digital story, using a filter. Oh, and the cats had great fun too!

Paula & Albie



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