MAKing Art: PRINTing
Curated by Sharon Murphy
Neil Dunne, Margot Galvin, Fiona Kelly, Aoife Scott
Ground Floor Gallery
Works from the Graphic Studio
Members from Fingal
First Floor Gallery
MAKing Art: PRINTing is the third in a series of exhibitions aimed at children and young people, which explores a particular visual art discipline, its materials, processes and varied manifestations. Printmaking is the focus of this third exhibition. It celebrates different techniques, styles and approaches to the use of print, to the act of printmaking and to the print as a finished artwork.
It includes two exhibitions: New Impressions (Ground Floor Gallery) explores how traditional printmaking techniques have been re-imagined and re-worked and invites us to consider: what makes a print a print? Common conceptions of printmaking are expanded, from two-dimensional to three-dimensional, from mass-produced to unique, from paper to mixed and digital media. The exhibition features artists whose work, though rooted in or referencing print, expands the boundaries of that medium. New Impressions includes artists Neil Dunne, Margot Galvin, Fiona Kelly and Aoife Scott.
Works from the Graphic Studio (First Floor Gallery) is an exhibition which marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Graphic Studio and features members from Fingal who work across a range of process including etching, woodcut/lino, screen print and lithography. Artists include: Susan Early, Mary Grey, Julie Ann Haines, Michele Hetherington, Ernada Husic, Siobhan Hyde, Desmond Kenny, Michael Killen, Jennifer Lane, Pamela Leonard, Ned McLoughlin, Sorca O'Farrell and Una Sealy. The exhibition will also feature work by master printmakers, Niamh Flanagan and Robert Russell.
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Image: Aoife Scott, Milking it
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Family Day: Draíocht Rocks Part 2
‘A Little Bit of Magic’ with Emily Matthews
Enjoy this gorgeous poem by artist Emily Matthews, created especially for our Draíocht Rocks Project. It sums up perfectly how much we miss having all our young people into our spaces. Videoed in Draíocht’s Studio, a place usually full of audience members of all ages for a variety of events, we can’t wait to welcome you all back as soon as we can! For now, you can watch (on Draíocht’s Facebook & YouTube Channels - coming soon) or read the poem below, and in Part 3, Emily is going to take us on a Treasure Hunt!
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‘A Little Bit of Magic’ by Emily Matthews
Here in my hand is more than just a rock or a stone.
It’s a little bit of magic, for our community to own.
We miss you in the theatre and know you miss it too.
The Draíocht is not the same without you, so let's see what we can do.
We have this nice idea, we'd like to share with you.
Find a stone and dress it up, with chalk and sparkles and magic dust.
You have what it takes, you know what to do,
the ideas are waiting inside of you!
Put your wonderful creations on display
somewhere you will find them as you go about your day.
Leave one in your chest of drawers or on your bedside stand,
or leave one in your coat pocket, so that it's close to hand.
And every time you see a stone, this is what you do
think of something in your life that means a lot to you.
Make each thought different … that's the most important part
and let that thankful feeling stay and warm your heart.
And soon before you know it, some magic will take place
and every day, you'll find you have a smile upon your face.
And in the meantime, we will work hard to get you in our space.
And soon we can see in person those smiles upon your face.
Draíocht means magic … that is true,
but part of that magic will always be you!
Family Day: Draíocht Rocks Part 3
We’re Going on a Rock Hunt with Emily Matthews
We hope you are enjoying Draíocht Rocks! Now is a perfect time to share your decorated rocks (after Gen’s Online Tutorial), for all to enjoy … because we’re going on a Rock Hunt with Emily! Emily has been strolling around Blanchardstown’s Millennium Park and hiding secret Draíocht Rocks! (video coming soon to Draíocht’s Facebook & YouTube Channels)
Follow the Guide, starting behind Draíocht, to see if you can find the rocks in real life in the park, and then add your own decorated Draíocht Rocks to the collection for others to enjoy!
We’ll be checking the locations and featuring the Rocks on our social media, so keep an eye out for yours to pop up!
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Family Day: Draíocht Rocks Part 4
Rock Art with Genevieve Harden
Join artist Genevieve Harden, from her Studio in Greystones (on Draíocht’s Facebook & YouTube Channels at 11am), for Part 4 of this fun and interactive project, with another rock decorating workshop, as part of our Draíocht Rocks Project. Collect some large smooth stones or rocks from your garden, the park or the beach and give them a wash before decorating with Gen, using a variety of techniques.
These activities are suitable for children aged 5-10 years, though older and younger siblings are welcome to give it a try too.
Share your finished Draíocht Rocks images with us by emailing a picture to email@example.com or share on social media with the hashtag #DraiochtRocks
Or why not place your finished Draíocht Rocks back in nature for others to find and enjoy!
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Making Art Printing - Virtual Tour for Families
With Artist Bridget Flannery
Now you can virtually step through our gallery, doors with our specially created child centred tour video of the exhibition MAKing Art: PRINTing.
Artist Bridget Flannery will walk us through the gallery, telling us the stories of how prints are made and helping us to explore this beautiful exhibition. Make sure to download the accompanying worksheet (coming soon), created by cartoonist Alan Nolan, helping you to further explore and enjoy the gallery from your own home, in your own time. It's full of tips, questions and ideas on how to talk about the works with your children in a fun and easy way.
Making Art Printing - Virtual Tour for Primary Schools
With Artist Bridget Flannery
From your very own classroom you can virtually step through our gallery doors with our specially created child centred tour video of the exhibition MAKing Art: PRINTing.
Artist Bridget Flannery will walk us through the gallery telling us the stories of how prints are made and helping your pupils to explore this beautiful exhibition. Make sure to download the accompanying worksheet (coming soon), created by cartoonist Alan Nolan, helping you to further explore and enjoy the gallery from your own classroom, in your own time with your pupils.
The Virtual Tour is full of tips, questions and ideas on how to talk about the works with your pupils in a fun and easy way that can be used to talk about other art works or exhibitions.
If you would like visit an exhibition in person with your class please do get in touch and we can advise you on current gallery visit numbers, and assist you in managing your visit in a safe way. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 01 8098029.
Making Art Printing - Virtual Tour for Secondary Schools
With Artist Bridget Flannery
Your exam class can virtually step through our gallery doors with our specially created Leaving Certificate preparation support tour video of the exhibition MAKing Art: PRINTing.
Artist and facilitator Bridget Flannery will walk exam students through the gallery, allowing them to gain an understanding of the curatorial process, installation considerations, and key messages of the art works. Students will see and hear about featured works, techniques and inspirations behind the works. The tour will focus on two artworks, to compare and contrast style, subject matter and artistic techniques.
There is also a free downloadable accompanying worksheet (coming soon), created by cartoonist Alan Nolan, helping you to further explore and enjoy the gallery from your own classroom, in your own time with your students.
If you would like to visit in exhibition in person with your class please do get in touch and we can advise you on current gallery visit numbers and assist you in managing your visit in a safe way.
Contact email@example.com or on 01 8098029.
Family Day: Magic Mono Print
With Margot Galvin
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Printing is a kind of magic. Come along with your family and hear about our current printnig exhibition, how printing works and what techniques printers use. Meet the artist Margot Galvin, see and hear about her work, and with the help of our artists experience the instant cause and effect of printing. By using colours, inks, lines and shapes, create a small print to feel this messy magic yourself!
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Sessions are free, last for 45 minutes each, and space is very limited.
In line with Government restrictions, a max of 3 family pods may participate per gallery session.
Dress for Mess! Unless otherwise stated workshops are designed for children from 5-10 years, though younger and older siblings are welcome to take part.
Please be aware that Draíocht’s Family Days are not designed for groups/ All children must be accompanied by an adult… and all adults must be accompanied by a child!
In the interest of public safety, we will engage in social distancing and current Covid 19 guidelines measures will apply. Please follow mask wearing and hand washing guidance at all times.
Please read our Current Visitor Guidelines HERE