The Works – 30 years of the B&A / Graphic Studio Dublin Comission
An exhibition celebrating Ireland’s longest running print commission.
For the past 30 years Ireland’s leading independent market research company, Behaviour & Attitudes has been commissioning Irish artsits to make prints – not reproductions, but original fine art prints with Graphic Studio Dublin, Ireland’s largest print studio. The prints are given to their clients as Christmas gifts, as an innovative alternative to generic presents. In an Irish context, the longevity of this commissioning practice is unparalleled and the partnership between B&A and Graphic Studio is recognised with awards from Business to Arts.
The selected artists are either exceptional printmakers and members of Graphic Studio, a non-profit printmaking centre of excellence, or established painters who work collaboratively with the studio to make prints, that are then printed by hand at the studio. The commission provides financial support to artists and helps to fund the studio, an organisation that delivers tangible assistance to artists, by delivering subsidised studio space, access to printmaking courses and technical facilities for artists to make prints.
Commissioning achieves a number of objectives for B&A – signalling an appreciation of their business relationship with clients, demonstrating synergy between business and the arts, and highlighting talented Irish artists. To date, 30 artists have been commissioned to make more than 70 different images that are printed using various original printmaking processes.
The artists who make up the thirty years of this unique commission are James McCreary, Tighe O’Donoghue Ross, Richard Gorman, Felim Egan, Charles Tyrrell, John Kindness, William Crozier, Stephen Lawlor, John Behan, Ruth O’Donnell, Vincent Sheridan, Maria Simonds Gooding, Martin Gale, Mary Lohan, Cliona Doyle, Brian Bourke, Robert Russell, Pamela Leonard, Carmel Benson, Hughie O’Donoghue, Jean Bardon, Charles Harper, Taffina Flood, Donald Teskey, Colin Martin, Louise Leonard, Gwen O’Dowd, Pat Harris, Maser and Ailbhe Barrett.
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue, with a foreword by Aidan Dunne. Click here to read the text, and see images in a pdf
Contact the Gallery to learn more about commissioning fine art prints.
Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Monday 10:00 - 17:30
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:30
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:30
Thursday 10:00 - 17:30
Friday 10:00 - 17:30
Saturday 11:00 - 17:00