Little Stories Little Prints – A 1916 Commemorative Visual Art Project Through Printmaking


The Leinster Printmaking Studio, Clane, Co. Kildare, with support from the Kildare County Council Arts and Library Services  and Dublin City Public Libraries are launching their yearlong programme of exhibitions and workshops in the Little Museum of Dublin, on Saturday 16th January 2016 at 5.00p.m. 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. Beginning with the exhibition in the Little Museum of Dublin, St Stephen’s Green, which runs from the 16th – 25th January 2016, the project will tour libraries and venues in Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow, Cork, Galway and Donegal during the year. In most venues the exhibition will be accompanied by a workshop for adults and/or children. A limited edition illustrated publication will be available. The prints, along with the stories, incidents or events that inspired them, can be viewed here:

Participating Artists:
Brian Barry, Margaret Becker, Alice Beresford, Pamela de Brí, Melissa Cherry, Shane Crotty, Siobhán Cuffe, John Curran, Monica deBath, Morgan Doyle, William Finnie, Brian Fitzgerald, Paula Fitzpatrick, Angelina Foster, Rachel Fountain, Claire Halpin, Alice Hanratty, Sylvia Hemmingway, Barbara Hannigan, Val Hennigan, Rebecca Homfray, Charles Hulgraine, Siobhan Hyde, Margaret Irwin, Eileen Keane, Pauline Keena, Ger Kennedy, Andy Kilty, Brian Lalor, Jenny Lane, Anne McDonnell, Ann McKenna, Bernadette Madden, Fiona Marron, Mo Montgomery, Bríd Ní Rinn, Bríd óg Norrby, Suzannah O’Reilly, Geraldine O’Reilly, Paul Roy, Deirdre Shanley, Constance Short, Dorothy Smith, Fifi Smith, Katherine Smits, Ruby Staunton, Michele Sweetman, Margaret Tuffy, Dominic Turner.

Project devised and coordinated by Pamela de Brí assisted by Margaret Becker, Director and Studio Manager of the Leinster Printmaking Studio.

Further information:

Email:      Phone: 087 6616863

Press Release: 1916 commemorative project Press Release

Exhibition Invitation: Invite littlestorieslittleprints


CH_Arbour Hill Plot_print

Arbour Hill Plot, Drypoint Print, 1/20, Claire Halpin

CH_Dead Horse_print

A Dead Horse, Drypoint Print, 1/20, Claire Halpin













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