Collaboration with Butler House, Kilkenny

In 2019 Blackstack Studio was approached the Kilkenny Civic Trust to create work inspired by the historic house and gardens of Butler House, formerly the Dower House for Kilkenny Castle. My 4 colour screenprint Cá bhfuil mo cheann? Where is my head? Was exhibited as part of the Alternative Kilkenny Arts Festival. I chose to […]

Cruinniu na nÓg 2019

Collaboration with Heritage House, Abbeyleix, Co Laois In June 2019, I hosted Live Screen Printing Workshops at Cruinniú na Óg with kids aged 4-15 years old! This was one of the best live screen-printing events I’ve ever done.

Culture Night 2020

For Kildare Culture Night, using footage from workshops I made a video on YouTube of prominent graveyards around South Kildare. I got a huge response to this and hope to continue research symbols and stories from the past. In collaboration with Laois ArtHouse Collective I held EcoPrinting on Paper workshops, using natural dye techniques from […]

Collaboration with Kilkea Castle

Gravstone rubbing at Kilkea Castle

During the early part of the pandemic, I spent months researching grave rubbing, making my own ink, pastes, waxes and sourcing the best papers to develop a GraveStone Rubbing Experience. There wasn’t a lot of resources online so much of the research came from books out of print for many years. Working with Kilkea Castle, […]

Partnership with the Shackleton Museum

I feel very privileged that the Begin Together Fund by Business to Arts and Bank of Ireland, have placed their trust in my project “Creative Shackleton”. In Partnership with the Shackleton Museum, I will be exploring Shackleton’s printmaking and bookbinding practices in Antarctica, and explore creativity and women in Ernest Shackleton’s family history. As a […]

Taking Printing Mobile – Screen Printing as Gaeilge

In 2019, I built my own mobile screen printing station so the public could experience Gaeilge in a creative way I was able to bring the Irish language on the road to farmers markets, festivals and events, and I ran a number of workshops in collaboration with Bliain na Gaeilge and the Leinster Print Studio […]

Illuminating Heritage – The Walls of Athy through the Artist’s Eye

The Illuminating Heritage project brings together artists, historians and archaeologists in order to generate authentic, accurate and innovative avenues of interpretation to Athy’s Medieval history. Athy was known as the Stronghold of the Fitzgeralds, on the Marches of Kildare. It was enclosed by walls 40-feet high and was burnt to the ground 11 times by the native […]

Thread Softly Through Ireland

As a screen printing artist, I have a love of textile art history and the influence of women in establishing small industries. In 2018, I started working with Trudy Carmody from Experiencing Laois and Mountmellick Embroidery Museum on a project to discover Ireland’s rich lace and embroidery heritage.  Thread Softly through Ireland takes people on a tour of all […]