With printmakers Ria Czerniak-LeBov and Clare Henderson, and Graphic Studio Dublin
Printmakers Ria Czerniak-LeBov and Clare Henderson will be hosting this talk and demo as part of the current Graphic Studio Dublin 60 Years Retrospective exhibition at Royal Hibernian Academy of Arts. This event will give visitors an opportunity to see these artist members hand-wipe and print their intaglio plates while providing insights into the various techniques used across this extensive selection of Fine Art Prints.
Ria Czerniak-LeBov is a printmaker, musician and writer from Dublin. She has been a full-time member of Graphic Studio Dublin since receiving their Graduate Award in 2016. Ria’s practice explores the relationship between digital and analogue image making, the built environment and spatial memory. Predominantly working in etching and aquatint, her prints have been shown at Royal Hibernian Academy, Royal Ulster Academy, National Botanic Gardens, NUI Maynooth, ImPRESSions Print Biennale, SO Fine Art Editions and Graphic Studio Gallery. Her etchings are also in several permanent collections including Trinity College Dublin, Office of Public Works and Mason, Hayes and Curran Solicitors. Ria’s recent paper Irish Printmakers in the Age of Digital Reproduction was selected and published by IMPACT Print Conference 2022. She is currently a postgraduate student at NCAD School of Visual Culture.
Clare Henderson was born in Dublin and began her art training in Ballyfermot Senior College and then went on to study Fine Art Print in the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. On graduating in 2005 she began printing in Graphic Studio Dublin, having received the Graphic Studio Dublin Graduate Award. She enjoyed her first solo exhibition in Monstertruck Gallery in 2006 and since then has exhibited in the Talbot Gallery, SO Fine Art Editions, Graphic Studio Gallery and the National Gallery of Ireland. Clare is an experienced educator and has facilitated workshops in schools, libraries, private businesses and charities while also delivering printmaking demonstrations and masterclasses in The National Gallery and teaching a variety of workshops in Graphic Studio Dublin for the last 15 years. She recently won the printmaking prize in the Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Summer Exhibition and has pieces in the permanent collection of the Law Library, Office of Public Works and The National Gallery. Clare is currently working on her masters and has pieces on display in Graphic Studio Gallery, SO Fine Arts Gallery and Páipeir Exhibition in Hang Tough. Her next major exhibition is in SO Fine Arts in November 2023.
Image: Ria Czerniak-LeBov, still image from Etching in Memoriam, 2019. Credit: Fiona Brennan
The Royal Hibernian Academy is located in the city centre of Dublin, adjacent to the National Gallery of Ireland and National Museum of Ireland and within close proximity to a wide variety of public transport services, such as Dublin Bus (Routes: 39A, 46A and 145) and Dart (Pearse Dart Station).
There is plenty of parking available in the neighbourhood and the RHA is fully wheelchair accessible.
Margadh RHA is a speciality food and wine outlet from the people behind Margadh Howth, Mamó Restaurant, Elm Epicurean and Barrow Market. The wine bar serves morning fare, lunch, hampers and gifts.