This lecture traces the history of the original print in Ireland and GSD’s place in that narrative. It will examine the studio’s indispensable role in advancing print as a creative medium across the country and in generating its critical reception. GSD’s significant contribution to Irish visual culture will be explored and celebrated.
Dr Angela Griffith is an assistant professor with the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, Trinity College Dublin, and a former director of the Irish Art Research Centre, TCD and
Much of her research focuses on the artist and the printed image examining how artists, past and present, have responded creatively to the challenges and opportunities posed by print processes, and the agency of such imagery within society, culturally, politically and socially. She has published widely on Irish visual culture including the history of modern etching, and on artists including Harry Clarke, Elizabeth Rivers, Estella Solomons and Elizabeth and Jack Yeats. Her curatorial work includes projects with the National Gallery of Ireland, Trinity College Dublin, the National Print Museum and Graphic Studio Gallery. She is currently principal investigator for Cuala Press Project, Schooner Foundation, TCD (2021-2024), which is facilitating public digital access to the Cuala Press Archive.
Image: Mary Farl Powers, Esker, Etching, 1981