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The Ballinglen Museum & Arts Foundation

The Printmaking Workshop at The Ballinglen Arts Foundation comprises of a large printmaking studio. A 12 x 12 inch Conrad press and two 31 x 46 inch Whelan presses. Printmaking using direct processes with all facilities available. Lots of workspace with soaking tray and work areas available all situated at The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Main Street, Ballycastle, Co Mayo F26 X5N3.

Ballinglen runs numerous Printmaking Workshops- Encaustic Collograph, Carborundum, Drypoint, Chine Colle, Monoprint are all available. See  http://www.ballinglenworkshops.com/

The Ballinglen Arts Foundation provides residencies to Irish and International artists to spend time in North Mayo. It has a Museum of Art which shows exhibitions from it's Permanent Collection as well as travelling exhibitions.

Stoney Road Press : The 20th Anniversary Show, using multiple complex printmaking media, is open in the Museum from 2nd August - 31st October. This show includes work by Donald Teskey, Barbara Rae, James Kennedy, James Earley, Blaise Drummond, Richard Gorman, Michael Canning, John Fitzsimons, Kelvin Mann, Leah Hewson, Brian O’Doherty, Dorothy Cross, Ameia Stein, Mick O’Dea. Ballinglen Museum & Gallery is open to the public 7 days a week 12 - 5pm.

Nominated Artists-

Diarmuid Delargy

Diarmuid Delargy has been a full-time practising painter and printmaker for the past 40 years and exhibited widely both nationally and internationally including Las Vegas, New York, San Francisco, Paris and Berlin to name but a few. He has received awards for his work including the Gold Medal at the European Large Format Print Exhibition, Dublin (1991). He is a member of Aosdana, The Royal Society of Painter/Printmakers, London and the Royal Ulster Academy. Delargy enjoys a tonal free-flowing style in his etchings, making artistic decisions on the etching surface, with a fluid élan. His forte is Chiarascuro prints. These etchings are not direct reflections or mere drawings rather they are visual parallels and responses to environmental and emotional concerns. The end product is an accumulation of the manipulation of aquatint with hard and soft grounds via spit-bite and sugar-lift.

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"Along Came the Viking"

Etching and aquatint on Zerkell

16 x 12.5 cm

Printed size 30.5 x21 cm

€260 (unframed)

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"Lockdown" - after 'Linnegan's Kitchen'

Etching and aquatint on Zerkell

16 x 12.5 cm

Printed size 30.5 x 21 cm

€230 (unframed)

Lars Nyberg

Lars Nyberg RE. Since Lars was seventeen years old he has been working with the drypoint technique. "To feel and hear the steel needle travelling in the copperplate is meditative music for me. There is something unpredictable working with drypoint, the inscribed lines live theirs own lives in the copper – I like that.”

Born in Sweden 1956. The Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm1978 -1983 Member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, London. Teacher at the College of Printmaking Arts in Stockholm 1986-96. Substitute Principal at same college 1997. Guest teacher, CAFA, Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, 2009. Awarded “Printmaking Today’s” prize at the 5th British International Miniature Print Exhibition 2004. “ Red Hanrahan’s Song About Ireland “ "During a residency at Ballinglen Arts Foundation years ago I met those trees and bushes beside the road to Killala, Co Mayo. At once I started to draw them, they become a symbol for me, for something sad that has happened, a symbol for something, wounded and divided. The emptiness in the middle – what has happened? A sad tale that I did not know the details of, but I believe I could hear some of their stories, their memories. Behind them there is a beautiful landscape with hills and fields in harmony, in contrast to the old memories in the foreground. The first lines in Red Hanrahan’s Song About Ireland reminded me at once of those trees and bushes I met earlier. In Yeats’ poem I recognized that feeling – the atmosphere, the landscape, Yeats’ landscape – as a symbol, his symbol? A symbol for a feeling or a nation? But also in distance, in the future, another landscape in contrast to the scattered group in the foreground. Finally after having read Red Hanrahans’s Song About Ireland, I started to work with the sharp steel needle in the mirror-polished copper plate".

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'High over Cummen Strand In response to ‘Red Hanrahan’s Song About Ireland’ by WB Yeats

Drypoint

13h x 24w cm

Paper Size: 38h x 55w cm

€280 (unframed)

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'The Grove'

Drypoint

14h x 25w cm

Paper Size: 38h x 55w cm

€180

Interested in purchasing one of these artworks? Please contact the Workshop/Studio directly at the email address above. Prices are for unframed prints.