The Graphic Studio gallery has been showcasing the work of fine art Irish printmakers from the Graphic Studio since 1988. The studio where the work is made is located separate to the gallery and was set up in 1960 to teach printmaking to Irish artists and has gone from strength to strength ever since. I first became aware of printmaking through my mum who has been a member of the studio for many years, and her work continues to be exhibited there.
The gallery is found in the heart of Temple Bar, but is still a little off the beaten track as you access it through an archway on Cope Street (look for the neon ART sign down the lane). The gallery holds exhibitions of work from the members of the Graphic Studio and promotes Irish printmaking.
Unlike most commercial galleries in Dublin, the Graphic Studio Gallery operates on a not-for-profit basis. There is always an exhibition going on, such as the recent collection by Dublin street artist Maser, and you can browse around the collection for free. Fine art prints are a more affordable way to collect fine art, as multiple prints of each work are made. Unframed prints start from about €140.