In Confinement, Mokuhanga | Graphic Print Studio Dublin Online


Date(s) - 26/05/2020 - 31/07/2020






Graphic Print Studio asked some of their artists to make new work in the confines of their homes, using the traditional printmaking process known as Mokuhanga, which is Japanese for Woodblock Printing.

Mokuhanga differs from western Woodblock printing, mainly because it utilises waterbased inks instead of oils, without a printing press.

Yoko Akino, Cliona Doyle, Geraldine O’Reilly, Ed Miliano, Mateja Smic, Elke Thonnes, Susan Early, Ann Kavanagh, Debra Boden, Helen O’Sullivan, Louise Leonard, Michael Killeen, Kate MacDonagh, Susan Mannion, Kari Cahil, Vaida Varnagiene, Niamh Flanagan

The idea for our online show came from discussions with studio members, and Kate MacDonagh in particular, who has been teaching Mokuhanga to some of our members over the past few years, many of whom will present work at the International Mokuhanga Conference in Nara, Japan next year. Four of Graphic Studio Dublin’s members have also studied Mokuhanga in Japan at the internationally recognised centre of excellence; MI-Lab, including Kate MacDonagh, Ann Kavanagh, Vaida Varnagiene and Susan Mannion. Unlike most printmaking techniques, Mokuhanga does not require a printing press – instead a baren is used, to apply pressure to Japanese washi paper, meaning these works could be made in this period of confinement, when most printmaking artists do not have access to a studio space. It is with pleasure that these artists share their work from home with you!

All of the works are available in our online shop, and they can also arrange framing. Delivery in Ireland is currently free as well as framed work in Dublin City!

View the work here:

Image: Yoko Akino, Between Heaven and Earth


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