Féile na Bealtaine

Grianghraif ón Cheardlann phriontála shealadach/ Photos from our pop-up studio

/ Photos from our pop-up studio

 

International Print Day in May – Pop-Up Studio

 

 

For the first time ever Ireland will be represented in International Print Day in May. According to their website- “Print Day in May, the first Saturday in May, celebrates the art and community of printmakers. It’s a day to get together in studios across the world to make prints.

IntPrintDayinMay poster

 

Oíche Chultúir / Culture Night 2014

BSBPBsdCcAAIqOy.jpg-large

D’oíche Chultúir beimíd ag léiriú modhanna priontála don phobal. Beidh fáilte roimh cách bualadh isteach sa stúidió i Sráid Eoin idir 7.00i.n. Agus 10.00 i.n. chun tuiscint a fháilt ar na módhanna éagsúla a bhíonn idir lámha againn. Bhí an-oíche againn an bhliain seo caite, bígí ann arís i mbliana!

Meitheal Eitseála/West Kerry Print Studio invites you to call into our studio in John Street (just beyond Granville’s Siopa Decór) between 7.00pm and 10.00pm on Culture Night when we will be showing our prints and some of the ways of making them.

Culture Night, image

Nicole takes a turn of the press, Culture Night

Ceardlann Turbheara / Drypoint Workshops

Tá daoine sa Daingean ag baint an taitneamh as na gceardlann turbheara atá ar siúl againn sa stiúideo faoi láthair. Níl gá duit aon taithí a bheith agat agus cuirfear na hábhair go léir a bheidh ag teastáil ar fáil duit. Beidh na ranganna ag tosnú ag tús Mí Meitheamh ag braith ar uimhreacha. Fáilte roimh ghrúpaí (íosmhéid cúigear uasmhéid deichniúr), €45pp. Cuir glaoch nó ríomhphoist chun a thuilleadh eolais a fháilt ar imeachtaí an stiúideo nó áirithint a dhéanamh. Deirdre – 087 6553538 nó meithealeitseala@gmail.com

Lots of people have been enjoying our summer drypoint workshops in our studio in Dingle. No experience necessary and all materials are provided. Workshops start from the beginning of June, €45pp, subject to minimum number. Group bookings available, min 5 people, max 10. Please call or email to enquire about print studio activities or to make a booking. Deirdre – 087 6553538 or meithealeitseala@gmail.com

 

 

Jobbridge

Intern Position as Studio Technician/Administrator at Meitheal Eitseála – West Kerry Print Studio. We are looking for someone who qualifies for Jobbridge to work for the studio.

The intern will gain practical experience in the following:

  • The day to day running of the studio
  • Assisting other printmakers with technical aspects of their work
  • Organising and promotion of gallery events and exhibitions
  • Researching and compiling press releases
  • Researching and compiling information for funding applications
  • General administration
  • Upkeep of social media and website
  • The intern will have the opportunity to use the studio to develop their own work.

On completion the intern will have attained skills in all aspects of the above. This knowledge and experience will assist them in making contacts for future work.

 

Requirements:

  • The position will suit a printmaker seeking to develop their career or a recent visual arts graduate – in either case competence in intaglio printmaking methods is required.

  • We are looking for a motivated self starter with excellent communication and organisational skills and a strong interest in the visual arts, event planning and arts marketing.

  • Meitheal Eitseála Print Studio is located in Corca Dhuibhne Gaeltacht and a willingness or working knowledge of the language would be an advantage.

If you are interested please click on the link below to apply. Do not contact apply to us directly as it has to go through the jobbridge system.

Jobbridge – Aisitheoir / Riarthóir Ealaíona

Drypoint Workshops during the Summer

Image

drypoint workshop poster

Troscán nua againn sa Stiúideó

We recently got a donation of some bits and pieces from Eva Hennessy of Fadó Antiques & Framing, Main St., Dingle. We now have a handy browser to display unframed prints, a lovely set of shelves that show off our fundraising cards and a filing cabinet to organize all of our paperwork. ( far too much paperwork but a necessary evil unfortunately! ) Fadó is also our main source of bevelled mount board off-cuts that we use to ink up our plates. A very big THANK YOU to Eva!

Ba mhaith linn buíochas ó chroí a thabhairt do Eva Hennessy ón siopa seandachtaí & frámála Fadó ar Príomh Sr., Daingean Uí Chúise as ucht troscáin a thug sí dúinn le déanaí. Tá brabhsálaí anois againn do priontaí gan fráma, seilfeanna chun ár cártaí a thaispeáint agus caibinéad comhad chun smacht a choiméad ar an páipéarachas! MÍLE BUÍOCHAS Eva!

Meitheal Eitseála Membership

We are accepting new members!

Full Membership  –

We have revised our membership plan for 2014.
Membership for a shorter term up until the end of August 2014 will be €160. We will then start our “membership year” from September 2014 to August 2015. We hope this makes your January financial burden a little lighter.

Membership Benefits

  • Unlimited studio access 24 hours a day, 365 days a year as a Keyholder
  • Work offered for sale through Meitheal Eitseála
  • Online CV and images of work
  • Opportunity to submit to Meitheal Eitseála exhibitions and projects
  • Information about exhibitions, opportunities and activities
  • Discounts on Meitheal Eitseála events – classes, workshops, talks, panels
  • Rent of studio storage space
  • Participation in group and discounted purchases of art materials when possible
  • Opportunity to be part of a community of printmakers

We also offer an associate membership. This will be €60 up until August 2014 with additional fees per studio usage. Please note associate members are not key holders and are subject to restricted access to the studio.

Members will be asked to contribute a print per year to the Meitheal Eitseála Archive, a collection which will be kept intact as a reflection of the history and members of the studio.

To become a member please email us meithealeitseala@gmail.com or call Julie – 087 9865537

Open Days/ Laethanta Oscailte

Join us for tea and cake at Meitheal Eitseála on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th December 2-5pm, have a look at our Christmas Exhibition and see what we’re up to at the print studio in John Street.  We’re also open Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd 2-5pm.  Enquire at meithealeitseála@gmail.com or 087 6553538.

Buail isteach go dtí stiúideó An Mheithil Eitseála ar an 28ú & 29ú Nollaig 2.00 – 5.00in Beidh soláistí don ngoile agus eitseáil don gcroí ann agus gheobhaidh tú amach cad ‘tá ar siúl againn sa stiúideó le déanaí. Beidh Taispeántas na Nollag ar oscailt ar an 21ú & 22ú Nollaig 2.00 – 5.00in chomh maith. Tuilleadh eolais: meithealeitseala@gmail.com nó 087 6553538.

 

Talk/ Léacht – Brenda Ní Shúilleabháin

An léacht deireanach sa sraith, buíochas mór do gach duine thug tacaíocht dúinn.

This the last talk in our Autumn /Winter series, a big thank you to all who supported us.

10 Dec/ Nollaig             Brenda Ní Shúilleabháin                          What is a Print 

An illustrated talk on the production of printed images.

Brenda-portrait

Is féidir Brenda a cloisint ag déineamh tagart don léacht agus don eitseáil ar an gclár ‘An Saol Ó Dheas’, Dé Máirt, 3 Nollaig 2013. Clic ar an nasc seo: http://www.rte.ie/rnag/an-saol-o-dheas/