Residency Award Recipient 2016/2017 Una Sealy
Feedback from Una Sealy, following her 2016/17 residency:
“I have recently completed a Visiting Artist residency funded by Fingal Arts at the Graphic Studio Dublin. I can't emphasise enough how much this experience has augmented my practice in general. As an artist who works primarily in paint, I found it very beneficial to work in a medium that is mostly new to me. To have the opportunity to work with someone of the calibre of Master Printer Robert Russell, to guide my ideas to fruition, was an opportunity that I greatly appreciated. Not only did the process inform my own practice, but the expert editioning of my pieces has helped bring my work to new audiences.
The open and welcoming atmosphere of the Graphic Studio, and the commitment of its Members to broadening the access to print through their skills and programmes is to be congratulated. For artists who do not normally work in the medium, the opportunities that the Visiting Artist programme offer are hugely important. It is well known that to work outside one's own comfort zone can open up new pathways of personal exploration. Not to mention that to have the highest quality artist prints produced can make one's work more accessible, and in a new and different way.
I look forward to pursuing the art-form of print further, to build on my learning and very positive experiences at the Graphic Studio”