To mark Design Week and the recently launched exhibition, ‘Miniature Masterpieces, 100 Years of Irish Stamps’, the National Print Museum has invited the exhibition designer, Niall McCormack, to respond to the exhibition with a limited-edition print.
The artwork will be printed using the traditional craft of letterpress, on the Museum’s Vandercook #4 by printer, Mary Plunkett. Stamps provide a unique perspective on how we see ourselves and how we wish to be seen. As the Decade of Centenaries draws to a close, this exhibition will examine Irish identity through the medium of these little pieces of printed paper.
The exhibition is a collaboration between the National Print Museum and An Post. At this event, Niall will lead a designer’s tour of the exhibition and discuss the inspiration behind the print. The group will then move to the Vandercook to see Mary demonstrate the printing of the final piece. All proceeds from the sale of the prints will go to the Museum, a registered charity. .
Open Tuesday to Friday from 10.00 to 16.00 & Weekends from 12.00 to 16.00.
Demonstration and Launch of the Limited Edition Print
Friday 17th at 14.00.
Curator’s Tour with Stephen Ferguson, Curator and company archivist at An Post
Wednesday 15th at 14.00.
Special Thanks To
- Advanced booking required
- Suitable for all audiences
- Regrettably, the exhibition is on a mezzanine floor which is only accessible by stairs. The print demo will take place on the ground floor. There are toilets available on site. Please see our ‘Visit Us‘ page on our website for all details of public transport etc.
- Learn more at nationalprintmuseum.ie