Stoney Road Press
Stoney Road Press at An Gailearaí
Maria Simonds Gooding
Maria Simonds Gooding
James came to the venture as a 20-year veteran of the Graphic Studio Dublin, tutor at the National College of Art & Design and master print maker; David as trained printmaker, Dublin gallery owner and entrepreneur. Combining expert knowledge of print-making processes with business acumen, for 10 years Stoney Road Press has creatively flourished and succeeded to commercial thrive as it continues to creatively stretch and expand.
This selection of works is made up of limited addition prints made by the above artists through etching, woodblock, carborundum and photographic process as well as box collections and sculptures. All the artists that work with Stoney Road Press are not constrained by a set menu of techniques from which to pick and choose; rather the work itself dictates the form of its making, from the more traditional processes, to more experimental methods, such as the laser cutting technology employed to create Patrick Scott’s series of prints. This beautiful selection offers a unique opportunity to both view and purchase these exquisite works.
Patrick ScottBorn in Kilbrittan, Co. Cork, in 1921, Patrick Scott studied architecture at UCD. After graduation in 1945 he worked with the architect Michael Scott for the following fifteen years. He has devoted himself fully to painting since 1960, the year he won the Guggenheim Award and represented Ireland in the xxx Venice Biennale. Scott was is a founding member of Aosdána, was conferred with the title of Saoi, the highest honour that can be bestowed upon an Irish artist.
Sean McSweeneyBorn in Dublin in 1935, Seán McSweeney is a self-taught artist. From 1965 he began to exhibit regularly in the Dawson Gallery, Dublin and in 1967, he married, left Dublin and moved to Wicklow. He was elected a member of Aosdána in 1984, the same year he moved with his family to his mother’s birthplace of Ballyconnell in Co. Sligo where he now lives and works.
Dorothy CrossBorn in Cork, Ireland, in 1956, Dorothy Cross’ work ranges from object to opera: working with sculpture, photography and video. The themes of her work have dealt with memory and inheritance, sexuality and desire, and the position of the human in nature. Her best known public work is Ghost Ship, where she painted a de- commissioned lightship with phosphorous paint and moored it in Dublin Bay, where it glowed at night for several weeks in the winter of 1999. Dorothy now lives on the coast of north Galway.
William CrozierBorn in Glasgow in 1930, William Crozier is a graduate of Glasgow School of Art where he studied from 1949 to 1953. Throughout his life he has lived, worked and exhibited in London, Dublin, Paris and Malaga and since 1981 has always maintained a studio in West Cork and Hampshire. Crozier taught at Bath Academy of Art and the Central School of Art before taking up the post of Head of Fine Art at Winchester School of Art where he was elected Professor Emeritus in 1987. In 1991 he was elected a member of Aosdána and was awarded the Oireachtas Gold Medal for Painting in 1994.
Barbara RaeBorn in Falkirk, Scotland, in 1943, Barbara Rae studied Fine Art at the Edinburgh College of Art. She has travelled extensively throughout her career, including places such as France, Spain, New Mexico, Italy and South Africa. Rae’s work has been included in many solo and group exhibitions in Scotland, Ireland, England and abroad. She is a member of the Royal Scottish Academy (RSA) and the Royal Academy, London (RA). In 1999, she was awarded a CBE and has received many Honorary Doctorates.
Felim EganBorn in Strabane in 1952, Felim Egan studied in Belfast and Portsmouth before attending the Slade School of Art in London. He spent a year at the British School in Rome in 1980 before returning to Dublin where he has since lived and worked. He has exhibited regularly in Ireland and Europe and has had important solo exhibitions at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, 1996 and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 1999. Felim Egan is a member of Aosdána.
Donald TeskeyBorn in Co. Limerick in 1956, Donald Teskey graduated from Limerick College of Art & Design with a diploma in Fine Art in 1978. He came to prominence as an artist through his skill as a draughtsman during the 1980s, with several significant solo exhibitions. Since 1992 he has crafted out a substantial body of work as a painter of the landscape and more recently the ruggedness of the western seaboard. In 2003 he was elected a member of the Royal Hibernian Academy. He lives and works in Dublin.
Maria Simonds GoodingBorn in India in 1939, Maria Simonds-Gooding moved with her family to Ireland in 1947. She studied at Dublin’s National College of Art, Le Centre de Peinture in Brussels and the Bath Academy of Art, Corsham. In 1981, she became an elected member of Aosdána. Her commissions include a tapestry for the Four Seasons Hotel, Dublin. Maria Simonds-Gooding lives and works on the Dingle Peninsula, Co. Kerry.
Alice MaherBorn in Tipperary in 1956, Alice Maher studied Fine Art at the Crawford College of Art in Cork and the University of Ulster, Belfast. In 1987 she was a Fulbright scholar at the San Francisco Art Institute and was elected to Aosdána in 1996. In 1994 she represented Ireland in the 22nd São Paulo Biennial and held a many major solo exhibitions in Dublin, Paris, London New York, Slovenia and Venice amongst others.
Barrie CookeBorn in Cheshire, England, in 1931, Barrie Cooke moved to the US as a teenager and studied Art History at Harvard University. He moved to Ireland in 1954 and held his first solo exhibition in Dublin the following year. Though he has been based in Ireland ever since, he is widely travelled and his richly expressionist, semi-abstract paintings have been strongly influenced by time spent in places such as Lapland, New Zealand, Borneo and Malaya. Barrie Cooke is a member of Aosdána.
Amelia SteinAmelia Stein, RHA, the photographer lives and works in Dublin where she was born in 1958. Her area of expertise has been portraiture, working with actors, performers, playwrights, poets, authors and musicians on commissioned images and on production photography in the Irish theatre. Amelia Stein's work is characterised by meticulous attention to detail in tandem with the attributes of fine black and white photographic printing, many of the images having a theatrical presence. In 2006 Amelia Stein was elected a member of Aosdána
Mick O’DeaBorn in Ennis, Co. Clare in 1958, he studied at the National College of Art & Design and the University of Massachusetts from 1976 to 1981. He taught at NCAD from 1981 to 1999, and has also taught at universities in England and the U.S. He has worked extensively with art and education programmes at prisons and rehabilitation centres, including Portlaoise Prison, St. Patrick's Institution, Wheatfield Prison and Youthreach, Kilrush.
The full list of artists that have worked with Stoney Road Press are:
|John Behan||Éamon Coleman||Charles Cullen|
|David Godbold||Richard Gorman||Mark Joyce|
|Charlie Whisker||Ciarán Lennon||Anne Madden|
|Keith Milow||Peter O’Brien||Jason Roche|
|Seán Shanahan||Brian O’Doherty||Noel Sheridan|
|Patrick Scott||Sean McSweeney||Dorothy Cross|
|William Crozier||Barbara Rae||Felim Egan|
|Donald Teskey||Maria Simonds Gooding||Alice Maher|
|Barrie Cooke||Amelia Stein||Mick O’Dea|
|Louis Le Brocquy|