Limerick Printmakers and RTÉ’s Lyric FM are both 10 years old, and they’re celebrating by producing a limited edition boxed set of prints. The studio of Lyric is right across the street from the Limerick Printmakers and they opened their doors within months of one another.
Ten of the Limerick Printmaker’s Studio & Gallery artists responded to music chosen by ten of RTÉ’s presenters. The music was selected by the presenters, with the only stipulation being that it should be their favourite piece of music.
MÃ¡ire Nic Gearailt chose Mozart: Piano Concerto No.21 in C, K467 and Suzannah O’Reilly responded to this by creating a monoprint called Epic Journey, in muted tonal ranges, suggesting the abstract image of piano keys. Mike Byrne’s chosen presenter, Paul Herriott, picked Joseph Canteloube: Obal , Din Lo Coumbelo. Byrne was inspired to create a rhythmic and colourful piece.
Classical, jazz, pop and opera are among the genres of music used as inspiration. and every print created is an original piece of art.