International Residency

Testimonials from Previous Recipients:


2019 Recipient: Yogesh Ramkrishna

''BCPS Artists-in-Residence Program fosters creative, intellectual and professional growth for young practitioner like me. Resident has access to world-class facilities and studio time, free environment and discussions within the members which opens the space for new learning's, cultural exchange and understanding the art world in Ireland. Along with studios alive and energetic, beautiful location at the heart of the Dublin city, studio allows me to take risks and pursue new projects, learn new methodologies and mediums to explore my ideas. This Residency-Program has impacted the trajectory of my artist practice and introduced me to new methods of making.''

2018 Recipient: Brian Curling

The smell of a printshop was welcome, for a printmaker it is almost paradise...

'Because of the "no pressure" attitude of the workshop I allowed myself to work openly and investigate ideas that I had not until then allowed myself to try out. Mark making on wooden boards, carving, inking and the consequent printing onto paper is what I have been doing for the past twenty years. But what was different in Dublin was the lightness and easiness of the process. It cannot be understated how important an atmosphere like Black Church is to an artist, how important it was/is to me - or - how difficult and how rare such an atmosphere is to find!'

2017 Recipient: Patrick Vincent

'My residency at the Black Church Print studio was an exceptional opportunity to create work and interact with artists in Dublin. The community that surrounds the studio is active and highly respectable; it was my fortune to discuss art and issues surrounding contemporary works in print with other artists/members there. For my own work, I was able to commit fully to explore new ideas and techniques in stone lithography. The Black Church Print Studio, is a unique place for international artists to develop work and connect with the generous art community in Dublin.'

2016 Recipient: Gabriela Jolowicz

'My residency at Black Church Print Studio couldn't have been a better experience. The studio, which is smack bang in the busiest part of Temple Bar, is generous in space for each printing technique. I was well provided with all I needed. Everyone is beyond helpful, especially David and Hazel, who run the place. I could access the studio 24/7. My accommodation and host were amazing'.


2015 Winner: Olga Danilova


2014 Recipient: Marta Chudolinska

'the biggest thanks have to go to the staff and studio members of Black Church Print Studio, who made my time with them so special. It was wonderful to meet and work alongside the studio members, to share our printing tips and tricks and to be inspired by their beautiful work'.

2013 Recipient: Tyna Ontko

'What a wonderful circumstance to have found myself in! Dublin is a gem of a city with lots to offer, I am so thankful to have been smack dab in the middle of it surrounded by such kind and helpful people at Black Church. This opportunity was both a productive and relaxing experience. I wanted to particularly say thank you to Rachael, David, Sean, and Colm for making me feel so welcomed and involved in the city, BCPS, and the surrounding arts community.'

2012 Recipient: Miina Laine

'Excellent print studio, beautiful people! This residency meant so much to me, I would be very happy to work with Black Church Print Studio again!'

2011 Recipient: Antonia Aitken

'Thanks for making my residency experience so friendly and supportive. I have had a great time and hope to return to Ireland again one day. You are all doing such a job of making a great Studio enviroment to be part of.'

2010 Recipient: John Pusateri

'This is a fantastic residency opportunity! Black Church Print Studio has great facilities and is full of fantastic members and helpful staff. I have very fond memories of my time in Dublin and I would love to go there again. I look forward to seeing the work of the next resident' 'Excellent print studio, beautiful people! This residency meant so much to me, I would be very happy to work with Black Church Print Studio again!'

2009 Recipient: Benjamin Moreau

'This is a fantastic residency. I loved my time at the black church print studio, and dublin is a great city to be in. Hazel, David, and Catriona and the members of the studio are all amazing people and very helpful. I think about going back often, and would jump at the chance to return and be involved with studio.'

2008 Recipient: Jessica Harrison

'As the first artist to undertake the lithography residency at Black Church in 2008 I can recommend it as an excellent print studio. The facilities in the workshop are of a very high standard and those running the space are incredibly welcoming and helpful. The workshop is right in the middle of the busy temple bar area of dublin so working there was a great opportunity to be immersed in Dublin life. I would recommend anyone keen to focus on their practice to apply for a residency here, you will get a lot done and it is a great place to work!'