The small gallery space was designed specifically for works-on-paper where a large quantity of work can be viewed on a vertical surface and at eye level.
A series of sliding panels allow multiple layers of prints to be viewed along the perimeter walls with 3 rotating panels placed in the centre of the space which can be reconfigured to suit changing exhibitions.
“The building is a vision of what an art gallery should be…a space that both artists and visitors love. As a result, the design of the gallery is just as much a work of art as the pieces that hang on the walls.”
Sunday Business Post.
“The gallery is not just new in terms of it’s arrival on the scene, it is exclusively devoted to graphic art, and it is unusual in that it’s an example of someone literally going back to the drawing board to rethink the way a gallery works”.
The Irish Times
“The gallery allows visitors to view multiple pieces of art in a cleverly designed space, displaying the work on fixed and sliding glass panels instead of the traditional storage bins and drawers”.
The Lemonstreet Gallery
Glen Dimplex Award for Architecture 2000
Irish Architect September 2000