Wild Thing, Kinsale (detail), drypoint, watercolour chine collé, 63 x63 cms.

Italian-Irish Connections / Stampa Ora

A collaborative exhibition project between the Association Nazionale Incisori Contemporanei & Cork Printmakers.

The exhibition will tour to Foundazione Villa Benzi, Treviso; Universita Degli Studi Sassari, Sardinia; The Crawford Art Gallery, Cork and  Garter Lane Gallery, Waterford, 2018.
Curated by Anne Hodge, Curator of Prints, at The National Gallery of Ireland.

An Island in the Atlantic Ocean further south I drypoint, watercolour, 70 x 50 cms
South 1
An Island in the Atlantic Ocean further south II drypoint, watercolour, 80 x 60 cms


Two drypoint prints made for State of Print, curated by Limerick Printmakers,  Encuetro y Conferencia Internacional Multidisciplinar de Grafica, Santander 2018;  Ambaixada de Barcelona, Espai Cultural EINA, Barcelona, 2018,

An encounter with a fish 70 x 50 cms
An encounter with a mountain
An encounter with a mountain 50 x 70 cms

The Killaloe Series

The Killaloe Series is a set of eight intaglio prints made by David Lilburn in 2017, to be shown at the 5th Killaloe Music Festival, 2017.

Each print, drypoint and watercolour, has an image size of 33x33cms and is printed on Fabriano Ivorio, 280gms paper h70 x 50cms and is in an edition of ten.


The book Pony by Tony Curtis & David Lilburn (poems by Tony Curtis, images by David Lilburn), first published by Occasional Press, in collaboration with Ballynahinch Castle in 2013 was last reprinted in paperback in 2017.


Kilkee Redrawn, drypoint, watercolour, chine colle, 70 x 100cms, Exhibited at the RHA Annual Exhibition, Dublin, 2017.

Kilkee Redrawn

RHA Annual Exhibition, Dublin

A Walking Drawing, pencil on paper, 73 x 83cms, exhibited at the 188th RHA Annual Exhibition, Dublin, 22 May- August, 2018

A Walking Drawing

Publications / Articles

Léargas, Connemara Observed, Clifden Arts Festival 2018

An exhibition of six artists marking 13 years of collaboration between Occasional Press and Ballynahinch Castle.

Link to PDF: Aidan Dunnes review in The Irish Times

Good Morning Mr. Turner

Article on Niall Naessens exhibition at the National Gallery at the 2018 Seasons’ annual display of the Turner Collection in the Irish Arts Review. Winter, 2017/2018

Link to Article: Good Morning Mr Turner

Dietrich Blodau: A Life of Observations

A special edition book Deitrich Blodau: A life of observations designed by David Lilburn was published in 2017 by the Hunt Museum, Limerick, to mark the occasion of a retrospective exhibition of work by Deitrich Blodau.

Links: Nina Blodau: nblodau@yahoo.com


Article in the current edition of Irish Migration Studies in Latin America 9:1 2018 ‘Conscience as Compass: Creative  Encounters between Ireland and Latin America’.




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