In April this year, Hang Tough Framing will be celebrating its 5th anniversary. To mark this milestone, we’ve invited back those artists we’ve worked with throughout the years, and who’ve helped put us where we are today.
With 2016 also marking the centenary of the Rising, we instructed all artists to submit on the theme of FREEDOM, whatever it might mean to them.
Visitors to our exhibition will be invited to view limited edition prints at The Bernard Shaw, itself the birthplace of Hang Tough Framing.
On the evening there will be prints from over 40 artists on display:
ADW, Aga, Aidan Kelly, Al Kennington, Annie Atkins & Jonathan McGonnell, Aoife Dooley, Canvaz, Dan Leo, Dave Darcy, Denise Nestor, Design Goat, DMC, Dorje De Burgh, Fatti Burke, Gianni, Hugh Cooney, Ickis Mirolo, Jill Deering, Joby Hickey, John Rooney, Jonny Savage, Jordan McQuaid, Linda Brownlee, Luca Truffarelli, MASER, Mick Minogue, Morgan, Neil Dunne, Paula Barrett, Rich Gilligan, Richard Seabrooke, Sean Hillen, Shane O’Driscoll, Sketchy Inc., Solus, Steve McCarthy, Vanessa Power, Will St. Leger.
We’re also teaming up with Inspirational Arts Fine Art Printing Studio, and each artist’s print will be produced in a limited edition of 20, which will be available to purchase, framed, on the night. The prints will be archival pigment prints, proofed and printed by Inspirational Arts and finished with a screen printed varnish ensuring archival quality. After the exhibition, the remaining prints will be available to purchase from www.toughlovegallery.com .
The night will also play host to a selection of street artists working on pieces of their own. Those finished works will be available on the Tough Love Gallery website afterward.
Hang Tough Framing launched in 2011 and started from humble beginnings in a rooftop studio above the Bernard Shaw Pub. From there they renovated a derelict building which over the years became their base on South Richmond Street. Hang Tough Framing offer a bespoke picture framing service, providing specialist framing to artists, galleries, corporate and individual clients. Hang Tough Framing launched their gallery, Tough Love in 2014. Tough Love commission local Irish artists to create limited edition prints for sale online, and on exhibition at their gallery on South Richmond Street. Tough Love release prints on a monthly basis, their wildly successful small editions paving the way for larger runs.
Inspirational Arts was established in 2003 by Ed Dunne and Jim Butler. They provide personalised fine art digital printing service to artists, photographers and galleries in Ireland. Specialists in fine art digital print making onto Hahnemühle and Awagami papers, they work closely with their clients to ensure the highest quality prints. They introduced the Inspirational Arts Photography Awards in 2009, which supports selected final year students of BA Photography programs and this award is now held in high esteem.
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