Custom House Studios and Gallery

The Custom House Studios

The Quay, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland

T +353 (0)98 28735

Connacht Coast

Norman Ackroyd

Opens 25 October 7pm, runs until 1 December 2019

Custom House Studios at Westport Quay, with Westival 2019 are pleased to host an exhibition Norman Ackroyd’s prints entitled Connacht Coast.  The exhibition will open on 18 October 2019 at 7.00pm in conjunction with Westival 2019, and will run every day until December 1st.


Acclaimed landscape artist and printmaker Norman Ackroyd’s work ranges from minimalist, nearly abstract impressions, to detailed images. His art rarely includes the human figure; the landscape subjects are often of old human habitation. His prints range from tiny etchings intended to be bound into books to larger etchings, while his preferred medium for working directly on paper is watercolour.



Ackroyd was born in Leeds. After graduation from Leeds College of Art and the UK’s Royal College of Art, he lived for several years in the US. He was elected to the Royal Academy of Art in 1988 and appointed Professor of Etching, University of the Arts. He was elected Senior Fellow of the Royal College of Art in 2000, and in 2007 was awarded a CBE for services to Engraving and Printing.