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Christine O'Brien

visual art

GALLERY | Painting | Photography | installation

News / Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2015: Taking Leave, Solo exhibition, Sonic Dreams, Soma Contemporary Gallery.

Curatorial work

2016->: Co-curator, Studio 20ten, 18a, Lombard Street Waterford.

Publications

2016: The Joy of Painting in Watercolour, Co-author Jack O'Hare         

Recent Arts Facilitation

2016: 30 years / Artists / Places, guest workshop facilitator, Greyfriars Gallery.
2017: Creative Workshops, Tramore Coastguard Cultural Centre, Co. Waterford

Recent Collaborations

2016: The Joy of Painting in Watercolour, with Jack O'Hare
2015: Re-imagining Beckett with Animated State Dance Theatre Company, City Hall, Waterford

Recent Awards/ grants

2016: Waterford Council Publishing grant re collaborative project with Jack O'Hare
2016: Waterford City & County Council Transition Year Arts Participation Programme.


In aice le Peig, An Blascaod Mór, Co. Kerry

Co-curator of Sceitse group exhibition.


What Land and Country is this? Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford

Open submission exhibition as part of the national Bealtaine Festival.


Sacred Grove - Old Market House Arts Centre, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.

Part of National Bealtaine Festival 2015 - 20ten artist collective: Darragh Lyons, Roisin Kinsella, Pat McArdle, Milia Tsaoussis-Maddock, Christine O’Brien Shanahan and Conor Rush with guest artists Magda Karol and Beata Zakrzewska, supported by Waterford Arts Office. More details here ->


Nemus: Sacred Grove - The Red Stables Gallery, St Anne's Park, Clontarf. Dublin.

7th to 18th March - part of National Tree Week 2015 - 20ten artist collective present 'Nemus: Sacred Grove'. 20ten artists include: Darragh Lyons, Roisin Kinsella, Pat McArdle, Milia Tsaoussis-Maddock, Christine O’Brien Shanahan, Conor Rush and Kevin Connolly. The exhibition, which includes work by guest artists John O'Regan, Magda Karol and Beata Zakrzewska, is supported by Dublin City Parks Department and Waterford City Council. More details here ->


NEMUS: Sacred Grove - Imagine Arts Festival

Exhibition by Waterford's 20ten artist collective, officially opened by Ben Hennessey on Thursday 9th October at St Patrick's Gateway Centre, Patrick St, Waterford, supported by Waterford Council Arts Office. More info here ->

Sept 18th Invited Response - Culture Night - Artist talk at Greyfriars Gallery
August 2015 August - ONO - one night only pop-up exhibition at Hive Gallery, Waterford
June Art Workshop at Ambiosonic Festival, Forêt des Maures, Provence, France
June In aice le Peig, Sceitse, An Blascaod Mór, Co. Kerry - co-curator
May What Land and Country is this? Bealtaine, Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford
May Waterford Estuary Area: Community-led Mapping and Audit of its Natural Resources, 2014. Co-author with Ray McGrath
April-May Sacred Grove, 20ten, Old Market House Arts Centre, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.
March 2015 Nemus: Sacred Grove - 20ten exhibition at The Red Stables Gallery, St Anne's Park, Clontarf. Dublin. more info here ->
Nov-Dec 2014 Christmas Show, Soma Contemporary Gallery, Waterford, Ireland
Oct NEMUS: Sacred Grove - Imagine Arts Festival - 20ten exhibition, officially opened by Ben Hennessey St Patrick's Gateway Centre, Waterford. more info ->
Sept

2014 Culture Night SCG Studio Artists Open Studios at 19 Lombard St. Waterford

Sept Two days of being a Viking ...
August Woven, art installation 'Castle Palooza' sestival, Charleville Castle, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Ireland.
July Nine Nests, installation at Daytripper Festival, Bishop's Palace, Waterford, Ireland.
June to Sept Volunteer, New Street Gardens, Waterford, Ireland
Oct

Watercolour workshop with Jack O'Hare more info

May 31 Resident Nest installation, the Quay Waterford more info
May 23 Invited speaker at VAI Get Together 2014, IMMA Irish Museum of Modern Art
May 10

Get together and networking event for visual artists based in the South East, at Soma Contemporary Gallery (SCG) on May 10th. more info here ->

April Setting up art workshop venue at SCG in advance of series of creative workshops
March to May Imbolc to Bealtaine - Artist in Residence at Soma Contemporary Galler (SCG)
March Awarded Waterford City Council Art Grant...
Feb 2014 Working on 'Nine Nests' installation at Soma Contemporary Gallery

WEA Community-led mapping and Audit of Natural & Heritage Resources

Nine Nests detail cobs 2014
cobs viking
SCG logo
VAI logo

Slow Art Day logo

‘Treeline1:2’ art installation Värmland, Sweden, May 2013 | Slow Art Day 2014 |
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