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Short Bio:

Geraldine Leahy is a contemporary landscape artist with an interest in environmental concerns. She returned to education to study art, completing a BA (Hons) Painting Degree in 2022 with The University for the Creative Arts (UCA). Her practice involves the observation of traces and imprints in the littoral landscape, the marks of natural processes and human interventions. Observing the entanglements of natural and manmade materials on the beach, she uses shoreline debris in layered processes that suggest changes in the environment and encourage reflection on the effects mankind has had on the coastal landscape. Her intriguing combinations of monoprint and paint reveal the devastating consequences of coastal erosion at a local level. However, the artist also brings this issue to universal attention through her continued engagement with art awards, digital and print publications, and physical and online exhibitions.

Member of -

  • VAI (Visual Artists Ireland)

  • VAA (Visual Artists Association)

  • SAA (Supporting All Artists)

  • ArtLab 23 Collective

Recent Education:

  • BA (Hons) Painting - The University for the Creative Arts (2022)

Short Courses and Workshops:

  • Poetry and Sustainability workshop with poet and creative writing tutor, Liz Cashdan, August 2023

  • From Documentation to Dérive: A video masterclass with the filmmaker, Garry Clarkson, November 2021 - January 2022 

  • Investigating Place with artist/tutor Clare Wilson, hosted by the OCA East of England Group, July 2021 

  • Da Voar Draw drawing activities with @a.labourne on Instagram, May 2021

  • Aert Elements (in association with The Big Draw Festival) drawing activities focusing on the environment and the natural world with @a.labourne on Instagram, January - February 2021

  • Anatomy of an Essay critical writing workshops with Dr Michele Whiting, June 2020

  • Drawn to Life, the OCA's Big Draw Festival short drawing course, October 2019.

  • Dublin Plein Air Painting Festival, June 2019

  • Fusing Drawing and Science Drawing Workshops in the National Botanic Gardens June 2012

Former Education:

  • B Ed. Degree - The National University of Ireland

  • St. Patrick's College Diploma in Art & Crafts (Higher Level)

  • St. Patrick's College Diploma in Religious Education (Honours)

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