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Short Bio:

Geraldine Leahy returned to education to study painting with The Open College of the Arts (OCA), the distance-learning partner of 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. 

Recent Education:

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

Short Courses and Workshops:

  • 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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