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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 landscape. 

Recent Education:

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

Former Education:

  • B Ed. Degree - The National University of Ireland

  • St. Patrick's College Diploma in Art & Crafts



Art Prizes/Competitions:

  • Shortlisted in The D31 Art Prize 2022

  • Shortlisted as a potential nominee to enter The Freelands Painting Prize 2022

  • Shortlisted in The New Emergence Art Prize 2022

  • Finalist in Artists & Illustrators Portfolio Plus Editor's Pick/Artwork of the Month July 2020

Selected Exhibitions/Features:

  • Secret Art Sale charity exhibition, online on the One in Four website, December 2022

  • Hush Hush charity exhibition, Mountshannon Co. Clare, November/December 2022

  • Catch 22: Art Trá exhibition on beaches in south Co. Wexford, September 2022

  • Terra & Tide - Envision Arts online exhibitionSeptember 2022

  • Littoral Shift: A Coastal Terrain in Flux solo exhibition, Rush Library Co. Dublin, April 2022

  • Sky Above Clouds - Women's Invitational online exhibition at Gallery 118, March-April 2022

  • Lost and Found online exhibition at Gallery 118, February-April 2022

  • Carbon: Borders: Voices interdisciplinary project, online exhibition, January 2022

  • Hush Hush charity exhibition, Mountshannon Co. Clare, November/December 2021

  • Work featured on @Fern_and_Glade artist-led platform, November 2021

  • Eco Echo online exhibition at Gallery 118, September/November 2021

  • The First Fathom: Catch 21 exhibition on beaches in Kilmore Quay Co. Wexford, August 2021

  • The Flux Review virtual exhibition, August 2021

  • Work featured by The Big Draw organisation, August 2021

  • Two paintings selected in #simoncartertakeover, August 2020

  • #ocarememberedplaces online exhibition, August 2020

  • OCA Showcase Exhibition Oxo Gallery London, October 2018 

Selected Print and Online Publications:

  • Work featured in Artists Responding To (A.R.T.) magazine Issue 5 p.79-80, January 2023

  • Frayed Rope featured in Haus_a_Rest zine Issue 29 The Conscious Environment, September 2022  

  • Expired published in Artist Talk magazine Issue 19 p.130-131April 2022

  • Q & A feature in Bealtaine magazine's A Word With... series on Instagram, April 2022

  • Flow published in Bealtaine magazine Issue 2 Spring 2022 p.3, April 2022

  • Expired featured in an Artmaguk post on Instagram, March 2022

  • Interview with a tutor for The OCA blog #weareoca, September 2021

  • Q & A interview on The Flux Review blog, August 2021

  • Traces and Imprints series published in the digital journal @bind_collective, July 2021

  • Mutation  published in Artist Talk magazine Issue 16 p.122-123, July 2021 

  • Mutation series published in Edgezine Issue 11 Catalyst p. 42-47, June 2021 (available on Issuu)

  • Do Not Go series published in Edgezine Issue 8 Time p 48-49, November 2019 (Issuu)

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