Orla Barry is an artist based in Bridge Street Studios, Dundalk. She is a painter working with acrylics on canvas. Her collection of work includes original paintings, Giclée art prints, brooches and greeting cards. She is inspired by animals, nature, spiritual symbolism, sacred art, mysticism, surrealism, fairytales, patterns and a search for perfect colour combinations. Orla graduated with an honours degree in Fine Art from Dublin Institute of Technology in 2007.

She regularly exhibits her paintings throughout Ireland and has completed residencies at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Monaghan, Cill Rialaig Project, Kerry, Nes Artist Residency, Skagaströnd, Iceland and Camino Artes, Spain. One of her paintings is held in the Dundalk Town Council collection. Orla had her first solo exhibition 'Otherworldly' in the Basement Gallery, An Táin Arts Centre in Dundalk in July-August 2015. She was awarded Matthews Arts Showcase in December 2015 and won a full ad featuring her painting 'Meet me Halfway' on the back of a coach for 6 months.

Orla's prints, brooches and cards are stocked in shops and galleries in Ireland, UK, Spain and USA.

 

 

Curriculum Vitae

Education

2017 CIT

Certificate in the Principles of Art Therapy

 

2003-2007 Dublin Institute of Technology

2.1 Degree in Fine Art

 

2002-2003 O’Fiaich College, Dundalk, Co.Louth

Distinction in Fetac Award Level 2 Art and Design.

 

Solo Exhibitions

2016

'Otherwordly', Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Kildare, May-June

 2015

'Otherworldly', Basement Gallery, An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk, July-Aug

 

Joint Exhibitions

2008

“Orla Barry &James Mongey”, The Grange Gallery, Dublin, July.

 

Group Exhibitions

2017

'Louth Craftmark', The Gallery, Listoke, Listoke House and Gardens, Drogheda, June-Aug

'Edge', Bridge Street Studios, Dundalk, September

2016

Upcoming 'One Hundred Years of Heritage', Louth Craftmark, The Gallery, Listoke, Listoke House and Gardens, Drogheda, Aug-Sep

'Christmas Show', Bridge Street Studios, Dundalk, November

'Christmas', The Gallery, Listoke, Listoke House and Gardens, December

2015

"Christmas Show", Bridge Street Studios, Dundalk, November

2014

"Christmas Show", Bridge Street Studios, Dundalk, November

2013

"Christmas Show", Bridge Street Studios, Dundalk, December

"Response", The Basement Gallery, Dundalk, November

"Response", The Granary, Tipperary, October

"Response", Armagh Market Place Arts Centre, August

“Community”, Louth County Museum, Dundalk, July

2012

“All I Want...”, Bridge Street Studios, Dundalk, November

“Links”, Abbey Gallery, Drogheda, October

“Community”, Louth County Museum, Dundalk, July

“Draw Tintin”, Little Green Street Gallery, Dublin, April

"Bridges", Louth County Museum, Dundalk, March

"Bridges", The Blackbird Gallery, Kilkenny, January

2011

“Christmas Show”, Bridge Street Studios, Dundalk, November

"Inklings", Little Green Street Gallery, Dublin, November

"This Space", Little Green Street Gallery, Dublin, November

“PINK PINK PINK”, Mad Art Gallery, Dublin, September

2010

“Christmas Show”, Bridge Street Studios, Dundalk, December

“The Pointless Pursuit of Shadows”, Signal Arts Centre, Wicklow, November

“Put a Lid on it”, Galway Arts Centre, November

“Christmas 200”, Canvas Galleries, Belfast, November

“Bridge Street Studios”, Cuckoo Initiative, Louth, August

“NIGAT Exhibition”, Common Grounds Café, Belfast, July

2009

“Christmas Show”, Bridge Street Studios, Dundalk, December

“The Christmas 200”, Canvas Galleries, Belfast, November

“Big Ideas, Small Works”, An Clachan Gallery, Donegal, November

2008

“Our Gift To You”, Carlinn Gallery, Louth, December

2007

“DIT Graduate Show”, Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin 1, June

“Showcase of DIT Graduates”, Dame Street Gallery, Dublin 2, June

 

Residencies

May               2014            The Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Monaghan.

November       2012            Cill Rialig Project, Kerry.

June              2012           Camino Artes, Carrion de los Condes, Spain.

September      2011           Cill Rialig Project, Kerry.

October          2010           Nes Artist Residency, Skagaströnd, Iceland.

August           2010           Cill Rialaig Project, Kerry.

June-July        2007           Cyprus College of Art (Student at Summer Studio)