Ailbhe Barrett

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Biography

Home schooled to age 18; from there, took up painting full time. Initially had a particular interest in historical techniques in oil painting; viewing the work of history’s master painters and more contemporary works was an important part of this early stage, as was interaction with, and guidance from, established artists. At a later stage studied printmaking, in Limerick Printmakers and Graphic Studio Dublin, exploring the relationship between etching, drawing and painting, the important place print has had in contemporary art and throughout its history, as well as its place in own body of work.

Selected Exhibitions

2016 Young II, SO fine Art Editions, Dublin
2016-2012 RHA Annual Exhibition, Dublin
2015 – 2013 Summer & Winter Shows, Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin
2014 Winter Exhibition, SO Fine Art Edition, Dublin
2014 Overworlds, New Works by Ailbhe Barrett & Joan Sugrue, Ennistymon Courthouse Gallery
2014 Synergy, Bourne Vincent Gallery, University of Limerick
2014 12 @ the Hunt, Hunt Museum
2013 The Act of Portrayal, Limerick
2013 A Natural Selection, Graphic Studio Dublin
2012 Belfast Print Exchange
2012 Art Below, London Underground
2011-2010 Winter Show, Limerick Printmakers

2014 Curated ‘Artists Rooms’ – Michael Canning and Gillian Kenny, Limerick City Gallery of Art, as part of Limerick City of Culture