Emma Berkery

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Emma Berkery is a Visual Artist originally from Limerick, living and working in Belfast since 2004. She holds a Masters in Fine Art from Ulster University and has exhibited throughout the country, in the UK and India in both solo and group shows. Her work is held in both public and private collections both within Ireland and the UK, the US, Germany, India and France.
Passionate about the arts, for the last 15years Emma has been designing and delivering arts based projects, exhibitions and events with a commitment to furthering best practice in arts engagement. To date she has trained over 60 artists and many more teachers and educational professionals. She has undertaken residencies, projects and commissions both at home and abroad and been awarded Arts Council of Northern Ireland support several times.

Additionally, she works as a creative consultant supporting arts organisations and galleries develop their programmes. Currently she is Associate artist with Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich Irish Language arts centre, and holds a studio in their centre in Belfast. In this role she also sits as chair of their Visual Arts panel and supports the coordination of their exhibition programme.


Selected Exhibitions 

2021 Through the Looking Glass. Curated by Therry Rubin. Birr Vintage Arts Festival, Birr
2021 Postcards by Platform. Eastside Arts Festival, Belfast
2021 NUA. SO Art Editions, Dublin
2019 Spring exhibition. The Greenacres Gallery, Wexford
2019 Summer Exhibition. The Greenacres Gallery, Wexford
2018 Summer Exhibition. The Greenacres 2019 Gallery, Wexford 2016 Festival Exhibition. The Greenacres Gallery, Wexford
2015 Festival Exhibition. The Greenacres Gallery, Wexford
2015 Summer Exhibition.. The Greenacres Gallery, Wexford
2014 Spring/Summer. Curated by Paul McKenna. The McKenna Gallery, Omagh
2013 ‘WET’. Curated by Hive Emerging. Avenue Festival, Waterford
2013 Summer Exhibition. The Courtyard Gallery, Bangor
2013 emerge+see. Curated by Dr. Rory Harron. The London Street Gallery, Derry Festival Exhibition. Curated by Eddie Mallon. Newcastle Arts Festival, Co. Down
2011 Open Submission. The Greenacres Gallery, Wexford 2010 Christmas Open Art. Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Leitrim ‘After’. Curated by Kathy Marsh, Europa Hotel, Belfast
2011 ‘Time Enough to Dream of Home’. CAS show, Cathedral Arts Festival, Belfast
2009 Christmas Open Art. Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Leitrim
2009 Winter Show. Curated by Lynne Crompton. Oriel Q Gallery, Narberth, Wales ‘Fis ‘09’. Contemporary Urban Centre, Curated by Eamon Coleman, Liverpool Members Show, Mill Artists Collective, The Black Box, Belfast
2009 Feile an Phobail Art Trail, Feile Festival, West Belfast
2008 ‘Presence 2’. Curated by Siobhan O’Reilly, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick WinterShow. Curated by Patricia Stewart, Lemon street Gallery, Dublin
2008 Winter Show. Nicholas gallery, 590 Lisburn Rd., Belfast
2008 Members Show. ‘The Mill’. Mill Artists Collective. The Space Gallery, Conway Mill, Belfast Group Exhibition. Five person show. Curated by Janet Ross. Ross Fine Art, Donegal Spring show. The Greenacres Gallery, Wexford
2008 Open submission. The Greenacres Gallery, Wexford
2007 Winter Show. The Nicholas Gallery, Lisburn Rd., Belfast
2007 Mid Winter Show. The Hallward Gallery, Merrion Sq., Dublin
2007 Members show. Catalyst Arts, College St., Belfast
2007 ‘Everything You Know About Desire Is Dead Wrong’ Curated by Gavin Hogg. Thinkk Creative Gallery. Limerick
2007 Invited Exhibition. Hazel Williams Gallery, No.1 The Parade, Kilkenny
2007 Group Show, Global Arts Village, New Delhi, India
2006 RDS Student Travelling Exhibition, RDS, Dublin ‘Masters’, The Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast
2005 ‘Iontas 2005’, Curated by Dr Teresa Millet, IVAM Valencia, Yeats Building, Sligo ‘Many Hands’, Curated by Cliff Brooks. Engine Room Gallery, Belfast
2005 ‘New Contemporaries’, Art Tank Gallery, Lisburn Rd., Belfast
2004 ‘Quadrant 2004’, Curated by Gavin Hogg. The Belltable, Limerick


Selected Solo Exhibitions 

2021 ‘Submerged in Echoes’ Dillon Gallery, Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich, Belfast
2018 ‘Reflections & Considerations’ Riverside Gallery & Theatre, Ulster University, Coleraine
2016 ‘These Boats Carry Hope’ Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast Children’s Festival, Belfast
2015 ‘Curators Choice’ Curated by Naomi O’Nolan, Hunt Museum, Limerick
2012 ‘Accepting the Journey’ Island Arts Centre, Lisburn
2010 ‘Overflow from the Tower’ Limerick County Council, Dooradoyle, Limerick
2010 ‘Overflow from the Tower’ – Small works, Cockleshell Gallery, Wexford
2008 ‘Altering Fluid Perceptions’ – Small Works. Thinkk Creative Gallery, Limerick
2008 ‘Altering Fluid Perceptions’ The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon, Co. Clare
2007 ‘Landscape of Testimony’ National Software Centre, Cork
2006 ‘Goodbye to Summer’ The Market Place Arts Centre, Armagh
2004 ‘New Works’ The Malt House, Galway