PAMELA DE BRÍ
I am an artist in mid stage of career, interested in Irish cultural and environmental landscape, and how objects and images from the past embody cultural memory and characterise the future. My art practice seeks to work both historically and dialectically. My work documents and reflects social and demographic changes in rural Ireland. It is project based: I focus on a particular aspect of society, research it, engage with relevant people and their stories, explore the location, (a type of deep mapping), to build up a body of documentation and information which inspires the resulting art work. Audio clips accompany much of my work, mainly comments and stories from people I meet during my research.
I work in a variety of media: painting, printmaking, photography and video.
My current project explores shifts and change in rural Ireland. I have had successful solo exhibitions in Ireland and in Spain, most recently in Tramore and Santander. I have participated in Residencies at Tyrone Guthrie Centre and in Cill Rialaig. I have curated exhibitions for the Leinster Printmaking Studio Clane and for Kildare Co. Council Arts Service (1916 Commemoration Project) I recently posted one art work a day for a year on Instagram.com/cucuart/
|Current, ongoing since 2018: A Midland Odyssey, continuing exploration of the rural Midlands.
Parallel project: painting, drawing and documenting islands off the coast of the island of Ireland
Curator Little Stories Little Prints, 1916 Commemorative Visual Arts Project through Printmaking.
The Midland and Broadstone Projects, a multimedia project exploring the Midlands of Ireland and the legacy of the MGWR
Coordinator participant Le Chéile Print Project, International Cross Country Printmaking Project
|March: Aras Inis Gluaire, Belmullet, Co Mayo.
October: Exhibition of Original Prints, Imagine Festival. Waterford. INVITED ARTIST
Sept: Midland Journey, Printmaking Exhibition, Impact 10 Encuentro International, Santander,
Midland/Lár Tíre, photographic exhibition touring libraries in Dublin, Kildare and Offaly.
Aug-Sept: Midland- Lár Tíre, Edenderry Library (Heritage Week Programme).
Aug: Silence, Broadstone Shed, (Heritage Week Programme). Now Permanent Exhibition
Multimedia exhibition, National Photographic Archive, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Nov-Jan: Mid Land 2 / Lár Tíre 2, Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
July-Aug: Mid Land1/ Lár Tíre 1, Áras Inis Gluaire, Béal an Mhuiread, Co Muigheo.
Nov: As it is, Paintings and Prints, Iniscarra Gallery, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin
Feb-May: Silence, an exhibition of photographs and video, The Ivy House, Dublin 1
Feb-Mar: First Voice, Mullingar Arts Centre, Co Westmeath.
June: Radharcanna agus Eile, Ionad Árainn, Inis Mór, Aran Islands, Co Galway.
Recent International Selected Group Exhibitions
|Miniprint de Cantabria, Santander, Spain; L.P.S. Responds…, Bassano and Orte, Italy
Nov: LPS at Lessidra, Sofia, Bulgaria; Aug-Nov: Bienial Duoro, Portugal, INVITED ARTIST
Miniprint exhibitions: Lessidra International Miniprint and Miniprint Kazanlak, Bulgaria;
3rd International Miniature Print Exhibition, New York.
9th Global Print Bieniale, Portugal INVITED ARTIST; Miniprint exhibitions at Cadaques, (Spain) Lessidra, Kazanlak, (Bulgaria); Bimpe International Miniprint Exhibition, Canada
Miniprint exhibitions at Lessidra, Kazanlak, (Bulgaria) and Cadaques, (Spain).
Sept-Nov: Le Chéile at Oriel Ynys Mon, Llangefni, Anglesey, Wales.
Le Chéile Print Project, Invited International Touring Exhibition, 10 venues in South Australia
Dec: Celtica Festival, Port Arthur, Australia
Selection of Recent Group Exhibitions in Ireland (Selected, Invited and/or Curated)
|Feb- March LPS Responds to Heaney, Mountains to Sea Festival, Lexicon, Dún Laoghaire
Nov-Dec: Interpretations in Printmaking, Kilcock Art Gallery, Kilcock, Co. Kildare
July: ImPRESions, Galway Arts Festival, LPS Responds to Seamus Heaney, Bassano Italy
Aug: Hopkins Summer School Exhibition, Newbridge.
May – Sept: LPS 20th Anniversay , Ballycroy National Park and Lexicon, Dún Laoghaire
April: Féile an Earraigh, Ballyferriter, Kerry
LPS 20th Anniversay touring exhibiton, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny , Louth and other places tbc
March: Féile an Earraigh, Ballyferriter, Kerry
Oct: Invisible Stories, a project devised and curated by Sheena Malone, (INVITED ARTIST)
LPS @ Castlewarren Studios, Kilkenny Fringe; July: Impressions, Galway Arts Festival, Galway
July: Duanaire, Magill Summer School, Glentees, Co Donegal
June: Joyce Exhibition, Castle Keep, Maynooth, Co Kildare
Feb-April: The Big Egg Hunt, invited artists, various venues, Dublin
Jul-Aug: Printmakers in Residence, Le Chéile at Cill Rialaig, Urban Retreat Gallery, Dublin.
June: Trace, 10 to12 artists, Pallas Contemporary Projects, Dublin.
Awards and Residencies:
|Arts Act Grant Kildare Co Council and Culture Ireland Grant on behalf of LPS in Italy
Arts Act Grant Kildare Co Council and Culture Ireland Grant for Impact 10 Encuentro, Santander
Arts Act Grant Kildare Co Council for continuation of Midland Project
3rd Prize, Lessidra International MiniPrint, Bulgaria: Arts Act Grant Kildare Co Council;
Foras na Gaeilge award; Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Co Monaghan. Arts Act Kildare Co Council Award
Cill Rialaig, Co. Kerry
OPW, Irish Rail, Kildare Co. Council Municipal Collection,
Private and Public Collections in Ireland, England, France, Spain, Portugal, Bulgaria, Canada, Bermuda and Australia.
2012 – 13: Diploma in Photography, Photography Institute, Pembroke Rd, Dublin.
2010: B.A. Visual Arts Practices, Hons. IADT, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.
2004: DVI, NCAD, Dublin.
(B.A. Hons French/ Irish, Maynooth College; H. Dip. Ed.; T.T.G; Higher Diplomas in Spanish and Italian.)
2018: LPS 20th Anniversary Exhibition Booklet
2016: Little Stories Little Prints, Limited Edition Publication to accompany exhibition
2011: Le Chéile at Cill Rialaig
(Blurb.com, 2011. http://www.blurb.com/books/2144828-le-cheile-at-cill-rialaig)
2010: Silence: Broadstone Shed
Le Chéile Australian catalogue,
July 2009 Le Chéile mid-term publication,
May 2008: VAI newsletter,
April 2007: VAI newsletter