Barbara O'Meara

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ARTISTS STATEMENT
The main aim of my body of work ‘World Without End’ is to express the fragility of life, through my own journey and family history and also through a sense of connection with people worldwide that may have had similar experiences in their lives. I have a particular interest in art, trauma and healing and this has always been the essence of my work.

The theme of these allegorical paintings is investigated by use of symbolic figures, animals, motifs and elemental backgrounds alongside exploration of surfaces, layers, textures and colours to evoke memories or emotions. The line between the real and the imaginary is often blurred and a sense of letting go in the painting is connected to a sense that life and destiny are beyond our control. Colours define the moods of both sombreness and joy in the pieces. The paintings always aim to be spiritually uplifting.

EDUCATION: B.A. (Hons) Degree - Fine Art 2007

 Higher Diploma Community Arts Education 2008

COLLECTIONS:

Bologna City Council - San Stefano

Brooklodge Hotel

Burrell Marketing & Publicity

Dept. of Foreign Affairs

ESB Art Collection

Fingal Insurance Brokers

IMPACT Trade Union

Microsoft Art Collection

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS: 2009

WICKLOW - ESB Art Collection - Wicklow County Council

Dungannon Arts Festival - Trauma & Transformation -   Art on the Hill

Art Trail - Bray Arts Festival

Artenade & Red Cross - Essex - U.K.

Signal Arts Centre - Annual Exhibition

Delgany Annual Art Exhibition

Launch BlackWater Valley Mill Arts Centre

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS: 2008

Tallin Winter Exhibition - Artenade World Gallery -Tann Estonia

Dungannon Arts Festival -'Art on the Hill'

Dublin Culture Night - 'Storytelling' @ Crow Gallery

'Bona Fide' - Courtyard Gallery - Middleton Cork

Art of Caring - Diamond Exhibition- Belfast

Signal Arts Centre - Annual Group Exhibition

Art Around the Town - Bray Arts Festival

Rathmines Arts Festival - European Meetings -D.I.T.

Passengers - Waterford Healing Arts Trust, Waterford Hospital

SOLO EXHIBITION 2007

WORLD WITHOUT END - Signal Arts Centre

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2007

 The Crow Gallery Christmas Show - Temple Bar

 SCRATCH - 50 New & Emerging Artists C.H.Q Docklands Dublin

Il Barattolo 'Meeting Europe' - FilmBase Temple Bar 

Microsoft Ireland Art Exhibition - Sandyford 

The Light Within - 3 Person Show - Crow Gallery 

Catalyst Arts Annual Show - Belfast

The Shape of Things to Come - Imagine - Waterford Arts Festival

Birds & Their Habitat - Crow Gallery - Dublin Culture Night 

Mermaid Greenstar Open Submission Exhibition - Mermaid Arts Centre

Creation to Faith - St. Teresa's Church - Clarendon St.

Portraits of Pain - Launch sponsored by Pfizer.

Bolognetti 'The Room of Silence' -San Vitale, Bologna

Arte Estate '07 Il Barattolo - Bologna, Italy

COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE:

'PORTRAITS OF PAIN' sponsored by Pfizer Healthcare - Featured on Capital 'D' - R.T.E. 1 April 2007

'NCAD PUBLIC ARTS PLACEMENT PROGRAMME'- IMMA

AWARDS:

THE ROSE PROJECT STUDENT ART AWARDS 2007-shortlist

THE MARKIEVICH MEDAL AWARDS 2005 - shortlist

 


For a selection of work by Barbara O'Meara click here.


Exhibition Spring 2010- Cockleshell Gallery - Duncannon Fort - Co. Wexford - Opening 12March - end of April



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