Orla Barry Art Paintings, Prints, Brooches and Cards

Orla Barry is an artist whose paintings embrace the beauty of the natural world expressing its atmosphere of magic and enchantment. She draws influence from sacred art, mysticism, surrealism and fairytales.

She sells original paintings, art prints, brooches, necklaces and greeting cards through her online shop. Her work is also available from her studio and in gift shops throughout Ireland.

Orla studied Fine Art in Dublin Institute of Technology graduating with an honours degree in 2007. She is based in Bridge Street Studios in Dundalk. She regularly exhibits her paintings and has completed residencies in Ireland, Wales, Iceland, Spain and Finland.

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

2021

‘Hide’, Bridge Street Studios in conjunction with SEEK festival, August

‘Simple Pleasures’, Louth Craftmark virtual exhibition, April

2020

‘Silver’, Bridge Street Studios 25th anniversary exhibition in vacant shop fronts in Dundalk in conjunction with An Táin Arts Centre, December

‘How we live now’, Virtual exhibition with An Táin Arts Centre, June

‘Glowing Works That Make the Heart Sing’, Basement Gallery, An Táin Arts Centre, February

2019

‘Christmas Show’, Bridge Street Studios, November

2018

‘Just Like Soho’, Basement Gallery, An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk, June

‘Dathanna agus Blathanna’, The Gallery, Listoke, Listoke House and Gardens, Drogheda, July-Dec

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

June              2019           Takahuhti Artcenter, Finland

February        2018           Stiwdio Maelor, Wales

September     2014          The Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Monaghan

May               2014           The Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Monaghan

November     2012           Cill Rialaig Project, Kerry

June              2012           Camino Artes, Spain

September    2011           Cill Rialaig 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)