Norah Brennan

Is an Printmaker based in Mayo, Ireland

Norah's images are drawn from memory and emotion. Colour is paramount to her work. Abstraction allows her to create instinctively. The constraints of the printmaking process enforces regular introspection and mental redrafting.

Her work has been shown at solo exhibitions throughout Ireland, and she has been selected for numerous national group exhibitions. Internationaly, her pieces have been selected for display at group group exhibitions in Australia, Bangladesh, France, Japan, the United Kingdom and United States.

 

Norah's work can be found in the collections of the National University of Ireland, Galway, the collections of Mayo and Roscommon County Councils and other private collectors.

Her studio workshop is in Claremorris, Co Mayo, Ireland, and she is a member of Limerick Printmakers.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021

"My Halcyon Days"

The Flax Gallery, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim July

Tuar Ard Arts Centre, Moate, May-June

2020 
Custom House Studio Gallery, Westport, Aug-Sept 
2018

"Synthesis" 

Alley Arts Centre, Strabane, Co Tyrone 

"Moving Along "

Ballina Arts Centre

2013

"Imagined Landscapes"

Greenway Artists Gallery, Westport 

"Abstracted Memories" ​

Claremorris Arts Committee Gallery 



SHARED EXHIBITIONS

2021

"Intricate Weaves"

CVAC  six artist Group Show, Áras Inis Gluaire, Belmullet, and Tuar Ard Arts Centre Moat

2020

Tuar Ard Arts Centre, Moate, Nov- Jan 21

Claremorris Library, Feb- Oct

2012

"Imagined Landscapes" Lorg Bursary Award

Exhibition, with Claudia Keegan 

City Hall, Galway

"Abstracted Memories"
Roe Valley Arts Centre, Limavady
with Claudia Keegan

"Print 4 a Change,"
The Excel Art Gallery, Tipperary Town
with Aine Hayes, Claudia Keegan, Dawn O'Loughlin



SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

2019

"Mayo Artists Show", The Linenhal Arts Centre

Curated by Patrick T Murphy, RHA

"Cairde Visual",The Model, Sligo

Curated by Emer McGarry

"Impressions Biennale" 

Galway International Arts Festival

Curated by Ian Richie CBE RA

"Words of Mayo" 

National Museum of Country Life

Curated by Emer MCGarry

2018

"Made of Mayo" Mayo Day Exhibition

Curated by Patrick T Murphy RHA

2017

"Mayo Artists Show",The Linenhal Arts Centre

Curated by Catherine Marshall

"Halcyon Days" Oct. '17-Jan.'18

Glór Gallery, Ennis

Curated by: Clodagh Twomey

"Impressions Biennale" 2017

Galway International Arts Festival

Curated by Jason Hicklin

2016

"L'esprit De Galway" 

46th Festival Interceltique De Lorient, Bretagne

Selected by Sioban Piercy

"Impressions Book Art" 

Galway International Arts Festival

Curated by David Ferry

"Legacy", National Fine Art Print Exhibition"

Hyde Bridge Gallery, Sligo, 2016

Curated by: Martina Hamilton, Ronan MacEvilly, Nuala Maloney

2015

"Mayo Artists Show"

The Linenhall, Castlebar

"Crickhowell Open Art"

Oriel Cric Gallery, Wales, UK

"Impressions" '15

Galway International Arts Festival

Curated by David Ferry

"Boyle Arts Festival"

"Galway Print Studio Inaugral Exhibition" 

Connacht Tribune Gallery, Galway

Curated by Des McMahon

 2014

"Crickhowell Open Art"

Oriel Cric Gallery, Wales, UK

2013

"Mayo Artists Show"

The Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar

"Boyle Arts Festival"

"Le Temps de Sirenes"

3'eme Biennale Internationale des Femmes en Art Contemporain, France.Selected by Sioban Piercy 

2012

"Impressions" Galway Arts Centre
"Easter Small Works Exhibition"

Higher Bridges,Gallery, Enniskillen

2011

"Mayo Artists Show" The Linenhall Arts Centre
 "Ballyhaunis Open Exhibition" 
 "RDS Student Art Awards"

 "Boyle Arts Festival"

2011
 "Print Show 2011", Limerick Printmakers

 "Boyle Arts Festival"

2010
 "Impressions", Galway Arts Centre
 "Boyle Arts Festival" 

2009

 "Boyle Arts Festival"

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2020

"20 Years of Change" Limerick Printmakers and The Ink Shop Print Studio, Ithaca, New York

2019

"Winter Print Fair"

Limerick Printmakers @ The Belltable, Limerick

"Halftone Print Fair", The Library Project, Temple Bar, Dublin

"Elements II", Courthouse Gallery, Oufhterard

2018

"Visual8" 

Claremorris Visual Arts Community

Claremorris Gallery

2017

"International Print Exchange"

Derbyshire,UK

"20:20 Pint Exchange"

Manchester, England

2016

"Imagining Galway", Galway Print Studio @

University Hospital Galway 

"Asian Art Biennale", Bangladesh, 

"A for Aber"

Aberystywth Printmakers members Show 

"Printed Matter"

Galway Print Studio Annual Show

"EP'16 Exhibition"

Connacht Tribune Printworks Gallery

"International Print Exchange"

Derbyshire,UK

"Gestures", Claremorris Library

Claremorris Visual Arts Community 

"International Mini Print Exhibition"

Seacourt, Bangor, Co Down

2015

"Art is a Wound Turned into Light",

NUIG Gallery

"Royal Cambrian Academy Exhibition"

RCA Gallery, Conmy, Wales

"International Print Exchange"

Derbyshire,UK

"AIMPE Biennale", Japan

2014

"20:20 Pint Exchange"

Manchester, England

"International Mini Print Exhibition"

Seacourt, Bangor, Co Down

2013

"Medley", Lorg Printmakers Exhibition 

Town Hall Theatre Gallery, Galway Dec

​"Greenway Artists Initative Exhibition"
Westport Arts Festival 
 2012

"Irish Connection" Warringah Studio
Gallery, NSW, Australia. 
 "20:20 Pint Exchange"

Manchester, England

"Peragro", Lorg Members Travelling '12
Clifden Arts Festival

Westport Arts Festival

Earwig Tuam Art Festival

Galway Business School

"International Exchange Print Exhibition", City Hall, Galway 2012

"Greenway Artists Initative Exhibition",

Westport Arts Festival 

"Greenacres  Open Exhibition" Co Wexford
 2011

"Greenway Artists Initative Christmas Expo '11

"20:20 Pint Exchange"

Manchester, England

"Lorg Inc., Printmakers Group Show" University College Hospital, Galway

Westport Arts Festival

"Graduate Degree Exhibition", Galway Mayo Institute of Technology

2010
"As Cló", Student Exhibition, NUI Galway Gallery 

2009
"Proximity" Student Exhibition, GMIT

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