Biography

Solo Painting Exhibition

Land, Sea & Beyond – Skerries Mills, September 2019

Arts and Health –

Solo exhibition ‘Henrietta’s Dance’ at deAppendix’s alternative art space, Blackrock, Co Dublin in 2013. 

Her work was exhibited at –

18th IPOS World Congress – ‘Psycho- Oncology, Science, Art & Practice Bridging the Gaps’ in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin 2016;  

Seminar for International Perspectives on Arts and Health at the Trinity Centre for Learning and Development, Tallaght Hospital, Dublin, 2015; 

Gender, Medicine and the Body Conference at Trinity College Dublin, 2015.

Irish Philosophical Society’s Cultural Day at Townley Hall, Co Meath, 2015. 

She has worked collaboratively and exhibited in a broad range of arts spaces – including ‘Lying in Wait’ exhibition at Rua Red Community Arts Centre café; ‘Temporary Measures’ exhibition at Market Studios, Dublin; Group painting exhibition Tallaght Hospital; ‘Redundant’ exhibition at Block T, Dublin

Her mini documentary “The Way Back Home”, which was created in collaboration with dance artist Ailish Claffey, was first screened at ‘Sensing Movement’: A Dance, Health and Wellbeing Symposium RUA RED Arts Centre, Tallaght in July 2017 and won a special merit award by the HSE in 2018


Deirdre published her case study about her Tallaght Hospital Artist-in- Residence project ‘Lying in Wait’ on http://www.artsandhealth.ie/case-studies/lying-in-wait/ in June 2015 

She has worked as a part-time lecturer in Arts & Humanities at DCU School of Nursing 2016 – 2019

She has received several residency awards such as The Boathouse Residency, Loughshinny, Co.Dublin, through Fingal County Council 2015;  Tallaght Hospital, Dublin, Artist-in-Residence 2010 – 2018;  The Digital Media Residency Award at Fire Station Artists’ Studios, Dublin 1 2014

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