Deirdre Glenfield – Biography

Deirdre Glenfield lives in Loughshinny, Skerries, Co. Dublin. She has a BA (Hons) Visual Arts Practice, IADT, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin and was a Paediatric & General Nurse

Until recently Deirdre worked within the Arts and Health realm but she has recently turned her full focus to her passion for painting land and seascapes. She has exhibited paintings previously in group shows.
Land, Sea & Beyond is her first solo painting exhibition.

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 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.