Megan (Margaret) O'Beirne B.A. M.A. Dip. Fine Art
Artist & Writer Biography/CV
Writer and visual artist Megan O'Beirne is the author of
"Kilmacurragh: Sourced in the Wild; the moulding of a heritage arboretum"
She spent five years researching this art book comprising text and photographs to capture the spirit of the
National Botanic Gardens, Kilmacurragh, a precious and little-known national treasure.
Part-funded by Artlinks, it was published in 2015 by Systems Publishing
and is available in all good bookshops in Ireland and online.
O'Beirne has written for Sunday Miscellany at Radio Éireann and is a regular contributor of articles and photographs to Crann Magazine, Ireland's voluntary tree organisation.
As well as writing, O'Beirne's practice includes painting, photography and print. She has exhibited widely and her work is represented in national (OPW) and county (Wexford) collections. She has been a recipient of Arts Council bursaries, and artist residencies include Banff, Canada, and Reykjavik, Iceland.
Megan O’Beirne is a graduate of University College,
Dublin (M.A. H. Dip) and DLIADT (Fine Arts). She lives and
has her studio in Gorey, Co. Wexford. She has had solo photographic
exhibitions in Italy, Treviso (2002) and Trieste (2004) on the occasion
of the Joycean commemorative celebrations at the University there, and
in The James Joyce Centre, Dublin, 2004-5. Her Joycean photographs were
licensed to the National Library in 2004/5.She has also had solo
photographic exhibitions in Wexford, Dublin and Birr in 2007, ’08 and
has participated in group exhibitions in Banff, Canada and Reykjavik,
Iceland in 2007. She was the recipient of an Arts Council Travel Award
in 2007 and has had residencies in Canada and Iceland. Her current
B&W photographic exhibition “Steel Trees – The Future” is on tour
to Dublin libraries. Her 2008 visit to Japan will be the subject of her
Collections: OPW, Wexford County Council and private collections.
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2008 Dublin Libraries
2007 Banff centre, Canada
2006 Reykjavik, Iceland
2005 Eigse, Carlow
2004 March Garter lane Waterford. Kube group show.
2003 Sep-Oct KUBE exhibition at the
Courthouse Arts Centre Tinahely, Co. Wicklow
2002 Selected Art Exhibition, photographs, Wicklow Co. Council.
2001 Selected Art Exhibition Wexford General Hospital Healing Arts Trust
2001 "Paintings for Pleasure" - a two-woman exhibition with Chris Atkins at the Bothán Bán Gallery, Ballymoney, Courtown, Co. Wexford
1999 Solo Exhibition at the Wexford Heritage Centre, Ferrycarraig, Co. Wexford.
2001 Office of Public Works (OPW) for the Department of Education "Omagh, August 1998" (oils on canvas, 3'x'5')
1996-2001 Private collections in Ireland, UK, and Spain.
Villa Alba, Tara Hill, Gorey,County Wexford, Ireland
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