Brid Heffernan

Brid at Cork Printmakers, photo Clare Keogh

Bríd is adventurous in her approach to art making and works in a variety of media: textiles and embroidery, printmaking, acrylic ink, spray paint and stencils, furniture up-styling. Bríd takes constant inspiration from fashion and design. She looks to multiple sources drawing ideas from fashion magazines, books and photographs, creating mixed media artworks that incorporate playful pops of colour and pattern.

Brid was a joint recipient of an Arts and Disability Connect Award in 2021, to develop her print making skills with Cork Printmakers. Her work culminated in a group exhibition at MTU Crawford College of Art and Design called Observations in Print.

Bríd worked as an artist in residence with Mayfield Centre Arts for a decade as part of Cúig supported studios. During this time, she co-facilitated creative workshops in print and drawing with groups of all abilities.

Brid has exhibited widely including the following: Gallerie Outsider Art, Amsterdam, Hamburg International Literary Festival, Germany
Mayfield Arts Centre, KFEST, Killorglin, Kerry, Crawford Gallery, Cork, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, MTU School of Music Cork, Frank O’Connor Library, Mayfield, Cork, ‘Imagine’ Arts Festival, Waterford, Quay Co-Op, Cork, Boyle Arts Festival, Roscommon, Courthouse Arts Centre, Wicklow, Cork City Hall, Southbank Gallery, London, Kings Hall, Belfast, Galway Arts Centre, ‘Arts and Minds’ Canberra, Australia, HAI, New York, ‘Other Voices’ Paul Bardwell Gallery of Contemporary Art, Colombia, Kinsale Arts Week, Sirius Art Centre, Cobh, Jennings Gallery, University College Cork.