Íde Ní Shúilleabháin

Íde Ní Shúilleabháin, photo: Jed Niezgoda

Íde’s drawings are fearless. She uses a bold, confident line, working quickly and with great concentration, often using oil pastels on paper. Íde’s distinctive graphic style emphasises geometric shapes. She is drawn to strong colour. Íde draws still life from observation, as well as drawing imagery from collected books, magazines and photographs

Íde was recently awarded a training grant from Arts & Disability Ireland to develop her printmaking skills at Cork Printmakers. Íde frequently and generously collaborates with the Crawford Art Gallery’s Learn & Explore programme to present collaborative workshops and visits for diverse groups. She has collaborated with the gallery to present activities for National Drawing Day, Cork Lifelong Learning Festival, as well as exhibition-specific projects.

Her previous projects and exhibitions have included showing work at Flat Iron Gallery in Chelsea, New York, Paul Barwell Gallery of Contemporary Art, Medellín, Colombia, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork City Hall, Cork Public Museum in Fitzgerald’s Park, Cork Coffee Roasters, Quay Co-op, Cork, Bank of Ireland on Patrick Street Cork, Unhindered Exhibition – Kilkenny Arts Festival, MTU Crawford College of Art and Design, Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, The Vision Centre, Cork, and The Irish Examiner (Newspaper) Office, Cork, MTU Crawford College of Art and Design. Íde was a long-term member of Glasheen Supported Studio Programme (GASP).