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“We have to appropriate the dramas that surround us and, in a way, befriend them.”

Annette Messager


Early Cinema


Ecological Storytelling

Beatrice O’Connell is a multidisciplinary artist based in Ireland but with an International practice. She is a member of the Visual Artists Ireland and is a regular contributor to the Visual Artists News Sheet.

Selected exhibitions include: Taylor Galleries, Dublin, The Centre for the Less Good Idea (Johannesburg SA) founded by William Kentridge, The Beep Painting Biennial 2020, UK, The RHA Annual Exhibitions , The Rua Red Winter Open.

Selected national group exhibitions include the RHA Annual Exhibition (2015-2019), Rua Red Winter Open (2017 and 2018) RUA Belfast (2015); Claremorris Gallery (2017); Annual Wexford Festival Opera Exhibition (2009) Eigse – Carlow (1998, 2014, 2008) Taylor Galleries Winter and Summer Exhibitions (2017-2023) International selected exhibitions: ‘The Border Art Prize 2012’ Tweed River Art Gallery, QLD, Australia. 

Awards: Arts Council Agility Award (2022) Mark Dion at the Alternative Art School (2022) SO Academy SA Mentorship Award (2021) Dublin Corporation Bursary award (2001)  Eigse – Carlow, Emerging Artist Award (1998) Iontas Student Award (1996)

Residencies:  Fundaçion Valparaiso, Spain, the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Co Monaghan and Cill Rialaig, Co Kerry.