I have just started a new work in my House Portraits series.
This project is being managed and funded by Tallaght Community Arts.
I have just hung a painting in the NAS Project Space. If you are passing our studios you will see it in our window!
A little movie I made some years ago.
Photographing my House Portraits paintings.
A studio visit by participants in my House Portraits Project was very well attended. With the support of Tallaght Community Arts I am
making portraits of 10 homes in West Tallaght. Sociologist Mary Corcoran has interviewed residents involved with the project and her
findings will be part of a book that will be launched at RUA RED in March 2015 to coinsde with the paintings being exhibited in Gallery 2.
The exhibition will tour to a number of venues during 2015-2016. On conclusion of the project each resident will be presented with the
portrait of their home.
See more photos here.
Check out our books on Lexicon Fine Art Press.
Lexicon Fine Art Press was established by artists Mary Burke and Bernie Masterson in 2013. Our initial idea was to make and publish
books of our own art work to accompany solo exhibitions and to document our work at an affordable cost. Since our book collaboration we
have discovered an interest in extending this service to other arts professionals.
Studio ready for a visit from students from Mount Seskin Community College.
Image on poster by yours truly!
Work for my next solo 'House Portraits' is progressing well. 'House Portraits' is being managed and funded by
Tallaght Community Arts.
Some recent press coverage of my show in Draíocht (November 2013 - February 2014).
NCAD Summer Courses
Colour Mixing Workshop
DATES 7 July – 9 July FEE €145
TUTOR Mary Burke S D/P 103
The purpose of this 3 day course is to introduce students to basic colour theory as it relates to painting
and to provide a better understanding of how colours react with one another. This course will involve a
series of exercises to give students a clear understanding of the colour wheel, primary and secondary
colours, complementary colours, mixing neutrals, colour temperature and colour contrast. During this
3-Day Course each student will build a personal library of colour mixes, which will act as a reference for
future painting projects undertaken in classes or at home. This experience should provide the beginner
with the necessary confidence to start painting and go some way towards improving the work of more
experienced students. This course is suitable for both beginners and advanced students who wish to
learn more about colour.
Class size: 16 students See last years students work here.
The Urban Landscape – Introductory/Intermediate
DATES 14 July – 16 July FEE €145
TUTOR Mary Burke S D/P 102
This 3-day course will give students the opportunity to experience the process of drawing and painting
an urban environment directly from observation in a safe supervised location on the NCAD campus.
Students will receive step by step guidence in selecting a subject, making thumbnail sketches, scaling
up on site, colour mixing and gathering revelant information for further development in the studio. On
completion of this course students should have gained an understanding of what is involved in painting
on site. This course should act as a catalyst for continued study through other courses and/or further
drawing and painting in the students own time.
The course is suitable for beginers as well as more experienced students.
Class size: 16 students
National College of Art & Design
100 Thomas Street,
Telephone 01 636 42 14
Download Full Summer Brochure On NCAD website
View images from last summer here
The Project continues with 2nd year students in Mount Seskin Community College....
I am working with students from Mount Seskin Community College inTallaght under an Artists in the Classroom initiative. Over the next five weeks 2nd year students will be introduced to my work practice. View some images here.
This is the last week of my exhibition Memory Traces at Draíocht in Blanchardstown. Open Monday - Saturday 10am -6pm.
There is a review of my exhibition at Draíocht in the new issue of the VAN (Visual Artists News Sheet). You can read Mary Nolan's review of my show here.
My exhibition at Draíocht continues until February 1st. The gallery is open Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 6pm.
Getting started on my next project House Portraits.
This project is being managed and funded by Tallaght Community Arts.
Check out the Draíocht Blog for a review of my exhibition Memory Traces.
Patrick Deeley opening Mary Burke's exhibition Memory Traces at Draíocht.
Installing exhibition at Draíocht.
All ready for delivery to Draíocht.
My solo exhibition Memory Traces opens at the Draíocht Arts Centre, Blanchardstown, Dubln on November 22nd and continues until February 1st 2014
Preview my Draíocht Book on BLURB.
My books have arrived!
Cleaning up the edges of my paintings for my solo exhibition at Draíocht next month.
Great turnout at Goodbody for their exhibition in aid of the Solas Project. Over 60 artists exhibiting including Bernadette Madden, Mary Burke, Joe Dunne, Allyson Keehan, Marie-Louise Martin, Eoin MacLochlainn, Stephen Lawler, Gwen O'Dowd, Veronica Bolay, Gary Coyle and many more…
View images of New Art Studio on Culture Night Here!
Anniversary, celebrating 30 years of New Art Studio opens at our Pop up Space in Capel Buildings on Culture Night. The exhibition continues until September 26th. Exhibiting artists include Mary Burke, Ivan Connolly, Eithne Carr, Judy Carroll Deeley, Tim Elford, Kathy Herbert, Allyson keehan, Laura Kelly, Ann Lynch, Bernie Masterson, Margaret O'Hagan, Damien O'Reilly, Geraline O'Reilly Hynes, Karen Ryan, Leonard Sheil, Irene Uhlemann and Niall Wright.
Our Studios are also open on Culture. Visit us at both venues!
Visit me on Culture Night! Our Studios at NAS (2-3 Marys Abbey, Dublin 7) will be open to the public on Culture Night from 6pm -10 pm. All Welcome.
My Colour Mixing Summer Course at NCAD has just finished view images from the workshop here.
See Mary Burke's work currently showing at the NAS Project Space, 2-3 Mary's Abbey, Dublin 7. View Here.
Mary Burke will be exhibiting in The Still Life and Interiors Exhibition, curated by Bernadette Madden, at Gormley Fine Art, Dublin. Gormleys will present an eclectic mix of still life and interior paintings by 15 leading artists including James English RHA, Mary Burke, Sahoko Blake, Campbell Bruce HRHA, Raphael Hynes, Stephen Johnston, Myra Jago, Allyson Keehan, Bernadette Madden, Trudie Mooney, Bláthnaid Ní Mhurchú, Maria O Brien, Katy Simpson, Dorothy Smith, Una Sealy ARHA and Jacqueline Stanley.
Dublin Gallery - 25 South Frederick Street, Dublin 2. June 13th - July 4th 2013.
Visit 2013, Saturday 11th May, Sunday 12th May, is a weekend event which will see artist's studios organisations all over Dublin city opening their doors to the public. Artists make their artworks in buildings that are scattered throughout the city, and Visit 2013 invites you to enter these usually private spaces, talk to the artists and see their work first hand.
In Dublin City, artist's studios old and new exist in a variety of buildings including industrial warehouses, Georgian buildings, converted stables and former shop units. You might not be aware that the building on the corner or down the road from your house is actually a hub of artistic activity. If you have ever been curious about what goes on inside an artists studios, Visit 2013 is your chance to find out!
Mary Burke's studio at New Art Studio, Mary's Abbey, Dublin will be open to visitors on Sunday May 12th from 12 noon to 6 pm.
Another painting underway!
A productive weekend in the studio!
Mary Burke will be exhibiting in the DLR Open Exhibition at the Concourse Exhibition Space in County Hall, Dun Laoghaire from February 22nd to March 12th The submission process was open to artists who have studied in, are originally from, or are living or working in, the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown area. The exhibition was selected by Dalkey resident and Director of Solomon Fine Art, Tara Murphy. The exhibition features a range of work including painting, print, photography and sculptue."I was delighted with the excellent response to the Open Submission Exhibition this year. With almost 200 entrants and over 500 exhibits to choose from, having to whittle the list down to just 69 exhibits was a daunting but enjoyable task. With the invaluable help of the Arts Office I hope the final selection highlights both the outstanding local talent and the diverse range of media presented. With exceptional examples of painting, sculpture, photography, textiles, glass and ceramics on display, the Open Submission Exhibition is sure to be an unmissable and rewarding show in dlr County Council's consistently engaging visual arts calendar." Tara Murphy, Exhibition Selector.
A painting by Mary Burke from the UK National Art Collection can now be viewed online on the BBC website: Click here to view.
Work by studio artists is continuously on display at our Project Space Check us out at 2-3 Mary's Abbey, Dublin7.
We had over 700 visitors on Culture Night. View images of the night Here!
Visit our studios on Culture Night!
Drop in and view NAS Studio on Culture Night.
View work in progress in the artists studios as well as two exhibitions in the ground floor exhibition spaces.
Friday September 21st (we are open from 6pm to 10 pm.)
NAS Studio 2-3 Mary's Abbey, (off Capel Street, Dublin7.
My work can be seen in two exhibitions at NAS next month. Wish You Were Here is a fundraiser postcard exhibition at the NAS Project Space 2-3 Mary's Abbey, featuring postcard size works by studio artists. Ensemble is a large group exhibition of work by NAS artists to be held at no. 4 Mary's Abbey. Both exhibitions will open on Friday September 21st to coinside of Dublin Culture Night. Our studios will also be open to the public on Culture Night. Visitors welcome!
The start of a new painting!
'Suburban Portrait' at The Linked Exhibition at BLOCK B
The Keep Us Posted Exhibition
'Composite ' Photomontage at the Keep Us Posted Exhibition in BLOCK B
New Art Studio will be participating in LINK CULTUREFEST, a weekend festival that aims to showcase and celebrate the culture, art and people that make up the diverse community that exists in Smithfield and its surrounding areas. Between the 25th and the 27th of May LINK CULTUREFEST will host a
series of events for the public, participating artists and curators. The three day programme will feature Art Exhibitions, Live Concerts, Open Studios, Artist Talks, Live Street Art, Outdoor Screenings and Performances. LINK CULTUREFEST is co-ordinated by BLOCK T in partnership with studios including New Art Studio, The Joinery, d.ploy/bio.space 033, The Complex, Market Studios, Supafast Building,Ormond Studios, Brunswick Mill Studios, Flatpack Studios, The Chancery Studios, The Visual Arts Centre, The Little Green St. Gallery and Loom Studios. LINK CULTUREFEST is kindly supported by Dublin City Council, The Arts Council, The French Embassy in Ireland and Smithfield Area Business Association
.Check out the flags Here!
View my work in the Linked Exhibition at BLOCK B in Smithfiled Square (opening on May 25th) and The Keep Us Posted Exhibition which opens on May 26th. Visit me at my studio at NAS (2-3 Marys Abbey, Dublin 7) on Sunday May 27th from 12 - 6 pm.
You can now also follow me on wordpress.
Mary Burke March 22nd - March 28th at the NAS Project Space
Work by studio artists is continuously on display at our projectspace@NAS. Check us out at 2-3 Mary's Abbey, Dublin7.
Mary Burke will be teaching two Summer Courses at NCAD in July: Colour Theory Workshop (July 9th - 13th) and Drawing and Painting - An Urban Perspective (July 16th - 20th) Click here to download the NCAD Summer Brochure.
Mary Burke will be teaching An Introduction to Portraiture in the Summer School at IADT (July 2nd - 6th) Click here for details
Mary Burke will be exhibiting new work at projectspace@NAS from September 29th. The title of her exhibition is Panorama. Watch this space for further details!
We now have a permanent display area at New Art Studio - projectspace@NAS. There will be continuous rotating exhibitions of work by studio and invited artists. Work will be on show from December 15th.
Mary Burke's books can be viewed and purchased atwhich will take place at Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin from December 2nd to December 4th.
Mary Burke will be participating in the Art for Marriage Equality art exhibition and auction which will be held at 14/15 St Stephen's Green (corner of Dawson St and Stephen's Green) on Friday and Saturday, November 25th & 26th. Proceeds will benefit Marriage Equality.
Auctioneer: Eamon O'Connor, Director Adams.
Participating Artists: Pauline Bewick (donated by Katherine Zappone) | Terry Bradley (donated by Caroline Downey) | Mary Burke | Loretto Cooney | Diana Copperwhite | Mark P Cullen | Stephen Cullen | Dave Daly | Gabhann Dunne | Hugh Fitzgerald Ryan | Jim Fitzpatrick | Annmarie Greevy | Odile Hendrick | Clinton Kirkpatrick | Aine Macken | Anne Madden | Steven Mannion | Rachel Mathews-McKay | Claudette Matthews | Marc Matthews | Bernie Masterson | Selma McCormack | Ann Meldon Hugh | Claire Noons | Blaithin O'Ciobhain (donated by Grainne Healy) | Dee Parfait (donated by Ann Louise Gilligan) | Tootsie Royale | Sarah Ryan | Will St Leger | Louise Walsh
Culture Night at NAS Studio.
The artists of New Arts Studio will be staging a group exhibition Miscellany in the showroom on the ground floor. The studios upstairs will also be open to the public from 6 pm on September 23rd. Artists exhibiting in Miscellany include: Mary Burke. Frank Carty,Jackie Duignan,Tim Elford, Aidan Mc Dermott, Bernie Masterson, Margaret O'Hagan,Ger O'Reilly Hynes, Karen Ryan and Niall Wright.
A New Book SPACES and PLACES: A Suburban Art Trail was launched in Tallaght on September 15th.
"Mary Burke's Suburban Art Trail takes the viewer on a physical journey through six public spaces in Jobstown,Tallaght, where a series of her paintings on the theme of suburbia were displayed individually. The venues were; a medical centre, an adult education centre, a church, a primary and secondary school and a community education centre. In addition paintings were placed in four private houses to be viewed by family and friends.
The Suburban Art Trail was curated with residents from Jobstown, West Tallaght and coordinated by Tallaght Community Arts in partnership with Mary Burke."
Mary Burke will be exhibiting her solo exhibition IMAGINED SPACES at New Art Studio, Dublin in September. The exhibition will include works shown at RUA RED earlier this year along side some new works. The exhibition opens on Thursday September 1st and continues until September 12th.
Mary Burke will be teaching two courses in CEAD at NCAD this autumn.
Mary Burke will be teaching the following courses in NCAD during the month of July:
Colour Theory Workshop July 11th - 15th
Drawing and Painting - An Urban Perspective July 18th - 22nd
Mary Burke has two works included in LEVEL, a group exhibition curated by Bernadette Madden, at the Dunamaise Arts Centre. The Exhibition opened on June 17th and continues until July 30th.
28 pieces have been selected, including work by Cora O'Brien, Brendan O'Flaherty, Bernie Masterson, Bennie Reilly, Conor Walton, Aoife Barrett, Stephen Lawlor, Joe Dunne, Bridget Flinn, Mary Burke, Eoin MacLochlainn, Lorraine Walsh, Myra Jago, Paul MacCormaic, Heidi Nguyen, Mairia O'Brien, Angela Fewer, Eileen Mills and Balazs Keresztury. Entry to the exhibition is free and all members of the public are invited to the gallery to take a look at the work. Dunamaise Art Centre also want to hear what you think-please fill out one of the comment slips and choose your favourite work. They will present an Audience Award to the piece that gets the highest votes!
Mary Burke will undertake a residency at Cloverhill Prison, Dublin. This residency is funded under the Arts Council Artists in Prisons Scheme and will be of two weeks duration.
Mary Burke's work can now be viewed on Art Slant
Three new publications on Mary Burke's work are now available to view and buy.
Mary Burke gave a talk and presentation on SPACES and PLACES to students at Marino Institute of Education, Dublin. The students used the exhibition as a starting point for their own photographic project.
Mary Burke: SPACES and PLACES - Imagined Spaces at RUA RED
Mary Burke's solo exhibition Imagined Spaces presented by Tallaght Community Arts opened at RUA RED on January 22nd and will continue until February 19th. The exhibition was opened by Professor Mary Corcoran, Department of Sociology, NUI Maynooth. Cilck here to view launch images.
DLR Capital Grant
Mary Burke has been awarded a Capital Grant under Dunlaoghaire-Rathdown County Council's Arts Office Grants Scheme to purchase photographic equipment.
20/20 is a group exhibition of work 20cm x 20 cm. The show opens on Friday December 17th at 6pm. Exhibitiing artists include Mary Burke, Jackie Duignan, Bernie Masterson, Ann Lynch, Aidan Mc Dermott, Margaret O'Hagan, Ger O'Reilly, Karen Ryan, and Niall Wright. The show continues until December 20th.
Mary Burke's painting Evening Shadows 2 appears on the front cover of the book Suburban Affiliations - Social Relations in the Greater Dublin area by Mary P. Corcoran, Jane Gray, Michel Peillon. The Irish edition is published by UCD Press and was launched by David Mc Williams at the Royal irish Academy in Dawson Street, Dublin on September 28th.
The artists opened their doors to the public on September 24th from 6pm to 10.00 pm. This provided a rare opportunity to look behind the scenes and see how artwork is created and to meet the artists.There was also be an exhibition on the ground floor. The 'Square Show' featured works by studio artists and associates. Each artist was asked to exhibit between one and three works. Each work was 30 cm square in size. The works are for sale and the exhibition will continue until Sunday October 3rd.
August '10Mary Burke's solo exhibition Suburban Shadows opened at the Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise on August 20th and will continue until October 3rd 2010.
Mary Burke gave a talk and demonstration on the medium of Oil Pastel in the gallery on August 20th prior to the exhibition opening.
Mary Burke will exhibit at the 2010 Boyle Arts Festival from July 22nd to July 31st 2010. Click here for further details:
Mary Burke will be teaching the following courses in NCAD during the month of July:
Colour Theory Workshop (NCAD 12.07.2010 - 16.07.2010)
Mary Burke's work 'Wing Mirror' was sold in the Art Auction for Haiti which was organised by de Veres Art Auctions and held at the D4 Ballsbridge Court Hotel, Lansdowne Road, Dublin 4 on April 26th. All proceeds go to the Haiti Appeal.
Mary Burke completed an Arts Council Artists in Prison Residency in the Training Unit Prison at Mountjoy, Dublin. The objective of this residency was to introduce students to Colour Theory.
Invited to exhibit at the Boyle Arts Festival 2010. The festival is in it's 21st year and will open on Thursday July 22nd 2010. Mary Burke is represented in the Boyle Civic Collection.
Mary Burke's painting Evening Shadows 2 will appear on the cover of a new book: Suburban Affiliations - Social Relations in the Greater Dublin Area. It's authors are Mary P. Corcoran, Jane Gray and Michael Peilon. The book is due to be published in April 2010 by Syracuse University Press in the United States and in Ireland by University College Dublin Press.Click here for further details:
Invited to exhibit work in the Christmas Exhibition at the Cavehill Gallery, Belfast. The exhibition opened on December 3rd and continued until December 19th 2009.
NAS Studio was open to the public on Culture Night, Friday September 25th 2009. This provided a rare opportunity to look behind the scenes, see how artwork is created, and to meet the artists. There 14 artists (11 full members and 3 associate members). Current members are Anna Boyle, David Browne, Mary Burke, Eithne Carr, Francis Carty, Tim Elford, Ann Lynch, Maggie Madden, Bernie Masterson, Aidan McDermott, Mark O'Kelly, Ger O'Reilly, Karen Ryan and Niall Wright. There was an exhibition of finished works on the first floor of the building. The night was a great success. We had almost 200 visitors. See photos on the Studio Website!
Exhibited work in the Dunamaise OPEN held at the Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise. The Dunamaise OPEN featured artists from across the country in an exhibtion selected by Martin Gale. Exhibiting artists included: Jackie Askew, Mary Burke, Loretto Cooney, Gerard Cox, Camilla Fanning, Angela Fewer, Pat Fitzpatrick, Isabelle Gaborit, Tony Gunning, Allyson Keehan, Clodagh Kelly, Emmet Kierans, Bernie Masterson, Liz Matthews, Ruth McDonnell, Cecilia Moore, Maria O'Brien, Nuala O'Sullivan, Alice Peillon, Robert Peters, Frances Ryan, Celine Sheridan, Sarah Stevens, Lorraine Tuck, Dave West, Dianne Whyte. The exhibition ran from August 28th to October 10th 2009.
Mary Burke's solo exhibition, Flicker!took place at the Toradh Gallery in Ashbourne Co. Meath from June 11th to July 17th 2009. The show was opened by Meath County Manager Tom Dowling. View photos of the Opening Night on
Completed a two week Arts Councilresidency at the Training Unit at Mountjoy, Dublin in April 2009. The objectives of this residency were to introduce students to the not widely used medium of Oil Pastel and to demonstrate the possibilities of combining this meduim with other media in addition to using it as a stand alone medium.
Mary Burke was awarded an Arts Council Bursary. The Arts Council received a total of 390 applications for this award and has offered a total of 68 awards in response.