Visiting Artists

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Aideen Barry (born 1979) is an Irish visual artist. Barry was born in Cork and is known for her performance, film, sculpture, drawing, and installation work. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally in a number of Museums, Publicly funded centres of Contemporary Art, Private Galleries, and Art Fairs across the world.

Barry is the western regional representative for Visual Artists Ireland and has acted as an advocate for numerous boards and charitable organisations since 2002. Aideen Barry has lectured in Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology BA FA programme from 2008–2010 and is currently assistant Lecturer in Limerick School of Art: Sculpture and Combined Media (Limerick Institute of Technology). She lives and works in the west of Ireland.

Barry has a number of solo shows and projects at Mother's Tankstation Gallery, The Butler Gallery, Kilkenny (2010), Mermaid Arts Centre (2009), Centre Cultural Irlandais (2003) and she has been selected for curated projects in The Crawford Municipal Gallery, Project Arts Centre (2010), Temple Bar Gallery ( 2007), The Royal Hibernian Academy ( 2009, Futures), Limerick City Gallery of Art ( 2009), Solstice Arts Centre (2010) and Visual, (2010). Internationally she has shown work in Liste Art Fair, Basel ( 2010), The Wexner Centre, Ohio (2009), Moderna Museet, Sweden (2008), Musée des Beaux Arts, Lyon (2009), Louise T. Bloudin Foundation, London (2007), Artscene, Shanghai (2005)and Project 304 Gallery, at Bangkok Thailand (2007). Future Projects include shows at Catherine Clark Gallery in San Francisco ( group curated show) The MCAC in Northern Ireland, and in curated projects at The Royal Hibernian Academy, The Crawford Municipal Gallery, Headlands Centre for the Arts (San Francisco), in and the launch of a Public Art commission for the Department of Education and Skills entitled " Ludique".

Visiting Artists


Burren College of Art values its connectedness to the international, national and regional art worlds and maintains this through a vibrant programme of visiting artist and scholar presentations each semester. We welcome renowned artists, curators, gallerists, critics and scholars to participate in conferences, symposia and the weekly visiting artist programme, known as the ‘Wednesday Session’. After a group presentation of their work, artists are available to students for individual studio visits on a sign-up basis.  This programme is our way of connecting and making professional relationships with artists who have made serious contributions to their disciplines, and who inspire and energise our community.  We invite both established and emerging practitioners, working across diverse creative practices, from Ireland and abroad.