Ailbhe Barrett

Ailbhe Barrett is from Shanakiel, Cork and has been employed as an artist in residence at Mayfield Arts since 2009 as part of Cúig studio programme.

Ailbhe has experimented with various media and materials, developing her own unique style and approach to her subject matter. At present, Ailbhe works with drawing materials, painting with acrylic inks and creating large charcoal and chalk pieces. She enjoys taking inspiration from sculptural works.

‘Leonardo Da Vinci is my inspiration, I love sculptures and using charcoal’


‘Creative Link’ CIT O’Sullivan’s Quay, Cork 2015 – Group Show in collaboration with Cope Foundation
‘Creative Mix’ Gallerie Outsider Art, Amsterdam, 2014 – Group Show
Boyle Arts Festival, Boyle Co. Roscommon, 2014 – Group Show
Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahealy, Co. Wicklow 2014 – Group Show
‘Outside In; Art of Inclusion’, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, 2013 – Group Show
‘Side by Side’, Southbank, London 2013 – Group Show
English Market Gallery, Cork, 2013 – Group Show
‘Impressions 2012’ Print Exhibition, Galway Arts Centre, 2012 – Group Show
‘Arts and Minds’ Canberra Australia, 2012 – Group Show
‘5 Counties’ HAI, New York, 2012, – Group Show
‘Art work Embassy’ Art Trail, Cork 2011 – Group Show
‘Other Voices’ Paul Bardwell Gallery of Contemporary Art, Colombia, 2011 – Group Show
‘Engage’ Bandon Arts Festival 2011 – Group Show
Quay Co-op, Cork 2011 – Solo Show
‘Expect the Extraordinary’ Kinsale Arts Week, 2011 – Group Show
Eco 2, Winthrop Street, Cork 2011 – Group Show
Sirus Gallery, Cobh 2011 – Group Show
‘Intersection’ The Jennings Gallery, UCC, 2010 – Group Show
Crawford College of Art, Cork, 2009 – Group Show

The Discus Thrower on a Stand, 2013.
42cm x 59cm
White Chinagraph on Paper

Angel playing the Violin, 2015
30cm x 25cms
Acrylic Paint on Canvas

A Judge, 2012.
20cm x 29cm
Acrylic Ink on Paper

Paralympics 1, 2012
112cm x71cm
Oil Pencil on Canvas

Saint in Armour, 2015
20cm x 15cm
Acrylic Paint on Canvas

An Old Man, 2013
42cm x 59cm
White Chinagraph on Paper

Someone waiting for the Bus, 2015
25cm x 15cm
Charcoal on Paper

A Man Wearing a Fancy Dressing Gown, 2013.
29cm x 20cm
Acrylic Ink on paper

Animal, 2010
15cm x 15cm
Pastel on Board