Ms Niamh Fahy

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  • Qualifications:MA in Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking, BA in Fine Art Printmaking
  • Position:Reseach Associate: Centre For Print Research
  • Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries, and Education (ACE)
  • Telephone:+4411732 81182

About me

Niamh joined the Centre Fine for Print Research (CFPR) as a Research Associate as part of the Expanding Excellence in England (E3) fund in November 2019, following a career as an Artist and Printmaker.

She is studying towards a PhD and her supervisory team is Sarah BodmanAngie Butler and Paul Laidler. As part of her research project she is investigating the possibilities and capacity for the print artist to challenge and expand modes of understanding anthropogenic changes within landscape. She is interested in expanding interdisciplinary research projects between print artists and environmental science groups.

Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at shows including The Masters: Relief, Bankside Gallery, London (2019,2018) RWA 167 Annual Open Exhibition, The RWA, Bristol, (2019) The Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Exhibition, Piano Noble Kings Place Gallery, London. (2019) Interruptions, Athens Print Fest, Felios Foundation, Athens, Greece (2019). RBSA Print Prize Exhibition RBSA gallery, Birmingham (2018). Print in Play, Tr├╝kimuuseum, Tartu, Estonia (2015) International Printmaking Conference Impact 9, Hangzhou, China (2015) Impressions Biennial, Galway arts festival centre, Galway (2015). 

Her print and photographic work has received numerous awards including the Intaglio Print Prize at Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair (2019. As part of the RBSA Print Prize exhibition she was awarded The Paul Hipkiss Memorial Prize (2018). She has previously been awarded the Individual Artist Bursary Award Galway County Council (2016, 2015) She has also been awarded the Create Research and Development Award (2015).

She has been awarded the Artist Development programme 2020 by the European Investment Bank under the theme (De) construction of History. (ADP) to undertake a residency and mentorship programme with International artist Jorma Puranen in Luxemburg organised by the EIB Institute. She has previously been awarded several artists residencies including the Tartu Printing Museum, Estonia (2015) The Tyrone Guthrie Residency award, Ireland (2014) and the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology Summer Print residency (2016).

Niamh has obtained her MA in Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking from the University of the West England (2019). She was awarded the postgraduate Rebecca Smith Memorial prize (2019) by the University of the West of England. She holds a Certificate in Creative Enterprise from the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, Ireland. She has completed her BA Hons Degree in Fine Art Printmaking from the Limerick School of Art and Design. On graduating from her degree, she was awarded the Limerick Printmaking Emerging Artist Bursary Award (2012) which supported her solo show Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (2013) at Limerick printmakers gallery.

Area of expertise

Experimental analogue photography
Wet plate collodion photography
Digital embroidery


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