Eileen Healy Art Exhibition

Upstairs at The Co-op

Winter 2021/2022

About Eileen Healy

This winter we are delighted to house the works of the renowned Cork artist, Eileen Healy in our Art Exhibition space situated Upstairs at The Co-op. Eileen recently announced the sale of her life’s work in an effort to secure a longterm home for her future. Her challenge to manage a career as an acclaimed artist while also managing to afford a longterm home is explained in this recent RTE News feature and in this Irish Examiner article. The housing shortage brought on by the banking crisis over 10 years ago still means that many people struggle to secure a home in Ireland and we applaud Eileen for highlighting this issue for the arts community. We are delighted to be able to showcase Eileen’s beautiful work at The Quay Co-op in our Vegetarian Restaurant, Upstairs. This is an excellent opportunity for art lovers to secure an Eileen Healy work.

Eileen’s career to date: Eileen Healy studied Fine Art at the Crawford College of Art and on completion in 1988 she won the Student of The Year Award from the Lavit Gallery, Cork. Eileen was artist in residence at The Lavit Gallery, she became a studio member of The Cork Artists Collective and was laterly was accepted as a member at Backwater Studios in 2001. Eileen’s work has been shown in several open submission exhibitions including the Arnott’s portrait award, RHA annual show, Iontas Small Works, EVA, Backwater Group Shows, Crawford Art Gallery, UCC, Triskel Arts Centre, as well as featuring in Europe and in the USA. Eileen has held many residencies in Ireland including Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Burren Art Centre and Cillriallig and in 2010 she was invited to be artist in a residence at the prestigious Art Student’s League in New York.

In 2007 she was commissioned by the Crawford Art Gallery to do a portrait of the Cork playwright and novelist Conal Creedon for their series of Irish writers by Irish artists. In 2018 Eileen was invited to show in the Crawford’s “The Naked Truth” exhibition and her landscapes feature in The Crawford’s permanent collection and her work is also within the art collections of the OPW and University College Cork. Eileen has also been teaching life drawing and painting at the Crawford College of Art for many years.

Follow Eileen on Instagram or visit Eileen’s website.

Eileen Healy Art

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For more information & to view works online, visit Eileen Healy’s website or Instagram or contact us at The Quay Co-op Sullivan’s Quay. website

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