Thank you David Garthwaite and welcome Deirdre Deegan

Date Published 
Sun 27 Mar 2022

A huge thank you to David Garthwaite for what was a spectacular demonstration on his photoshop skills which left us in awe at what he can and does produce. If you would like to see some of these results please go to the following links and have a look for yourself  - thank you David /   

We welcome Deirdre Deegan (a former club member) this Thursday night the 31st March 8pm.  Deirdre's talk will be about "composition and general photography". Below is some information on Deirdre and links to her website etc. Looking forward to Deirdre's return this Thursday night.

Dee Deegan is a Galway based multidisciplinary Artist Teacher and owner of Galway Art Academy. Dee holds a Master’s in Creative Practice from GMIT and achieved a first-class honour in both her hDip in Art & Design Teacher Education from LIT and her BA in Fine Art from GMIT. She was invited to exhibit in Impressions as part of the Galway International Arts Festival 2018 and her work was selected for the Claremorris Open in 2012. Dee’s work is inspired by personal experiences and observations. Themes of transience and memories dominated her work for many years and more recently her work has been focused on personal identity and belonging. Dee integrates her own creativity into her teaching, designing and delivering workshops that ignite curiosity and use a cross curricular approach.

She has worked in primary and secondary education and has also lectured in Contemporary Art at Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, volunteered in the Limerick Prison Education Centre, and worked in nursing homes with dementia patients. Dee combined her creative expertise and love of education as the Education Coordinator for the TULCA Festival of Visual Arts in 2019 and 2020. Highly regarded nationally, Dee works as a Creative Associate for the Arts Council of Ireland and a consultant for the STEAM Engagement Programme with National Youth Council of Ireland. She is a member of the Education Panel for the Design & Craft Council of Ireland, Galway Rural Development and Clare County Council.


Also a reminder that this Thursday is the entry date for our final competitions of the Season 2021 - 2022 - Connemara and Sunrise/Sunset. Please go to programme heading for details etc.  It would be lovely to have a bumper entry for the final judging - so get those entries in!