Aoife Barrett is a visual artist and printmaker based in Galway, Ireland. She has a broad social practice that focuses on the power of community, public participation and arts and health. Aoife graduated with an M.A. in Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking from the University of the West England in 2015 and went on to set up ‘Print Van Go’ a travelling print studio based in the West of Ireland. She also holds a BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art Printmaking from Limerick School of Art and Design (2010) and a BA (Hons) Degree in Archaeology from the University College Cork (2006).
She has exhibited in a number of solo and group shows throughout Ireland and internationally, including exhibitions in Lithuania, Croatia, UK, Germany, Slovenia, Greece and Hong Kong. She has collaborated and worked with numerous community groups, health care settings, artists and arts organisations to deliver large-scale public print events and projects including Saolta Arts, Age & Opportunity, Cope Galway, ‘Art, Architecture and Activism’, Local Link Tipperary, The Laboratory of Common Interest and St. Mungo’s Homeless Charity.
Recent Awards and Residencies
Create Artist in Community Research and Development Bursary Award (2020)
Creative Ireland Project Award (2020)
Artist Bursary Award, Tipperary County Council (2019)
Saolta Arts Inaugural Visual Artist in Residence (2019)
Age and Opportunity Artist in Residence in a Care Setting (2019)