About

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Dorothy Smith is a graduate of IADT (MA in Visual Arts Practices), NCAD (Degree Fine Art Painting) and UCD (Post Graduate Diploma Arts Administration). She has exhibited widely in six solo exhibitions and in group shows in the Lab, the Royal Hibernian Academy, the Hallward Gallery and the Original Print Gallery, Dublin, The Bourne Vincent Gallery, University College Limerick, the Lavit Gallery, Cork, the Gerard Dillon Gallery, the Royal Ulster Academy and the Gormley Gallery, Dublin and Belfast, the Royal Ulster Academy and Grafiska Sallskapet, Stockholm.

She is a recipient of the Taylor Bequest Award, has participated in the Boyle Arts Festival, Eigse, the Dublin International Print Festival and Cill Rialaig, Annamakerrig and Inislacken Residencies. Dorothy is a is a member of the Blackchurch Print Studio and Visual Artists Ireland.

She has worked with many community based organisations as a manager, facilitator and teacher. Her work is in the collections of The Office of Public Works, The Irish Contemporary Arts Society, NIVAL, the New York Public Library Print Collection, AXA and private collections.

Exhibitions

(Solo and two person)

2014
Walking/Drawing 
Collaborative exploration of urban space in Draoicht, Dublin 15 with artist Kathy Herbert
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On the Tightrope
2 person show with Sahoko Blake
Gormley Fine Art, Dublin

2013
Open to the Public
two person show with Kathy Herbert
Satellite Studio Project Space, Dublin
Exhibition, open studio and artists talk

2009
Hidden Histories
The Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely, Co Wicklow
(catalogue available)

2008
Viewing Recommended
(catalogue available)
Hallward Gallery, Dublin

2003
Clear
Hallward Gallery, Dublin

2001
Presence
Hallward Gallery, Dublin

1999
Empty and Full
Origin Gallery, Dublin

1997
Blue and Other Colours
Origin Gallery, Dublin

Publications

2014
On the Tightrope
Catalogue
with foreword by Mick O’Dea, RHA, Aosdana

2012
C Watch – 22 Drawings
Artists book – signed edition of 100

2009
Hidden Histories
Catalogue with foreword by Pauline Flynn
Artist & Art Historian

2007
Viewing Recommended
Catalogue with foreword by Ciaran Benson,
International Association of Art Critics

Projects

2014
Put Yourself in the Picture
Participative research project into built urban environment
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2013
weareallinthistogether 2, 3, & 4
composite portrait drawings and animations in association with Phizzfest
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TRACE – mapping a Walk Along the Dry Canal
Public art project involving mapping and animating urban space
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2012
weareallinthistogether 1
Composite performative drawing & animation with 30 sitters as part of Phizzfest
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C Watch – 22 Drawings
Drawings, exhibition, publication in association Dublin Fire Service
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Drawing the Everyday
Drawing workshops and exhibition

2010/2011
Do You Need Your Head Examined and Community Portrait
Community drawing projects using creative practice to promote social  engagement

Education

MA in Creative Art Practices (MAvis), IADT Dún Laoghaire 2011
Post Graduate Diploma in Arts Administration UCD 1987
Diploma in Fine Art Painting NCAD 1984

Memberships

Blackchurch Print Studio, Dublin
Visual Artists Ireland

Selected Group Exhibitions 2006 – 2014

2014
EIGSE
RHA Annual exhibition    
The Way We Live Now and Then, The Library Project, Temple Bar, Dublin

2013
LIPS (Limerick International Publishers Salon), Ormston House
Group Show Gormley Gallery, Dublin

2012
Dublin Art Book Fair, Temple Bar
RHA Annual Exhibition
12 x 4 Gormley Gallery, Dublin and Belfast
EIGSE
20:20 Print box set and traveling exhibition

2011
RHA Annual Exhibition
Public Gesture The Lab, Dublin
Life Room Bourn Vincent Gallery, University College Limerick
The Inislacken Project Gerard Dillon Gallery, Belfast

2009
RHA Annual Exhibition
Mick O’Dea Selects Lavit Gallery, Cork

2008
RHA Annual Exhibition Invited Artist
Boyle Arts Festival Invited Artist

2007
RHA Annual Exhibition
Hallward Gallery

2006
RHA Annual Exhibition
EIGSE
Hallward Gallery

1984/2006
Regular exhibitor – RHA, Iontas, National Portrait Awards, Blackchurch exhibitions

Awards

Residency Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annamakerrig, Co Monaghan 2013
Residency Inislacken Arts Festival, Co Galway 2010
Residencies in Cill Rialaig Artists Retreat, Co Kerry; 1997,1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2009
First prize in Taylor Bequest for Emerging Artists 1984

Selected Group and Community Work

2014
National Drawing Day IMMA
Artist in Residence Arbourhill Prison

2013
National Drawing Day Fingal County Council
Artist in Residence Arbourhill Prison
Artist in Residence Wheatfield Prison

2012
Artist in Residence Cloverhill Prison
Art Teacherr Cloverhill Prison

2008-9
Arts and Disability Training Course
Visual Arts Tutor training participants to work creatively with people with disabilities. Course accredited by Sligo ITC and funded by South Dublin Co Co., Stewards Hospital. Participants work exhibited in RUA Red, Tallaght.

2007-8
Women as Leaders
Visual Arts tutor for Women as Leaders course run by Cairde and Youth Community Services for immigrant women & women from the north inner city