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Caroline Byrne

Byrne’s creative practise explores our connection to time and place. The influence of the past, concerns of the present and a vision of how we co-habit the natural world now into the future are reflected in her work. Her thoughts are visualised through the media of artists books and original prints, and more recently involve community engagement through theatre and participatory art experience.

The consideration of creating a sustainable practice and a sustainable world is at the root of Byrne's work. This is evidenced in her projects with children, her bookbinding classes, and her studio practice.

Community Engagements

2019 - 2024, Board Member

Blackchurch Print Studio, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Education (2019 - present) and Exhibition (2024) Sub Comittee Member

Black Church Print Studio, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Print Network Ireland's pilot peer crit programme, July 2023 - Jan 2024

Jan 2022 - 2024 Forest School Leader

Kerkus Forest School, Deer Park, Goatstown, Dublin.

2019 -2023 Connection to Time and Place

Engaging the School Community
 in a year of Land Art seasonally inspired activities at Ballinteer Educate Together National School, Dublin 14. A non- denominational school, this project captures the unique culture of this community and involves colloboration with all members of the school.

2019, Song of Our School
A collaborative children’s project with musician Mischa OMahony, Ballinteer Educate Together National School, Notre Dame Campus, Churchtown Road, Dublin 14

2019, Bookbinding

Colaiste Dhulaigh, VEC, Springdale Road, Raheny, Dublin 5.

2017, Book Binding
dlr LexIcon Library and Cultural Centre, Queen's Rd, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin
2015 -2017, Board Member
Dublin Steiner School, 92 Meath St,The Liberties, Dublin 8

2015 - 2018 Connection to Time and Place,

Engaging the Local and School Community
 in monthly seasonal activities
The Dublin Steiner School, 92 Meath St,The Liberties, Dublin 8
2015 National Youth Council Youth Workers Training Day:
 at the National Print Museum, Garrison Chapel, Beggars Bush Barracks, Haddington Road, Dublin 4
2013 Bookbinding for Teachers, Primary School level
 National Print Museum, Garrison Chapel, Beggars Bush Barracks, Haddington Road, Dublin 4

Commissions / Arts and local Councils


April - October 2023

Stone Soup

Return to Stanhope Street Primary School as lead artist to a 1st class group. The project involved sewing vegetables, which the children then grew, to turn into inks and printing plates. This project was funded by the Black Church Print Studio. Fellow artist and printmaker Siobhán Cox assisted on the project.

Selected panel artist for DLR Primary Arts Programme.
This was a year long project with the senior infants at Carysfort National School, Blackrock, Co.Dublin.

April/ May 2022 The Outdoor Classroom,
Black Church Print Studio’s Action Research Project funded by the
Arts Council Capacity Grant Funding.
Lead Artist on a 5 week project with 4th Class students in Stanhope Street Primary School, Dublin. This pilot project developed a further
successful appliction for Crinniú na Nóg, the Creative Ireland Programme’s Creative Youth Plan in coloboration with local authorities.

The project was managed by Jean Mann, freelance Education Curator and as-
sisted by Siobhán Cox fellow artist and printmaker at Black Church.

June 2022 Crinniu na Nóg
Facilitated the fourth class children in teaching relief printing techniques to the second class at Stanhope Streeet Primary School. The children passed on the skills they had learnt in The Outdoor Classroom project.

2015 The Phoenix Project, 

A collaborative project with artist Susan Montgomery executed and exhibited in Clonakilty and Dumanway Libraries. Cork County Council

2014 Creative Workshop Program for Seniors: Bookbinding

National Print Museum, Garrison Chapel, Beggars Bush Barracks,
Haddington Road, Dublin 4

2013 Thinking Visual,
Arts Education Program for Secondary Schools 
Wicklow County Council and Mermaid Arts Centre



2022 Open Book, Blue Egg Gallery, Wexford / group
2022 Emerging Practise, The library project 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2
2019 Discover Print 19, Greenacres, Selskar, Wexford / group
2019 Vue 
RHA Gallery Dublin / group
2018 Small Format
The Library Project, 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2 / group
2017 Incognito
Solomon Gallery, 2 Balfe St, Dublin 2 / group
2011 Draw The Line
Monster Truck Gallery, 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2 / group
2008/09 Inhabit
Draíocht, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 / group
2007 Milestones
Black Church Print Studio 1992 - 2007, Office of Public Works, Stephens Green, Dublin 2 / group
2007 Selected Works (When I Was A Deer)
No. 72, John Street, 72 John St., Kilkenny (Kilkenny County Council) / solo
2006 Utopia 
Eigse 2006 Carlow Arts Festival / group
2005 When I Was A Deer
South Tipperary Arts Centre, Nelson Street, Clonmel, Co.Tipperary / solo
2004 Caroline Byrne
Halliwells House Museum Selkirk, Scotland (Scottish Borders Council) / solo


Forest School Leader Certificate 2023
Outdoor Learning Symposium, Burren Beo 2015
Orientation in Anthroposophy - A Foundation Program accredited by The Irish Steiner Kindergarten Association 2013/2014
Masters in Design: Illustration
Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland / 2002
Degree in Graphic Reproduction Technology Dublin Institute of Technology, 1991


Work in Public and private collections in Ireland and the UK include the NIVAL Library, National College of Art and Design, OPW
and Mary Harney, Tánaiste 1997 - 2006

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