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 - present, Board Member
Blackchurch Print Studio, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

 

2019,  2020 Connection to Time and Place

Engaging the School Community
 in a year of seasonal activities

Ballinteer Educate Together National School, Upper Churchtown Road,
Churchtown, Dublin 14


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:

Bookbinding
 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    

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


 


Exhibitions

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



Education

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



Collectors


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