B.A (Hons) Degree Fine Art Painting N.C.A.D &
Post Graduate Higher Diploma -Community Arts Education -N.C.A.D
Barbara O’Meara is a professional artist with 9 Distinctions in FETAC Art, Ceramics
& Design Awards, a B.A. (Hons) Degree Fine Art & Post Graduate Higher Diploma
in Community Arts Education both from the National College of Art & Design.
In 2012 three of her paintings were selected for ‘Contemporary Irish Art’,
an exhibition of six Irish Artists at New York’s Lockhart Gallery.
She has exhibited in numerous group exhibitions in Ireland, U.K. and across Europe
As an undergraduate she was shortlisted for the Markieviez Medal at the
United Arts Club and the Rose Project Student Art Awards at The Lab, Foley St.
Her work features in many private and public collections including Behaviour and
Attitudes, E.S.B. & Microsoft Art Collections and the O.P.W. selected her Degree
Show paintings for clients: Department of Foreign Affairs and Impact Trade Union.
She has exhibited at Dublin Culture Night 2007 & 2008 and her work featured in
Dungannon Arts Festival, Co. Tyrone 2008 & 2009.
•‘Heartlands’ The Alley Arts Centre, Strabane, Tyrone 2013
•‘Belly of the Whale’ Gallery Frida, Cork 2012
•‘Lusitanian Flora’ Knockrose Studios, Wicklow 2011
• ‘A Tribe of Flowers’ Waterside Arts Centre, Derry 2010/2011
• ‘By the Simple Action of Water, Duncannon Fort, Wexford 2010
•‘World Without End’ Signal Arts Centre, Wicklow 2007
•‘Fine Art Degree Show’ NCAD, Dublin 2007.