Olwyn Colgan





Born: Co. Tyrone, Ireland, 1973



2018 - 2019            NCAD Diploma in Art and Design


1992 - 1995            University of Ulster, Belfast. B.A. (Hons) Fashion and


1990 - 1992            Cookstown Further education College Co. Tyrone. Diploma in Fashion and Textiles



2019                  'Lay of the Land', Icon Factory Temple Bar, Dublin

2019                  'Happenings', De Appendix, Blackrock Dublin, Ireland

2017                  'The Journey', Strule Arts Centre Omagh, Co. Tyrone, Ireland

2016                  'Fads and Feelings', Inspire Gallery, Dublin, Ireland


2020                   RUA 139th Annual Exhibition, Belfast

2020                   Signal Open 2020, Signal Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow

2020                   Westival Gallery, Westport Arts Festival, Mayo

2020                  'Vulnerability In an age of oversharing', A Lust For Life, Comfort Zone, Creighton Gallery, Dublin

2020                  '1FT Square', Waterways Ireland, Co. Fermanagh

2019                  '1FT Square', Strule Art Centre, Co. Tyrone

2019                  'Brittle/Fragile', Westival Gallery, Westport Arts Festival, Mayo

2019                  'Beneath the Maps', NCAD Cead, Dublin

2018                  'Winter Show', Engine Room Gallery, Belfast

2018                  'The Every Day', IMMA, NCAD, Dublin

2018                  Summer Show, Engine Room Gallery, Belfast

2017                  'Visibility', Open Submission, Dunamaise Arts Centre, Co. Laois

2016                  Neon X, Inspire Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2016                  Summer Show, Higher Bridges Gallery, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh,

2016                  'Abstract', Burren College of Art, Co. Clare  

2015                  'Hue', Hive Emerging, Co. Waterford, Ireland

2015                  'Wake', Liberties College Dublin, Ireland

2015                  'Together,' Atelier Molenpad, Amsterdam
2014                  'Ten', Front Lounge, Dublin, Ireland
2014                  Tyrone Open Submission, Strule Arts Centre, Omagh, Co. Tyrone,

2013                  'Land', The Mart Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2013                  'Art In The East Side', The Engine Room Gallery, Belfast, Ireland
2013                  'Vision', The Complex, Dublin, Ireland
2013                  'Out of Booooom', Bust & Ruin Springs This, Filmbase, Dublin,

2012                  Culture Night, Liberties College, Dublin, Ireland
2010                  Art Alley, Malahide, Dublin, Ireland



Winner of the Bernard Taylor Memorial Prize, Art and Design NCAD Cead 2019

Prize winner, Tyrone Guthrie Artist Residency Bursary Award, Fermanagh & Omagh Distract Council 2019

Winner of the Smirnoff N. Ireland Fashion Design Awards, 3rd Place, Belfast 1991

Winner of Satzenbrau N. Ireland Fashion Design Awards 2nd Place, Belfast 1990


Tyrone Guthrie Centre Annaghmakerrig 2020

Cill Rialaig, Residency, Co. Kerry, Ireland 2018

St Ives School of Painting, Residency, Cornwall, England 2017

Burren College of Art, Residency, Co. Clare, Ireland 2016
Atelier Molenpad, Residency, Amsterdam 2015


Employment: CDETB - Community Arts Facilitator. Facilitating art workshops within Dublin communities.

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