Meet The Artist: Clare Lyons

Ormond Art Studios are pleased to present the first of a new video series ‘Meet The Artist’. The series will give you all a chance to get a better idea and develop a deeper understanding of both the studio artists’ practices and the importance of  artist run creative spaces.

Clare Lyons is the first up to discuss her projects past and present, and just how important Ormond Art Studios is to her.

Huge thanks to Ellie Berry for filming. More to come!

100 Views of Contemporary Ireland | Ellie Berry & Clare Lyons



Opening this week! ‘100 Views of Contemporary Ireland’ exhibition featuring Ellie Berry and Clare Lyons.

“Presented as part of St. Patrick’s Festival to mark the first decade of PhotoIreland, The Library Project brings together 100 Views of Contemporary Ireland, a collection of photographs by 100 contemporary photographers from Ireland.”

Opening this Thursday the 12th at The Library Project in Temple Bar.

More information can be found here.

March Updates | Bronagh Lee, Conor Nolan & Olivia Normile


Bronagh Lee – Project Residency Award recipient

In March we welcome Bronagh Lee to the studio as the first recipient of our 3 month Project Residency Award. Bronagh is an artist/illustrator and we are so excited to share the space with her! Watch this space for more updates from Bronagh as the residency progresses!

Conor Nolan – Basic Space Artist Residency 2020 at Void Gallery Saskatoon, Canada

The month of March sees Conor Nolan begin a month long residency at Void Gallery in Saskatoon, Canada in collaboration with Basic Space. We wish Conor the best of luck with this great opportunity and look forward to seeing the work he makes whilst over there!

Olivia Normile – Liminal Entities

On the 6th March, a group show ‘Liminal Entities’ featuring Olivia will open at the Galway Arts Centre. The show also features work from former member Hazel Egan and is curated by Rita McMahon. Olivia has been working really hard toward this exhibition so we know its one not to be missed!


REMINDER: Clare Lyons | Life in Still Life, OPW State Art Collection Touring Exhibition | Phoenix Park Visitor Centre


Clare Lyons whose print ‘bouquet’ which is held in the OPW State Art Collection will be featuring in this year’s North South joint touring exhibition with OPW and Department of Finance, Belfast (DoF) which is focusing on the theme of Still Life. It is entitled ‘Life in Still Life’ and has been curated by a group of 5 art educators from Northern Ireland who belong to the Association of Art & Design Education.

The Dublin leg of this touring exhibition opens this month, on the 24th of January at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre alongside over 50 more works from the collection.

You can find more details about the exhibition here.

Conor Nolan | Basic Space Artist Residency 2020 | VOID Gallery Saskatoon, Canada

Huge congratulations to Conor Nolan who is the recipient of this year’s Basic Space Artist Residency!

Conor will head off to VOID Gallery in Saskatoon, Canada for the month of March to facilitate zine making workshops and produce work in their amazing print studio. We are so delighted for Conor receiving this great opportunity and really look forward to see how he gets on.

Watch this space!

In The Making: Ormond Art Studios 10 Year Anniversary Exhibition

A huge thank you to everyone who joined us last Thursday to celebrate the launch of our 10 year anniversary exhibition “In The Making”! It was a great night, and we were so happy to see so many friendly faces!

Thank you again to all at the Dublin Civic Trust for letting us host for the weekend in their beautifully renovated building, to all members of the studio for their hard work putting this show together, and finally to Richard Harvey for these fantastic photos on the launch night!

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Clare Lyons & Conor Nolan | Book Launch | Tsundoku X Damn Fine Press


Congrats to members Clare Lyons and Conor Nolan who are launching their brand new books at Tsundoku, as part of the Halftone Print Fair at The Library Project next Thursday.

From 21st to 24th of November, The Library Project will host a series of free events as part of Tsundoku, including a first-and-second-hand book market, book launches, flash sales, talks, and workshops.

Clare and Conor’s books have been printed on risograph and published by Damn Fine Print under their new publishing endeavour, Damn Fine Press.

You can see their books and more next Thursday from 6pm at The Library Project in Temple Bar.


Lorcan Cassidy | Temple Bar Gallery + Studios Art Book Fair

Congratulations to Lorcan Cassidy whose books have been accepted to this year’s Temple Bar Gallery + Studios Art Book Fair! The fair launches on the 21st of November, and you can find more info on it here.


Red – Atrocious Compendium


Blue – Grotesque Poetry


Yellow – Hideous Verses

Dublin Art Book Fair 2019