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Our eighth artist to be featured in our Open to Art Series is Deirdre McCrory. Deirdre exhibited with us in The Eater Snow Gallery in 2016. Since March 2020, Deirdre has been in Donegal. She was due to exhibit in Kilkenny in April but the exhibition was cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Co Down native Deirdre McCrory trained at Belfast College of Art and the Royal College of Art, London. Deirdre has worked as an applied artist specialising in enamelling and printmaking.
Deirdre’s imagery comes from her environment at home and abroad and the plants and animal life that encroach on it. Inspiration very often comes from patterns in nature, from organic material growing and decaying, and movement in shapes and colour. She is interested in the exploration and development of images. Experimentation in the processes of enamelling and printmaking enables her to create the finished pieces. Deirdre’s exhibition will feature her interpretation of nature in print and enamel showing her interest in both mediums using etching press and kiln.

Deirdre has exhibited nationally and internationally both as an individual artist and as a member of the British Society of Enamellers and Seacourt Print Workshop.
She is a member of the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland Portfolio.
Deirdre’s work is in numerous public and private collections including the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Dublin Castle, Ulster Museum and the Lisburn Museum.
She has received awards from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
If you would like more information on any of these artworks, please e-mail Colette on