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Sinéad Barrett is a Cork-based visual artist and Programme Coordinator of Sample-Studios. She has over twenty years of experience in working in the education and business sectors in partnership with organisations locally, nationally and internationally. In 2014 she returned to education to study Fine Art, graduating from Crawford College of Art and Design in 2019. She was awarded the CIT Presidents Prize for outstanding studentship and also received a Crawford College of Art and Design Graduate Residency award for the Materials Store for 2019/2020. She was also awarded the Sample Studios Graduate Curatorial Residency Award 2019/2020. She is very active in her own artistic practice, having secured numerous exhibition opportunities since graduating and received an Arts Council Visual Arts Bursary in 2021. Her work is held in both public and private collections. 




Echoes of Isolation                       June- Aug                         Spike Island ( Solo Exhibition )

Tonnta                                             Nov-March                      Uillinn, West Cork


Autumn Exhibition                        Sept-Oct                         Be framed, Cork

Members Show                              August.                             Lord Mayor’s Pavilion, Cork

Decades, Joint Exhibition             July                                   Gallery Asna, Clonakilty

Summer Members Exhibition      Jun-July                           Uillinn, Werst Cork Arts Centre

Spring Tide                                      March-June                    Be Framed, Cork

Make your Mark                             Dec-March 2022          Siamsa Tíre, Tralee



Monochrome                                 NovJan                               Uillinn, Werst Cork Arts Centre

Members Show                              Nov/Dec                            Lord Mayor’s Pavilion, Cork

Winter Exhibition                           NovDec                             Be Framed, Cork

Together again                                Sept-Oct                          Grand Parade Gallery

Evanescent                                      July- September              Uillinn, Werst Cork Arts Centre

Standstill                                          June -July                          Uillinn, Werst Cork Arts Centre

Winter Showcase Online              Nov 2020 -Jan 2021      Online, ( WCAC)



Harvest - West Cork Creates     Aug 2020  - Jan2021     (online due to Covid19

Members Show                              Dec 2020                         Lord Mayor’s Pavilion, Cork

The way we live                               June/July 2020                (online due to Corvid19)

                                                                                                       The Space Gallery Galway


Members Show                         Dec 2019                                 Lord Mayor’s Pavilion, Cork

Winter Salon                             Dec 2019                                  Backwater Studios, Cork

Brittle/Fragile                           October 2019                          Westival, Westport, Co. Mayo

Dismantle                                 June 2019                                  Final Year Degree , CCAD, Cor


Tautophony.                             May 2018                                3rd year exhibition, The Kino, Cork        

The Pier                                   June 2017                                  GHYC, Co. Cork- Solo exhibition,  

Trouvaille                                 October 2015                           1st year students in CIT CCAD. 

                                                                                                       Wandsford Quay Gallery, Cork





   September        Oileán – Spike Island

   May/ June         Oileán – The Lord Mayor’s Pavilion, Cork



   October            The Movements - Lord Mayor’s Pavilion, Cork

   September        Dominion- St Lukes Crypt, Cork

   July                     Looking Glass, The Lord Mayor’s Pavilion, Cork 


Awards & Publications


  • Arts Council Bursary Award 2021

  • Murze Arts Magazine featured artist (issue ten) February 2020

  • CIT Presidents Prize 2019

  • Graduate Curatorial Residency Award, Sample Studios, Cork 2019/2020

  • Crawford College of Art and Design Graduate Residency 2019/2020

  • Irish Arts Review New Generation Gallery Official Selection 2019

  • CIT Collection Prize 2019

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