Brendon Deacy's paintings, prints, drawings and photographs are inspired by the human effects of culture, history and politics, and have been exhibited in eighteen solo shows. His work is held in notable public and private collections in Australia, Europe, UK and USA.

He has received numerous awards, most recently Culture Ireland's 'Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme' Award, 'The Laois 2016 Community Commemoration' Award, 'The Thomas Dammann Trust Prize' and an 'NCAD 2016 Research Award'. In 1999 he represented Ireland at the international print exhibition 'Linoleum in 20th Century Art' in Amsterdam. He has published two critically acclaimed 'artist's books': 'The State We're Out' which recounts the story of his father's emigration from Ireland in 1951; and 'A Life in Relief' which tells the remarkable story of Michael Davitt, one of the foremost Irish figures of the Nineteenth Century.

His commissioned work, viewable on the Graphics page, has dealt with art, commerce, education, TV and publishing in print, on screen and in the public realm.

Published articles, written by distinguished commentators, that accompany the work can be read on the Words page.



Spring 2016

Leinster Express, 1916 Supplement, 22 March 2016

feature on upcoming Australian exhibition –

article can be read on the Words page on this site

Winter 2015–16

The Irish Times, 13 January 2016

feature on forthcoming Australian exhibition in special 1916–2016 supplement read article

'Martha' print released

Limited edition print now for sale. The image was inspired by Dermot Bolger's beautiful 'Martha' poem which was inspired by the Tom Waits' song. Giclée, 297x420mm, edition of 20, first 10 signed by Dermot Bolger and the artist.

€186 including p&p.

Contact Brendon for direct sales through the 'contact' page.


Article about Brendon's forthcoming exhibition in Autralia published in Midlands Art & Culture Magazine

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Autumn 2015

Brendon has been selected for the 'Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme', with his 'Síoraí' exhibition travelling to the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka next year.

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'I am Ireland' Programme launch at Dublin's Smock Alley Theatre, 3 October

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'Sioraí' images used on promotional material and for projections at the James Fintan Lalor Autumn School 2015, Dunamaise Arts Centre, 9–10 October

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Summer 2015

Work from Brendon's most recent solo show, 'Síoraí: Visualising the Words of James Fintan Lalor Today' shown at the following: Saibhreas Group Exhibition, Damer House Gallery, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary, 11 April – 10 May, and at Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise, 18 June – 8 August; Birr Arts Festival, Co. Offaly, 31 July – 7 August; and Design vs Art, The National Museum in Gdañsk, Poland, 16 May – 30 August.

© Brendon Deacy 2016