Biography

 

CURRICULUM VITAE     |      ADRIENNE GEOGHEGAN
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ADDRESS:4 Provost Row, Palatine Square, Dublin 7
EMAIL: adriennegeoghegan@gmail.com.
PHONE: 016776032, 087 9919211
WEBSITE: www.adriennegeoghegan.com
EDUCATION:
Kingston University, Knights Park, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, UK.
Awarded a Bachelor of Arts in 1993, with First Class BA (hons) Graphic Design. Majored in Illustration.
TRAINING: Golden Artists Color Inc. chosen as one of 20 artists from around the world to participate in training  in London with Patti Brady, director of the Golden Artists Educators Program. September-October 2014.
TEACHING:
Illustration Boot Camp & Write and Illustrate a Picture Book:
My two independently run courses (current & on-going) Venue: The Garden Art Room,The Carmelite Centre, Aungier St, Dublin 2.
Dublin Institute of Technology: School of Art, Design & Printing, Grangegorman, Dublin 7.
Part time illustration lecturer on Visual Communications Degree Course 1996 to 2003, and 2013 to date.
The Irish Writer’s Centre: Picture Book Writing Tutor on summer courses since 2012
Independent Colleges: Dawson St Dublin 2.
I designed two diploma courses: Writing Children’s Picture Books 12 wks. and Illustrating Children’s Picture Books, 12 wks.  Employed from Oct 08 – Feb 10.  Left to set up my own courses.

NCAD, Thomas St, Dublin 2: Teaching on ‘Continuing Profession Development’ courses for Junior & Leaving Cert Art Teachers: ‘Drawing for Designers’. Series of one day courses during  Spring 2009
Visual Artists-in-Prison Scheme: Accepted on the panel 2013
Dublin City Council Artists’ Panel: Accepted on the panel 2013
INVITED AS GUEST LECTURER:
CBI and SCBWI
  ‘Between the Lines,’ an information seminar on writing and illustrating for children. Presented by CBI (Children’s Books Ireland) and SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators) at Rua Red, Tallaght, 11th Sept 2010
National Gallery of Ireland: The Art of Illustrating Books, Old and Contemporary. Delivered a talk & presented a selection of my own work plus works from my favourite illustrated books. Part of their summer 2009 Programme.
Ballyfermot College of Further Education, Dublin.
Guest Lecturer, Illustration HND, autumn workshops, 2008 to present, (most recent was November 2012)
NCAD Thomas St, Dublin. Illustration Master Class:  BA Vis Comm. class, visiting lecturer and guest speaker, February 2005
CHILDREN’S BOOK REVIEWER
Inis Magazine (Children’s Book Ireland) regular book reviewer.
OTHER EVENTS
OFFSET April 2013 at
Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Docklands, Dublin 4. Illustrators Ireland Portfolio Reviewer.
CULTURE NIGHT
I have hosted this art making event in my kitchen as part of the official advertised programme, both in 2011 and 2012, and 2013. It has received glowing reviews in national papers including the Irish Times.
ADULT & SELECTION OF CHILDREN’S EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS:
Mountains to Sea, Dun Laoghaire Festival
Adult Master Classin Picture Book Making: scheduled 7th Sept 2013
Temple Bar Cultural Trust Collage for the over 55s: scheduled 10th July 2013
Cinemagic Festival workshop in St. Brigids National School, Ballsbridge, junior infants, make a picture book workshop, June 2013
CBI for Dublin Writer’s Festival ‘Decorate your Reading Pod’, 25th May 2013 for children 6 to 9yrs.
Dunmaise Arts Centre: Portlaoise. Children’s Character Development workshops. Oct 2012
Meath County Libraries:
Picture Book Creation workshops Dunshaughlin, Dunboyne,Trim and Navan. October 2012.
Cinemagic: Belfast. Picture Book Creation workshop for 6 to 8 year olds in Downpatrick School, Northern Ireland Oct 2012
Clare County Libraries: 
Miltown Malbay, Sixmile Bridge, Ennis, Ennistymon. Collage workshops with 5th class students form 4 different towns – October 17th & 18, 2011
Airfield, Dundrum, Dublin:‘Bookworms Invade Airfield’Teen Collage Workshop 11-14yr olds
Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, Co. Louth: Dream Collage! Workshop for 6 to 9 year olds. Summer 2011
Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, Co. Louth: Collage Picture Making Workshop: Adults. July 2011
Riverbank Arts Centre:  
Newbridge, Co. Kildare ‘Always Judge a Book by its Cover’ book design workshop for 5 to 8 year olds January 29th 2010
Riverbank Arts Centre:  ‘Undercover’ Picture Book Creation and Book-Mark Design for 5 to 8yr olds 30th April 2011
Garter Lane Arts Centre: O’Connell St, Waterford, 26th July 2010, Readings and workshops for children
Merrion Square Heritage Day: Children’s Art Workshop 30/8/08
Monaghan Library, 2 day Children’s Art Workshop 23/10/08
Draiocht, Blanchardstown:  Teenagers Illustration Workshops 25/10/08
National Print Museum: Art Workshop for 6 – 12 yr. olds 24/8/08 and 22/8/2010
Children’s Books Ireland At Farmleigh: Phoenix Park, Art workshop for 6-8yr olds, 20th July 2008
South Tipperary Arts Centre: Clonmel, Co Tipp., Children’s Literature Event, Guest Reader, October 2007
Monaghan Library: 3 day Workshop ‘Writing and Illustrating a Picture Book ‘ – aimed at 7 to 9 year olds, 11, 12, 13th July 2007
The Ark: Temple Bar, Dublin 2. Book Illustration ‘Never Judge a Book by its Cover!’ illustration workshop for children aged 7 – 9
Children’s Books Ireland (CBI): Summer School Guest Speaker, May 2006
Draiocht Arts Centre: Blanchardstown, Dublin, ‘Poems and Illustrations Revealed,’ commissioned to illustrate the winning poetry entry, and invited as guest speaker at the awards ceremony.
Baboro International Children’s Festival, Galway:  Invited to do an art work shop for children, 5 to 8 yr. olds. 1998
The Ark, Temple Bar: Organised a programme of evening seminars, where a variety of guest speakers examined the various aspects of children’s book illustration: creative, business and technical. 1997
PUBLICATIONS:

Children’s Books I have illustrated: bold type indicates where I have written the book
‘Mommy’s Pocket’ – Reader’s Digest, USA 2008
‘Fancy That’ – Frances Lincoln, London 2005 – shortlisted for the Bisto Illustration Award
‘All Your Own Teeth’ – Bloomsbury, London 2001
‘Who Needs Pockets?’ – Scholastic, London, 2000
‘There’s a Wardrobe in My Monster’ – Bloomsbury, London, 1998
‘Pushchair Polly’ – Ladybird, London 1996
‘Dog’s Don’t Wear Glasses’ – Magi, London 1995
Girl Facts Boy Facts, Poolbeg, 1995
‘Oscar the Dog and Friends’ – Longman, London 1994
‘Six Perfectly Different Pigs’ – Hazar London 1993
The Longman Project, Toyshop series, 15 pre-school educational picture books 1994,
The Longman Project, 15 pre-school educational picture books, 1995,
The Longman Project, 15 pre-school educational picture books, 1994
The characters from ‘Dog’s Don’t Wear Glasses’ were animated for TV advertisements for three years running, between 1996 and 1999
(Jacobs Biscuits/McConnell Advertising)
EXHIBITIONS:
Without the Words, Luan Gallery,
Athlone, Co. Westmeath. November 2016-  Jan 2017 Group Show
‘No Joke’ Colligistas, International Collage Expo, Eindhoven, Netherlands. 
The Art of Superstition:
October 2013 at Copper House Gallery, off Synge St, Dublin 8, II Group Show.
Bermingham Royal Ballet & Pointe Blank UK: Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Docklands, Dublin 4. 3rd July 2013 II Group Show
Pictiúr: Curated by Niamh Sharkey, Laureate na nÓg,  Exhibition to showcase and celebrate the diverse styles and vibrancy of 20 selected illustrators, visiting the Vienna Children’s Books Festival, Bologna International Children’s Book Fair and The Irish Institute for Ireland in Europe in Leuven, Belgium. Touring most of 2013-2014
The Illustrated Beatles: The Grand Social, Dublin, Oct 2013.  Group show travels to Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare February 2013, Belfast May 2013.
No Assembly Required: A duo show, collection of collage, assemblage, painting and drawings, with Una Gildea, Culture Box, Temple Bar, 10th – 31st January 2013
Images Beyond Borders: NGG, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Oct 2011 (work from my published Picture Books)
The Copper House Gallery: Off Synge St, Dublin 8, IGI Group Show. September 2011
Skerries Mills: ‘Soundwaves’, Skerries, August 2011 (work from published Picture Books)
The Science Gallery: Dublin, ‘Elements’ show, ‘Arsenic’ assemblage work, Summer 2011
United Arts Club: IGI Group Show, Fitzwilliam Sq., Dublin 2, March 2011, March 2012
Droichead Arts Centre: Drogheda, Co. Louth ‘Enchanted’ on view Summer 2011
Riverbank Arts Centre: Newbridge, Co. Kildare. ‘Enchanted’ show travels.  Jan – Apr 2010
Laundry: IGI Group show, South Studios, Dublin 2. September 2010
Garter Lane Gallery:  Wexford. ‘Enchanted’ an exhibition of children’s book illustrations by Adrienne Geoghegan, Bruce Ingman, Oisín McGann, Niamh Sharkey and Annie West. July 2010
Powerscourt Centre:  SoGo Festival, Dublin. ‘CIRCUS’ Group Show April, 2010.
Drawers: South Studios, Dublin 2, IGI group show. March 2010
RIAI: A Nation’s Obsession: The Architecture Gallery, RIAI, 8 Merrion Sq. Dublin 2, August, 2007 The Royal Institute of the Architects of the Ireland in association with the Illustrator’s Guild of Ireland – group exhibition of original artworks, highlighting the obsession with architectural form over the past decade in advertising, editorial and book illustration.
Linenhall Arts Centre: October 2001, ‘Hot Dogs’  Illustration from my Children’s Books, Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co Mayo
This Bockaddy Life’ Solo show, Tosca, Suffolk St, Dublin 2: 10 yrs. of published editorial, book & advertising art:. April 2000

ILLUSTRATION CLIENTS
LONDON:
The Guardian, The Economist, Brass Tacks Publishing Company, Everywoman, Routledge, Just Seventeen, Nineteen, Options, Essentials, Looks, Redwood Publishing, Bloomsbury, Magi, Hazar, Scholastic, Frances Lincoln, Oxford University Press, Ladybird, The Art Group/MTV
DUBLIN:
The Irish Times, The Independent, Poolbeg Press, Smurfit Publications, Mercier Press, Marion Publishing, Blackwater Press, Business & Finance, DDFH&B Advertising, McCann Ericson Advertising, McConnell’s Advertising.
REVIEWS:
The Sunday Times, Home, 18th February 2007
RTE Guide 3-9 February 2007
Irish Examiner, Home Truths, 30th June 2007
Irish Independent Weekend, 30th June 2007
Irish Independent, 23rd November 2006
Sunday Business Post, 15th October 2006
Irish Times Magazine, Opening Lines, 21st October 2006
Inis Magazine, (CBI) Winter 2006
The Irish Times, Weekend Book Reviews, 27th May 2006
The Irish Times Weekend Book Reviews, 16th Dec 1995
The Irish Times Weekend Book Reviews, 7th Dec 1995
AWARDS:
2006 shortlisted for Bisto Award, for ‘Fancy That’ illustrations
2003 Irish Illustration Awards (IGI) shortlisted
Best Children’s Illustrated Book, Irish Copyright Licensing Agency Award 1996  £3,000 Award for best illustrated children’s book during the years 1995-1997 ‘Dog’s Don’t Wear Glasses’
2013 – Arts Council Literature Bursary Award.
PICTURE BOOK COLLECTIONS: PUBLIC
Kildare Library Services, Leixlip, Co. Kildare.
Riverbank Arts Centre, Co. Kildare.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:
KOLAJ,  An organisation and magazine dedicated to Collage, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Illustrators Guild of Ireland (II),
Children’s Books Ireland (CBI)
Visual Arts Ireland (VAI),
SCBWI – Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
Irish Visual Artists Rights Organisation, IVARO – Irish Visual Artists’ Rights Organisation
Golden Artist Educator  Trained in London in 2014.

REFERENCES:
Mags Walsh  Children’s Books Ireland Director: Children’s Books Ireland/ Leabhair Pháistí Eireann
17 North Great George’s St, Dublin 1   mags@childrensbooksireland.ie    Phone 01 8727475
Margaret Anne Suggs  Illustration Coordinator at Ballyfermot College of Further (phone 086 6073986)
Sarah Webb  Literary event and festival programmer  (on the board of CBI) phone 086 6086110)
John Short, Senior Lecturer in Illustration and Drawing,
Dublin Institute of Technology, School of Art Design and Printing,
40-45 Mountjoy Square, Dublin 1.   john.short@dit.ie
Padraig Nolan – Illustrators Ireland, Artisan, Basement Office, 60 Merrion Square, Dublin 2
Phone 01 6616018 or mail@artisan.ie

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2 Comments

  1. Adrienne

     /  March 7, 2012

    Hello Jinny,
    Thank you for getting in touch. I am based in Dublin, Ireland. My ‘ongoing’ classed are for adults. From time to time I run classes for younger children. If you checl ‘news’ on my website you will see all the updates.

  2. Andrea fairbrother

     /  July 2, 2014

    Hi

    I am enquiring about courses in writing and illustrating children’s books. I am wondering if there are any upcoming courses in this area.

    Kind Regards
    Andrea Fairbrother