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Solo Exhibitions

2017

The Recovery, A4 Sounds Artist Studios & Gallery, St Joseph’s Parade, Dublin 1, Ireland

Group Exhibitions

2024

Trinity Buoy Wharf Working Drawing Award 2023, Turnpike, Wigan, UK

194th RHA Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy of Arts, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2, Ireland

Trinity Buoy Wharf Working Drawing Award 2023, The Arts Institute, Plymouth University, UK

Derwent Art Prize 2024, Gallery@OXO, Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, London, UK

Kilkenny Portrait Show 2024, Gallery @ 1st floor, Dunnes Stores, Kieran Street, Kilkenny, Ireland

International Women's Day, West End Art Studios, 160 West End, Mallow, Co. Cork, Ireland

Trinity Buoy Wharf Working Drawing Award 2023, TheGallery, Arts University Bournemouth, UK

Drogheda Zine Fair, Droichead Arts Centre, Stockwell Street, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland

 

2023

Racht, Studio 10, Wicklow Street, Dublin 2, Ireland

Dublin Art Book Fair 2023: Polyphonic, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland

Let Them Eat Fake, Bad Art @ BWG Gallery, 13 Soho Square, London, UK

Profiles issue 2 launch, James Joyce Centre, North Great Georges Street, Dublin 1, Ireland

Open Submission 2023, Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise, Co. Laois, Ireland

Small But Mighty, Bankside Gallery, 48 Hopton Street, London, UK

Halftone Print Fair 2023, The Library Project, 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland

Øpen Call, Tøn Gallery, 25a Temple Lane South, Dublin 2, Ireland

Fontana! presented by Ladies Drawing Club

Royale Arcade Academy, Arcade Studios, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Trinity Buoy Wharf Working Drawing Award 2023, Trinity Buoy Wharf, London, UK

Network, The Library Project, 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland

 

Bailieborough Creative Hub Summer Showcase 2023, Bailieborough Courthouse and Bridewell, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, Ireland

Twenty One, Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

Wish You Were Here, Lot Projects, Broadway Market Mews, London, UK

Bainbridge Open 2023, ASC Gallery, The Handbag Factory, London, UK

Zurich Portrait Prize 2022, Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Meant to Fade, Laneway Gallery, Cork, Ireland

Summer Open Exhibition: Summer of Love, The Courthouse Gallery & Studios, Ennistymon, Co. Clare, Ireland

Distro, Cavan Arts Festival, Con Smith Park, Cavan, Ireland

33 RPM, Northern Contemporary Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Spring Open: 'Displacement and Belonging - Home', Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, Dublin 24, Ireland

 

CANYON, Fresh Salad @ RuptureXIBIT, Hampton Wick, UK

2022

Zurich Portrait Prize 2022, National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2, Ireland

Dublin Art Book Fair 2022: A Caring Matter, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland

Touch Me Baby, Bad Art @ The Bomb Factory, Archway, London, UK

Portrait (International Juried Exhibition)Li Tang Gallery, New York, USA


Halftone Print Fair 2022, The Library Project, 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland

Dwell, Basement Gallery, An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland

International Original Print Exhibition 2022, Bankside Gallery, 48 Hopton Street, London, UK

B.Y.O.A.A.S. Simpsons Fan Art, Hen’s Teeth Studio, Dublin 8, Ireland


Emerging Practice, The Library Project, 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland

Bailieborough Creative Hub Summer Showcase 2022, Bailieborough Courthouse and Bridewell, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, Ireland

Show2020, Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, London, UK

you breathe differently down here, Draíocht, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, Ireland

2021

Dublin Art Book Fair 2021: Manual, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland

Awagami International Miniature Print Exhibition, Yoshinogawa City, Tokushima, Japan

 

B.Y.O.A.A.S. TV, Bring Your Own Art Art Show Dublin, Hen’s Teeth, and Lucky’s Bar, Dublin 8, Ireland

Pluid: National Comfort Blanket, The Cowshed Gallery, Farmleigh Estate, Dublin 15, Ireland

Familiar Strangers, Vacant Museum
 

2020

RCA2020, Royal College of Art, London, UK

IN REVIEW, Southwark Park Gallery // Lake Gallery, Southwark Park, London, UK

2019

Dublin Art Book Fair 2019: Art & Architecture: Learning from the Bauhaus, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland


Incognito in aid of the Jack & Jill Children's Foundation, Solomon Fine Art, Balfe Street, Dublin 2 and Lavitt Gallery, Cork, Ireland

MA Print exhibition, Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, Kensington, London, UK


WIP Show, Dyson Building, Royal College of Art, Battersea, London, UK

2018

Incognito in aid of the Jack & Jill Children's Foundation, Solomon Fine Art, Balfe Street, Dublin 2, Ireland

2017

VUE Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2, Ireland

Halftone Print Fair 2017, The Library Project, 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland

Small Format, The Library Project, 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland

 

2016

Carrickmacross Arts Festival, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan, Ireland

Uncover: DIT Graduate Exhibition, Grangegorman, Dublin 7, Ireland

 

Postcard 1916, Old Clones Post Office, Clones, Co. Monaghan, Ireland, and La Vieille Poste, Larroque, France

 

2015 

Winter Exhibition, The Gallery Listoke, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland

 

Motley, Hive Gallery & Studios, 25 Michael Street, Waterford, Ireland

 

Qualia Dublin: Identity, Steambox, School Street, Dublin 8, Ireland

 

Disclosure, Light House Cinema, Market Square, Smithfield, Dublin 7, Ireland 

​Education 

2018 - 2020 — MA Print, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2012 - 2016 — BA (Hons) Fine Art, First Class Honours, Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland

Awards / Residencies

2024 Sculpture Practice Award - Fire Station Artists' Studios, Dublin 1

2023 Fun Foods Art Competition - Artrepreneur

2023 Established Artist Award - Monaghan County Council Artist Support Scheme 2023 — (Supported by The Arts Council)

2022 Emerging Talent Award - Monaghan County Council Artist Support Scheme 2022 — (Supported by The Arts Council)

2022 Artist in Residence, Creative Spark, Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland: March – April 2022

2022 Best Art Prize, Bealtaine Magazine, Spring 2022, Issue 2

 

2021 Droichead Artist Bursary Autumn 2021 (Awarded by Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland)

 

2021 Emerging Talent Award - Monaghan County Council Artist Support Scheme 2021 — (Supported by The Arts Council)

 

2020 Augustus Martin Print Prize 2020 (Awarded by Royal College of Art)

2016 Mont Kavanagh Trust Fine Art Award 2016 (Awarded by DIT Foundation)


2016 Artist in Residence, A4 Sounds Artist Studios & Gallery, Dublin, Ireland: August October 2016

Bibliography

 

2024

"Analogue Positives for Screenprinting", Visual Artists' News Sheet (VAN), May/June 2024.

 

2023

"/after", Profiles, November 2023, Issue 2, cover image.

"Smile: Emily Mc Gardle", N Magazine, April 2023, Issue 4.

Introducing… Emily Mc Gardle”, Life Magazine, Sunday Independent, Dublin, April 2 2023.

2022

Zurich Portrait Prize 2022, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin.

“Monaghan artist shortlisted for Zurich Portrait Prize”, The Northern Standard, Monaghan, August 25 2022.

"Three local artists shortlisted for Zurich Portrait Prize at National Gallery of Ireland", Northern Sound FM, August 22 2022.

“Spoofers”, Paper Towel Zine, Duplikat Press x Paper Towel Zine, Margate Zine Fair 2022.

“Keep on Smilin”, Bealtaine Magazine, Spring 2022, Issue 2: (Un)belonging, p27.

2021

“Lios na Dara”, Around the World, Print Club Torino, Turin, Italy.

“False Smiles”, Printmaking Today, Summer 2021, Issue 118, p23.

2020

“A Brief Guide to False Smiles”, Fake/Real, The Pluralist, Royal College of Art, London, p51.

The Dirty Issue, ARC Magazine, Royal College of Art, London.

PrintOut - File Away (MA Print publication from RCA2020 PrintOut event).

Rescue Party - Desert Island Comics.

“Anatomy of a False Smile”, Penny Thoughts zine #33, Manchester, UK.

2017

"The Recovery", A4 Sounds Artist Studios & Gallery.

A4 Sounds Artist in Residence Programme, A4 Sounds Artist Studios & Gallery.

2016

New Generation Arts Online Gallery, Irish Arts Review.

"Curios About: The Recovery by Emily Mc Gardle", Dublin Inquirer, March 1 2016.

"Keep The Recovery Going", Rabble.ie, February 21 2016.

Collections

NIVAL (The National Irish Visual Arts Library)

OPW (The Office of Public Works), Ireland

Private collections in Ireland and the UK

Memberships

Black Church Print Studio, Dublin

VAI (Visual Artists Ireland)

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