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Leonora Neary

Artist profile

Artist Statement



Originally from Roscommon, Leonora graduated from the University of Ulster in Belfast with an honours degree in Visual Communication, one year of which was spent at ISIA, Urbino, Italy.
She has participated in many group shows and has
held number of solo exhibitions since 2007. Her work has
featured in both the RHA and RUA annual exhibitions.
She has been awarded residencies at Cill Rialaig
and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre.
Based between Sligo and Roscommon, Leonora's
work is predominantly landscape-based. Striving to combine a
sense of the physical geography of her surrounding environs with a deeper sense of their mood and atmosphere, the work is notably evocative and ethereal.


1992-5: BA(HONS) Visual Communication, University of Ulster, Belfast, and the Instituto Superiore per le Industrie Artistiche, Urbino, Italy;

1991 : Certificate in Foundation Studies, University of Ulster, Belfast.

Solo Exhibitions

2013   Still, Hamilton Gallery, Sligo
2011   Coast, The Linenhall, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
2009, 08, 07  The Cat and the Moon Gallery, Sligo (now The Hamilton Gallery)

Group Exhibitions

2017 King House, Boyle Arts Festival invited artists exhibition

2017 Cairde Visual, The Model, Sligo

2017 Crazy Jane, invited artists group show, Hamilton Gallery, Sligo

2016 Invited Artists Christmas Group ShowHamilton Gallery, Sligo

2016 Open Season Christmas Group Show, The Dock, Carrick-On-Shannon, Co. Leitrim

2016  North by Northwest, King House, Boyle Arts Festival invited artists exhibition
2016  A Terrible Beauty, invited artists group show, Hamilton Gallery, Sligo
2015  Invited Artists Christmas Group Exhibition, Hamilton Gallery, Sligo
2015  Of This Place, Hamilton Gallery, Sligo
2015  Of This Place, Ateneo de Madrid, Spain
2015  Impressions & Portraits of W.B. YeatsHamilton Gallery, Sligo
2015  Invited Artists Spring Exhibition, Greenacres Gallery, Wexford
2014  RUA Annual Exhibition, Ulster Museum, Belfast
2014  Invited Artists Christmas Exhibition, Hamilton Gallery, Sligo
2014  Here Now, RVAF,  Boyle Arts Festival, Co. Roscommon
2014  Invited Artists Exhibition , Greenacres Gallery, Wexford
2014  Invited Artists Spring Exhibiton, McKenna Gallery, Omagh, Co. Tyrone
2013  Invited Artists Christmas Exhibition, Hamilton Gallery, Sligo
2013  RUA Annual Exhibition, Ulster Museum, Belfast
2012  RUA Annual Exhibition, Ulster Museum, Belfast
2011  Invited Artists Winter Exhibiton, Kilkock Art Gallery, Co. Kildare
2011  Invited Artists Christmas Exhibition, The Hamilton Gallery, Sligo
2011  RHA Annual Exhibition, RHA Dublin
2010  Invited Artists Winter Exhibition, Kilkock Art Gallery, Co. Kildare
2010  Invited Artists Christmas Exhibition, The Cat and the Moon Gallery, Sligo
2010   RHA Annual Exhibition, RHA Dublin


2014    Cill Rialaig, Co. Kerry.
2014    Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Co. Monaghan
2013    Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Co. Monaghan
2013    Cill Rialaig, Co. Kerry
2012    Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Co. Monaghan


Roscommon Visual Artist Bursary 2017


2015  Project co-creator and co-ordinater of Of This Place, an eight person Yeats 2015-related group show, exhibiting at Ateneo de Madrid and Hamilton Gallery, Sligo. This project was awarded funding by Culture Ireland, The Irish Diaspora Fund, Sligo County Council and Yeats 2015.




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