Niamh Fahy

Niamh joined the Centre for Print Research (CFPR) as a Research Associate as part of the Expanding Excellence in England (E3) fund in November 2019, following a career as an Artist and Printmaker.

Niamh is studying towards a PhD and her supervisory team is Sarah Bodman, Angie Butler and Paul Laidler. She is investigating the possibilities and capacity for the print artist to challenge and expand modes of understanding anthropogenic changes within landscape. Niamh is interested in expanding interdisciplinary research projects between print artists and environmental science groups.

Niamh’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at shows including The Masters: Relief, Bankside Gallery, London (2019, 2018) RWA 167 Annual Open Exhibition, The RWA, Bristol, (2019) The Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Exhibition, Piano Noble Kings Place Gallery, London. (2019) Interruptions, Athens Print Fest, Felios Foundation, Athens, Greece (2019). RBSA Print Prize Exhibition RBSA gallery, Birmingham (2018). Print in Play, Trükimuuseum, Tartu, Estonia (2015) International Printmaking Conference Impact 9, Hangzhou, China (2015) Impressions Biennial, Galway arts festival centre, Galway (2015) Twelve, the Hunt Museum, Limerick (2014) Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Limerick Printmakers and Gallery bursary award exhibition, Limerick. (2013)

Niamh’s print and photographic work has received numerous awards including the Intaglio Print Prize at Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair (2019). As part of the RBSA Print Prize exhibition, Niamh was awarded The Paul Hipkiss Memorial Prize (2018). Niamh has previously been awarded the Individual Artist Bursary Award Galway County Council (2016, 2015). Niamh has also been awarded the Create Research and Development Award (2015) to create a series of print outreach workshops.

Niamh has been awarded the Artist Development programme 2020 by the European Investment Bank under the theme (De) construction of History. (ADP) to undertake a residency and mentorship programme with International artist Jorma Puranen in Luxemburg organised by the EIB Institute. She has previously been awarded several artists residencies including the Tartu Printing Museum, Estonia (2015), The Tyrone Guthrie Residency award, Ireland (2014) and the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology Summer Print residency (2016).

Niamh obtained her MA in Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking from the University of the West England in 2019. She was awarded the postgraduate Rebecca Smith Memorial prize (2019) by the University of the West of England. She holds a Certificate in Creative Enterprise from the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, Ireland. Niamh completed her BA Hons Degree in Fine Art Printmaking from the Limerick School of Art and Design. On graduating from her degree, she was awarded the Limerick Printmaking Emerging Artist Bursary Award (2012) which supported her solo show Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (2013) at Limerick printmakers gallery.

Area Of Expertise
Experimental analogue photography
Wet plate collodion photography
Digital embroidery

Research Topics/Interests
Printmaking Historic Repographic and photographic methods; Art and ecology; Material Innovation

MA in Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking, BA in Fine Art Printmaking

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