Awards / Residencies

2022 - 2024  // Leverhulme Master of Fine Art Bursary
2022 // Fingal Artist Support Scheme.
2021 // Fingal Artist Support Scheme.
2018 // Artist in Residence, National Gallery of Ireland.
2018 // D-Light & BLOW Photo, Studio Access Award.
2018 // Irish Embassy Travel Grant.
2018 // STEP Grant, European Cultural Foundation & Compagnia di San Paolo.
2016 // Irish Embassy Awarded, DFA Travel Grant.
2016 // Appointed Artist Curator, Creative Campus, RUA RED.
2015 // Graphic Studio Graduate Award, 1st Prize.
2015 // Royal Hibernian Academy Group Studio Residency.
2015 // Black Church Print Studio Group Residency.

2015 // Selected in Top 50 ‘People of Print’ International Graduates.
2015 // Mary Cawley Travel Bursary.
2014 // Irish Representative for the 2014 European Artist Book Biennale.
2014 // Artist representative at Kuntspodium-T: Apprentice/Master Conference.
2013 // Black Church Undergraduate Award.
2013 // Irish Representative, 9th International Miniature Print Exhibition, CCP. 


2023 // Ok_Gallery, New York. USA
2023 // SWATCHED x Blush, The Pipe Factory, Glasgow. UK

2023 // MFA Interim Show, Reid Gallery, Glasgow. UK
2023 // Screw It, Barne’s Garage, Glasgow School of Art. UK
2023 // House of Hibernia, M50, Dublin. IRE

2022 // Sedes Sapientiae, 24 Hour Window, Glasgow. UK
2022 // Páipéar, Hang Tough Contemporary, Dublin. IRE
2022 // Annuale, Leith Arches, Edinburgh. UK

2021 // 191st Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin. IRE
2021 // GDOD Radio, Glasgow. UK
2021 // A Reluctant Mirage,MOE Archive by Brendan Fox, NCAD Gallery, Dublin, IRE
2021 // SCOOP, The Copper House Gallery, Dublin, IRE

2020 // s w i t c h, Nenagh. Tipperary. IRE
2020 // To a passer by, Glasgow. UK
2020 // Games for Artists and Non-Artists, IMMA, Dublin, IRE
2020 // 190th Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin. IRE
2020 // A Portrait of the Artist, Gum Collective, IRE
2020 // With Love, Paint Talk. IRE
2020 // 36th Annual Open, Southwark Park Galleries, London. UK

2018 // On Display, The National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin. IRE
2018 // Stream at The Sailors Home, Limerick. IRE
2018 // Invasion / вторжение , Zverev Center of Contemporary Art, Moscow. RUS
2018 // Grafika Irlandzka, Nowohuckie Centrum Kultury, Krakow. POL
2018 // Platform18 , Draíocht Arts Centre, Blanchardstown. IRE
2018 // 136th Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition, Ulster Museum, Belfast. NI
2018 // how to grow ( black moon ), The Complex, Dublin. IRE

2017 // LIMBO, Malpas Street Studio, Dublin, IRE
2017 // Silk Road, Shaanxi Museum, Xi’an. CHN
2017 // Interwoven- DABF, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin. IRE
2017 // Notes from the Heart of the City, Abbey Studios, Dublin. IRE.
2017 // D24: A users manual, RUARED, Tallaght. IRE
2017 // Unexpected Item in the Bagging Area, Studio6, Temple Bar Gallery. IRE
2017 // 187th Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin. IRE
2017 // Distorted Perspectives, Letterkenny RCC, Letterkenny. IRE
2017 // Fair is Foul, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Studio 6. Dublin. IRE
2017 // Soft, Bell-Table, Limerick. IRE
2017 // Fresh Print, Graphic Studio Dublin. IRE
2017 // Young III, SO Fine Art Editions, Dublin. IRE
2017 // The Idea of North, So Fine Art Editions, Dublin. IRE

2016 // Leg Over Soil, MART Gallery. Dublin. IRE
2016 // GUM, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Studio 6. Dublin. IRE
2016 // Printed Matter, The Connacht Tribune Printworks. Galway. IRE
2016 // Summer Show, SO Fine Art Editions. Dublin. IRE
2016 // Graphic Studio Dublin Group Show, MOK Gallery. Dębeca. POL
2016 // Signs & Memory, Federal State Institution of Culture. Moscow. RUS
2016 // YOUNG II, So Fine Art Editions. Dublin. IRE
2016 // At the Carwash, Hendrons Building, Dublin. IRE
2016 // 100 Minds, The Loft, South Studios. Dublin. IRE
2016 // Gum Collective, RHA Gallery, Dublin. IRE
2016 // Ecce Homo, Black Church Cabinet, Dublin. IRE

2015 // 134th Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition, Ulster Museum, Belfast. NI
2015 // Halftone, TLP, Dublin, IRE
2015 // Limerick Printmakers Annual, The Lime Three, Limerick, IRE
2015 // Quantum Leap, Foundation15, Offaly, IRE
2015 // Black Church Cabinet, Dublin. IRE
2015 // Graphic Studio Summer Exhibition, Dublin. IRE
2015 // RDS Graduate Award Exhibition, Royal Dublin Society. IRE
2015 // St. Patricks Graduate Exhibition, St. Patricks Hospital, Dublin. IRE
2015 // Boyle Arts Festival, King House, Roscommon. IRE
2015 // More than one maker, IMMA, Dublin. IRE
2015 // Graduate Exhibition, National College of Art and Design, Dublin. IRE
2015 // Beyond the Image, Kunstpodium T, Tilburg. NL
2015 // Alumni Exhibition, Belvedere House, Dublin. IRE
2015 //  Screening, Studio 6, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin. IRE

2014 // Pull Bite Rally; Documentary Screening, Harry Clarke, NCAD, Dublin. IRE
2014 // Traces, The Library Project, Dublin. IRE
2014 // Artist Book Biennale, Federal State Institution of Culture. Moscow. RUS
2014 // National Original Print Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London. UK
2014 // Under Compulsion, Steam Box Gallery, Dublin. IRE
2014 // Collision, Mabos, Dublin. IRE
2014 // Kultur als Ware und Wirtschaftsfaktor, Westwerk, Leipzig. DE
2014 // GUM Vol. 1, NCAD Student Galley, Dublin. IRE

2013 // Ecce Homo, Black Church Cabinet, Dublin. IRE
2013 // 9th Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition, CCP, CT. USA
2013 // Proof it, The Library Project, Dublin. IRE
2013 // End of Year Print Show, The Culture Box, Dublin. IRE
2013 // International Print Exhibition, Bendheim Gallery, Connecticut. USA
2013 // Minus One, Emmett House, Dublin. IRE
2013 // Subconscious, The Joinery, Dublin. IRE
2013 // Unconscious, NCAD Student Gallery, Dublin. IRE


2022 - 2024  // Master of Fine Art. 
The Glasgow School of Art. UK

2015 // BA, First Class Honours with Distinction, Fine Art.
National College of Art and Design. IRE

2015 // Masterclass in Annimated Drawing.
Royal Hibernian Academy School. IRE

2008 // City & Guilds Diploma.
New Media Technology College. IRE

Outreach / Demonstrations

2023 // Drawing Workshop, Mount Florida Primary School. 
2022 // BRxACT Charity Initiative, Articulate Cultural Trust.
2022 // Lecture Series, Russian State University for the Humanities. 

2021 // Open Studio, Department A. 

2020 // Studio+ Studio/Micro organisation Lecture, NCAD. 
2020 // Culture Night, Livestream,
2018 // Monoprint Workshop, Millenium Wing, The National Gallery of Ireland.
2018 // Colour and Mark-making Workshop, The National Gallery of Ireland.
2018 // Artist Talk and Q&A, Millenium Wing Studio, The National Gallery of Ireland.
2018 // Artist Talk, Zverev Centre for Contemporary Art Moscow.
2018 // Printmaking Workshop, National Centre of Contemporary Art, Moscow.
2017 // Artist Curator, D24 A Users Manual, RUARED.
2017 // Screen Print Workshop,  Killinarden Community College, RUA RED.
2017 // Co-Director, Creative Campus x Tallaght Young Filmmakers. RUARED.
2017 // Monoprint Access Workshop, Mounttown Community School, IADT.
2017 // Culture Night Exhibition and Open Studio, Argus House, Blackpitts.
2016 // Culture Night Open Studio, Argus House, Blackpitts.
2016 // ‘Verbal Visual’ Panel Discussion, Maxwell Theatre, Trinity College Dublin.
2016 // Friends of the RHA Lecture; Gum Collective, RHA School.
2016 // Lithography Demonstration, Мастерская и галерея печатной графики.
2015 // NCAD Professional Practice Lecture Series; Gum Collective, RHA School.
2014 // Drypoint Workshop, Belvedere College S.J.
2014 // Access Programme Student Mentor, National College of Art and Design.
2013 // Student Mentoring Programme, Student Mentor, NCAD.
2013 // Culture Night Lithography demo, Black Church Print Studio.
2013 // Access day Drypoint tutorial, National College of Art and Design.
2009 // Volunteer Art Teacher, Youth Reach Dublin City Centre North.


Piel, Digital Printed, Perfect Bound Artist Publication. Edition of 20.
Fair is Foul, Bunny Collective Vol II , Magazine.
Black Lines, Xerox print on Tracing paper with collage. Edition of 20.
The studio, By Aimee Gallagher, Silk Screen And Digital Collage. Edition of 10.
10Knots 1Thread, By Sofya Mikhaylova, Digitally printed and hand stitched. Edition of 40.
Untitled, James Bennett, Limited run Xerox Zine, Distributed in London Paris and Dublin.
Irrelevance By Sadbh O’Brien, Digitally printed with Matt finish. Edition of 20.
GUM, Digitally printed edition of 300 sponsored by Black Church Print Studios and NCAD Gallery.
Green Notebook, By Ciara O’Brien, Digitally printed. Edition of 20.
GUM Volume. 2, Digitally printed edition of 30.
GUM Volume. 1, Silkscreened edition of 3
Trinity Misc, Magazine


Signs of Memory
TV Kultra Russia interview for Signs of Memory Exhibition Moscow

Maria Chamberlain Talkshow on Moskovskaya Pravda
Radio interview for Signs of Memory, Moscow.

“Aaron Smyth Elevator Line - Pamphlet Series - Vol3”
Visual Arts at

“Aaron Smyth, Influences - Pamphlet Series - Vol2”

Visual Arts at

“Aaron Smyth, An introduction - Pamphet Series - Vol1”
Sinead Phelan, Visual Arts at

New Kids on The Block
Tn2 interview for the NCAD Graduate Exhibition.

Curious About; As Twilight Fades by Aaron Smyth
DublinInquirer Q&A about As Twilight Fades.

Aaron Smyth, in conversation
Beyond the Image. Kunstpodium T, Tilburg.

Iedereen is bezig voorbij het plaatje te kijken
Stadsnieuws article for ‘Beyond the Image’, Kunstpodium T.

NCAD Graduate Catalogue 2015
Project Statement for ‘The Fragile Nature of Intimacy’, p.170.

Aaron Smyth at Cave Writings”  (Alternative Video Link)
In conversation about my work and the Gum Collective.

“Pick of the Week”
Sinead Phelan, Visual Arts at

Prints among men
Interview with D Joyce Ahearne about myself, my art and the future.

Trinity Misc; Issue 122.1
Collection of images and Artist Statement.

Interpreting Ecce Homo
In conversation with printmaker Debora Ando.

“Collision Catalogue”
Catalogue from ‘Collision’ Exhibition, Mabos, IRE.

On Kildare Street Literature and Visual Arts Make Babies” - Gum Collective
By Damien Murphy, Dublin Enquirer 

Unexpected item in the bagging area - review” - Gum Collective
by Maia Mathieu, The Bridge Magazine 

Stuck on you” - Gum Collective
by Clara Murray, The Bridge Magazine

Gum- The Art of Sticking With It” - Gum Collective
by Josh Joice, UCD College Tribune


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