Holly Mullarkey is a teacher and an artist. Her primary school teaching work, particularly in special education, was informed by her qualifications in art, art-therapy and psychotherapy. She delivered the visual arts curriculum to teachers nationally. She has also facilitated workshops in the Galway Education Centre and for Hibernia College. She curated an exhibition with children of profound special needs for the Babóro International Children’s Arts Festival. She has worked as Artistic Director with the Iaska Film Production Company and directed short art films such as ‘The Long Road’ and ‘Offering’. She recently hosted a commemorative exhibition of the first World War in the Norman Villa Gallery in Galway and Ennis Cathedral, as sponsored by Clare County Council.
2010 – 2011 BA Hons in Art and Design – Ceramics
Student of the Year Award 2011
GMIT – Galway, Ireland.
1999 – 2004 Diploma in biodynamic Psychotherapy
Biodynamic Psychotherapy Centre
Trácht, Kinvara – Galway, Ireland.
1996 – 1999 Diploma of Fine Art
GMIT – Galway.
1995 – 1996 Certificate in Arttherapy – Foundation
Crawford College of Art and Design
1990 – 1991 Masters in Education
First Class Honors
1983 – 1986 Bachelor of Education
St. Patricks Teacher Training College,
2014 -2015 Merged forever into clay, Norman Villa Gallery, Galway, Ennis Cathedral, St. Columbus Protestant Church, Ennis.
August 2013 Harboured, Group exhibition with Forge Clay Studios, The Shed, Galway, Ireland.
2011 The Long Road, GMIT, Galway.
2005 – 2006 With these hands I speak, Brothers of Charity Rosedale Special Needs School Project, Galway City Library.
2004 – 2005 Rushes, Brothers of Charity Rosedale Special Needs School Project, Babóro International Children’s Arts Festival, Galway.
2013 – 2016 Member of Arts Anonymus, Galway, Ireland.
2012 – 2013 Member of Forge Clay Studios, New road, Galway, Ireland.