Ciara Chapman is an artist and illustrator living in Cork city, Ireland. She is a member of Cork Printmakers Workshop, Visual Artists Ireland and the Association of Illustrators. Her past illustration clients include Pfizer, Eli Lilly and The Toyota Mobility Foundation.
She exhibits online and throughout Ireland regularly as well as doing freelance work and working on exciting projects like DIVA at Electric Picnic in 2018, a Pfizer and Eli Lilly collaboration for the EFIC European Pain Federation in Valencia in 2019 and the Mobility unlimited challenge commissioned by The Toyota Mobility Foundation in 2020.
Lorcan Cassidy is a Dublin based visual artist. He graduated from the National College of Art and Design with a BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art Sculpture and Expanded practices.
As a visual artist, Lorcan’s work revolves around creating alternate realities/other worlds/narratives and then making 3D work and/or drawing objects/artefacts/creatures/specimens from these various fictitious realms.
This piece is inspired by Turritopsis dohrnii, otherwise known as the Immortal Jellyfish. It is a creature with the astounding ability to revert itself to an earlier stage of its life cycle, turning back the hands of time whenever it wishes and as many times as it wants to. A true biological time machine.
Clare Foley is a Dublin-based illustrator and comic creator. She released her first comic, ‘La Grande Breteche’ in 2016, followed by ‘Frozen Waste’ (written by Aaron Fever) in 2017, and the ‘Blood Runs Cold’ anthology in 2018 (featuring stories written by Paul Carroll, Gary Moloney, JP Jordan, PJ Holden, and lettered by Paul Carroll, Kevin Keane and Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou).
She has worked on a number of collaborative projects including with Linen Hall Library & PRONI, and Alliance Francaise in 2019, as well as the release of her popular Herpetology Tarot set in March 2020. She is a member of Rogue Comics Ireland.
Her illustrations have been published on several websites (Headstuff, ICN, The Fem), and her illustration from the ‘Mine Anthology’ in 2017 was featured in The Irish Times. She was awarded ‘Best Artist Published in Ireland’ in the Irish Comic News Awards 2017. She works in traditional media, using watercolour and pencil, sometimes accompanied by hand-lettering.
Oormila Vijayakrishnan Prahlad is a Sydney artist, poet, and pianist of Indian heritage. She holds a Masters in English and is a member of the North Shore Poetry Project, and Authora Australis. She has been widely published in both print and online literary journals and anthologies. Her recent works have been showcased in Dwell Time, Star 82 Review, and 3 AM Magazine, and are forthcoming in Club Plum Journal, Parentheses Journal, Pithead Chapel, and elsewhere.
Aleksandra Kordeczka studied Fine Art at Nicolas Copernicus University in Torun in Poland. In summer 2008, she graduated specialized in Painting. Currently she is living and working in Ballincollig Co. Cork, Ireland. Her art works have been presented on several exhibitions in Poland and Ireland.
She mainly deals with drawings but also creates paintings and makes linocuts. In her drawings, she presents the world of my fantasies. Most often they are landscapes but sometimes she also draws creatures. Mostly her illustrations show: lonely places, islands, woodlands, trees, sometimes birds and see creatures.
Terri Kelleher is a freelance artist/illustrator working mainly in the genre of children’s books since 2012. She also creates artwork for private collectors as well as group/solo shows. She is an active member of her local visual artists group (KAVA) as well as an acting Committee member volunteer. She likes to work in mainly inks, both technical pen and coloured acrylic inks as they offer the most ability for detail, which is where she finds the most pleasure.
Danielle Wirsansky is a photographer whose main interest is telling stories through her work. Her photography has been published in such publications as The Weird Reader, Genre: Urban Arts Magazine, Sad Girl Review, Anti-Heroin Chic Magazine, Bleached Butterfly Magazine, and more. To learn more about her work, visit www.DanielleWirsansky.com.
In 2009, Belinda graduated with a B.A. in Art and Design from GMIT, Galway.
She has a certificate in Visual Education from Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dublin.
What inspires her? Mood, a memory, a feeling, and certain depth in a painting. She is interested in all art forms; good drawing skills and confident use of colour. She loves seeing texture and a certain amount of boldness in a painting. Story telling is important, with room for imagination and interpretation.
Discover inner peace and connect to your soul with the captivating meditative art of Patricia Fitzgerald, Healing Creations. Painted by Patricia in her beautiful old courtyard studio in Marlay Park, Dublin, she intuitively draws on the healing energies of her dreams to create unique mandalas and artwork. “Symbols emerge as if from nowhere, and when these symbols are courted as though they are wild animals in a forest, the symbols slowly begin to reveal their gold as wisdom. I have found the mandala process to heighten dream activity and for me both are somehow inextricably linked. I sometimes paint my dreams into mandalas or at other times the mandalas will initiate dreams.”
Andrea Calabro is a graduate of the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. She is a visual artist and a print maker. She uses her practice as a lens to challenge and present a narrative that is common to all. The function of an artist is that of a storyteller. It’s a universal story, and in that, she uses nostalgia as a tool to trigger the past of the viewer, and the past of society. Enhancing little things from the every day life, making them more interesting is something Andrea is passionate about.