About

Breda Marron is an award-winning Irish artist based in Drogheda.

She has been practicing as an artist for over twenty years, winning many awards and public & private commissions. Her art work is in high demand and features in many public and private collections.

As an artist, Breda strives to create pieces of beauty which speak to the quiet part of our being, reconnect us with ourselves and with the sustenance of the world around us.

Breda works in different media, creating drawings, paintings and sculptures which dialogue with each other across space and time.

She has reimagined many of her images as sculptures and installations which draw on the surrounding landscape, continuing the evolution of the piece beyond the walls of the studio. These pieces thus possess a vital energy and life force that enrapture audiences time and again.

Public Commissions

  • 'Heartspace', Percent for Art Commission, Clanbrassil St, Dundalk, Co. Louth. (Work in Progress - current commission) Learn more
  • 'Welcome Arrival', Percent for Art Commission, Drogheda Hospital, Co Louth.
  • Tree Trail, series of carved Limestone pieces, Buttergate Park, Drogheda, Co Louth.
  • 'Wings to Fly, Roots to Return to', Percent for Art Commission, Interactive metal sculpture, mural and sensory garden, CBS N.S, Dundalk, Co Louth.
  • 'Giant's Lair', Sculpture Trail, Slieve Gullion Forest, Newry. Commissioned by Sticky Fingers Arts for Early Years and co-funded by The Northern Ireland Tourist Board, The National Lottery, Newry Down County Council and The Northern Ireland Arts Council.
  • Outdoor willow sculptures, Blanchardstown Institute of Technology, Dublin.
  • 'Interconnected', mixed media sculpture, Castleblayney Enterprise Centre, Co. Monaghan
  • Art Series, mixed media sculpture, Dundalk Arts Office, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Awards

  • 2016      “Maritime Art Award”- Drogheda Port, Drogheda, Co Louth
  • 2016      “Family Attraction of the Year Award”, Slieve Gullion, Newry
  • 2014      Artist Professional Development Fund, Meath County Council
  • 2013      "People's Choice Award" - St. Bridget's Garden, Galway
  • 2012      "Sculpture in Context Award" - Botanic Gardens, Dublin
  • 1997      "Taylor Art Award" - RDS, Dublin

Selected Exhibitions

2019 - 'Borrowed Ground', Droichead  Arts Centre, Drogheda, Co Louth.
           'Incognito', Solomon Gallery, Dublin
2018 - Sculpture Garden, Bloom in the Park, Phoenix Park, Dublin.

           Sculpture Exhibition, Oldbridge Gardens, Drogheda, Co Meath.
           'Incognito', Solomon Gallery, Dublin
2017 - 'Vanishing Gardens', The Kildare Gallery, Carton House, Maynooth, Co Kildare.
            Sculpture Garden, Bloom in the Park, Phoenix Park, Dublin. 
            Summer exhibition, Listoke Gallery, Drogheda, Co Louth. 
2016 - 'Vanishing Gardens', The Kildare Gallery, Carton House, Maynooth, Co Kildare.
            Sculpture Garden, Bloom in the Park, Phoenix Park, Dublin. 2016
2015 - 'Establish Change' Exhibition, An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk, Co. Louth
           'Art Source' Art Show, RDS, Dublin. 
2014 - ‘Bloom’ Sculpture Gardens, Created, Phoenix Park, Dublin.
           ‘The Spirit of Louth’, North Louth Artists Group Exhibition, Dundalk Museum.
           ‘Sound of Beaulieu’, Beaulieu House, Drogheda Arts Festival, Drogheda.
2013 - ‘Art Source’ Art Show, RDS, Dublin. 
           'Sculpture in Context’ Exhibition, Botanical Gardens, Dublin.
           ‘Outsight - Insight’ Exhibition, St Brigids Centre, Galway.
           'Surveyor’ Exhibition, Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, Meath.
            North Louth Artists Exhibition, Museum, Dundalk, Louth.
2012 - Sculpture in Context Exhibition, Botanic Gardens, Dublin.
           'Bloom' Bord Bia Showgarden, Phoenix Park, Dublin.
2011 - 'Showcase' National Craft Fair, RDS, Dublin.
            ‘Song of Amergin’, Group Exhibition, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Co. Louth.
2010 -  ‘Waiting to Launch’, The Ark Centre, Bessbrook, Co Down.
2001 -  'Contemporary Artist Exhibition' - Witchcraft Gallery,Temple Bar, Dublin.
             'Discourse' - Engine Room Gallery, Belfast/ CIT College, Cork.
2000 -  'Contemporary Craft' - Skibereen Arts Centre, Co. Cork.
1999 -  'Entwined' (solo) - Basement Gallery, Dundalk, Co. Louth.
            'Exploring Woodlands" – Sculptural Symposium, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny.
1998 -  'Iontas' (touring), - Dublin,Sligo,Belfast.
            'Connect' (solo) - St. Patrick's Trian, Co. Armagh.
 1997 - 'NCAD Degree Show' - National College of Art and Design, Dublin.
            'New Designers' - Islington, London.
            'New Blood' - Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.