Photographer: Tatyana Feeney and Mary Murphy

Tatyana Feeney and Mary Murphy | Ireland | Exhibition

Come Rain, Come Shine

Baboró celebrates two fine illustrator-authors, Tatyana Feeney and Mary Murphy, in a unique exhibition of prints from some of their most popular books.

Tatyana’s illustrations are created by using a combination of monoprinting with watercolour, collage and digital media. Her books explore themes common to many children through her quirky characters and vibrant images.

Mary's brightly coloured work speaks to babies and toddlers through its simplicity and warmth. She uses a combination of hand drawn and digital techniques to create a distinct visual style that encourages adults and children to explore her work together.

Artists

Tatyana Feeney

Tatyana Feeney is an award-winning children’s book author-illustrator. Her illustrations are a combination of printmaking, watercolour, collage and coloured pencil. Although she assembles her final art using digital media she feels traditional, handmade art creates the most authentic and satisfying illustrations for her stories. She has written a number of picture books with Irish and UK publishers, including most recently, Eva and the Perfect Rain (The O’Brien Press).

Tatyana grew up in North Carolina, but has lived with her family in Trim, Co. Meath for the last fifteen years. The Irish landscapes and weather have been influential in her recent books and provide inspiration for further prints and stories.

Mary Murphy

Mary Murphy's brightly coloured work speaks to babies and toddlers through its simplicity and warmth. The award-winning author-illustrator uses a combination of hand drawn and digital techniques to create a distinct visual style that encourages carers and children to explore her books together.

Mary studied Graphic Design and Illustration at College of Marketing and Design, Dublin, following which she became a freelance illustrator. Her first book for children, ‘I Like It When’, was published in 1997. Since then she has produced more than 40 books, generally for very young children. Her books have been translated into 17 languages. She has two new books coming out in Autumn 2019 and Spring 2020 from Walker Books UK. Mary has recently returned to live in Dublin, having spent 17 years in County Galway.

Venue

O'Donoghue Centre

Accessibility: Both entrances are wheelchair accessible. There is an activation switch for the front doors to the theatre, providing wheelchair access.

Parking: The Galway Cathedral car park is a 5 minute walk from O’Donoghue and is open 08:30-18:30 Monday to Saturday and 13:00-18:00 Sunday, with a €5 day rate. There are Pay and Display (street parking) spaces on campus at €1.50 per hour. Please be aware that there are permit-only locations and caution is advised as clamping is in operation throughout the university campus.

Public Bus: Galway city bus route 405 stops at the entrance to NUI Galway, which is a 1 minute walk to O'Donoghue Centre.

Walking: O'Donoghue Centre is located on the grounds of NUI Galway and is a 7 minute walk from the Town Hall Theatre and a 17 minute walk from the Spanish Arch.

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