Patricia Burke BroganPatricia was born in County Clare and now lives in Galway City. Her paintings and graphics have been exhibited widely in Ireland and in selected International Exhibitions such as Cadaques and Barcelona (annually), Madrid 1990, Encamp Andorra 1991, University of Hawaii 1992, in nine Catalan Museums and Galleries 1992, Museu D'Art De Saradell in Barcelona, Capella De Sant Joan, Villafranca del Penedes in Barcelona, Galeria Art Farners Sta. Colomba, De Farners in Barcelona, Museu Del Suro, Palafrugell in Girona, Puigcerda in Girona, Castell De La Bisbal, La Bisbal in Girona, Portal Del Pardo, El Vendrell in Tarragona, Serveis Territorials, Tortosa in Tarragona. In Japan she has exhibited in galleries in Osaka, Fukuoka, Kochi, Tokyo, Sapporo, Otaru, Muroran, Hakodate, Tomakomai, Kushiro, 1992.
Patricia's Irish Exhibitions include a major retrospective at The Kenny Gallery in 1999, Listowel, Graphics at the Douglas Hyde Gallery in Trinity College Dublin, the Arts' Council Gallery in Belfast and the Arts Society Gallery in Cork.
She was shortlisted for The Alice Berger Hammerschlag Award in 1979 and she won awards for Etching "Oilean 7" at Barcelona 1989 and for Etching "Gaillimh" at Listowel International Biennale 1982. Patricia was a guest artist at the Clifden Arts Festival and the Galway Arts Festival.
Patricia has held Solo Shows in Oughterard, The Old Tavern of Galway City, The Art Gallery, University College Galway, Stone Art Galleries, Galway and Spiddal, The United Arts' Club, Dublin and the Geoghegan Gallery in the Bridge Mills, Galway City.
Patricia has had short stories, poems and graphics published in Writing in the West, Living Landscape Anthology, Humours of Galway, Women's Work, The Salmon, Seneca Review, Hobart and William Smith Colleges New York, Gill and Macmillan Anthology, Ireland's Women: Writings Past and Present, Galway's Pirate Women, Cúirt Journal 1994, etchings for John O'Donoghue's Collection of Poetry published by Salmon Poetry in 1994 and 1998 and with Associacio Difusora d'Obra Grafica Internacional De Cadaques 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, Paragone Italian Literary Magazine 1994, National Writers' Workshop University College Galway and Annaghmakerrig 1989.
She won First Prize for a short story "Writing in the West" 1982 and First Prize for her Poetry at the South Tipperary Literary Festival in 1991.
"Above The Waves, Calligraphy" a collection of Patricia's poems and etchings and the script of her stage play "Eclipsed" published by The Salmon, were launched by Michael D. Higgins, T.D and Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht in Kennys Bookshops & Art Galleries on the 9th of September 1994. She held an exhibition in Kennys in September 1994 in association with the publications.
Patricia was awarded a Scotsman Fringe First for her stage play, Eclipsed at The Edinburgh Theatre Festival in 1992. Eclipsed was also named Critics' Choice and shortlisted for the "London Independent Theatre Award". Eclipsed toured extensively playing, amongst other venues, at the Project Theatre in Dublin, the Hawks Well Theatre in Sligo, the Garter Lane Theatre in Waterford, An Taibhdhearc in Galway, the Cleere Theatre in Kilkenny, St. John's Theatre in Listowel, the Arts' Centre in Wexford, Richard De Marco Theatre in Edinburgh and the Tron Theatre in Glasgow.
The American Premier of "Eclipsed" at the Forum Theatre, Worcester, Massachusetts in March 1994 won the prestigious Moss Hart Award for Theatre 1994. The Italian Premiere by "Associazione Teatro Firenze" took place at Teatro Tredici, Via Nicolodi, Florence in April and May 1994 and a second production went on in February 1995.