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Gordon D'Arcy



1971B.Sc. Civil Engineering: Queen's University, Belfast
1975[M.I.C.E.]: Member Of The Institute Of Civil Engineers
1983M.Sc. Environmental Sciences: Trinity College, Dublin
1971-77Dept. of Finance, Northern Ireland
1977-84Forest & Wildlife Service: Assistant Divisional Engineer
1985-PresentFreelance Writer, Artist, & Environmentalist

Art Exhibitions:

Largely environmental themes - representational and derivative. Contributed to many combined artists' exhibitions throughout Ireland.

Solo Exhibitions:

1975Scraperboards, Belfast & Newcastle
1983Oil Pastels, Dublin
1987Oil Pastels, Dublin
1989Oil Pastels, Dublin & Galway
1991Oil Pastels, Galway
1994Oil Pastels, Galway
1996Oil Pastels, Galway
1998Oil Pastels, Galway
1998/9Oil Pastels, Roundstone & Belfast
2001Pastels (with ceramic artist Anne Towers), Aillwee Cave
2004Mixed Media, The Kenny Gallery, Galway


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Educational Work:

  • Annual Environmental Course for teachers (Dept. of Education approved), since 1986
  • Adult Education Courses: Limerick, Ennis, Galway, and Louth
  • Wildlife talks & painting classes for children; class and field work
  • Heritage specialist in Heritage in Schools Scheme (INTO & Heritage Council)
  • Contributed to many talks, debates, radio & T.V. programmes on the environment
  • Outdoor field trips, especially in the Burren, Co. Clare

Design Work

  • Concept and implementation for Burren Exposure centre, Ballyvaughan, (1997)
  • Concept implementation for natural history section Dundalk Museum, (1998)
  • Design consultation for new Burren Centre