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Gallagher, Stephen PDF Print E-mail
 
PERSONAL INFO:
Stephen Gallagher (b. 1988 Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland)
 
Stephen Gallagher, originally from Co. Tyrone, was formally trained as an architect
in Belfast and has worked in offices in Ireland, New Zealand and Australia. He now
works full time as a professional fine artist specialising in Canine Oil Portraiture.
His work employs the ‘Alla Prima’ technique also known as the Direct Method,
bringing a fresh and ‘alive’ aesthetic to his paintings. He has a growing international
fan base and has held exhibitions in Australia and N.Ireland with private collectors
worldwide.
 
Stephen has also worked closely with dog rescue organisations in Australia and N.
Ireland (AWLQ, AlmostHomeNI), using his art to raise awareness about the plight of
unwanted dogs and encouraging people to adopt.

 EDUCATION:
• BA Hons Architecture - University of Ulster 2009
• Artistic Training - Trained under award winning New Zealand artist Mehrdad
Tahan, 2016

 EXHIBITIONS:
2016 Group Exhibition -The Corridor Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
2016 Group Exhibition – Hanasho West End, Brisbane Australia
2017 Solo Exhibition - Old Munitions Factory, Reload Espresso, Brisbane Australia
2017 Open Studio - Salisbury Studios, Brisbane Australia
2017 Solo Exhibition - Black Lab Coffee, Brisbane Australia
2017 Solo Exhibition - Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane Australia
2018 Group Exhibition - The Village Art Gallery, N. Ireland
2018 Group Exhibition - The Village Art Gallery, N. Ireland
2019 June - 'Old Mates' Exhibition, The Dirty Onion, Belfast, N. Ireland

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS:
Australia (Queensland/New South Wales/Victoria/Tasmania), New Zealand, Canada,
USA, UK, Ireland

TEACHING & WORKSHOP EXPERIENCE:
• Live Painting Demo - Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane 2017
• Educational and Motivational Speaking - Invited to give a speech about art
career development to art students at Padua College, Brisbane 2017
• 2019 March - Pet Portrait Workshop - Cafe No 47, N. Ireland
• 2019 April - Pet Portrait Workshop - Cafe No 47, N. Ireland
• 2019 May - Painting a Direwolf Masterclass - Black Box, Belfast

PRESS:
THE COURIER MAIL - ‘Million Dollar Fur Babies’ Oct 07, 2016
THE PROJECT - ‘Art for Barks Sake’ August 02, 2016
THE WEST END MAGAZINE - July 01, 2016
7 NEWS - Feb 19, 2017
BRISBANE TIMES - June 05, 2017
ABC RADIO - June 09 2017
SOUTHERN STAR - August 21 2017
THE GREAT DAY OUT - Oct 15 2017
DUNGANNON HERALD - April 05 2019
DUNGANNON HERALD - ‘Big Interview’ April 11 2019
TYRONE TIMES - April 17 2019