Devitt, Helen

Helen Devitt augments her architectural practice and specialised area of conservation and adaptation of historic buildings with her art practice. Helen undertook a degree in fine art at the Crawford College of Art & Design Cork, graduated with first class honours in 2014 and was awarded the CIT CCAD Print Bursary award and an OPW Purchase Prize for printworks exhibited at the Crawford Degree Show, Na hOibreacha, in June 2014. Working intuitively through a number of media including painting, printmaking, photography and sculpture, the Irish landscape, both natural and man-made, is explored.  Her training and practice as an architect for over two decades has informed this exploration and the making of place and a sense of place is re-imagined in her work through surface and material in which a resonance of a culture and history is embedded.

Recent exhibitions include the following;

‘Art & Architecture’, The Lavit Gallery, Group Exhibition , (May – June 2018) OPW Purchase

‘The Postcard Show’, Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, (Dec 2016)

‘Dazzle’ Cork Printmakers, Wandesford Quay, Clarke’s Bridge, Cork City (Dec 2016)

'25’ Cork Printmakers,  The Atrium, Cork City Hall,  (June 2016)

'Liam Ronayne Selects’,  The Lavit Gallery, Cork,   (April – May 2016)

‘Lie of the Land’,  Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh,  (February  – March 2015)

‘Fledglings’,  The Lavit Gallery, Cork,  (August 2014)

‘Na hOibreacha’,  CIT CCAD Degree Show,  (June 2014) OPW Purchase Prize

‘Are We There Yet’,  CIT CCAD 3rd Year Exhibition, Cork,  (May – June 2013)