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Joanna Hopkins is a multi disciplinary visual artist based in Ireland. She works between video, installation, drawing, collage and sculpture. She explores plants, flowers, folklore and psychology.


Recent work and research has been kindly supported by the Arts Council of Ireland Bursary Award 2023/24 and 2021,  Dun Laoghaire Arts Office Exhibition 2024, The Platform 31 Development Award 2022, and Meath County Arts Office Artists Award 2022 and 2023. 


Current participatory projects include the Soil Project, at the Butler Gallery Kilkenny 2024. 


Create Collaborative Arts Artist in the Community Scheme Project Realisation Award for 2024

Solo Exhibitions


2024 - Fruity Bodies, Municipal Gallery, Lexicon Dun laoghaire, IE
2023 - Fruity Bodies, GOMA Waterford, IE

2022 - The Growing Gallery, DLR Lexicon Gallery, IE

2021 - Sympathetic Soup, Dublin City University, IE

2019 - A Special Area of ConVersation, with Mary Conroy, Public art & Theatre performance, Fingal County Council, IE

2019 - Connecting, Science Gallery, Dublin, BNA Neuroscience Conference 2019, IE

2018 - Subtext, Custom House Gallery Westport, Co Mayo, IE

2017  - Subtext, Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, IE

2015 - The Future is Here, (Two Person) Galway City Museum, curated by Andrea Fitzpatrick, IE

2013 - Polarise, Catalyst Arts Belfast, N.Ireland, UK

Residencies & Awards


- The Soil Project, commissioned artist with the Butler Gallery Kilkenny. 

- Create Artist in the Community Scheme Project Realisation Award, with Beaufort Nursing Home supported by Solstice Arts Centre, Meath.


- Visual Artists Bursary Award, Arts Council of Ireland

- Create Artist in the Community Scheme Research and development Award, Beaufort Nursing Home supported by Solstice Arts Centre.


- Visual Artists Bursary Award, Arts Council of Ireland

- Platform 31 Awarded Artist, 

2020 - 2021

Dublin City University in Residence Award, All Hallows Campus, Dublin City University, Dublin, IE



An Urgent Enquiry, Artist in Residence, Public Art Residency, Fingal County Council, Fingal, Co Dublin.


- Tir Saile, Artist in Residence , Public Art Residency, 2017 Residency Programme, Belmullet, Mayo County Council, IE

- Artist in Residence , Bealtine, Age & Opportunity, Waterford Healing Arts Trust, Dublin, IE

- EUCIDA Artist in Residence, EUCIDA European Programme, Espace Multimedia Gantners, France, FR


 - Visual Artists Bursary Award 2016, Arts Council of Ireland


- Artist in Residence, Selected , AIR KREMS, Austria, AU

- Artist in Residence, Selected, Cúram, National University of Ireland Galway, IE

- Travel and Training Award, Arts Council of Ireland.

- Burren College of Art Emerging Irish Artist Award, Burren College of Art, Co Clare


- Allianze Busines to Arts Award, (Participating Artist), Jim Mc Naughton Best Commissioning Practice 2014, Mayo Arts Office & Linenhall Arts Centre Castlebar, Mayo.

- Artist in Residence, Invited, CCAMS & GMIT Residency Programme, Co Mayo, IE

- Invited to represent Ireland in Art of Youth for European Citizenship Project, Montenegro

- Travel and Training Award, the Arts Council of Ireland.

- FIND: Public Art Commission, Mayo Arts Office and The Linenhall Arts Centre


- Tyrone Guthrie Residency Bursary Award, Mayo County Arts Office Annual Bursary.

- Artist in Residence, Selected, Temporary Places, New Lodge Arts and PS2, Belfast, UK



- Artist in Residence, No. 76 John St, Kilkenny Arts Office. June – July 2012.

- Digital Art Studios Belfast and VAI Residency Award, Oct ’12- Jan.’13




2010-11              MA in Social Practice & the Creative Environment, First Class Honours, Limerick School of Art & Design, IE

2003-07              BA in Fine Art, Second Class Honours, Limerick School of Art and Design, IE

Feb-May '05:     EU Erasmus Exchange Art Student, Ecole des Beaux Arts Quimper, Brittany, France


Selected Exhibitions

2023 Aug-Oct. Lusus, Group exhibition, Courthouse Gallery Clare, IE

2019 Oct.         Rural patterns of decay, Group exhibition, GLOR, Ennis, Co Clare, IE

2017 June:       The Star, Group Exhibition, LA PLACE Gallery, Loop Festival 2017, Barcelona, ESP

2017 March:     Illusion, Liberty Science Centre, New Jersey, USA

2016 June:        Overlap, Group Exhibition, Aras Eanna, Inis Oirr, IE

2016 June:        Illusion, KunstKraftwerks Leipzig, Leipzeig, Germany. 

2016 March:      Kathleen Lynn', Curated by Catherina Marshall, (Irish Museum of Modern Art), Mayo, IE

2016 Jan:         'Illusion', Petrosains Discovery Centre, Kuala Lumpur.

2015 Dec.        Winter Show, Custom House Gallery, Westport, Co Mayo, IE

2015 Oct:         The Future is Here, (Two Person) Galway City Museum, curated by Andrea Fitzpatrick, IE

2015 Sept:       BCA Emerging Artists Exhibition, 126 Gallery, Galway, IE

2015 Sept:       BCA Emerging Artists Exhibition, Burren College of Art Gallery, Clare, IE

2015 Jan          'Illusion', Discovery Place, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

2015 Mar.        MEx15, Illuminations Gallery, Maynooth University, Kildare, IE.

2014 Dec:       Members Exhibition, Winter Show, Custom House Gallery, Westport, Co Mayo, IE

2014 Dec:       ‘In Situ’ , Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, Castlebar, Co Mayo, IE

2014 June:      'Illusion', The RH Fleet Gallery, San Diego, USA

2014 May:       ‘Mapping Europe’, The Amphitheatre, Old Bar, Montenegro, MN

2014 March:    'FIND', Group Exhibition, Castlebar & Linenhall Gallery, Co Mayo, IE

2014 Jan.:       'Members Exhibition', Group Exhibition, Customhouse Gallery, Westport,  Co. Mayo, IE

2013 Dec.:      20:20 Vision, Group Exhibition, Linenhall Gallery, Castlebar, Co Mayo, IE                    

2013 Sept.:     Temporary Places Exhibition, City Hall Belfast,  N.Ireland, UK

2013 July:        Illusions, Science Gallery Dublin, Group exhibition. IE

2013 July:        Resolutions, Group Exhibition, Belfast Exposed Gallery of Photography, Belfast, UK

2013 June:       Polarise, (SOLO), Catalyst Arts Belfast, N.Ireland, UK

2013 March:    Russian Cinema, PS2 Belfast, Group exhibition, UK

2013 Jan:        Residents Show, Group Exhibition, DAS Gallery, DAS Belfast, N. Ireland, UK


2012 July:       ‘Works in Progress’, Group Exhibition, Kilkenny Arts Office, Kilkenny.

2012 May:       ‘CATA Conference’, ALL collaboration, eva International, Limerick city.

2012 May:       The CATA Interviews, Outdoor Public Video Screening, CAT DIG 2012.

2012 May:       Flotsam and Jetsam, Group exhibition, Tactic Gallery, Cork.

2012 March:    Now that’s what I call Praxis, Group show, Occupy Space, Limerick.

2012 March:    ‘The Value of Water II’, Invited, New Ecologies of Practice, NCAD Gallery, Dublin

2012 Jan.        ‘The Value of Water’, Public Studio, ALL Collaboration, RaggleTaggle, Limerick.

2011 Nov.       ‘Pitch Your Project’, ALL Collective Collaboration, Occupy Space, Limerick.

2010 March:   ‘Past Pupils’ Group Exhibition, St Josephs Secondary School, Castlebar,

2010 Sept.      ‘Past and Present’, Contact Studios, Group Show, Limerick City,

‘08/ ‘09/ ‘10     Culture Night Open Studios, Group Exhibition, Limerick.    

2009 April.      ‘C:Inside’, Group Exhibition, Various Locations, Limerick City,

2008 May:       ‘Inside Contact’, Group Exhibition, Normoyle-Frawley Gallery, Limerick.

2007 Nov.       ‘Best in Show’, Best Digital Media Graduates of Ireland, Group Exhibition, The Digital Hub,

2007 August:   ‘Weather Permitting’, Group Exhibition, 126 Gallery, Galway.

Publications, Articles and Reviews


2021;             Publication; 'A Special Area of ConVersation', An Urgent Enquiry, Street Doves Press, 2020

2017:             Publication; ‘The Future is Here’, Essay, commissioned by Dr. Nora O’ Mhurchu, 

2016              Review, ‘Insider on the Outside’, Aidan Dunne, Irish Times. 

2014:             Article, ‘On the Right Track’, Joanna Hopkins, Visual Artists Ireland Newssheet, 

2014:             Article, ‘Finders/Keepers, Visual Artists Ireland Newssheet, Gianno Tommasso. 

2014:             Catalogue, FIND, Public Art Commission, Mayo County Council and the Linenhall Gallery. 

2014              Article, ‘To Seek and Find Support’, Occupy Paper, Issue 9, P17-19

2013              Article, ‘Ways of Seeing, Joanna Hopkins, Visual Artists Ireland Newssheet

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