CV Janruay 2017


Deirdre Robb  |  Creative Exchange Artists’ Studios |Portview  Trade Centre |Unit B4 | 310 Newtownards Road | BT5 5JH | e-mail:| |


DOB: 21 01 1964

Place of Birth:  Belfast


2000-2001       Masters in Applied Art, University of Ulster.

1999-2000       Postgraduate Diploma, Commendation, University Of Ulster

1996-1999       BA (Hons) Fine & applied Art, 2:1




2013                Grundvig, support for individual research award

                        Engage, residency in Padua, Italy

2011                DD Award, Northern Ireland Tourist Board

                        Artist in Residence, Kilcooley Women’s Centre, Bangor

2007                Artist Residency, Tyrone Guthrie Bursary, Monaghan

2005                Residency, Windows on the World, Water Tower, Louisville

2004                Grasses, Artopia, Kentucky USA

2002                Millennium Award, NIVT/Lottery, Grasses Project

                       Laganside Arts Award, lagan Weir

2001               ACNI, Individual Artists Award,

                       ACNI, Travel award

2000               Arts & Humanities, British Academy Award

1999                European SF Award

                      Tyrone Guthrie Bursary, Annamakerigh, Belfast City Council



                      National University of Ireland, Galway,

                      Siena, Institute of Contemporary art, drawings, Italy,

                      Stormont Castle, Prints, Dundonald,

                      La Mon House Hotel, Wall hanging, Rose lawn,

                      Kirkingston Primary School, Wall hanging, Castlewellan

                      The Engine Room Gallery, Sculpture/Photographs, Belfast,

                      University of Ulster, Photographs, York Street,

                      The Bridge, Contemporary Prints of East Belfast, Albertbridge,

                      Private Collections/Commissions, Britain, Ireland and the USA


Public Art

2017                NYF Resolution Tree, Dublin

2016                Starlings, façade Bryson Street Surgery

                        Wish Tree Forest, Connswater Shopping Centre

2014/15           Wish Project, 6 temp public interventions in Belfast

2013                Chevy in the Hole, installation, Flint Michigan

2012                Scenic World, Sculpture installation, Australia

                        Urban Meadows, mural 155 N’ards Rd Belfast

                        Dove of peace St Mathews, Belfast

                        Art Flag Bunting, Installation, CEX +Connswater centre

2011                Art in the Eastside II, large-scale billboard project

                       I am Woman, Kilcooley Bangor, and wall hanging

2010               Hewitt in the Frame, Peace Wall Shankill, 100ft long artwork

                       Art in the Eastside, Artist, Billboard project, East Belfast

2009               If walls Could Talk- Peace Wall Art, archivist, publication

2008               Hollywood Arches Integrated Arts Project, M media 

2007               Mount Vernon Centre, Artist, 13 steps Public Art project

2004               Our Patch, Artist, Public Art Publication

2003               Tomorrow’s Faces, Artist, East Belfast, Public Sculpture



2016                 Art in the Eastside, Billboard exhibition

                        International Artists’ Meeting: Antonio Gotovac Lauer, Štaglinec



2010                 Blue, Installations, Sculpture Engine Room Gallery

2009                 City, CEX Featured artist of the month

2003                 Sensory Perceptions, Waiting Room Gallery, Belfast

2001                 A sense Of Place, Engine Room Gallery, Belfast

1999                 Spacious Forms, Clotsworthy House, Antrim     


Selected group

2016                Luciano Benetton, Imago Mundi, Irish collection International Touring        

                        20/20 Creative Exchange Anniversary exhibition

                        Bebeyond monthly performance, ERG, Belfast  

                        Art in the Eastside, Billboard exhibition, Newtownards Road

2015                 Degrees of Separation, Eastside Arts Festival

                        Home, Creative Exchange, Belfast

2014                Passion For Freedom Festival, London

                         LACDA, Los Angeles, Digital Print exhibition

                        Art in The Eastside,  large scale Billboard project, Belfast

                        Wish bush, East Belfast Arts festival, Orangefield

                        Set Go, Digital Art exhibition

2013                 Echoes, 2 man show, Creative Exchange Belfast

                        Art in the Eastside, Engine Room Gallery, Belfast

                        Passion for freedom Festival, International festival London

                        Art Flag Bunting, Free City international Art festival, Michigan, USA

                        Glorious Freaks, National University of Ireland, Galway

2012                Cex in the City, 2-woman exhibition, BF at Queens

                        Art in the Eastside III, Billboard project Belfast

                        Scenic World, Sculpture Exhibition, Australia

                        Titanic Exhibition, Belfast, Southampton,

2011                 Art in the Eastside, Portview Trade Centre

                        Siena, Institute of Contemporary art, drawings, Italy

                        Cex in the City, 2 woman exhibition, CEX gallery

                        Urban Matters, 2 woman exhibition, CEX gallery

                        Summer Show, Engine Room Gallery

2010                 Art in the East Side, Billboard project

                        Compositions, Waterfront Hall, Gallery 1

2009                 Exchanging Spaces, CEX Gallery

                        BODY, Engine Room Gallery,

2008                Northern Light, Eastern Star, Hedge Gallery, LaBocca, Belfast

                         BODY – University of Ulster Gallery,

2007               Belfast Print Workshop Members exhibition

                        Creative Exchange Group Exhibition, Hedge Gallery

                         Arterial Routes, PLACE Gallery

                         Mill Contemporary Views   Installation ERG & Space Gallery

                         East Belfast, Transitions, Public Art, Holywood Arches HC

2006                 Transart– Metro Buses exhibition n the world, Waterfront, spring

2005                 Windows on The World International, Kentucky, USA

                         Seven, Gallery 24, group exhibition, Berlin

                         At Your Own Risk, Space Studios Creative Exchange

                         What’s love got to do with it, Hedge Gallery

2004                 Christmas exhibition, Engine Room Gallery

                         Works in Progress, Engine Room Gallery

                         Here and Now, Creative Exchange, Engine Room Gallery

                         Encompass Ardgillian Castle, Dublin International Exhibition

                         Refined Views, Tile Refinery Gallery

                         Drawing Conclusions, Waterfront Hall

                        In It There Is, Waterfront Hall

2003                 Inaugural exhibition, Hedge Gallery

                        Sensory Perceptions, Waiting Room Gallery

                        Visual perceptions, Engine Room gallery

                        Connections, Creative Exchange, November, Waterfront

                        Links That Connect Us, Waterfront Hall

                        4 Fields of Reference, Lagan Weir

                        Grasses, Artopia Art Centre, Louisville, USA

                        Watch this Space, Engine Room Gallery

                        Five Degrees East, Trace Contemporary Art Gallery

2001                Millworks II, Engine Room Gallery

                        Creative Exchange International, Bank One gallery, LV, USA

                        Placed, A Three Women Exhibition, Galway

2000               State Of The Art, Millennium, Engine Room Gallery

                       Extracts,Orchard Gallery, Derry

                       Consequences, Drawing Exhibition, Belfast/Coleraine

                       Observations II, Ulster Hospital, Dondonald. Artscare

                       Creative Exchange, Tank Gallery

                       A place in art, 5 Women Show, ERG

1999                Passing On, Hector Street, Belfast

                        bsence is presence, University of Ulster

                       Millworks, Engine Room Gallery

1998                Textile Art In Focus, ERG

                        Collectives, Golden Thread Gallery

                        Triple Perspective, La Mon House Hotel

                        Observations, Ulster Hospital, Dundonald, Artscare

1997                Creative Exchange Small works, Queen’s Festival

                        Walk Don’t Run, Linenhall Works

                        Windows on the World, Koningshot, Holland



2006present   Creative Exchange, (Chairperson.1999-2004- Director /member)

2011-2012        East Belfast Arts Festival

1998-present   East Belfast Artist Collective, ((member, Board, Engine Room)

1999-2004       Northern Ireland Visual Arts Forum (Deputy Chairperson)

2000- 2004      East Belfast Arts & Culture Group (member)

2002- 2006      Greengrass/Bluegrass/NewGrass (Board)

2003-2004       New Belfast Community Arts CAF  (Board)