Brendon Deacy, BA (Hons), MA, MIDI,
graduated from Leeds Polytechnic with a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design
in 1988. He worked for a number of British design agencies before
he became an educator. He taught in various colleges before taking
up his position as lecturer in Visual Communication at NCAD in
1994. As a visiting tutor he has taught in many colleges including
Leeds Metropolitan University, Burnley College of Art, Coventry
Technical College, Sutton Coldfield College, Portlaoise Prison
(Educational Unit), The Midland Prison, Helsinki University and
Lahti Polytechnic, Finland. In 1998 he was awarded an MA from NCAD.
He has recently been appointed as external examiner at Cork Institute
His commissioned and consultancy work has included
clients such as Abacus Books, Abbey National, ABTA, Akajava Films
for TG4, Bernard Hodes Advertising, Cadburys,
Computer Manuals Ltd, Designed Communication, Dillons the Bookstore, Eagle Works
Gallery, Fagins, Hammick’s Bookstore, Hugh Lane Municipal Art Gallery,
Knowledge Box Ltd, Radharc (RTÉ), Que Books and Wolfhound Press.
Significant public collections hold examples of his personal work including the
Victoria & Albert Museum, Trinity College Dublin, The National Library of
Ireland, Birmingham Central Library, Manchester Metropolitan University, Wolverhampton
Art Gallery, The Office of Public Works, The Ohio State University, University
of Delaware, Georgetown University, Washington DC, Wexford Arts Centre and Laois
County Council. His work is also in many private collections in Europe and the
In 1998 he published The State We’re Out a limited edition ‘novel
without words’ about Irish Emigration, with a foreword by Roddy Doyle,
which was printed on letterpress at NCAD. He is currently working on another
book and exhibition due for 2006, which will be shown at the Helix, Dublin, The
Linen Hall, Castlebar, The Dunamaise Arts Centre and The Rossendale Museum. He
has contributed an article about this work in progress to CIRCA (No 107, Spring
2004). He is a member of the Michael Davitt Centenary Conference Committee and
is involved in organising this international conference to be held at St Patrick’s
College, Dublin in 2006.
1992 Eagle Works Gallery, Wolverhampton.
1994 Keele University, Staffordshire.
1998 The Graphics Studio, Dublin.
Foxford Exhibition Centre, County Mayo.
The Station Master’s Exhibition Centre, Kiltimagh, County Mayo.
1999 Birmingham Central Library, UK.
Mountshannon Arts Centre, County Clare.
Dunamaise Arts Centre, County Laois.
He has also contributed to
many group exhibitions and represented Ireland at the Kandinsky
to Corneille, Linoleum in 20th Century
Art, exhibition at the Cobra
Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Amstelveen, in The Netherlands.
at the School of Printing D.I.T. Dublin and London School of Print.
He worked in the print
industry for many years and lectured at the School of Printing,
D.I.T. before taking up his position at NCAD in 1983.
of the Print Historical Society and a curator of the National Print
Museum Ireland. He has conducted workshops for many different organizations
including the Paul Getty Foundation U.S., Texas Christian University
Dallas, Irish Print Museum, and Trinity College Dublin. Consultancies
include Northern Ireland Trust, Airfield Trust Dublin, Case Project-Leitrim
Enterprise Board, Linographics Ltd. Texas.
He collaborated with
the National Gallery of Ireland on its first contemporary exhibition
of Print ‘Art into Art’, and the Chester Beatty Library
for their exhibition ‘The Holy Show’. He has also been
commissioned to print numerous limited edition artist books.
produced at the NCAD workshop is purchased by the rare book section
of Trinity College Dublin, the National Library of Ireland and
Wexford Book Arts Exhibition.
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