Brígh Strawbridge-O'Hagan is an artist and designer living and working in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She works in a variety of mediums and fields including drawing, Indian inks, oil painting, installations, paper cutting, set design, graphic design, product design and photography. Her work covers a diverse and wide range of ideas. It is often inspired by culturally inherited narratives including music, history, mythology and ancient folk songs. The intricate workings of nature and the fine line between the conscious and sub-conscious frequently feature in her work as does the wildlife and landscapes of her native Co. Wicklow.
She graduated from IADT (Institute of Art, Design & Technology) with a 1st Class Honours Degree in Fine Art (Visual Arts Practice). In 2012 she was awarded the Belmont Mill Residency shortly after graduating. Before spending four years at IADT she studied Art Foundation, Graphic Design and Photography at Stillorgan College of Further Education, Co. Dublin.
Strawbridge-O'Hagan has worked with some of the top art venues and organisations in Belfast including The MAC, (The Metropolitan Arts Centre), The Crescent Arts Centre, Catalyst Arts, Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich and Young At Art. As a Co-Director at Catalyst Arts (2013- 2014), an artist led space that promotes both local and international artists, she co-curated and organised exhibitions within the space and other galleries around Northern Ireland. She teaches a number workshops and classes including drawing, sketching, oil painting and paper cutting. The workshops and classes primarily take place at the Crescent Arts Centre please visit their website to book or contact the artist for more information on classes and workshops.
She has worked with Hoodwink Productions on the set design and production of Lilly's Magical Garden and Lilly's Magical Christmas , these dance based performances are specifically created for children in early development.
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