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Participating artist 2021

Breda Mayock

Mayo

https://www.crowncloseup.ie/

About the artist

Breda Mayock is an artist and musician living in Co. Mayo.

Most recently she launched a new website for the project Crown – Hair & Identity in Traveller Culture – crowncloseup.ie - A project with Mayo Traveller women and girls exploring their culture of hair, supported by Creative Ireland.

Two exhibitions arising from this project opened in The National Museum of Ireland, Country Life and Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar, in October 2020. A short film about each exhibition and the participants has been made with award winning filmmaker Mia Mullarkey.

She has exhibited in solo shows Dresses 2017, The National Museum of Ireland – Country Life, Onsight – Blaze 2018 at The National Museum of Ireland, an installation about the Suffragette movement and present day women's rights, Fly By Night for Cruinniú na nÓg 2019 and Westival Artist Exhibition 2019.

In 2018 she was part of The Artist Campaign to Repeal the 8th Amendment  - a collaboration with a team of artists in creating The Artist Campaign Art Banners - EVA International 2018 Ireland’s Biennial, Limerick City – Exhibition & Art Performance.

She works with Mayo Arts Service as a coordinator of arts disability projects, she also coordinates Mayo Culture Night and Mayo Day Artist Exhibitions 2017-2020.

As a musician she released two self penned solo albums in 2015 and 2017, and is working on another due to be released in May 2021. This is in addition to many collaborative international album releases. She has toured and performed Internationally for many years.

Mayo County Council Arts Service would like to acknowledge Creative Ireland for their support in this initiative.

Breda Mayock

Breda Mayock

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Photography by Alison Laredo, Robert Harris, John O'Grady

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