Jackie O'Neill

Visual Arts: Textiles, Illustration & Folklore Research

Karina Charles | Droimín Creative

Jackie O'Neill

Jackie creates limited edition textile prints finished with hand embroidered detail, each print holding within it precious and ancient narratives.

In 2009 she graduated with a B.A. in textile design from GMIT. This was followed by three years in London where she gained textile design experience in the fashion industry.

In 2012, Jackie made a decision to move home to her native Co Cavan and built a full time visual arts practice. The following year after a research trip to Japan during cherry blossom season she had her first solo exhibition “Caught In A Loop” which explored beauty and narratives within Japanese culture. Jackie has since lead exhibitions funded by Cavan County Council, Creative Ireland, Cross Border Initiative & Culture Night Ireland. Her most recent ongoing project HOME explores the subject of Irish emigration.

In 2018, she went to the London Irish Centre and carried out a series of interviews with Irish emigrants of all ages. She gathered individual perspectives of emigration and explored the word HOME in a broader sense. This research lead to a series of textile prints launched in September 2019.

Past Residencies include The Trükimuuseum of Paper and Printing, Tartu and The Tyrone Guthrie Award.