Geraldine O'Reilly

O'Reilly recently completed  a % for art commission for St Joseph's National School, Rathwire, Killucan, Co Westmeath titled 'A Sense of Place'. 
She created 8 large woodblocks - each a story relating to the folklore/archaelogy, architecture and history of the area local to the school. She  worked  for a month with the children in the sixth class creating a series of paintings which also form part of the commission. The commission was  officially launched in March 2019.

In was invited artist exhibited for  the exhibition  'St.Bridget's Day, 1989', based on the poem of the same name by the late Leland Bardwell. The exhibition opened at The 12 star Gallery, Europe House, Westminister, London in January 2019 and then transferred to the Dept., of Agriculture, Kildare Street,Dublin and The Hamilton Gallery, Sligo. She is also an invited artist for  the exhibition '1919'  organised to celebrate 60 years of the Yeats Summer School by the Hamilton Gallery, Sligo. The exhibition opened in June 2019 at the Hamilton and Yeats Building Galleries, Sligo. The exhibition transferred to the irish Consulate, New York City in September 2019.

Invited artist to an exhibition of fine art prints based on the poems of Seamus Heaney, organised by Leinster Print Studio, Clane, Co Kildare. The exhibition was launched in June  2019 at the Irish Festival, Basano, Italy.

In January, 2019, exhibition of 10 printmakers from Graphic Studio Dublin titled 'Paper,Plate, Print' curated by O'Reilly opened at the Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise, Co Laois. 
In May 2019 she won a Creative Ireland award to create a project with photographer Tim Durham for Heritage Week titled 'The Family Album Project for the parish of Killucan'. O'Reilly won a Westmeath County Coucil Art Grant in 2019 to design 10 screenprint illustrations to accompany 10 poems by Poet Mary O'Donnell. The project titled 'Unlegendary Heroes' will be launched as a limited edition box set and exhibition in 2020.

The painting 'Emigrants Letter and Envelope' from O'Reilly's first exhibition 'Journal' was selected by An Post for one of a series of 6 special issue stamps titled 'The Irish Abroad' . The series of stamps were launched in February 2020 and are on sale through the An Post website.