Geraldine O'Reilly



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. 

O'Reilly has researched the history of past traditional musicians from Westmeath. The finished artwork will be exhibited during the week of the 'All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil 2022', to be held in Mullingar, Co Westmeath. The project is funded by Creative Ireland. 

'Unlegendary Heroes' is a collaborative project with Poet Mary O'Donnell. The project is a limited edition box set of silk screen prints featuring 10 poems by the poet to which O'Reilly responded with 10 illustrations in watercolour which were then printed with the poems using silk screen printing. The project was exhibited at the Market House, Monaghan Town  from the 9th November to the 3rd December 2021.  It transfers to the Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise on the 10th January 2022. It will be accompanied by a talk by Poet Mary O'Donnell. It will  also be exhibited in 2022 at the library, Maynooth University in April. Other venues will be listed when dates are confirmed.

O'Reilly is exhibite at the Museum of Biblical Art, Dallas, Texas in an exhibition titled 'Remembrance'. The exhibition was organised to commemorate those that died on 9/11 at the World Trade Centre on the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attack. 

O'Reilly exhibited in the exhibition 'The way we went' at Ballinglen Art Museum, Ballycastle, Co Mayo from 5th November 2021 to the 15th December 2021. The exhibition was curated by Anne Mellee and it explored responses to the Mayo landscape. A fully illustrated catalogue accompanied the exhibition.