Brigid Mulligan

Updated: 05 Aug 2022

Brigid Mulligan is a visual artist based in Galway. Her practice focuses on grief, loss, anxiety and memory. She explores these themes through various artforms including printmaking, installation and animation. Her socially engaging arts practice involves collaborating with the Freebird’s motorcycle club from County Longford, over the course of a year the club and Brigid will co-create a film, artworks and hold an exhibition.

In 2018 Mulligan gained a Masters-in-creative Practice from CCAM Galway. Mulligan received a First-Class Honours Degree in Fine Art Sculpture from CCAM Galway, in 2009. Her work has been exhibited in group shows in various Museums and Galleries nationwide which include ‘Bring the mind home’, Artlink’s members show, ‘Westival’, Westport Arts festival, ‘In Situ’, 126 Gallery Galway, ‘M:A 18’, Connacht Tribune Gallery, ‘Impressions’ Galway International Arts Festival, ’Printed Matter’, Galway Print Studio and ‘Put a lid on it’ Galway Arts Centre. An orbital member of Engage Studio’s Galway since 2019, in collaboration with Sample studios Cork ‘Chandelier’ 2018 was selected and virtually exhibited in Cahoots: The Space Between 2020.

Awards include the Artist in the community Project Realisation Award and the Artist in the community R&D award with mentoring from Create Ireland & the Arts Council, Agility award from the Arts Council of Ireland & Artist Support Scheme, Galway County Council 2021. Professional Development Award from the Arts Council Ireland 2020, RHA Foundation in drawing scholarship 2020/21, a monthlong residency in 126 Gallery Galway and Galway city Council’s Tyrone Guthrie Bursary 2019. Residencies for 2021 include Cill Rialaig, Ballinaskelligs, Kerry, Digital Art Studios Belfast.

Currently on residency at Creative developing a portrait of a life through objects and belongings left behind. The series will consist of 21 cyanotype prints in life size ranging from a watch to a motorcycle.