Leanne McDonagh is a young Traveller woman born in 1990 and the 5th child of ten children. McDonagh began practicing art at Crawford College of Art & Design in 2007 and 5 years later she graduated with an Honours degree in Fine Art as well as a Higher Diploma in Art & Design Education. As a member of the Travelling community, McDonagh has grown up with all of the prejudices and misconceptions society has about Travellers. She has personal experience of discrimination and has lived through the frustrations of people making assumptions about her and her family. As a visual artist she feels she has a unique opportunity to represent and record her community from within.
BAG 2014 (Backwater Artist Group)
13th June 2014 – 5th July 2014 @ CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork
Reminiscence (solo exhibition)
3rd September 2014 – 19th September 2014 @ The Origin Gallery, 37 Fitzwilliam Street Upper, Dublin 2
Changing Direction (Cope Foundation Group)
21st November 2014 – 22nd November 2014 @ The Grand Hotel, Fermoy, Co. Cork