‘In art there are no wrong answers.’

Vera McEvoy is a visual artist and facilitator who aspires to empower adults and children by bringing more creativity and community into their lives. Through acceptance, encouragement and celebration of everyone’s creativity, Vera promotes confidence and well-being in all areas of life. In her work and workshops she creates a space that allows collaborators and participators to express their deepest selves.

For Vera, art is a language and aid to understanding oneself and making sense of the world. Her belief that art has a unique power to connect and fulfil people has been proven time and again in her work with diverse groups, from those in direct provision to professional artists. She feels privileged to bring groups to a place where creativity touches people at all levels. There is a shared acknowledgement when something wonderfully creative happens. Whether it can be put into words or not, everyone present can sense its potentially.

Vera has wide experience in managing projects. After running an interior design and fashion business for over 20 years, she graduated from the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, Ireland. She now also uses her artistic training, administrative and business skills in her work as the Coordinator of Nepal Leprosy Trust Ireland. The vision of this Irish charity is to beat leprosy, break stigma and build lives in Nepal.

‘In art there are no wrong answers.’

Vera McEvoy is a visual artist and facilitator who loves to empower adults and children by bringing more creativity and community into their lives. Through acceptance, encouragement and celebration of everyone’s creativity, Vera promotes confidence and well-being in all areas of life. In her work and workshops she creates a space that allows collaborators and participators to express their deepest selves.

For Vera, art is a language and aid to understanding oneself and making sense of the world. Her belief that art has a unique power to connect and fulfil people has been proved time and again in her work with diverse groups, from those in direct provision to professional artists. She feels privileged to bring groups to a place where creativity touches people at all levels. There is a shared acknowledgement when something wonderfully creative happens. Whether it can be put into words or not, everyone present can sense its potentially.

Vera has wide experience in managing projects. After running an interior design and fashion business for over 20 years, she graduated from the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, Ireland. She now also uses her artistic training, administrative and business skills in her work as the Coordinator of Nepal Leprosy Trust Ireland. The vision of this Irish charity is to beat leprosy, break stigma and build lives in Nepal.

Collaborative and Participatory projects

Vera works on both collaborative and participatory projects. This includes facilitating creative interaction that results in the production of temporary or permanent artworks, that both reflect and respond to that collaborative exchange. Collaborations have taken place in various settings including arts and health, active ageing groups, residency work in commercial settings and in school residencies. Read more…

Awards

She received the inaugural Arthouse NCAD Graduate Award and Bursary 2011-2012 and has exhibited nationally and internationally since 2007. Solo exhibitions, King House Boyle, Co Roscommon and Laois Arthouse, Stradbally, Co Laois. Group shows include Landfillart Project, Pennsylvania, USA, Print Show, El Minia, Egypt and Piece Work Friends 2012, Hiroshima & Nagasaki Peace Park Japan. Her work is represented in public collections in NIVAL, Laois County Council and Kildare County Council and in private collections in Ireland, Australia, England and USA. Read more…

Individual Artwork & Commissions

Vera produces her own pieces and is available for commissions. Processes of deconstruction are a primary focus of McEvoy’s work, as she delicately, skilfully, dismantles and reforms aesthetic objects of frail vulnerability imbuing them with strength. Her colourful work incorporates textile, paper, plastic, print and video. She is particularly interested in exploring themes of recurring deconstruction and re-presentation in relation to old buildings. Read more…