The Debi O’Hehir Visual Arts Bursary 2024

6 December 2023

Deadline: December 11, 2023

Applications are now open for The Debi O’Hehir Visual Arts Bursary 2024, closing date is Monday 11th of December 2023.

The 2024 the award is for a visual artist working in paint or print who need time and space at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre to develop a new body of paintings or prints, or who working towards an exhibition, publication or project opportunity.

Applications are open to artists living and working in: Antrim, Down, Armagh, Derry/Londonderry, Tyrone, Fermanagh, including artists from Donegal, Cavan, Monaghan, and Leitrim.

Applications are particularly welcomed and encouraged from artists who are under-represented and from artists at early or late career stages and those who have not been to the centre before.


About the award:

Artist Debi O’Hehir was a was a regular visitor to the centre valued member of the Tyrone Guthrie Community. A talented artist, she lived and worked in County Leitrim, having grown up in Kinvara, County Clare. Her paintings are imbued with vitality – each one characterised by a dynamic, fluid handling of ink and paint. She worked primarily in ink on Arches or Fabriano artist’s paper. Horses were Debi’s passion and often the subject of her work.

Thank you to Debi’s sister Siobhan and family for their vision, work in support this making this award in memory of her. With thanks also to The Lavelle Gallery.


Submit applications using the form here.


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