Andi McGarry









Andi McGarry, Painter, artists’ bookmaker and general good guy!

Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford

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This is an animated version of Andi McGarrys’ Artists Book The Browness of Sleep. A special soundtrack has been specially composed to play alongside the animation. The film charts the journey from wakefulness to sleep and all the twists and turns on the way to sleep’s celestial barge.



















Curriculum Vitae


Andi McGarry















1981-1984 BA Hons. Fine Art at Brighton University, East Sussex, Brighton

1978-81 Foundation Course at Gateshead Technical College, Gateshead.


Solo Exhibitions


2007 The Market Place Armagh

2006 The Watergate Theatre Kilkenny- A Series of Dangerous Bends

2006 Crow Gallery Dublin The Dream is over long live the Dream

2005 Sun Painted Drawings Wexford Arts Centre

2004 1st International Artists Book Fair Coex Seoul Korea

2000 Frankfurt Bookfair Frankfurt Sun Moon and Stars Press Works

1994 The Great Great Great Irresistible at Wexford Arts Centre Touring


Group Exhibitions


2012 John Bently Andi McGarry 2 man show Grennan Mill Killkenny

2009 “1984” Kolowsky Gallery London

2008 Courthouse Gallery Ennistymon

2007 Babe Book fair Anolfini Bristol

2006 London Artists Book Fair ICA the Mall

2005 6×6 For Ireland Showcase East link Gallery Dublin and China

2005 Central Bank Dublin Ireland

2005 Nua Art Exhibition Gorey

2005 Arcadia id est artists, books nature and the landscape (Touring)

2004 London Artists Book Fair ICA The Mall

2004 Artists Books in the Workroom Dublin




2009 UWE Lecture Artists’ Books

2006 Visual Arts Ireland Folkatronica Bursary

2005 Drawing in the Landscape Residency Burren




2007 Lodz Museum Artists Book Award

2004 Irish Arts Council Travel and Mobility Award

2003 W.O.R.D. Grant for Sea Words Project

2002 Wexford County Council Artists Bursary

2001 Arts Council of Ireland Artist in Residence in Youth work

2000 Year of the Artist Award

1999 Dept of Cultural Affairs Ireland Travel grant to Poland

1998 Irish Arts Council Visual Publication Award

1997 Irish Arts Council Art Flight

1994 Irish Arts Council Art Flight

1985 Northern Art Purchase of work




2004-1990 Extensively Collected by Tate Gallery Library, Millbank London

2002-1992 Extensively Collected by Victoria and Albert Museum National Visual Archive London

2005-1997 Extensively Collected by N.C.A.D. National Visual Archive Dublin

2002 Dean Clough Collection

1999 Walker Art Gallery U.S.A

1999 Rhode Island School of Design Library




Numerous Artists Book Commissions 1986-2001

1999 Daintree Paper Commission

1996 Tara Workshop Book for President Mary Robinson


Other commissions


2010 FDYS Coolcotts AKA The Battlefield Artists Book

1992 Meadowell Boat Project

1985 Earth Spirit Project [Newcastle Co. Council Dept Recreation and leisure]


Current Societies:


2012 Visual Artists Ireland

2010 Arts Council Northern Ireland Assessors Panel

2012 CWCAN Panel

2010 Offaly County Council Artists Panel


Teaching Experience


2012 Wexford Campus 2nd /3rd Year BA Art Students

2011 FDYS Enniscorthy Dead Clowns Wall project

2010 Tagoat /Yola Hedge School Boat Project

2010 CastleBridge C.D.P. Boat Project

2010 National Print Museum Artists Book Workshop

2010 Naas Library Artists book w/shop

2010 Coolcotts Book Project

2010 Clay/Animation workshop Cottage Autism

2009 National Print Museum Artists Book Workshops

2009 Maynooth University Artists Book Workshop

2008 National Print Museum Dublin/ Artists Book Workshops

2008 “Blokes with Cameras” Ramsgrange C.D.P

2007 National Print Museum Dublin/ Artists Book Workshops

2006 Wexford C.D.P Ramsgrange Boat Project

2006 Coothill Library Cavern/Artists Book Workshop

2006 National Heritage Park Wexford/ Viking Boat Cave Mural

2006 National Print Museum Dublin/ Artists Book Workshops

2006 Ferry Bank Arts Project Waterford

2005 Enniscorthy Youth Project Boat

2004 Artists Book Workshop, Verbal Arts Centre, Derry

2004 Five Red Herrings /Project Gatehouse of Fleet School, Scotland

2004 Windows in the World Project, Dumfries and Galloway

2004 University of Strathclyde Students bookmaking workshops

2004 Wexford County Council Summer Fun Boat making Project

2004 Foster Carers Association Boat making Project Newcastle on Tyne

2004 Wexford County Council Temple Shannon Enniscorthy Mapping Project

2003 Wexford County Council Summer Fun Boat making Project

2002 Waterford Institute Technology Lecturer

2002 Wexford County Council Autumn Arts

2001 Summer Fun Boat Project/Artist Residency at Enniscorthy

2001 The Gathering Derry Artists Bookmaking Workshop

2000 Artists Book Workshops Kilmore National School

2000 Friends of the National Gallery Ireland Talk

2000 Children’s Unit Prudhoe Hospital Northumberland

2000 Artists Bookmaking workshop Globe Gallery North Shields

1999 Artists Bookmaking workshop Wexford

1999 Travellers Primary Health Care diary Dundalk


Film Shows


2011 Mamuska Le Cat Salons Dublin

2010 Le Cat Salons Dublin

2010 Cologne OFF V Germany

2010 Ca Ca Millis Wexford Arts Centre

2010 Ca Ca Millis Wexford Arts Centre


Since 1986 Sun Moon and Stars Press has produced over 200 titles in unique, limited and unlimited editions

The Artist co-organised the 10 annual International Wexford Artists Book Exhibitions [Touring]

Curator of Wexford Artists Book Collection


Since 2006 Sun Moon and Stars Press Films has produced 60 Films


Other Information


2005 The Artist Conceived and organised the 1st Wexford Artist Artists Book Symposium in association with Sculptor Society of Ireland, Wexford County Council Arts Office and Wexford Arts centre.

2009-2010 The Artist has Co organised 1st and 2nd Wexford Independent Documentary Film Festival








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