Professional Memberships & Affiliations
Dee Deegan is a Galway based Artist-Teacher and owner of Galway Art Academy. Dee is a practicing artist and educator who continues to hone her craft through exhibitions, providing inspiration for her students. Dee’s work is multidisciplinary combining drawing, collage, printmaking, photography, installation, altered book art, bookmaking, furniture design & pattern design. She combines traditional and more modern digital methods to create work. Inspiration comes from her own personal experiences and observations. Themes of transience and memories dominated her work for many years and more recently her work has been focused on personal identity and belonging. She holds an MA in Creative Practice, Higher Diploma in Art and Design Teacher Education, BA in Art and Design, and BA in Fine Art (first-class honours). As a freelance art teacher, she works in primary and secondary art education and has also lectured in Contemporary Art at GMIT, volunteered in the Limerick Prison Education Centre and worked in nursing homes with Alzheimer’s patients. Dee integrates elements of her own art practice into her teaching and delivers workshops that inspire creativity and use a cross curricular approach. Highly regarded nationally, Dee has begun working as a Creative Associate for the Arts Council of Ireland in 2020 and recently reviewed the new Leaving Certificate Art History & Appreciation Book for Gill Education. She is also a member of the Education Panel for the Design & Craft Council of Ireland, Galway Rural Development and Clare County Council. In 2014 Galway City Council awarded her an Individual Artists Bursary and in 2020 she worked with them again on the Artist in Schools Programme. Dee has shown work in the Galway International Arts Festival Impressions exhibition in 2015, 2016 and 2018. In 2012 her work was selected for the Claremorris Open Exhibition. Dee also spent three weeks in Finland in 2011 on an artist’s bursary awarded by Leargas and Galway VEC. She has taken part in several group exhibitions in Galway, Dublin and London and her work is held in private collections.