BA Fine Art

Centre for Creative Arts & Media,

Galway Mayo Institute of Technology

Dublin Rd, Galway, Ireland

October 2020

Selected for the Royal Ulster Academy Annual 139th exhibition Belfast, October 2020

 Group Exhibitions


Selected for the Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition, Belfast, October 2020

Winter Exhibition at the Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon November 2020
Space Gallery, Corrandulla, Co. Galway, May/June  (Due to Covid19, this exhibition was online only)
Shorelines Arts Festival, Portumna, Co. Galway, September.  Invited artist for this year’s festival

Solo Exhibition


Connemara Chroma an exhibition of new work for the Galway Showcase at Celtic MKE Irish Fest, Milwaukee, WI. USA August 2019, in association with Galway 2020 and Culture Ireland.


                  HARK‘ Hambly & Hambly, Dunbar House, Enniskillen

 Brittle/Fragile,  ‘Westival’, Westport’s Arts Festival, October 2019

9 Walls Exhibition, The Hyde Bridge Gallery, Yeats Memorial Building, Sligo, November 2019

Summer Exhibition at the Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon


Liberté, Éqalité, Sororité, Hambly & Hambly, Dunbar House, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh

Sowing a Seed: Archives to Art, Open Submission Galway County Council/Creative Ireland, Tuam Library, County Galway

Canvass to Canvas; Women of the West, Galway’s Great Read 2018, in association with Galway County Libraries at Ballinasloe Library, County Galway

Eclectic XXV, Annual ​Winter Exhibition, Hambly and Hambly, Dunbar House
Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh


M’Asal Beag Dubh, Contemporary Imaginings of a Classic Tale, Galway’s Great Read 2017, in association with Galway County Libraries, Galway City Library, St. Augustine Street, Galway.

‘13’, KAVA, Courthouse, Kinvara, Co. Galway

Graduate Degree Show, CCAM, GMIT, Galway


 Fringe Festival, Galway


Various group exhibitions

Corporate Collections

Irish Consulate General, Chicago, USA

Galway City Council

 Galway Mayo Institute of Technology Art Collection

 Irish Water Safety- National Art Collection

Private Collections

Work in private collections in Ireland, the UK, Belgium and the USA

Other Work


Commissioned by Irish Water Safety to design artworks for a national campaign to raise awareness around water safety.



 GMIT Academic Achievement Award.


Irish Water Safety Art Award presented by Min. Simon Coveney for a series of artworks created for a national campaign


Engage Art Studios

Visual Artists Ireland


Aidan Dunne, Art Critic, Irish Times

The visual harmonies of Joan Finnegan’s paintings stem from the elegantly inter-locking forms that make up their compositions and her judicious sense of colour.  She works from specific sources (…) but rather than illustrating her sources, she uses them as points of departure to devise her own pleasing visual constructions.  


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