ARTIST: Linda Fahrlin
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE: Visual Artist / Illustrator
Linda Fährlin is a Visual Artist and illustrator inspired by the wild Atlantic Ocean and the landscape of the north west of Ireland. In her art practice Linda explores identity and culture and the line between information and illustration. Since moving to Ireland, Linda has set up Atlantic Art Studios and participated in international illustration and design events. Furthermore, she has contributed to the promotion of Irish Illustration by being on the Board of Directors of Illustrators Ireland initiating a wide range of opportunities for Irish Illustrators. Linda has recently illustrated The Great Irish Science Book by Professor Luke O’Neill, an example on how art and science can collaborate.
“I’m interested in working with children where the child actively gets to explore and express their own creative voice, by looking within themselves and reflecting on the world around them. In my arts practice, I have also come to focus more on culture, identity and sustainability and would love the opportunity to work with these themes in the classroom.”
“Usually, I either work together with the teacher or arts venue to tailor the project and/or workshop for class or individual needs, or if the teacher prefers, provide the whole project outline in consultation by the teacher/school.”
2021 (Oct) Commissions Award, Children’s Books Ireland
2021 (Sept.) Siamsa Tíre, Kerry
2021 (July) 2021 Online Teacher-Artist Partnership CPD Summer Course and Residency Programme
2021 (June) Cruinniú na nÓg – Ocean Art, Children’s Workshop, Sligo Library
2020 Artist in Residence, Facebook Children’s Christmas Workshop, Waterford/Dublin.
2020 Dutch Design Week, Coding with Macaroni, Playhouse, UK + Netherlands.
2020 (June) Our Solar System, Art & Science Children’s Workshop, Sligo Library
2020 Cruinniú na nÓg – Murphy the Seal Ocean Workshop, Sligo Library
2020 Cruinniú na nÓg – Exquisite Portraits, Illustrators Ireland, Dublin
2019 Art & Science Workshop, The Great Irish Science Book, The Ark, Dublin, Dublin Book week