Young people taking part in an education class. © National Gallery of Ireland.
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Online Talk

Apollo Project Creative Careers: Holly Pereira

15 May 11.45 - 12.45

Online via ZOOM

Free, but booking required.


Join illustrator and muralist Holly Pereira for this special online talk for National Drawing Day!

Hear Holly talk about her art practice and her journey – U-turns and tangents included – from NCAD student to professional muralist and illustrator. Questions are welcomed! 

This Creative Careers event is part of our programme for National Drawing Day 2021 and is part of our Apollo Project programme for young people aged 16 to 25.

Please note: this event will take place online via ZOOM. A link will be sent to participants the day before the event.

Holly Pereira is an Irish-Singaporean illustrator & muralist based in Dublin, Ireland. Her work is colourful, fun and bold, and sometimes betrays her oddball sense of humour. Her hand-painted murals often take reference from folk art, and create bright and exuberant environments in which we are invited to play. Her lively work also celebrates her love of typography and language, eking meaning out of imagery, and imagery out of meaning. Clients include ESB, SuperValu, National Gallery of Ireland, RTE Junior, Kaleidoscope Festival, Bram Stoker Festival, The Walls Project, B Braun, The Tenth Man, Kilkenny Design, Little Island Books, Damn Fine Print. Represented by Us Folk (NI) and Whirligig (IE). Member of The Association of Illustrators. A member of The National Gallery of Ireland Panel of Practitioners

What is Apollo Project?
Apollo Project is a new way to experience the Gallery, designed by young people for young people! Connect with artists, designers, makers and creatives at our monthly events. Hear about their journeys and careers, and learn new skills. Network, ask questions, and be inspired to make art and creativity part of your life. Creativity, education and wellbeing are at the heart of Apollo Project, with an emphasis on collaborating and partnering with young people to co-create vibrant and fun experiences in the Gallery. Believe in your potential. Live a creative life. ART MAKES YOU!

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