#5lampschats – Breda Jackson

The Charleville mall Arts group

Breda Jackson is an artist who studied in NCAD and Trinity College Dublin before getting involved in multimedia design. In the last few years, Breda has moved away from this to focus full time on her art. She works mainly in the community and is heavily involved with The Mud Island Community Garden. She speaks to us about her work so far and the importance of things such as art for people living in lockdown. She also highlights the need for funding of the arts during the pandemic.

“I think artists always need to fight for funding, but I think that it is just essential in these crisis times”

Charleville Mall Arts Group

Breda runs an arts group that takes place from Charleville Mall Library on the North Strand, every Monday morning. The group is composed of people between the ages of 60 – 90 that have worked hard under Breda’s tutelage to produce the best art that they can. Bri McInerny, Bridie Smith, Kathleen O’Brien, and Monica Boud are some of the students part of the group.

Their Work

Below is some of the brilliant work that the students of the Charleville Mall Library Arts Group.


Five Lamps Chats

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