Systems of representation and how they are consumed are at the foundation of Jacki Hehir’s work to date. Her practice led research highlights her specific interest in socially engaged practices of art and the exploration of socio-economical relations in Ireland, most specific to the rural context. Currently working on the development of a Festival of art which she initiated in the town where she grew up;

the Hospital Shop Window Festival, Hehir focuses on building relationships and practical communication with people from local communities, voluntary groups, educational institutes, city & county authorities, N.G.O.’s, State Departments and other artistic and creative endeavours.


b. 1976, lives and works in County Limerick, Ireland. 



Membership, 1 year, The Good Hatchery.

Department of The Environment, Limerick City and County Council, Local Agenda 21.

Grant Under the Arts, Limerick City and County Council.

Limerick City of Culture: Visual Art Legacy Project, Professional Development, Travel & Training Award.


Short-listed by Irish Professional Photography Association for Student of the Year.


University Winner, Nikon Discovery Awards, London.


National Photography Award, National Action Plan Against Racism in Ireland & Paveepoint.


Group Exhibitions:

Sept ’14: Lead Artist, The Hospital Shop Window Festival, Co. Limerick.

May ’12: Eva International 2012, Limerick City.

July ’11: “The Thin Line”, The Guesthouse, Cork.

July ’10: PhotoIreland ‘10, “The Thing That Bruises You”, The Back Loft, Dublin.

June ’09: Photography Degree Show, Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art + Design, Dublin.

Dec ’08: Nikon Discovery Expo, The Olympia Conference Centre, London.

May ’07: I.A.D.T. Exhibition, The Broadstone Gallery, Upper Dominic Street, Dublin.

Aug ’06: Paveepoint and Traveller Focus Exhibition, Kilkenny Arts Festival.

March ’06: “Fair Day” in collaboration with Don Moloney, Java Coffee Shop, Catherine Street, Limerick.

Dec ’05: Traveller Focus Week in Conjunction with Paveepoint, Filmbase, Temple Bar, Dublin. March ’05: Limerick College of Further Education, Graduate Show, Gallery 75, O’ Connell St, Limerick.


Education & Training:

Dell Certificate, Project Management Skills for Life, 2014.

MA Art & Design, Social Practice in a Creative Environment, Limerick School of Art & Design, 2010 – 2011.

BA Photography, Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology, 2005 – 2009.

Certificate Photography, City &Guilds +FETAC, Limerick College of Further Education, 2004-2005.



Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Permanent Collection 2010.