Paul Woods
Visual Artist




  • Armistice Centenary Public Art Exhibition , Aras Chill Dara, Naas, Co Kildare



  • KAC Group show in Newbridge, Co Kildare as part of June Fest



  • NORDART International Art Exhibition, Budelsdorf, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, June - Oct
  • Maynooth University, Annual Art Show, Feb



  • The LUAN Gallery, Athlone, The People, The Land, April – June, 1916 Centerary Duo show with Tom Byrne
  • Aras Chill Dara, Naas - Revolution!1916, public art trail as part of 1916 Rising Commemoration Programme, Kildare County Council Arts Service, June - Dec
  • Maynooth University Library, Annual Art Exhibition, Feb, group show
  • The Basement Gallery, An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk, Oradour, Elegy for a Town, Jan-Feb solo show, paintings and multimedia



  • Castletown House, Celbridge, Kildare Portait Artist of the Year, Sep - Oct, group show
  • Leixlip Library Gallery, Kildare, Gallipoli and the Great War, April-May, solo show
  • Tipperary Excel Arts Centre, Fields of War, Feb- April, solo show
  • Illuminations Gallery, Maynooth, Artist Notebook Project, Feb-March, group show



  • Artlink, Fort Dunree, "No Jury No Prize 2014", (group) Sept - Dec
  • Farmleigh - Motorhouse, Dublin, "The Iron Harvest - Contemporary Approaches to Painting WW1", solo show, Oct - Nov
  • Athy Heritage Centre-Museum, "Visual Encounters with the Great War", solo show, Sept - Oct
  • NUI Maynooth, "The Notebook Project" (group), April



  • KRF:1 2013 Artist Notebook Project (group), October 2013, Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare.



  • International Exhibition Centre in Boleslawiec, Poland, Dec 2010-Jan 2011 – “Stories about History”, solo show, by invitation



  • Galeria Legnica, Legnica, Poland, Nov- Dec, “Stories about History”, solo show, by invitation
  • Galeria BWA, Jelenia Gora, Poland, Sept-Oct -“Stories about History”, solo show, by invitation
  • Art at the Ivy House, Dublin, May-July – “Perspective” group show, curated by Claire Halpin
  • Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, May-June –“Military Zones”, two artists show, curated by Una Collins
  • IMOCA, Moxie Studios - Dublin, April – “Blasphemous”, group show, curated by Bear K Koss
  • Birr Theatre and Arts Centre, Co. Offaly, Feb-March - “The Fallen”, solo show



  • The Alley Arts Centre, Strabane, Co. Tyrone, Oct-Nov -“Visions of War”, solo show
  • Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin, June-July - “Exploring Irish and Polish connections through Art” - group show
  • The Phoenix Gallery, The Grand Opera House, Belfast, May-June -“The Fallen“, solo show



  • The Basement Gallery, Dundalk, March-April - “Art of War”, solo show


  2015 / 2017 - NUI Maynooth

Qualification:   M.A. in Military History and Strategic Studies


  2007 - D.K.I.T Dundalk

Qualification:   Certificate in I-Media, Multimedia course


  2004 / May 2005 - O` Fiaich College of Further Education

Qualification:  F.E.T.A.C. Certificate in Applied Psychology and Social Studies


  1994 / 1995 - Limerick College of Art and Design

Qualification:  B.A. Degree with Honours in Fine Art Painting


  1991 / 1994 - Limerick College of Art and Design

Qualification:  Higher National Diploma with Merit in Fine Art Painting


  1990 / 1991 - O` Fiaich College of Further Education

Qualification:  Certificate in Art, Craft and Design




KCC Creative Ireland Bursary Award 2018



Creative Ireland Bursary Award 2017



KCC Artist in Schools Residency Bursary Award



KCC Creative Ireland Grant



Artist in school residency award



NUI Maynooth, Annual Show Merit Award



Westmeath County Coucil, 1916 Commemoration Grant



KCC 1916 Commemoration Art Award



Create Louth Art Grant



Kildare County Council Arts Services - Arts Act Award 2011


  October 2009

Shortlisted for the Emerging Visual Artist Award 2009, The Arts Council and Wexford Arts Office



The Arts Council - Travel and Training Award (towards research in France)


  2008 / 2009

Dundalk Arts Office - Arts Acts Award 2009



Dundalk Arts Office - Arts Acts Award 2008



“Abhainn” - Revenue Commissioners, Limerick - Overall Prize Winner for Submitted Painting



2019 : Creative Engagement with the Curragh Post-Primary school


2019 : Creative Ireland Project, Monasterevin Community Centre public art commission


2019 : Understarters - public art commission


2018 : National Drawing Day, Castletown House


2018 : Creative Engagement with Naas Community School


2017 : Creative Ireland Project – War Art in Context (Kildare and Monasterevin)


2017 : Primary school Residency - Patrician Primary School, Newbridge, exhibition Beat!Beat!Drum! at Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge


2017 : "Home is where the Art is" - Primary school project and exhibition for JuneFest and Riverbank Arts Centre


2014 - 2016 : "If I had an Artist for a Day” - art workshops in primary school, in association with Kildare County Council Arts Services


2005 - 2006 : Youtreach Dundalk - art workshops





Paul's paintings are in private collections in Ireland and abroad and in public collections in Ireland (Kildare County Coucil, Taisce Lu - Louth).