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'Markings' solo show, Westbeth Gallery, New York, August 4th-25th, 2018 
'Just Being Polite' curatorial project, Group show, One Brooklyn Bridge Park, Chashama, New York, February 3rd-13th,2018
Contemplating OTHER: I know you are, You Know I am invited group show curated by Patricia Lea Watts, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes ,CA, December 21st, 2017- January 28th, 2018.
Bare Root, invited group show,curated by Catherine Bowe, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford County Council, 23rd October - 1st December 2017.
Marbel House Project Residency,  art residency award for October 2017.
'Pathway' a collaborative art commission between artists Catherine Fanning, Brigitta Varadi  and residents of Nazareth Village, September 2016- July 2017.The commission is funded by the Per Cent for Art Scheme, managed and administered by Sligo County Council Arts Office in partnership with Nazareth Housing Association. Opening Reception: Wednesday, 19th July 2017, 2-3pm, Nazareth Village, Church Hill, Sligo
'Jelölés | Marking' Solo Show, Budapest GalleryHungary, April 25th June 4th 2017
curated by Szegedy-Maszák Zsuzsanna & Török Tamás, 


ArtSlant Prize 2016 Grand Prize winner.

Essay, Marking Memory by Andrea Alessi.
ArtSlant prize winners Exhibition, Spring Break Art Show, NY. February 28th – March 6th, 2017.


'Currently 80' Curated by John Yau,
Sculpture Guild, Westbeth, NY. Februar 5th-24th 2017


VISUAL ARTISTS IN PRISON SCHEME AWARD, Castlerea Prison, Co.Roscommon Ireland, December 2016. The Award is co-funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and the Department of Justice, Equality and Reform and administered by the Prison Education Service. 


'What if we got it wrong' curated by Nora Hickey M’Sichili, Traveling Exhibition 
West Cork Arts Centre 29.10-13.12.2016
Leitrim Sculpture Centre 16.09-16.10.2016
Wexford Arts Centre 10.06-29.07.2016
F.E.McWilliam Gallery N.I. 12.02-16.04. 2016
Centre Culturel Irlandais 25.09-4.11 2015 

CultureCRAFT- Culture in the Making

Please join us for the opening reception of CultureCRAFT-Culture in the Making 

The exhibition will be opened  by the President of Ireland, Michael D.Higgins

Opening Reception: 2.30pm, 11 August 2013 London Street Gallery, Derry, N.Ireland

The exhibition showcases the work of 37 eminent designer-makers who have responded to the curator’s request for an object of their making which reflects their understanding of culture; of how material objects can carry a community’s shared history and reflect a cultural perspective.
Expect to see some very exciting and enriching pieces, embodying a wide variety of cultural identities and backgrounds.
The exhibition will be supported with a specially produced catalogue, featuring essays from a number of leading academics - including Dr Audrey Whitty, Dr Jessica Hemmings, Dr Josseph McBrinn and Professor Declan McGonagle - which aim to contextualise this exceptional exhibition and convey the importance of Craft to us all.Exhibition runs: 29th July – 22nd August, 2013


The Story of the Creative

The creative force is unstoppable.  It is a force of humanity, of inspiration and dedication.   It is universal.  This summer you are invited to celebrate “The Story of the Creative”.
Please join us for the opening reception: Thursday, July 25th 7pm through  11pm 
The show continues through September 10th.
See | Exhibition Space, 26-19 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, NY 11101
for more detail, please click here

Curator visit and final presentation at ChaNorth



Final Presentation at ChaNorth, Chashama  Residency June- July 2014.

Abby Hertz, curator for the 'Of the Land' Exhibition, called in for a studio visit. 'Of the Land' group show at Chashama Exhibition Place in New York, February 2014 


The Art Of Changemaking-Concept

The book of The Art of Changemaking went online today. The summery of the 2 weeks Residency at the Crawford Collage of Art art Design. Read my addition to this book: "Inside Ludwig's Pressure Cooker", page 54.


Chashama Residency, ChaNorth, NY, USA

Chashama Studio Residency,  NY, USA. 7. June-7. July 2013.  Chashama North  offers a serene residency for artists of multiple disciplines to work, providing dedicated studio time away from the distractions of everyday life. Chashama supported creativity in New York City for the past 18 years.

Selected Resident Artists, Season II.: Ashley Lynn Szczesiak, Samantha Silverman, Elizabeth King, Roxanne Jackson, David A Preddy, Brigitta Varadi
Supported by Arts Council of Ireland, Travel and Training Bursary and Chashama.



Creative Lab

Co-Designing and Facilitating the Creative Lab for the United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change, Sustainable Development Mechanisms (SDM) Programme Annual Staff Retreat on 14-15 May 2013, Bonn, Germany.


The Art Of Changemaking

The Art of Changemaking is a 12 day residential programme delivered through Crawford College of Art and Design in assoication with its partners from April 5th to April 18th. The Art of Change Making is about bringing you closer to ‘Be the Change you want to see in the World’. It is about moving away from individualism and competition to cooperation and innovation. 40 people from Ireland, The UK, Germany & Holland selected and invited to share develop and share skills and experience in an innovative learning exchange. It will question how we sustain our creative ideas and bring them into reality. It is about exploring the future of CHANGE-MAKING.

The Art of CHANGE-MAKING is hosted by the Crawford College of Art and Design with the following partners:
University of Ulster, Belfast, N.Ireland.
Cork Institute of Technology, Cork Ireland.
Mayfield Arts, Newbury House. Cork Ireland.
Amsterdam University of Applied Science, Amsterdam, Holland
University of Kassel, Kassel, Germany
Centre for Social Innovation, Kassel, Germany.



Decoding Time in the Leitrim Observer

'Decoding Time' by Stella Carroll, Leitrim Observer. Please click here to read the article.



Decoding Time

'Decoding Time' solo show at the Silver River Images Gallery, Carrick on Shannon ,Co.Leitrim. Opening reception 5.30pm, 14th March 2013. Exhibition will be opened by Philip Delamere, Leitrim County Art Officer.
The exhibition is the culmination of Brigitta Varadi recent four weeks art Residency at the Contemporary Artists Centre (CAC), Woodside, Troy, New York. Residency which was supported by Arts Council of Ireland, Travel and Training Award, by Leitrim County Council Artists Bursary and by the Merit and Financial award of the Contemporary Artists Centre.


Visual Artists in Prison Scheme Award.

Art residency at the Limerick Prison, Ireland , December 2012. The Award is co-funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and the Department of Justice, Equality and Reform and administered by the Prison Education Service.


Artist in Residency Award

Art Residency at the The Contemporary Artists Center  (CAC) Woodside,  Troy, USA .

7.October-2.November 2012. 

The CAC is a multi-purpose art organization originally founded in Massachusetts, and now operating in Troy, NY. For the last 20 years the CAC has presented and procured artists who want to produce, explore, test new concepts and expand the current debates and ideas in today’s art and culture.

Residency was supported by Arts Council of Ireland - Travel and Training Bursary, Leitrim County Council- Artists Bursary and The Contemporary Artists Center - Merit Award.


TRADE 2011 art residency programme

TRADE  2011 art residency programme 
2011 residency programme where two Roscommon and two Leitrim artists are working with New York based artist David Michalek over the course of the year concluding with the TRADE seminar in 1-3 December 2011, DOCK Arts Centre, Carrick on Shannon.
TRADE is a collaborative visual arts programme between Leitrim and Roscommon County Councils providing knowledge, resources and opportunities for visual artists to engage internationally. Rather than considering ‘rural’ as ‘isolationary’, TRADE emphasises that art is a global construct and encourages a freeflow of ideas and opportunities both for local artists to engage internationally as well as for international artists to participate locally.   
Talk About Fracking Exhibition:2nd-6th December 2011, ercantile Plaza, Carrick on Shannon opened by Declan McGonagle, Director of the National Collage of Art and Design


Inter-Changes: Craft and Context

Inter-Changes: Craft and Context is a symposium with two accompanying exhibitions being held in Dublin in April 2010. It is the culmination of a seminar series held in NCAD in association with the MA programme in Ceramics Glass and Metals, the Crafts Council of Ireland and the Fulbright Commission. The aim of Craft and Context is to discuss and develop the relationship of craft to art, design, philosophy and sustainability.Exhibition:13th April - 4th May 2010,Mason Hayes and Curran, Dublin  , Craft and Context: Influx Exhibition,  9th April - 22nd April, Plane/Site Gallery, IMOCA, Dublin 
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