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Abbey Road Artists’ Studios Current Residents

STUDIO 1 – Ciara Tuite

Abbey Road Artists' Studios Resident Artist Ciara Tuite alongside her artwork
Autonomy of Life%2C Acrylic%2C Oil Bar%2C Charcoal on Canvas by Ciara Tuite Adam %26 Eve%2C Acrylic%2C oil bar%2C charcoal on canvas by Ciara Tuite

Ciara Tuite is a Writer/Visual Artist originally from the Midlands, Ireland. Her background in Fine Art, Performing Arts and Journalism results in a multidisciplinary approach, using imagery and word to explore dark yet real elements with a touch of colourful serenity and artistic licence.

Extensive travels, living among aboriginal artists in Australia, to Butoh dancers in Scandinavia, to researching refugee camps in Palestine in 2019 and her most recent residency at Cill Rialaig Artist Retreat, Co. Kerry, Ireland has shaped her creativity.

Her large abstract paintings are characterized by the use of bright tones on multilayered backgrounds and are influenced by the sense of place/displacement and the natural environment. They have been exhibited widely and are held in private collections in Ireland and abroad.

Her writing capitalizes on the dualities in society, light and dark, stillness and movements and is published in various magazines online. She was recently one of the guest readers at the Maria Edgeworth virtual Literary festival May 2021 where you can see her recite new work based around the life of an artist during lockdown intertwined with travel, nature and personal discourse. She is currently working on a creative non-fiction novel and a collection of poetry.

Ciara was accepted for a solo show in the Backstage Theatre, Atrium Gallery, Co. Longford which will be held in late 2021. You can find out more about her previous and current work at -

Website address:
Instagram: @cicituite

STUDIO 2 – Mimi Seery

All of the Time is Right Here Right Now by Mimi Seery as part of her Instagram series "The Miniature Museum of Public Art"
Still Life by Mimi Seery as part of her Instagram series "The Miniature Museum of Public Art"  This Is Temporary - Stills by Mimi Seery as part of her Instagram series "The Miniature Museum of Public Art" 

Mimi Seery is a multimedia artist working in the mediums of paint, photography and mixed media.

After receiving a BA in Fine Art in Sligo IT, Seery travelled extensively through Asia to experience the diversities and commonalties found between Western and Eastern cultures. Upon her return she went on to study graphic design at Ballyfermot College of Further Education (BCFE) where she focused on advertising and the principals of how the subject uses psychology for persuasion, this became a great influence on her current visual art practice. In 2018, Seery received the ICAD Upstarts award for rising Artists/Designers in Ireland. Her work has featured in exhibitions in Sligo, Dublin, Galway and Athlone. 

Abbey Road resident Mimi Seery has initiated an exciting new Instagram project entitled The Miniature Museum of Public Art.  This project relates to the artists' investigation of social isolation while also seeking alternative means for viewers to engage and interact with art online.

The Miniature Museum of Public Art encourages viewers to perform meditation exercises to unlock their imagination before entering the creative world Seery has created. The power of imagination immerses the viewer in this miniature world where time, space and lockdown restrictions no longer exist. They are there amongst their family and friends, together in this new realm, fully immersed in the art they are viewing.

This project can be found on Mimi Seerys Instagram page: @mimiseery

Or website: MMPA | Mimi Seery





Past Artists of Abbey Road Artists' Studios


Michele Fox Bell
Eoin Francis McCormack
Calvin Doyle
Leigh Francis
Lelia Henry
Tina Hayes
Kate Desmond
Niamh Dalby
Frances McGonigle
Rosemarie Langtry
Clodagh Kelly
Lawrence O'Neil
Geraldine Kretsch
Carol Kelly
Ann McGuinness
Rose Finnerty
Lucy Kelly Desmond
Paul Timoney
Catherine Rock
Emer O'Connor
Lesley Wingfield