Jackie Askew is a visual artist based in Ennistymon Co. Clare since 1998.

She makes abstract paintings, drawings and collages that are shaped by her interest in landscape, history of place, ancestry, and other art forms, such as poetry, music and literature. Working on paper her approach is intuitive, responding to the process and materials. Her recent work uses collage as a new way of experimenting with spatial relationships, through layering, shape-making, and juxtaposition.

She has exhibited widely in Ireland and Internationally, recent exhibitions;  2023/’22 Winter Group Show, Linden Hall Studio, Deal Kent, U.K.  2022- APT Open Studios, invited guest artist, APT gallery & studios, Deptford, London, U.K. 2022- A Generous Space, Hastings Contemporary, Hastings, U.K. 2021-The Lido Open, The Lido Stores Gallery, Margate, U.K. – 2021- A Generous Space, Hastings Contemporary, U.K. – 2021- Matthew Burrows Selects, Unit 1 Gallery, Bards Rd. London  2020- WAY OUT, 80 International artists, La Grange Art Gallery, Cernay-Les- Reims, France


2022 – The Cill Rialaig Project, Ballinaskelligs, Co.Kerry

2021/2019-The Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Co. Monaghan, Ireland
2016-The Ballinglen Foundation, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo, Ireland (drawing residency mentored by Arno Kramer)
2010-SIM, Samband Islenskra Myndlistarmanna Residency, Reykjavik, Iceland

Awards and Bursaries

2022/’21-Arts Council of Ireland, Agility Award
2021-Clare County Council Community Support Scheme Award
2019-Tyrone Guthrie Centre residency bursary, awarded by Clare County Council
2019-Clare County Council Community Support Scheme Award
2016-Clare County Council award for Ballinglen Arts Foundation residency,
2012/’13/’14 -Clare County Council  Arts Act Grant
2011-Clare County Council Travel Grant to Estonia
2009/’08/ ’06/’04-Clare County Council Exhibition funding under the Arts Act Grant
2000-Irish Arts Council studio assistance grant


Office of Public Works-Meath County Council- Limerick City Council-Civic Theatre Tallaght-Tallaght Alternative Entertainment
Private Collections in Ireland, International

She studied at D.L.S.A.D., N.C.A.D. And St. Martin’s School of Art, London.