“The artist’s mission must not be to produce an irrefutable solution to a problem, but to compel us to love life in all its countless and inexhaustible manifestations.”


Orlaith’s professional practice for the past 20 years has included performance, installation, costume design for drag, carnival, theatre and dance, interactive digital media, film and animation.

Her current practice is mostly figurative – printmaking, drawing and painting.

Throughout, her concerns have remained focused on the body – in its presence and its absence –  and the potential available for a transfiguration of experience in and of the everyday moment.

She is attracted to states of transition and flow, sites at the edge and between states, ideas of the sacred and the profane, the wild and primal, the carnivalesque, grotesque and absurd as license to escape convention and expand possibilities.