About the Campaign
Women on Walls is a campaign that seeks to make women leaders visible through a series of commissioned portraits that will create a lasting cultural legacy for Ireland. In February 2020, DCU joined the campaign.
Accenture’s Women on Walls at DCU will recognise the pioneering achievements of a group of extraordinary women and enhance the visibility of female leaders in STEM. When completed, the new portraits will be hung in The Future-Tech Building located at DCU’s Glasnevin Campus. The flagship building will be at the forefront of DCU’s international reputation for excellence in science, computing and engineering disciplines.
In February 2020, artists were invited to submit a proposal to Business to Arts, project managers of the initiative. A selection committee identified five outstanding artists to be commissioned.
Jim Fitzpatrick (b. 1944) is a Dublin born and based internationally acclaimed artist known for his illustration, poster artwork and photography.
Blaise Smith RHA (b.1967) is a Co. Kilkenny based figurative painter. A graduate of NCAD, Blaise is adept at landscapes, portraits and still-lives.
Bríd Higgins Ní Chinnéide
Bríd Higgins Ní Chinnéide (b. 1978) is a Dublin based figurative painter who works primarily with oil paint, drawing most her inspiration from people.
Jackie Hudson Lalor
Jackie Hudson Lalor (b. 1966) is a Louth based professional visual artist with three distinctive strands: painting in oils, drawing and printmaking.
Una Sealy RHA (b. 1959) is a Dublin based figurative painter and member of the RHA. A graduate of IADT, she has had eleven solo exhibitions.