Mary Burke studied Fine Art at NCAD graduating in 1982.

She has exhibited extensively both in Ireland and abroad and she has been awarded residencies at the Leighton Artists Colony at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada and a United States Information Agency fellowship to work at the Vermont Studio Center, USA. She has received a number of other awards including three Bursary Awards from the Irish Arts Council, a bursary from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation (Montreal), a Golden Fleece Merit Award from the Lillias Mitchell Trust and an RDS Tayor Art Award.

Her work is included in many public and corporate collections including The Arts Council, AIB International Financial Services Centre, Ulster Bank, KBC Bank, Eircom, Dublin Airport Authority, Aer Motive Ireland, South Dublin County Council, Fingal County Counci, Laois County Council and the Office of Public Works.


She also has masters degrees in Anthropology and Digital Media Technologies. Recent projects include House Portraits (in partnership with Tallaght Community Arts and Maynooth University 2015) and Townscape (in collaboration with Laois County Council Arts Office and the Sociology Department of Maynooth University 2018-19).



For more information on works by Mary, click here to go directly to her website: http://www.maryburke.ie

        Meet the Artist - Watch Mary in-conversation with Manchán Magan and Dr. Niamh Mc Ghabhann here.

















To order a copy of Mary Burkes At Home on the Farm exhibition publication, please email artgallery@limerick.ie




All works are for sale.

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25 February - 2 May 2021
Limerick City Gallery of Art


















Over the past two years, Mary has documented five farms of different scales, with different approaches to how they make their living.  This is not a political diatribe nor is it a romantic view of the Irish landscape, rather it is a raw version of the passion that each of these people have for their farms and their ways of making a livelihood.  It also coincides with a time when there are many changes to farming practices with many concerns about how viable the “family-owned” farm model is.

Limerick City  Gallery of Art is currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

We hope to be back with you again soon. In the meantime, we encourage you to view Mary's works in the visual gallery and virtual tours below. 

Information sourced from the LCGA website here. 

Copies of Mary's At Home on the Farm exhibition publication are availible to order directly from the Gallery. 

Please click here for more information. All works are for sale. 

Click the slider arrows below to browse through the exhibition works, or click on each image for more information. 

Virtual tour of the Limerick City Gallery of Art.

Our virtual tours allow you to step inside the Gallery and explore Mary Burke's exhibition of paintings, from the comfort of your home. Experience the Gallery in virtual reality through your desktop, phone or ipad.


Mary's work and exhibition has featured in the Irish Farmers Journal, an article by Anne O'Donoghue titled Living Life: an urban painter in a rural world.

Click here to read more.