Heather Gray

Heather Gray

Contact: heathergray.art@gmail.com

Website: cargocollective.com/heathergray

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About Heather

Hello! I am an artist and I run art workshops for adults & children. I have recently put on workshops for the Chester Beatty Library, the Tara Building, the Chinese New Year Festival, the International Literature Festival and for Heritage Week. Most of my workshops centre around drawing and include comic book workshops, outdoor drawing tours, Chinese ink painting workshops and life drawing. I am from Dublin but I have previously lived in Hong Kong, Beijing and London. I studied Fine Art (sculpture) in Dún Laoghaire Institite of Art, Design & Technology (IADT), after which I exhibited work in many group exhibitions and a solo show in the Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre in Hong Kong. After spending time in China I completed a Masters in Chinese Studies in Trinity College. For my masters dissertation I wrote about Chinese comic books (漫画manhua) in Shanghai during the 1920’s & 30’s. I have run some manhua workshops since where participants can learn about the history of the comic arts in China while making their own manhua!