On the Move with Artist Paddy Lamb

Thursday, May 8, 2014


A Little About Paddy Lamb...Paddy Lamb was born in the city of Armagh, Northern Ireland. He studied Modern History at Trinity College, Dublin, and Physical Education and History as a post-graduate at the University of Alberta.  He moved to Canada in 1985 and subsequently worked as a historian and archivist before devoting himself to a full-time career as a visual artist. His work is strongly influenced by history, memory and social culture, offering a personal narrative concerning human migration and attachment to the land.

Paddy is the recipient of several scholarships and awards from the City of Edmonton and the Province of Alberta.  He is a past-president of Visual Arts Alberta and is currently Alberta's representative on the National Board of CARFAC [Canadian Artists Representation/le Front Des Artistes Canadien].  In 2009 and 2011, Paddy was awarded a fellowship and residency at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in Ballycastle, Co. Mayo, and in 2013 he was awarded a residency at the Thomas Gushul Studio in Blairmore, Alberta. He has exhibited widely in Edmonton and Alberta, as well as in Vancouver and Ireland, and his work can be found in various public and private collections.