About The Artist Neva Elliott

Photo credit: Ros Kavanagh


Neva Elliott is an artist and writer based in Dublin, Ireland with an MA from Central Saint Martin’s, London. She has exhibited throughout Ireland and internationally, including at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, the VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow and the National Galleries of Ireland and South Africa. After a decade as CEO of Crash Ensemble, Ireland’s leading contemporary music group, Elliott returned to her art practice full-time in 2021.

Highlights from 2023 include her solo exhibition, How to create a fallstreak, at the Linenhall Arts Centre, being an invited artist at the 193rd RHA Annual Exhibition and showing at VISUAL’s ARTWORKS 2023 Remembering The Future where she secured an award for ‘outstanding work’.

VISUAL also commissioned an excerpt from her memoir writing, which can be read at visualcarlow.ie/art-ideas. Other writing has been featured in literary and art publications and as exhibition texts, including Banshee, Unapologetic Magazine, Visual Artists Newsheet and Source Photographic Review, where it earned runner-up in Source’s New Writing Prize for 2023.

Elliott is an Irish Hospice Foundation signature artist and Artlinks Fort Dunree’s 2024 artist-in-residence.

Looking ahead, her solo exhibition, Notes on Being Human, is scheduled for September 2024 at PALLAS Projects and Studios and a two-person show at The Courthouse Gallery in 2025.

She has been supported by Carlow County Council and The Arts Council.

Current and Upcoming


  • 13-29 Sept 2024: Notes on Being Human, Artist-Initiated Projects at PALLAS Projects/Studios, Dublin. 
  • 2025: Two-person show, The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon Co. Clare


  • Artist in residence 2024, Artlinks Fort Dunree


  • 20 April 2024 –Artist interview: Olivia O’Dwyer and Feral Styles, South Tipperary Arts Centre

Writing and publications

  • Speak your griefs softly, Unapologetic Magazine, Issue 3, Spring 2024
  • Exhibition review: Ailbhe Ní Bhriain at Kerlin Gallery, Source Photographic Review, Spring 2024
  • Exhibition text: Olivia O’Dwyer and Feral Styles,South Tipperary Arts Centre, March 2024.


Solo exhibitions

  • 2023: How to create a fallstreak, The Linenhall Arts Centre.



  • Oct 23- Jan 24: Ballinglen Arts Foundation Biennial
  • 8 June – 20 Aug: Artworks 2023 Remembering the Future, VISUAL, Carlow.
  • 22 May – 30 July: RHA Annual Exhibition 2023, Invited Artist.
  • National College of Art and Design Certificate in Photography and Digital Imaging Graduate Show
  • Online: Source Graduate Photography Online 2023
  • Online: NCAD Works 2023


  • The permanence of change, 126 Gallery.
  • Rua Red, café exhibition.


2022: Crashed, Spoken word performance with Crash Ensemble at the National Concert Hall.



  • ARTWORKS Award for Outstanding work, Visual Carlow.
  • Source Photographic Review, New Writing Prize, Runner up.
  • Arts Council Agility Award.
  • Bursary, Carlow County Council.

2022: Irish Hospice Foundation signature Artist.

2021: Irish Hospice Foundation Seeds Award.

2021: Arts Council Agility Award.


2022: Creative narrative for spoken word commissioned by Crash Ensemble with Arts Council support.

2020: The Dock Arts Centre Winter Commission.

Writing and publications


  • Review: Ailbhe Ní Bhriain at Kerlin Gallery, Source Photographic Review, Spring 2024
  • HOLD ON, Source Photographic review, December 2023
  • Jornada del Muerto, VISUAL Carlow commission, VISUAL art and ideas online.
  • Exhibition text: Olivia O’Dwyer, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery.
  • Catalogue essay: Niamh McGuinne, Highlanes Gallery.
  • Column: ‘Saying Hard Things’, May/June Visual Artists Newssheet.
  • ‘ of the spaces you left’ Horizon Magazine. Issue 6/ May.
  • Column: How to Create a Fallstreak. Neva Elliott discusses her recent solo exhibition at Linenhall Arts Centre. Visual Artists Ireland newssheet.March/April 2023.
  • 2022: Catalogue essay: ‘The Trash Heap has Spoken’, The Midden Collective, the Luan Gallery.



  • In conversation: Olivia O’Dwyer for Kevin Kavanagh Gallery
  • Visiting lecturer: Photography BA/MFA/PhD, Ulster University.
  • Artist interview: Niamh McGuinne at Highlanes Gallery.
  • Irish Hospice Foundation, Creative Engagement Roundtable Gathering.


  • How to Apply for funding, Quiet Lights Festival, Cork.
  • Artist talk with The Midden Collective, Luan Gallery.
  • How to Apply for funding, Luan Gallery.


Full CV available on request from info@nevaelliott.com