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Gillian Fitzpatrick

This selection of work starts from 2009. I work in a variety of media, and the history of space exploration, science fiction television programs and films have been very influential throughout my work.

My collaborative project with physicist Justin Donnelly “Like gold to airy thinness beat” was selected to be a part of the Moon Gallery: Test Flight that was sent to the International Space Station (ISS) in February 2022, along with 63 other artworks. It made over 5,000 orbits of the Earth, remaining on board the ISS until January 2023.

More details about this and other work can be found in Projects and C.V.

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Moon Gallery_ Test Flight with Justin Donnelly

Moon Gallery: Test Flight to the International Space Station in 2022

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September 2022

“Like gold to airy thinness beat”

Armagh Observatory and Planetarium



February 2022

Moon Gallery: Test Flight

International Space Station

July 2019

What we left behind

Remembering the Apollo 11 Moon landing

A4 Sounds Studio, Dublin

Aug 2013
A BLOCK T (Dublin)/Catalyst Arts exchange
Catalyst Arts

May 2013
Die Welt von Morgen 

Return Gallery, Goethe-Institut Irland

April 2013
MOM 3 Block T Gallery, Smithfield, Dublin

May 2012
78,982 km/49,077 miles: SÍM Residency Artists Show

April 2012
To the Lighthouse: SÍM Residency Artists Show

March 2012
Now that's what I call Praxis
Occupy Space

March 2012
The God of Small Things (part 1)
Rubicon Gallery

Dec 2011
Beautiful Future

Hive Studios

Oct 2011
NLA 2: New Living Art Exhibition;

IMOCA Plane/Site Galleries; Dublin

June 2011
Solstice festival

Midsummer Festival, Cork

November 2010
Made on Monday;

The Complex; Dublin

July 2010
NLA: New Living Art Exhibition

IMOCA Plane/Site Galleries; Dublin

May 2010
Spaced Out; Vacant Retail unit; ILAC Centre; Dublin

March 2010
Shop if you can: Look if you want - Art trail;

St. Patrick’s Festival
Temple Bar, Dublin

July 2009
*and the stars look very different today;

The Market Studios; Dublin

August 2008
Made on Monday,

Broadstone XL Studios, Dublin

May 2007

Naughton Gallery, Queens University, Belfast

Selected Publications and Interviews:

Visual Artists' News sheet May - June 2022

Members Profile|Like gold to airy thinness beat

Culture File RTE Lyric FM 17th Feb 2022

Interview with Luke Clancy

Space and Things Podcast: The first Art Gallery Is Going To Space STP77

Interview with Dave Giles and Emily Carney

Feb 2022

The Interplanetary Podcast: Moon Gallery #275

Interview with Matthew Russell 

Feb 2022


'The Works', RTE 1 Arts programme, May 30th 2013

'Die Welt von Morgen' (Tomorrow's World)

'Visual Artists' News Sheet, Issue 4, July/Aug 2013, Critique Supplement, Edition12.


'Now that's what I call Praxis,' Occupy Paper, 7th Issue, Pages 16 - 17, June 2012


'The God of Small Things' Exhibition brochure,

March 2012


April - May 2012

SÍM Residency, Seljavegur,





BA Fine Art, National College of Art and Design, Dublin

Diploma, Fine Art and Design, Galway/Mayo Institute of Technology, Galway


July 2021

Bicycle Thieves: Pumped Up, 91:00 (Feature Film) (Director Conor O’Toole)

33rd Galway Film Fleadh

Production Designer

December 2019

Tales from the Snowy Forest, 03:22 (animation 2019)

Firehouse Film Contest # 50

A4 Sounds Studio, Dublin


November 2019

Automatic and Manual, 02:23 (animation, 2019)

Firehouse Film Contest # 49

A4 Sounds Studio, Dublin

September 2016
Shadow Samurai, 00:56 (animation, 2016)
Firehouse Film Contest # 24 
A4 Sounds Studio, Dublin

February 2016
Fishes Circle, (short film, 2016)

With Rachel Ní Chuinn and Conor O'Toole
Firehouse Film Contest # 19 
A4 Sounds Studio, Dublin

January 2016
The Creature from Beyond Terror!, 01:36

(animation 2016)
Firehouse Film Contest # 18, 
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

April 2015
Enceladus, 02:31 (animation, 2014)
Sunday Screenings No. 5 'It's Rocket Science,'
Cara Cosmic Coffee

February 2015
The Solar System and You – Moons - Part 1, 01:11 (animation 2015)
Firehouse Film Contest # 13

October 2014
Enceladus, 02:31 (animation, 2014)
Firehouse Film Contest # 9


April 2012

Keilir, 00:48 (Short, 2012)

To the Lighthouse: SÍM Residency Artists Show Reykjavík Iceland

October 2009
*and the stars look very different today, 02:06

(short film 2009) 
Innovations 2009, Digital Art Screenings, Rua Red, Tallaght, Dublin



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