wall and wearable ART
In her native Brazil, in London and San Francisco, Brazilian-irish visual artist and arts facilitator Patricia "P" Gurgel-Segrillo has trained and worked in a diverse range of disciplines, through oil painting, silk-screen printing, film animation, hat design, gemology, ergonomics, interior accessories and jewellery design and manufacture.
Patricia has developed the weaving techniques in silver and gold that she uses to create unique jewellery pieces over three decades of jewellery-making. P Gurgel-Segrillo's contemporary jewellery series have been exhibited in galleries in the UK, Ireland, Japan, Brazil and the USA and are sold worldwide; actor Orlando Bloom is one of many collectors of her work which may be purchased from her online shop.
Parallel to the jewellery-making, Patricia has produced two 'green design' work series of contemporary sculptural lighting and free standing pieces designed and made in collaboration with wood artist Garvan McGrane and inspired by the elements water and air.
In 2004 Patricia completed an MA Degree in Design Studies from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, in London, where she lived for 8 years and established her design-craft-art practice.
Since 2011 Patricia has been exploring figurative pencil drawings and fine art prints, and is working on a series inspired by The Human Rights, womanhood and cross-cultural identity. She is currently based in Cork City, Ireland.
'Design - Craft - Art : I try to blur their boundaries... good thought and good design that should go into the piece, the hand-crafted aspect and the skill which it requires as well as my artistic expression- all three are as important to me.'
P Gurgel-Segrillo is a member of Visual Artists Ireland, registered with the Crafts Council of Ireland and the London Assay Office, and is thankful for the support of the New Irish Art Project and for the assistance of the Cork City Enterprise Office.
In 2012 P was selected to be a member of the DCCI's Education Panel, receiving training and has been facilitating CRAFTed and DesignSKILLS projects ever since. The Design and Crafts Council of Ireland's Education Panel aims for the development and delivery of training programmes relating to the Visual Arts and Design curriculum at primary (CRAFTed) and secondary (DesignSKILLS) levels, as well as, the delivery of CPD for Visual Arts teachers.
Patricia is the founder of Art in the Park - Cork and acted as its Project Manager throughout its artists in residence phase, which ran until 2013 at The Lord Mayor's Pavilion, Fitzgerald Park, Cork City. In this beautiful Arts and Crafts style building P created art inspired by the park, as well as invited other Cork City artists, designers and crafts people for collaborations and offered opportunities to exhibit their works and to be part of the Education Programme. Patricia herself also offered year-round workshops in the building.
Art in the Park on Facebook is now the point of contact and championing of cultural as well as socio-environmental projects happening in Cork City and beyond.
In 2022 Patricia earned a Post Graduate Diploma in Innovation Through Design Thinking from the University College Cork, Ireland, and has been applying the DT principles to her approach to facilitation.
For neuro-affirming arts, crafts and design workshops for all ages, in person or via Zoom, please contact P directly: workshops[at]gurgel-segrillo.com
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