Anthony D Kelly

Anthony D Kelly is an Illustrator, Writer, Visual Artist and Integrative Psychotherapist. He works mainly with Illustration, Collage, Poetry and Assemblage techniques to create hopeful, humorous, and occasionally unnerving and deeply satirical work. He is currently based in Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland.

He has extensive experience as a Gallery Administrator, Curator and Project Facilitator from his time at Basement Project Space, an artist-led initiative which was part of the cultural fabric of Cork City, Ireland (2009-2012). The aim of this initiative was to generate an exhibition/project space independent of established institutions, to provide development opportunities for emerging artists and to encourage cutting edge experimental practice across a broad range of disciplines.

He is an active member of the Irish Collage Community. He has exhibited across Ireland, Europe and in the U.S.A. and has delivered workshops and lectures at Collagistas Festivals 5 & 6 in Dublin and Brussels. His work has featured in many publications including Art Reveal, Creativ Paper, Murze Magazine, Kolaj Magazine and the recently released publications ‘Empty Columns are a Place to Dream’ and “Artists in the Archives” from the Kolaj Institute and Kasini House. He has work residing in the permanent collections of the Kolaj Institute, New Orleans, USA and The Henry Sheldon Museum, Vermont, USA.

He has studied Arts Administration, Arts Participation and Global Development and Humanistic Psychotherapy.

Anthony is greatly interested in the Arts as an effective method for engagement with Social, Political and Global Development issues; and for seeking beyond the known to formulate the new.  He is also deeply interested in the creative interplay between literature and visual art, the quality of wonder, and their roles in promoting positive mental health.