Michael Geddis


Northern Irish visual artist/retired veterinary surgeon Michael Geddis specialises in very finely detailed drawing. He delights in the elegance of natural forms/patterns and finds microscopic structures particularly inspirational. His degree show (2013) drew acclaim at national level (James White Prize for Drawing at the RDS’s Annual Student Awards).  Since then, his practice has developed steadily through several awarded artist residencies/bursaries, collaborations with other artists and a series of Arts Council Lottery Funded projects.  His work is included in the collections of the National Gallery of Ireland, Northern Ireland Civil Service, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council, Ballinglen Museum of Contemporary Art and Ulster University. He has exhibited widely across Ireland as well as Finland, Sweden, London and Washington DC. Geddis is a Fellow of Ballinglen Arts Foundation [BAF] and was a prize winner at BAF’s First Biennial Exhibition (2023).  He was also long listed for the Zealous Amplify: Environment Competition (2023), won the Royal Ulster Academy’s Drawing Prize (2019), received the Anna Cheyne Biennial Award (2017) and the Lord Dunleath Memorial Bursary (2014).