Category Archives: Visual Arts


Zippy [Zipporah] is an Irish Visual Artist based between Belfast and London working in the realms of mural art, illustration and textile art.

Zippy creates large-scale, bold, crisp, typographic-based murals throughout the UK and beyond. Her work often takes reference from experimentation of letter formation, pop culture and is busting with tongue n’ cheek themes and punchy colour schemes.

She has twelve years of collective experience working within the creative sector from the film and TV sector, to mural and illustration work for large commercial companies and independent brands.

Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows across several galleries throughout the UK and Ireland including ‘Hen’s Teeth’ Dublin, ‘Oakland Gallery’ New Brighton and ‘Yardlife Gallery’ Glasgow. She has painted at several large-scale street art festivals throughout the UK and Europe.

Her new body of work ‘Out Of Bounds’ explores street art culture and the artist’s personal journey creating work in the public realm through a series of large-scale paintings, murals and textile work.


‘Flight Of Fantasy’ is a captivating exhibition that harmoniously blends abstract landscapes with intricate collages and patterned drawings. The exhibition is a journey through colour, texture, and abstract forms meticulously created over several years, both at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre and the Cill Rialaig Arts Centre. The intense layering technique used in many of the works gives them a sculptural quality, blurring the lines between painting and sculpture.

A dedicated environmentalist, O’Reilly explores her profound relationship with the earth through the materials she works with. Her use of gold and abstract mark-making in her paintings is a testament to her reverence for the planet and stands out as a symbolic representation of her environmental consciousness.

O’Reilly explains her creative process, “I enjoy starting with a shape and losing myself in the drawing. Tearing up old drawings and using a range of paper in the work is an important part of my process. Within the abstract acrylic paintings layering of a range of mixed media is incorporated which adds to the depth and complexity of the work.”

Visitors are invited to lose themselves in the intricate details and vibrant layers of this thought-provoking collection.