Spectacular Vernacular

Breda Mayock - Visual Artist

View ‘Crowned - Black Women’s Hair Stories’ Here

Breda Mayock is an artist and musician living in Co. Mayo. Most recently she released her new EP titled Waves, a Navigating A Future music commission. In 2021 she was announced as Mayo recipient of the PLATFORM 31 artist bursary - the nationwide artist development scheme by the 31 Local Authority Arts Offices, in collaboration with the Arts Council.
Mayock’s visual arts practice runs alongside her music. A recent project called Crown – Hair & Identity in Traveller Culture is a collaboration that featured two unique portrait exhibitions in The National Museum of Ireland, Country Life and in Linenhall Arts Centre in Co Mayo. RTÉ and Creative Ireland also featured a new documentary on the Crown exhibitions on TV and the RTÉ Player.
She has exhibited in solo shows Dresses 2017, The National Museum of Ireland – Country Life, Onsight – Blaze 2018 at The National Museum of Ireland, An Installation about the Suffragette movement and present-day women's rights, Fly By Night for Cruinniú na nÓg 2019 and Westival Artist Exhibition 2019. In 2018 she was part of The Artist Campaign to Repeal the 8th Amendment - A collaboration with a team of artists in creating The Artist Campaign Art Banners - EVA International 2018 Ireland’s Biennial, Limerick City – Exhibition and Art Performance. Mayock also works with Mayo Arts Service as a coordinator of arts disability projects, she also coordinates Mayo Culture Night and Mayo Day Artist Exhibitions 2017-2021.