About

Whale Dust is a collection of commissioned drawing/illustration projects undertaken by visual artist Orla Whelan.

Primarily a painter, Orla has produced commissioned drawings in response to invitations by other visual artists and writers. Published projects included the books; Freedom? by Two Fuse, 2017, ‘TEN; Territory, Encounter & Negotiation‘ 2014, by Fiona Whelan and ‘The Listening workshop by Fiona Whelan in the book Art as Social Action by Gregory Sholette, Chloe Bass and Social Practice Queens.

To get in touch regarding future projects please contact whaledust@gmail.com

Orla Whelan has an MA in Visual Arts Practices from IADT, Dublin (2007), MA European Fine Art from Winchester School of Art, Barcelona (2001) and BA Fine Art Painting from National College of Art & Design, Dublin (1997). She has had numerous solo and group exhibitions, and received awards and residencies both in Ireland and abroad. For more information on her art practice please see www.orlawhelan.com