Orlagh Meegan-Gallagher graduated from NCAD in 1987 and is a member of Visual Artists Ireland.
After leaving college she worked in theatre and film for Shepperton Studios, England and The Sydney Opera House, Australia and completed a post graduate in Art Education in 1995 at the University of London.
She has exhibited her work in both Dublin and London and her work is in private collections in Ireland, England, Portugal, France and New York and in public collections with Airtricity and Carrickmacross Workhouse where she w asartist in residence for 5 years and has created a body of work funded by Monaghan County Council and the International Fund for Ireland. In 2015 Orlagh presented a piece of her artwork to Sting on his visit to Carrickmacross Workhouse.
Orlagh works in paint, textiles and mixed media. Concept is a very important element in her practice and her work is imbued with layers of meaning expressed through her use of theme, colour, and use of materials. Orlagh has also been heavily involved in community art projects and believes strongly in sharing her passion for the arts through education.
For the last 6 years Orlagh has curated exhibitions for Carrickmacross Arts Festival and Carrickmacross Workhouse. Her focus is to make art accessible to everyone. In March 2020 Orlagh curated a group exhibition for International Women's Day featuring her own work with that of Pauline Bewick, Hattie Billingham, Dorothy Cross, Rita Duffy, Theresa Kelly, Alison Loredo, Anne Madden, Alice Maher, Hannah Martin, Orlagh Meegan-Gallagher, Janet Mullarney and Eilis O'Connell.
Orlagh is currently Community Artist in Residence with Iontas Arts, Castleblayney, funded by Iontas Arts in 2020 and now by Creative Ireland in 2021 and is working with nursing homes using reminiscing, sound, video and art activities on the theme of the sea, rivers and lakes to create collaborative community art events.