Visual Artist & also Arts Administrator

Co. Fermanagh

Diane Henshaw graduated with her Degree in Fine Art from the University of Ulster in Belfast in 1995 and with her Masters in Fine Art from UUB in 2000.

Henshaw now lives and works both as a Visual Artist and as the Arts Officer for Fermanagh District Council.  Originally from Islandmagee in County Antrim, Henshaw practised in Belfast at Queen Street Studios Artists Collective, for just under a decade before moving to the NorthWest.  Diane to date has received 17 Art Awards from both the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, The Arts Council of Ireland, The British Council & Bursary Awards from Local Authorities.

Henshaw has exhibited both Nationally and Internationally over the past decade and has worked as Artist in Residence at The Hooger Institute for Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium; The Chitraniketan Art Residency in Kerala, India; The Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig in Monaghan (multiple visits), The Sanskriti Kendra Artists Residency - New Delhi, India and in ‘08 at The Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Residency in the Queens Borough of New York City.

Henshaw’s work has travelled as far as China, New Zealand, New York, Las Vegas, Mexico, France, Belgium, Bosnia, Georgia and many other International venues over the past 14 years. She will exhibit her work in group shows with The Fenderesky Gallery at The Boyle Arts Festival Annual Kings House exhibition and she continues to be represented by The Engine Rooms Gallery in Belfast and The Hallward Gallery in Dublin, Henshaw will exhibit new collection in solo exhibitions during 2009 at The Ards Art Centre in Co. Down and in Donegal at Ballyshannon’s Abbey Centre for The Blue Stacks Festival in September, Ards Art Centre in October, Aras an Glaire in Belmullet in Co Mayo in November.  Diane will visit Tokyo in Japan in 2010 and LA’s 18th St Studios in May 10 where she has been invited to exhibit & work as Artist in Residence.

Henshaw’s work is in private collections in New York, Belgium, Auckland, France, India, Glasgow, Virginia, London, Conneticut, Qatar, New Mexico, Japan and Ireland.