Deborah Hewson is a contemporary visual artist committed to change. Her practice examines relationships between natural and built environments. She believes exploring these places of constant change, creation and destruction has the potential to generate new perspectives on how we view the world. Based in Dublin, Ireland she works mainly with found objects. Her practice, a combination of sculpture, video, drawing and performance aims to create awareness of contemporary issues and encourage pause for reflection and dialogue.


Collaboration is a key element of her practice. In 2015, she was selected to participate in an art and science project referencing climate change, in conjunction with the University of Glasgow.


She is currently researching the circular economy - transforming everyday items and artworks, no longer fit for purpose, into new artworks for exhibition.


She graduated from NCAD Dublin in 2014 and was awarded a BA (Hons) in Fine Art (Sculpture). In 2020, she received a Post Graduate Certificate in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship from Trinity College, Dublin.


Recent Awards / Exhibitions include:


Loughshinny Boathouse Residency 2020, awarded by Fingal County Council

Selected to exhibit at the 189th RHA Dublin Annual Exhibition in 2019

Awarded a Fingal County Council Artist Bursary in 2019, 2021 and 2022