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P Gurgel-Segrillo

In her native Brazil, in London and San Francisco, visual artist and arts facilitator Patricia Gurgel-Segrillo (gur – gel / se – gri – lo) has trained and worked in a diverse range of disciplines, through oil painting, silk-screen printing, film animation, hat design, gemology, ergonomics, interior accessories and jewellery design and manufacture.

Patricia has developed the weaving techniques in silver and gold that she uses to create unique jewellery pieces throughout 25 years of jewellery-making.

P Gurgel-Segrillo's contemporary jewellery series have been exhibited in galleries in the UK, Ireland, Japan, Brazil and the USA and are sold worldwide.

Parallel to the jewellery-making, Patricia has produced two 'green design' sculpture series - contemporary sculptural lighting and free standing pieces designed and made in collaboration with artists working in wood and glass and inspired by the elements water and air.

In 2004 Patricia completed an MA Degree in Design Studies from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, in London, where she lived for 8 years and established her design-craft-art practice: figurative pencil drawings, tradigital art, fine art prints, and is working on a series inspired by The Human Rights, womanhood and cross-cultural identity.

'Design - Craft - Art : I try to blur their boundaries... good thought and good design that should go into the piece, the hand-crafted aspect and the skill which it requires as well as my artistic expression- all three are as important to me.'

Patricia Gurgel-Segrillo is a member of CRAFTed: Crafts Council of Ireland's Education Panel which aims for the development and delivery of training programmes relating to the Visual Arts curriculum at primary level.

In Art in the Park Patricia will be acting as artist in residence and project manager.

P Gurgel-Segrillo at Art in the Park

Kids Workshops 

facilitated by Art in the Park artist resident Patricia Gurgel-Segrillo:

- Art Club 3 - 13 yr. 

Thursdays 3pm - 4:15pm
Saturdays 12pm - 1:15pm
Sundays 12pm - 1:15pm

Form, colour and texture all play a part in creating an art piece while having fun and expressing one’s own creativity.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL: or text 0861099084

Groups of minimum 4 and maximum 8 participants may be booked for other times - please contact us for availability. The workshops cost €10 including all the materials used in the art work the participants will take home.

'En.cruz.ilha.das - urban legends and magic crossroads' Exhibition of wearable art, drawings and prints 

The interlaced silver and gold ribbon Patricia Gurgel-Segrillo uses to create her wearable art series hint of the social fabric of Rio de Janeiro State, where Patricia grew up. A place where strands of wealth and poverty, ethics and violence, culture and corruption are constantly intertwining.

Upon moving to Cork City she has been creating a group of drawings, deepening her exploration on cross-cultural identity, empowerment and femininity- subjects which are a constant in her work.

The drawings series has been influenced by the afro-Brazilian orixas. These are deities or divinities, which are such a great part of Brazilian culture. Patricia’s representations portray them as ancient (or maybe futuristic?) heroes and sages, inhabitants of the urban landscapes, full of magic as well as power and a profound sense of self-worth, of dignity. 

September 6th - 30th

September 21st - Culture Night event: Meet the Artist with P Gurgel-Segrillo 4pm - 7pm

CRAFTed – Scoil Ursula Exhibition of the artwork created during Crafts Council of Ireland's CRAFTed project with Scoil Ursula, inspired by the river Lee and facilitated by P Gurgel-Segrillo Official opening July 12th 7pm. Exhibition will run until the 29th.

CRAFTed: Crafts Council of Ireland Education Panel which aims for the development and delivery of training programmes relating to the Visual Arts curriculum at primary level.

During the Summer, Patricia will offer kids workshops inspired by the art work on display: 


  -'Painting the River' for children 3 - 5 yr accompanied by a parent/guardian. Non-toxic, water based hand and brush painting on paper and on canvas, inspired by the movement, flow and colours of water, with images and sound. Maximum of 6 children.



- 'My own Mandala' 6 - 8 yr. ‘Mandala’ inspired colourful wire practices and final mandala piece. After a slide show of images and music, the participants will be invited to sketch and plan before making the art piece. A ‘design requirement’ will be proposed: a loop or hook for hanging the mandala on ribbon. Maximum of 8 participants. 



- 'Wire Art' 9 - 12 yr. River plant life inspired form and colour wall art created in aluminium colourful wires and semi-precious stones (blue, white and rose quartz, amazonite and amethyst). A slideshow of inspirational images and music during the sketching and planning of the art piece will be played. The ‘design requirement’ proposed will be loops/hooks for hanging the final wall art. Maximum of 8 participants.

These workshops have 1:15 hour duration and they cost 10 euro including all the materials used in the art work the participants will take home. For more information and bookings:

Summer Art Clubs (construction with Patricia Gurgel-Segrillo is part of the 5-day course), for children 6-12 yr. Fun, hands-on classes in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Indoor and outdoor sessions in this beautiful park setting, the Art Clubs will introduce children to different materials and art forms: painting, drawing, construction, cartooning... From Monday to Friday starting 9th of July from 2pm to 5pm. Until August 24th. €120 for each participant weekly course. All materials included. Booking essential:

Project Manager at Art in the Park
Contact Patricia via email / mobile 0861099084


Around Fitzgerald Park, Cork City.