Syra studied art at Hammersmith College of Art London and qualified with merit in 1972. She moved to Ireland with luthier husband Chris in 1977. They have lived and worked in the Maharees for over 30 years. Syra has taken part in many of the major open submission exhibitions in this country and has had work in both solo and group exhibition in Ireland, America,  Spain, Italy, France and England. In 2004  she was nominated by the Internal Committee of the Florence Biennale to take part in the 2005 Florence Biennale. Her work can be found in both private and corporate collections.

Solo Shows
1991             Siamsa Tire Tralee.
1992             Listowel’s Writer Week Featured Artist.
1993             Looking Out Seeing In Vangard Gallery Macroom.
1994             Back on our Heads Greenlane Gallery.
1998             St John’s Art Centre Listowel.
1999             Siamsa Tire.
2003             Espad Art Barcelona Spain.
2007             Gallery 57 Capel Street Dublin.
2007             The Mews Gallery Baltimore.
2008             The Heron Gallery West Cork.
2009 -10-11  Sheen Falls Gallery Kenmare Kerry.
2015             Featured Artist Listowel Writer’s Week.


Group Shows Ireland
1986       Solomon Gallery Dublin.
1989       Frank Lewis Gallery Killarney.
1992       Kerry Artist Irish `Life Centre, Dublin.
1992       Fiele na Casa Oidhreacht, Corca Dhuibhne.
1992       Tigin Barn Dingle.
1995       Figurative Exhibition The Brock Gallery Dublin.
1997       Kerry Five Figurative Exhibition Siamsa Tire Tralee.
2004       Retrospective  Scoip Siamsa Tire Tralee.

2005       Body & Soul Exhibition Brendan Kennelly Summer Festival.
2005       Cat & Moon Sligo.
2005       The Green Lane Gallery Dingle.
2006       The Mc Bride Gallery Killarney.
2007       The Mews Gallery Baltimore.
2007       “Boundaries” The Loft Gallery Dublin.
2008       Summer Show Mc Bride Gallery Killarney.
2008       Colours 5 Gallery 57 Capel Street Dublin.
2008       Summer Show Mc Bride Gallery Killarney.
2008       Colours 5 Gallery 57 Capel Street Dublin.
2008       Summer Show Mc Bride Gallery Killarney.
2008       Colours 5 Gallery 57 Capel Street Dublin.
2009 -15 Draoicht Gallery Adare, Co. Limerick.
2014       The Copper House Gallery Dublin.
2015       Stendhal Arts Festival
2015       The Heron Gallery Ahakista
2016       Roe Valley Art  Centre, Limmavady. NI.


 

Reviews. Articles
Saatchi’s “Critics Choice” by Katherine Levy.
Cork Now : Article by Lynda Cookson.
Irish Interiors: Article by Heather Mc Garrigle.
The Gathering Exhibition: Article by the Kerryman 2014

KERRY SHOWCASE
Syra’s work was selected by Orla Flynn Head of CIT Crwaford College of Art & Design Cork. To be part of The Inaugural Kerry Visual Artist Showcase in 2015 . Sponsored by Kerry County Council in support of The Arts.

 

THE FUND RAISER
Incognito 2017 Fundraising Exhibition in aid of: "The Jack & Jill Foundation
provides nursing care and support for children with severe
neurological development issues, as well as offering some
respite to the parents and families."   

Art Fairs
2001-2-3-4-5-6 -7   Art Ireland RDS Dublin
2006  - 7                 Art Ireland RDS Dublin
2008                        The Luxury Exhibition  K. Club, Kildare.
2008 - 9                   Art Ireland RDS Dublin
2010                         The BAAF Brussels Accessible Art Fair.
2010 - 11                   Art Ireland RDS Dublin.
2012 -13                    Art Source RDS Dublin.

2017                           "Connections"   Galway City .

Group Shows Abroad
1997    Milton Art Museum Boston America
1998    Aisling Gallery Hingham MA. America.
1998    Lyrical Orientations Beatrice Royal Hampshire, England.


Joint Exhibitions
1986    Syra Larkin & Dermot Mc Carthy Siamsa Tire Tralee.
1998    Blacombe Gallery Cork.
2006    Syra Larkin & John Philip Murray Mc Bride Gallery Killarney.
1986    Commission by Mai Egan for Brendan Tapestry .
             Hanging in Tralee County Council Office.

2016     " A Sense of Place" Syra Larkin & Gerry Barry. Ireland

Open Submission

1970    Award Winner at Images of Bankside Exhibition.
            The Globe Play House London.
1979    The EVA.Limerick.
1972    The Stowels Exhibition Mall Galleries London.
1982    SADE  The Municipal Gallery `Cork.
1990    91st Pastel Exhibition The Mall Galleries London.
1992    South West Artist The Wellspring Gallery Tralee.
1992    RHA Summer Exhibition Dublin.
1992    Western Artist Shannon Airport.
            Samhlaiocht Chiarrai Siamsa Tire.
2010    The Bodega Bar Cork
2014    The Gathering Exhibition Killarney
2014    Print Exhibition at Seacourt Gallery North Ireland.
2014…The Society of Women 152nd Exhibition at The Mall Galleries London
2015    The Society of Women 153rd Exhibition at The Mall Galleries London

2016    The K-Fest .  Killorglin selected artist .
2017     The Society of Women 155 th Exhibition at The Mall Galleries London

2017      The CCBA.  Milan.


Commissions
1986    Commission by Mai Egan for Brendan Tapestry . Hanging in Tralee County Council Office . Kerry Ireland
1986     Commission Aer Lingus. for poster for All Ireland Curragh  Championship
2000     Poster Commission Siamsa Tire.
2005     Nominated by the Internal Committee of  Florence Biennale to exhibit at the 2005 Florence Biennale.
2005    “In Safe Hands’ commissioned by Veronica Doyle
2006     Presented to the Mater Hospital in Celebration of the first heart & lung transplant.

2017     Commission for  a private collector   ( an Irish Composer)  a large piece in 5                              parts  based on THE VOYAGES OR MAEL DUIN