Linda Fährlin is an artist and illustrator inspired by the wild Atlantic Ocean and the landscape of the north west of Ireland. In her artworks Linda explores identity and culture and the line between information and illustration. Having worked internationally her illustrations and design have been used for books, logotypes, packaging, products, environmental graphics, textile, user interface design, icons, buttons and information graphics.
Linda’s design has been very well received with mentions in national press and magazines in Ireland and Australia. She has been invited to participate in events at some of Australia’s most prestigious institutions like Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, Craft ACT in Canberra and the NSW State Library.
Under the name Supertrooper Studio she has been represented in Craft ACT in Canberra, Manly Art Gallery Shop in Sydney, The Emporium – Townhall Art Gallery, Hawthorn in Melbourne, State Library of Queensland. She has recently illustrated The Great Irish Science Book by Luke O’Neill.
She is a member of the Illustrators Guild of Ireland.
V.A.I. – Visual Artists Ireland
Clients include; FOLENS Publisher, GILL Books, Scholastic Publishers, The O’Brien’s Press, IMAGE Magazine, HEINZ, Davy, Red Dog Design, Rothko, ESB, Heineken/Orchard Thieves, Goosebumps, GUINNESS Store House, AMP Financial Services, Tourism Victoria, Brisbane Marketing, Tourism & Events Queensland, Surfdock Watersports, Goodcheer Productions, LandNSea, Ghost Rock Vineyard to name a few.
Recent Exhibitions & Events (Selected)
- Bratislava Illustration Biennal, Bratislava, Slovakia, Oct 2021 – Jan 2022
- Artist Residency, TAP (Teacher Artist Partnership) Sligo Education Centre, 2021-2022
- ‘A Way Home’, Group Exhibition Siamsa Tíre, National Irish Folk Theatre, Tralee, Kerry Sept. 2021
- Commissions Award, Irish Book Week 2021, Children’s Books Ireland, 2021
- Dutch Design Week, Coding with Macaroni, Playhouse, UK + Netherlands. 2020
- Exquisite portraits, Group Exhibition, The Lab / Cruinniú na nÓg. June – Dec 2020
- Winter, Group Exhibition, United Art Club, Dublin. Dec 2019.
- Urban – Rural, Group Exhibition, United Art Club, Dublin. Dec 2018.
- ‘State of us’ – Group Exhibition Illustrators Guild of Ireland, June 2017
- ‘Without the words’, Group Exhibition Illustrators Guild of Ireland, Mckenna gallery & Children’s Gallery Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, March – Apr 2017
- ‘Matters of the Heart’ – Group Exhibition Illustrators Guild of Ireland, dlr Mill Theatre, Dublin, March – May 2017
- ‘Matters of the Heart’ – Group Exhibition Illustrators Guild of Ireland, The United Arts Club, Dublin, Feb 2017
- ‘Colouring Between the Lines’ curated by OFFSET, Só Collective Kildare, March 2017
- ‘Without the words’, Group Exhibition Illustrators Guild of Ireland, Luan Gallery, Athlone, Nov 2016 – Jan 2017
- * ‘Without the words’, Group Exhibition is also booked for Galway Arts Centre and Garter Lane in Waterford during 2017.
AnPost Irish Book Awards 2019, Shortlisted finalist ‘Best Irish Published Book of the Year’ The Great Irish Science Book
One Show Merit Award Design
Melbourne Art Directors Club Bronze Packaging Design
Create Awards, Australia Best Packaging Design of the Year
(Contact me directly if you are interested to hear more about a particular residency:)
– St Attractas Secondary College, Co Sligo.
(Wall mural, boards. St Attracta’s history. Transition year students.)
– Scoil Ursula NS, Co Sligo. (TBA)
– Killavil NS, Co Sligo.
(Killavil NS Back to the future. Outdoor wall mural. All school approach Junior room + Senior room)
– Carraroe NS, Co Sligo
(Local legends. Meadhbh & the Bull. Large collaborative artwork, canvas. 2nd class)
– The Lighthouse Project, Baboro International Children’s festival 2022, Galway. Claddagh NS, Galway and Inishher NS, Aran Islands.
– Scoil Ursula NS, Co Sligo.
(Exploring cultures: China. multimedia: clay, printing, craft, construction 5th class A+B+C)
– Scoil Ursula NS, Co Sligo .
(Exploring cultures: Australia. Individual artworks and large collaborative “Barrier Reef” artwork. Senior infants A)
– Scoil Ursula NS, Co Sligo.
(Exploring cultures: China + Australia. Multimedia)
– Scoil Bhríde Carns NS, Co Sligo.
(Boatbuilding. Individual artworks. All school approach Junior + Senior Room)