Joanne Clerkin

A Step Forward

These prints were inspired by North Clondalkin Library’s journey to becoming a vibrant community hub. Opening around the beginning of 2020, the staff and community have had to navigate their way through multiple lockdowns and restrictions. Yet this has not seemed to stunt the growth of the library’s integration into the community. With the efforts of the enthusiastic staff here at the library, it has become a hub of positive energy and growth.


Joanne Clerkin is an artist from Co. Meath. She recently graduated from the National College of Art and Design with a BA in Fine Art Print. She primarily works through the method of screen print. Nature, biophilia and mental health are topics heavily present in her practice. She is inspired by the nature she interacts with in her everyday life and believes having a positive relationship with nature can improve one’s mental health and wellbeing.