Mo Kelly is a Dublin based Artist and DJ, she is a well know face behind the decks in the capital, across the country and internationally, with gigs from Full Moon parties in Thailand, music festivals in India, residencies in Dubai to clubs across London and even combining art and DJing in France for ArtMosh.
Mo regularly spins at fashion shows, launches and art exhibitions for some of the biggest brands in the world, most recently Chanel, Tommy Hilfiger, Jimmy Choo, Adidas, Audi, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, iphone, Tiffany and DKNY to name but a few.
Mo is also a big hit on the festival circuit with gigs ongoing at Oxegen, Electric Picnic, Castlepalooza, Indiependence fest, Creamfields and Homelands festivals.
She has played after-show parties for the likes of U2 and The Kaiser Chiefs and played support alongside Groove Armada, Roger Sanchez, Justin Robertson and Paul Hartnoll of Orbital.
Mo is also a successful artist, having had twelve successful exhibitions to date with collectors clamouring for her work from all over the world through Saatchi online galleries and arttraffic.co.uk. A Former Taoiseach has two of her paintings, Sienna Miller is also a fan, likening Mo’s work to ‘a Rock and Roll Modigliani’.
Mo recently had the honour of presenting actor and Ireland’s cultural ambassador Gabriel Byrne with one of her paintings at Ard Scoil Eanna, the school her grandfather founded.
The right to education for all is something that is in Mo’s blood, she comes from a family of teachers. Her next project and exhibition aims to continue to raise funds for her late mother’s school for girls in Pakistan.
Because I am a Girl I ask…and expect a lot from myself.
Because I am a Girl I believe…that people are inherently good.
Because I am a Girl I hope…that very soon it won’t matter at all that I am a girl, its an obvious point, but we don’t have any choice how we are born, rather, its our choices that define us.
Because I am a Girl I wonder…why we are so hard on ourselves and why we listen to and are affected by one sided, silly and sexist advertising.
Because I am a Girl I dream…of a day when gender is off the agenda.
Because I am a Girl I remember…to always take my make up off before I go to bed.
Because I am a Girl I like…glitter.
Because I am a Girl I dislike…injustice and how women and children are always the first victims.
Because I am a Girl I feel…we must invest in girls in the developing world. look at how a society treats its’ girls and women, when they are mistreated the whole of that society suffers, the poorest countries, the war -torn countries, the dangerous countries, are all countries where women are oppressed. This is not just a women’s issue, its a human rights issue for all mankind and for the very survival of all mankind.
Because I am a Girl I…can’t close my eyes to the inequality and suffering inflicted on girls and women around the developing world, but girls themselves are the key to the solution, through their education and empowerment, both sexes will reap the benefits of economic growth and stability and will one day stand side by side, equal and on common ground…
– Mo Kelly