Patrick Brocklebank began his career as a graphic artist and freelance photographer for Hot Press, In Dublin magazine and the Sunday Tribune newspaper in the late seventies and early eighties. During this time he got to know and work with many local bands including U2 and the Virgin Prunes. Such bands would request him to photograph them, along with receiving regular commissions from various Dublin and national publications, the results of which are documented in Where the Streets Have 2 Names.
In recent years, he has staged a number of solo and group exhibitions of his paintings and graphics in Dublin venues such as the 101 Restaurant, Talbot St. (2001), Dalkey Town Hall (2002) and Crow Gallery Temple Bar (2009) and is a regular exhibitor at the United Arts Club, Dublin working mainly in oils and mixed media. In 2012, the Little Museum of Dublin invited Patrick to exhibit a number of his early photographs of U2. This show attracted more than 10,000 members of the general public and received international media attention. In April 2013 this exhibition was mounted in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, Ohio.