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I studied at three art schools in Ireland and undertook an exchange scholarship to the Minerva Kunst Academie in Groningen, the Netherlands. My main disciplines were sculpture and photography, I also took classes in ceramics, textiles and drawing.
Over the years I have gained a broader knowledge of the arts, which includes theatre, television, and film design, prop making as well as stills photography styling, art direction and public art commissions and teaching.
Upcoming: ‘Belonging’ – Abraham Maslow’s 3ed ‘Hierarchy of Need’. Rathanna, County Carlow.
Recent: March 2018. ArtLinks Bursary Award, Carlow, Ireland.
November 2017: Residency award winner: Dunamaise Open, Portloaoise, Ireland.
September 2017: ‘Food – Newfoundland’. Two week residency, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada.
World Refugee Day, 20.06.17: ‘This I can carry’. phase 2. Numerous public spaces in galleries throughout Ireland, the Netherlands and the US. See: ‘This I can carry’ on this site.
August 2017: Grennan Mill. Solo/Group show. Thomastown, Kilkenny Arts Festival.
May 2017: ‘This I can carry’, phase 1. Athens, Greece. One week residency.
2018 ‘Create – Artist in the Community’ Award. ‘Belonging’
‘Creative Ireland’ Award for ‘Belonging’
ArtLinks bursary Award. Carlow County Council/Arts Office.
2016 Residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, County Monaghan.
Short listed: ‘Art of the Heart’ artist residency. Shire of East Pilbara, Australia.
2013/4 Seaside Artist in Residency. County Waterford Arts Office.
2013 Makers Award. Artstap .com
2010 Europol open. Winner category A. The Hague, the Netherlands.
2001-ongoing. Various Public Art Commissions throughout Ireland.
1998 Dept. of Foreign Affairs award for “Magic Hour” exhibited the Netherlands.
Bursary Award the Arts Council of Ireland – Generation.
Independent Studio Awards, 6 month studio award, Dublin.
1997 Kilkenny Cream of the Irish Awards, runner up for Felia, Felium.
Arthouse Project Award for Felia, Felium.
1994 Project Assistance Award Stroom, the Netherlands for Ice to Water, Water to Words.
1993 Documentation Award, the Arts Council of Ireland.
1991 Community Award for A Woman’s Place, group.
1990-8 Various Arts Council Awards
1979 Doupe Trophy, Newtown School, Waterford. Student Art Award.
2012 – 2013 Masters in Fine Art – Recommended. NCAD, Dublin.
1987 – 1986 National College of Art + Design, Dublin. honours Degree.
1986 – 1982 Crawford Municipal School of Art, Cork. Credit Diploma.
1985 exchange; Kunst Academie Minerva, Groningen, the Netherlands.
1982 – 1981 Limerick School of Art. One year cert in visual education.
Selected Visual Arts Shows
2017 Dunamaise Open, Portlaoise, Co. Laoise.
‘Shorelines’ Group show, Portnumna, Co. Galway.
‘Platteland- Ierland’ Solo show, Galerie 44, The Hague, the Netherlands.
2016 ‘9 Stones Artists’ Group show, Visual – Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow.
July 3ed – 15th October 2016. Official opening/panel discussion and launch of publication.
‘Saved’ The lifeboat crew of Dunmore East’ Solo show, Coast Guard Cultural Centre,
Tramore, County Waterford.
RHA Open – Selected (G) RHA Gallery, Dublin.
Postcards from the Edge. Sikkema, Jenkins + Co Gallery. NYC.
2015 Open Ateliers (G) Spaanjaardshof The Hague, the Netherlands.
The 9 Stones Artists (G) Gate Lodge. Eigse Carlow Arts Festival, Carlow, Ireland.
Horse – Selected (G) Void, Derry, Northern Ireland.
2014 No Jury, no prize. (G) Fort Dunree, Donegal.
Open Ateliers (G) Spanaardshof, The Hague, the Netherlands.
Coastline Stories (S) Old Market House Arts Centre, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.
Eigse Open. Selected (G) Visual – Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow.
The 9 Stones Artists (G) Carlow Festival of Writing and Ideas, Borris, Co. Carlow.
2013 Lyric Theatre Commissioning exhibition. Lyric Theatre Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Anonymous Drawing. (G) Galerie Nord Berlin. Stadshal Eindhoven.
MFA Graduate show.(G) (NCAD) Moxie Studios, Dublin.
Kilgraney Gallery (G), Eigse Fringe Festival, Co. Carlow.
Eigse Open. Selected – Visual – Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow.
2012 Thomastown Arts festival Framewell Gallery with Gwen Wilkinson.
The 9 Stones Artists (G) Duigenham Hall, Carlow. Eigse Arts Festival.
Similar Required (G) MFA show. IMOCA, Dublin.
2011 Invited artist. RHA gallery, Dublin.
The 9 Stones Artists (G) Borris House. Eigse Fringe festival.
‘ACD’ (G) Kilgraney Gallery. Eigse Arts Festival.
Summer show (G) Old Market House Arts Centre, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford
2010 ‘inside/outside’ (G) Kilgraney Gallery, Eigse Fringe Festival.
2009 ‘Zight op landschap’ Galerie Ariana 4 pers show, The Hague, the Netherlands.
The 9 stones artists (G) Norman Gallery, Wexford.
2008 Winter Open (G) Oriel Queen’s Hall Gallery, Wales.
‘I smile at life'(S) Artforms Gallery Carlow Ireland.
Het Clynehuys Galerie (G) The Hague, The Netherlands.
‘Is Mise Eire’ (G) 411 Gallery, Shanghai, China.
2007 ‘CO-OP’ (S) works on paper/canvas. Cork, Ireland.
2005 ‘Generation’ (S) Kilkenny Castle Ground, Kilkenny Arts Festival, Ireland.
The 9 Stones Artists (G) Norman Gallery, Wexford, Ireland.
2004 ‘Works of Progress’ (2) Signal Arts Centre, Co. Dublin, Ireland.
2000/4 Eigse Open (Selected) (G) Carlow Arts Festival, Carlow, Ireland.
‘Generation in progress’ (S) Multi-media installation, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin.
1998 ‘Magic Hour’ (2) Galerie Kadans The Hague, the Netherlands.
1997 ‘Felia-Felium’ (S) sound/video installation, collaboration with Donal Hurley Composer. ArtHouse, Dublin.
1994 ‘Ice to Water, Water to Words’ (S)
Sound/sculpture installations. Collaboration with composer Donal Hurley and
lighting designer James Dunbar. A four roomed installation.
Suspended Sentence: Ice, text, scaffolding.
Vessel: 18 multi media sculptures.
Today: 16 screen video wall installation/sound.
Suspiro – two pyramids of fragmented glass(6’x3’) and plaster mask sculptures.
1993 Alchemy Touring 4 pers group show: West Cork Arts Centre, Harmony Hill Arts Centre, Lisburn, Pantheon Gallery, Dublin. Monaghan County Museum. Ireland and Northern Ireland.
1991 – 1989 Galerie Zagwijn solo and group shows. The Hague, The Netherlands.
2017 LoosenArt Photobook publication, ‘This I can Carry’.
2016 TV review, TV Ireland, ‘The Possibilities of Place’. Arena Radio review. Sean Rocks, Cristin Leech ‘The Possibilities of Place’: The 9 Stones Artists. Publication essay Cliodhna Shraffrey.
ARTiculAction, SanFrancisco, USA. feature review in Special edition .
2013 Coastline Stories Artist book Annabel Konig
2008 I smile at Life Catalogue essay – Dr. Medb Ruane.
2005 – 9 Various Publications Reviews
1998 Generation: RTE Radio, KCLR Radio, Evening Herald, Sunday Tribune.
Cursai Elaine – RTE Arts Programming.
1997 Felia – Felium: The Sunday Times – Medb Ruane
The Sunday Business Post – Marion McKeone.
1994 Ice to Water,Water to Words: Circa Arts Magazine – Michael Cunningham
Cursai Elaine RTE Arts Programme
The Irish Times – Luke Clancy,
SSI – Pauline Cummins.
The Sunday Times – Medb Ruane.
1992 Alchemy Catalogue essay – Hugh Maxton.
Galerie Zagwijn. Monoprint catalogue essay – Vivienne van Amerongen
19911 Cork Examiner – Hillary Pyle
1988/9 Galerie Zagwijn.Tableaux – International Foundation for Contemporary Arts.
Het Binnenhof Newspaper.
Mastercard Ireland Tunnel Vision.
Sculpture Society of Ireland, German Embassy The Netherland, Irish Embassy, The Netherlands, public and private collections throughout Europe.