South Dublin County Public Art

An information resource for permanent and temporary public artworks in South Dublin County

In this website you can find information about artists and artworks, access audio and film works, read texts and search for artworks by map, locality, artform or artist.

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All Artists

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Alan Phelan

Website:
http://www.alanphelan.com/
Artwork:
Three Stories

Biography:

Alan Phelan, born Dublin, 1968. Received BA, Dublin City University, 1989 and MFA, Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, 1994. He has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally. Recent solo exhibitions include; Fragile Absolutes, Chapter, Cardiff, Wales. (2009), Fragile Absolutes, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin with sculpture commission in the Formal Gardens. (2009), Ciao No More Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise. (2009), Ralph Eamon Odo Barbara, mother's tankstation, Dublin. (2007), Bio Bits, The Lab, Dublin. (2006), Fading Fast and The Second Gordon Bennett Memorial Show & Shine - Modified Car Event, Millennium Court Arts Centre, Portadown, Northern Ireland. (2006).

Selected Group Exhibitions and Projects include: Snakes and Ladders, curated by Daniel Figgis, Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall , Dublin; Wexford Opera House, Wexford; and Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space, Broadway, New York (2009), Traces: IMMA limited Editions , Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. (2009), Dennis Farrell, curated exhibition at US Ambassadors Residence, Phoenix Park, Dublin. (2009), Additions 2009, National Self-Portrait Collection, Vincent Bourne Gallery, University of Limerick (2009), Reading the City, EV+A curated by Angelika Nollert and Yilmaz Dziewior, Hunt Museum, Limerick.

Awards and residencies include two awards from the Arts Council of Ireland (2008-09, 2006 ) and an Artist's Residency in the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin Belgrade funded by Culture Ireland.

He is represented by mother's tankstationFor more information visit http://www.motherstankstation.com

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Alternative Entertainments Ltd.

Website:
http://www.altents.ie/
Artwork:
Mosaic Sculptures
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Andreas Kopp

Artwork:
The Marker Tree

Biography:

Born in Amsterdam, Andreas Kopp is now based in Germany (near Kassel) where he is working as a visual artist. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Düsseldorf, and alongside his artistic work, He teaches as a guest teacher at various German art schools. Andreas has exhibited extensively internationally. Recent one-person shows include “Continental Drift” at Museum Arolsen, and “Redemption Song”, Ueker & Ueker Gallery, Basel, or the “Gobelin # 5”, Galleria Borgogno, Arti a Milano, Milan. Throughout his career he has  been awarded by several Art Prizes, residencies and advancements. He has undertaken projects for architecture, collaborations with architects, and also received a number of private and public commissions, some of them permanent (like the designing of Europe´s largest indoor event hall, the Cologne Arena, others temporary projects like his recent landscape installation entitled Tableau vivant / 16:9 for Four Rivers, Zentrum fur aktive Kunst, Kassel.

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Antoinette Fleming

Artwork:
The Dancers
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Bik Van Der Pol

Website:
www.bikvanderpol.net
Artwork:
Public Arena

Biography:

Bik Van der Pol (artists Liesbeth Bik and Jos van der Pol) have been making work collectively since 1995. They explore the potential of art to produce and transmit knowledge, and they research methods of how to activate situations and to create platforms for collective activities. Recent exhibitions include One Day Sculpture, Auckland, (2009); U-Turn, Copenhagen; Marie Louise Hessel Museum/CCS Bard, NY; Van AbbeMuseum, Eindhoven; ISP Whitney, New York; Kiscelli Museum, Budapest (2008); Istanbul Biennale; European Kunsthalle, Cologne; Moscow Biennale (2007); INSA Art Space, Seoul; Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; MOCA, Taipei (2006); Secession, Vienna; Cork Caucus (2005).

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Brian Duggan

Website:
http://www.brianduggan.net
Artwork:
Killinarden Short Shorts

Biography:

Brian Duggan lives and works in Dublin. He graduated from Crawford College in Cork, 1995, and recently received Masters in visual art practices IADT, 2005. He exhibits regularly in Ireland and abroad, and has received several awards from the Arts Council of Ireland and Culture Ireland. His work is in private and public collections including the Hugh Lane Gallery, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, The Office of Public Works (OPW), Aer Rianta and the Irish Museum of Modern Art. In 2004 he undertook a residency with Project304 Bangkok, and in 2007 was Artist in Residence at Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris. 

Solo exhibitions have included: The Golden Bough:Step inside now step inside, The Hugh Lane, curated by Michael Dempsey, Dublin. (2009) Atelier portes Ouvertes, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, France (2007). More Often than Most, Pallas Heights, Dublin (2005). During the meanwhile, Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin (2005).

Recent group exhibitions have included; Arduous intent, TULCA (2008), Curated George Bolster, Galway. The Lucifer Effect, Primo Alonso, London, curated by Gordon Cheung (2007). Fully Loaded, K3, Zürich, Switzerland 2006. Braziers International, UK (2006). Dark, VUSPACE, Australia (2006). BEFF 4, (touring from Thailand) RedCat Gallery, California Institute of Arts, LA, USA. (2006).

From 1996 to 2009 he was the co-founder and co-director of Pallas, however in 2009 after 13 years and 49 exhibitions he left this role. He now remains on the board while concentrating on his own projects full-time.

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Cecilia Moore

Website:
http://www.ceciliamoore.ie/
Artwork:
Rowlagh Belltower

Biography:

Cecilia Moore graduated in silversmithing from Birmingham Polytechnic. She went on to study sculpture and printmaking. She lives and works in Ballymun in Dublin as a full time artist.

She has completed several public art commissions, and has exhibited in numerous group, selected and solo shows. Recent shows include; Seeing Things 2 person Show axis, Dublin (2009), Eigse Open, Carlow (2009), Open Dunamaise, Co. Laois (2009), Nightlight Bombhouse, Dublin (2008), 4 Renaissance Women Group Show, axis,  Dublin (2008), Pup Art  axis,  Dublin (2008), Iontas, Sligo (2007), Hotel Ballymun, Installation Room, Dublin (2007),

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Cleary Connolly

Website:
http://www.connolly-cleary.com/
Artwork:
City Loops / Moving Dublin

Biography:

Anne Cleary and Denis Connolly (Cleary Connolly) both studied architecture in Dublin in the 1980s, before moving to Paris in 1990. After a lengthy collaboration with the French urban theorist Bernard Huet in the early 1990s, they developed a long-lasting interest in the filmed city. From 1999 to 2005 they produced a large-scale multimedia project, The Boulevard, inspired by the urban environment in which they live. Their work has been exhibited worldwide and has received several international awards.

In 2006 they created a series of interactive video works, for Limerick City Gallery of Art. This project evolved into Pourquoi pas Toi?, a major solo exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris in 2008. They were awarded a two year residency by South Dublin County in December 2006, through which Moving Dublin was produced.

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Clodagh Emoe

Artwork:
Anne Devlin

Biography:

Clodagh Emoe (b. Dublin), received a BA (Hons.) in Fine Art Sculpture from NCAD in 1997 and completed a MA (Hons. Distinction) in Fine Art at Chelsea College, London in 2004. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally and has undertaken awarded residencies at the Banff Centre, Canada, VCCA in the USA, and IMMA, Dublin.

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Colm Brennan

Artwork:
Maide Dolcá
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Corban Walker

Website:
http://www.corbanwalker.com/
Artwork:
Blip

Biography:

Corban Walker (b. 1967, Dublin, Ireland) gained recognition for his installations, sculptures and drawings that relate to his perception of scale and architectural constructs. Local, cultural and specific philosophies of scale are fundamental to how Walker defines and develops his work. He received his BFA from the National College of Art and Design, Ireland in 1992.

His first solo exhibition in 1994 was installed at City Arts Centre in Dublin and he has since shown regularly at Green on Red Gallery. Walker’s work has been the subject of many international solo shows and has been selected for group museums exhibitions. He has realized eight public commissions for important institutions including Mitsubishi Estate Corp, Ltd. Tokyo and Royal Bank of Scotland HQ, Dublin. His work is part of numerous public collections in Ireland such as Irish Museum of Modern Art and many private collections throughout the world. Walker has been awarded a Visual Arts Bursary from the Arts Council of Ireland on four occasions since 1995. Corban Walker first exhibited with PaceWildenstein in 2000 and subsequently in the gallery’s Logical Conclusions exhibition in 2005, before his second solo show Grid Stack in 2007. Walker moved to New York in 2004 where he is now currently based.

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Dermot Bolger

Website:
http://www.dermotbolger.com
Artwork:
Walking the Road & County Lives

Biography:

Born in Dublin in 1959, Dermot Bolger has worked as a factory hand, library assistant and publisher. His nine novels include The Woman’s Daughter, The Journey Home, and most recently The Family on Paradise Pier. Dermot's debut play, The Lament for Arthur Cleary, received The Samuel Beckett Award, his last play From These Green Heights, received the Irish Times/ESB Prize for Best New Irish Play of 2004, and one of his latest plays, Walking the Road which was part of the In Context 3 programme' opened in May 2007.

Bolger is the author of eight volumes of poetry, including External Affairs (2008) and has edited many anthologies, including The Picador Book of Contemporary Irish Fiction and, most recently, County Lines: A Portrait of South Dublin County Through its Writers. Most recently he devised and edited the poetry anthology Night & Day: Twenty Four Hours in the Life of Dublin (2008) He wrote the best-selling collaborative novels, Finbar’s Hotel and Ladies Night at Finbar’s Hotel and he has been The Writer Fellow in Trinity College, Dublin, Playwright in Association with the Abbey Theatre, Writer in Residence with South Dublin County Council, a resident artist in South Dublin County Council’s In Context 3 Per Cent for Art Commission Scheme and Artist in Residence as part of the Place & Identity Scheme, which is the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Per Cent for Art Programme.

Bolger is a regular reviewer and free lance contributor to various Irish newspapers, including The Irish Times, The Sunday Business Post, The Irish Independent, The Irish Daily Mail and The Sunday Independent and also writes occasional features for foreign newspapers and magazines. His radio plays for BBC Radio 4 include Hunger Again, The Kerlogue, The Night Manager and The Fortunestown Kid and, for RTE Radio, Moving in and the radio version of his own novel, The Woman’s Daughter, which was broadcast in seven countries and won the Worldplay Award for best script.

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Dick Joynt

Artwork:
The Victories
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Eileen MacDonagh

Artwork:
Tallaght Cross
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Enda McNally

Artwork:
In Context 3 Films

Biography:

Enda Mac Nally graduated from The National College Of Art and Design, Dublin in 2008. His work has been exhibited in The Bargehouse, London; The Sebastian Guinness Gallery, Dublin; The Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery, Dublin;  KT Contemporary, Dublin;  Monster Truck Gallery, dublin; as part of the Darklight and DEAF festivals and as a runner up in The RDS Student Art Awards 2008. His work has also featured on a number of television shows (including The Late Late Show) and has appeared in various print media.

Solo Shows include: Your Pretty Face is Going To Hell(Jan 2010),  MTSL, South William Street, Dublin and The Miserable History Of Human Sediment (Nov 2006), Monster Truck Gallery, Francis Street, Dublin.
Group exhibitions include:  Central St. Martins MAFA Interim Show (Jan 2011),  The Bargehouse, London;   KT Contemporary Launch (Dec 2010),  KT Contemporary, Dublin and  The Great Redundant(Dec 2009) The Sebastian Guinness Gallery, Dublin

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Eoin Nelson

Artwork:
She
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Fiona Mulholland

Artwork:
One Metre of Personal Space

Biography:

Fiona Mulholland was born in France in 1969. She completed a B.des (1st class Hons) at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. (1989-83) and a Masters from  Royal College of Art. London, (1996-98).

Selected exhibitions and commissions include: Winter Salon Temple Bar Gallery & Studios. Dublin. (2008). The Space in Between (Curator) The Basement Gallery. Dundalk (2008). What’s the Story? The Incomplete Picture… The Basement Gallery. Dundalk (2007),  Give(a)way, EV+A, Limerick. Curated by Katerina Gregos (2006), For Every Action… The Concourse Installation Series, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council (2005), Square Metre of Personal Space Permanent art piece for Fused, South Dublin County Council (2005), Oci/Eyes with The Metropolitan Complex, RIAI Gallery, Dublin (2004), Country  Equrna Gallery, Slovenia (2004), Commemorative Tower to the Hobblers Public Art Commission, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin (2002), Things we do ArtHouse, Temple Bar, Dublin (2000), Absolut Tonic(2) Live Art Event for Sculptors’ Society of Ireland, Dublin (2000). She lives and works in Dublin and Belfast.

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Jackie Sumell

Website:
http://www.sumell.org/
Artwork:
A=AGHT

Biography:

As a multidisciplinary artist Jackie Sumell is inspired most by the lives of everyday people. Her work, both as activist and artist, attempts to unmask the common denominator of human experience that often hides behind the proverbial billboards of personal biography.

Her work has been exhibited consistently in various non-profit venues throughout the US including Reed Gallery in Cincinnati and The Luggage Store Gallery in San Francisco. Internationally she was included in the Axis of Good Exhibition in Lisbon Portugal, the Havana Biennale, Proyecto Circo, Cuba 2003, Kunst Lebt, Stuttgart Kunstgebaude 2006 and The Tulca Arts Festival, Galway 2006. Prior to her residency with South Dublin County Council she was in residence at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart Germany October 2005 to August 2006. Other major projects include The House that Herman Built www.hermanshouse.org.

Sumell graduated with Honours from the College of Charleston where she captained the women’s Division I Soccer Team. She received a Post Baccalaureate degree from the San Francisco Art institute in Fine Art (New Genres 2001), and a Master’s Degree in Fine Art from Stanford University (New Practices 2004).

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Jennifer Walshe

Artwork:
Grúpat

Biography:

Jennifer Walshe is a composer and vocalist. She was born in Dublin, and studied composition in Ireland (with Kevin Volans) as well as in Glasgow and Chicago. Jennifier received her doctorate from Northwestern University in 2002; from 2003 to 2006 she lived in Germany courtesy of a residency from Akademie Schloss Solitude and then in Berlin as a guest of the DAAD Künstlerprogramm. She works within a wide variety of musical genres – concert music, music theatre, opera, improvisation and sound installation. Her work has been performed throughout Europe and the U.S. by ensembles including Alter Ego, ensemble récherche, Ensemble Resonanz, Apartment House, ensemble Intégrales, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, CrashEnsemble, Champ d’Action, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, the Bozzini Quartet, Concorde, the Hebri des Ensemble, Psappha, and Q-02.

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Katharine Lamb

Artwork:
Lucan Portrait

Biography:

Katharine Lamb was born and lives in Dublin. She graduated in 1990 from NCAD, from the Faculty of Glass Design. Following this, over a period of fifteen years, she carried out many public and private stained glass commissions, most notably Grogans Portraits, Grogans Public House, Dublin (1993 & ’95), Lucan Portrait, Lucan Library, Co. Dublin (2001), Synchronised Parking Indicators, Dublin (2004), a collaborative light sculpture.

Lamb returned to college and graduated in 2007 MA Fine Art, NCAD. Although she since works in the medium of drawing and video, Lamb continues to explore the subject of portraiture. She is particularly interested in the complexity of relationships and personality and the idiosyncrasies of thought and behaviour. Using actors, Lamb constructs narratives and sequences, which are ‘filmic’ reconstructions of fragments of specific encounters. She has exhibited in Projector, Gallery Four, Dublin (2009), Play, Draíocht, Dublin (2008), Tulca, Galway (2007), Group show, Galleri Barbara, Norway (2007), and The Square Root of Drawing, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios (2006).

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Lia Mills

Website:
www.liamills.com
Artwork:
Loose Horses

Biography:

Lia Mills is the author of two novels (Another Alice and Nothing Simple) and a memoir, In Your Face, which tells the story of a diagnosis of oral cancer and its treatment. She also writes short stories and literary non-fiction. An experienced facilitator of creative writing workshops, she has worked on several public art commissions. She is currently working on her third novel.

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Linda Brunker

Website:
http://www.lindabrunker.com/
Artwork:
Cliabhan

Biography:

Linda Brunker has been a full time sculptor since graduating from NCAD in 1988. She developed her own innovative style of bronze casting. She had solo shows in Dublin, New York and Los Angeles and has completed private and public commissions worldwide. Public commissions include Voyager  a 10ft female figure made from a filigree of bronze elements from the sea which overlooks the Pacific Ocean at the Montage Hotel in Laguna Beach, The People’s Council City Hall, Laguna Beach and The Wishing Hand Dept. of Education, Marlborough Square, Dublin.

From her studios in Southern California and Dublin she makes sculptures on all scales from monumental corporate and public sculptures to small tabletop pieces in bronze or stone. Her sculptures are predominantly based on the human form. She typically incorporates elements taken from nature such as leaves, feathers or shells to create images “composed into flowing shapes which echo the rhythms of wind, fire and water.”

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Louise Walsh

Artwork:
Sugar and Spice

Biography:

Born in Co Cork in 1963, Louise Walsh graduated from the Crawford School of Art and Design in 1984. She received her MA Fine Art from the University of Ulster in1986.  She has taught and consulted extensively in Universities and Art Colleges in Ireland and the UK.  She has exhibited nationally and internationally. Sounding the Depths a collaborative video installation with Pauline Cummins toured to Kunstlerhaus, Graz, Austria; The Tate Gallery, Liverpool; Street Level Gallery, Glasgow and the McMullen Museum of Art, Boston, USA.

Walsh’s practice is more often located in public spaces or contexts and is negotiated through the participation of various constituencies or communities. Her public art commissions include;  a public art project and installation; The Hybrid Love Seat, a 40-meter long sculptural work at the Luas Stop, James Hospital (2008), includes bronze sculptures done by local teenagers who were supported by National College of Art and Design (NCAD) students on a linked project.  A participatory project in Rosslare with residents from the Cois Mara public authority housing estate, for Wexford County Council (2007).  Integrated Public Artworks situated around the entrance of the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast (2001). An installation in public walkway Pier 4A, Terminal 1, Heathrow Airport, London, (1994), and Monument to the Unknown Woman Worker, Belfast (1992).

Current projects include; A participatory public art project with NCAD staff to be sited around the Emergency Department in James Hospital. A public art project and installation commemorating the shirt factory workers and the industry in Derry.

Walsh has a particular interest in developing artwork through dialogue, process based, participatory, and collaborative as well as educational practices.

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Maighread Tobin

Artwork:
Rhythm, Cloak and Embrace

Biography:

Maighread Tobin was born in Limerick, Ireland in 1960 and educated at Limerick School of Art and Design where she graduated in Fine Art Sculpture in 1982. Tobin has participated in many group and solo shows, both nationally and internationally. She has exhibited regularly in solo shows in the Hallward Gallery, Dublin (2008, 2003, 2000, 1997 &1995). Group exhibitions include the RHA Annual Exhibition Gallagher Gallery, Dublin (2008 -1996), Villa Bohm group exhibition, Neustadt on der Weinstrasse, Germany (2008) Made in China Embassy of Ireland, Beijing, China (2007), CASE 2000 in the Lavitt Gallery, Cork and 3 Irish Artists, Milan & Brescia, Italy (1991).

She is the recipient of many awards including RHA (Alexandra Wejchert award) 1996, Oireachtas Exhibition 1998 & 2003, Arts Council 1994. Tobin’s work is represented in many collections including The Arts Council of Ireland , AIB Bank , the National Drawing Collection, OPW, Limerick County Council. Multiple public commissions including National Library Dublin, Clifden Garda station, Tallaght Civic Theatre, Waterways Ireland Garrykennedy, Limerick Co Council at Croagh Park & Castleconnell, Co Limerick. She lives and works in Castleconnell, Co Limerick.

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Mark Cullen

Website:
www.pallasstudios.org
Artwork:
Killinarden Short Shorts

Biography:

Mark Cullen was born in Dublin in 1972. Cullen works with various media. Works include MAIM XI for Irish Museum Modern Art, Temporary Portable Reservoirs at The Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery, Dublin and Siege House, London, Cosmic Annihilator, an installation at Pallas Heights and Open EV+A (curated by Dan Cameron 2005) Limerick City Gallery. Recent works include I see a darkness II at the Lab, Blackflash at 126, STAR P*WER at Flicker, The Burren College Gallery, Star Gazing at 52° North at Synaesthesia Sat, Workhouse Birr Arts Festival.

In 2005 he completed a Masters in Visual Arts Practices at DLIADT and was an award winner at EV+A 2005. In 2007 he attended a residency at El Levante in Rosario, Argentina. Cullen was curator of Darklight Digital Film Festival from 1999-2004. In 1995 with Brian Duggan he was the co-founding partner of Pallas Studios, Dublin. Pallas through their various guises and programmes have been key exponents of experimental art practice in Dublin.

He is a director and curator of Pallas Contemporary Projects, a space for experimental art in Dublin.

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Mark Joyce

Artwork:
The Wave

Biography:

Mark Joyce was born in Dublin in 1966 and studied at the National College of Art in Dublin and at the Royal College of Art, London. He has had several solo exhibitions, including regular ones at the Green on Red Gallery, Dublin and his work has been included in group exhibitions both in Ireland and abroad. Mark has been the recipient of a number of awards, including ones from the Arts Council and the British Council and is currently the Course Co-ordinator for the BA in Fine Art at the Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dún Laoghaire.

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Martin Yelverton

Artwork:
Island

Biography:

Martin Yelverton received  a Diploma for Art and Design Education,  National College of Art and Design 1995 and graduated with a Degree in Fine Art,  from the National College of Art and Design in 1990.  He had also previously received a Diploma Visual Communications from the Limerick School of Art and Design, 1984.

Exhibitions include; Video Invidious Arthouse, Dublin (1999), EV+A, Limerick (1984, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1988), Confrontations RHA, Dublin (1997), Flux touring exhibition, various art centres in Ireland and London (1997),  Arts Council Exhibition Space, Dublin (1996), Waiting Spaces Critical Access, Dublin (1996),  Response Irish Life Center, Dublin (1995)  Iontas, Sligo Art Gallery (1991),  NCAD Degree Show (1990). Yelverton has received Arts Council Grants and Awards annually from 1994 to 1997  and an EV+A Painting Award in 1984.

Currently in 2009/2010 Martin Yelverton is currently teaching art and studying for a Masters in Visual Arts Education at the National College of Art and Design,

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Mary O'Rourke

Artwork:
Mythic Journey
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Maurice O'Connell

Artwork:
A Monument for Two Communities
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Michael Bulfin

Artwork:
Interaction
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Michael Disley

Website:
http://www.disleysculpture.com/home.html
Artwork:
Cats and Dogs Do Yoga

Biography:

Michael Disley (b 1962) is a sculptor in stone. He studied at Sunderland Polytechnic and Trent Polytechnic from 1981 – 86. He has worked in Britain and Japan, but most of his major commissions and residencies have been in Northern England.

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Michael McLoughlin

Artwork:
Ideal Homes

Biography:

Michael McLoughlin is a practicing artist based in Dublin, Ireland. Working in a wide variety of media including drawing, photography, sculpture and sound, he has consistently been developing and presenting new ways of working in a social context for over 10 years. McLoughlin is particularly interested in the relationships that exist between contemporary practice, traditional visual art spaces and the broader community for whom the art spaces exist.

He has exhibited widely in Ireland and internationally, with exhibitions in France, Finland, Norway, Great Britain and America. Some recent exhibitions include: It’s nice to see our friends once in a while The LAB, Dublin (2010); Experience, Strength, Hope with residents of Ashleigh House and Brian Maguire (2009); I only come here cos it’s free, Limerick City Gallery of Art (2008); 2MOVE: Ireland curated by Mieke Bal and Miguel Á. Hernández-Navarro, Belfast Exposed (2008); Looking out on sunny days axis Arts Centre (2004); Audience (1) Waltzers with Mary Nunan, The LAB (2007); and Bypass/Shared Designs Limerick City Gallery of Art (2003).

He has been commissioned to develop work in a social context by Breaking Ground, South Dublin County Council, Dublin City Council, Cork City Council and in partnership with many community based organisation around Ireland.

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Michael Minnis

Artwork:
Cross-Country

Biography:

Michael Minnis was born in Belfast in 1964 and currently lives in Co. Clare. He studied Fine Art at the University of Ulster and Manchester Metropolitan University. He is a lecturer in Fine Art Painting at GMIT, Galway. He was awarded the PS1 Fellowship 1994-1995. Recent solo exhibitions include Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast, Dunamaise Art Centre, Port Laois and. Group exhibitions include The Disembodied Eye: Collective Histories of Northern Irish Art, Golden Thread gallery, Belfast (2006) and EV+A Give(a)way (2006). 

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Michelle O'Donnell

Website:
http://www.glasshammer.ie/
Artwork:
Seeds

Biography:

Michelle O'Donnell is an artist and sculptor who has worked extensively for public and private glass art commissions. Her clients include Shell Oil, Glaxo Smith Kline, OPW, Department of Finance, Compaq Computers, Accenture and Green Properties. Her work covers a broad spectrum from internal architectural commissions to large public state bodies. She has shown her work in private collections all over the world..

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Patricia McKenna

Website:
http://www.patriciamckenna.ie/
Artwork:
Life Lines

Biography:

Patricia McKenna is an Irish artist working in in multimedia and installation. Her work includes the installations The Grey House and Soil which were part of the series Marking the Land. Her work is generally process and timebased, it often takes place in site specific non art spaces and endeavours to involve the public in the creation of the work. She has exhibited widely in Ireland, USA, England and Europe. She has been awarded a number of Arts Council Awards and Travel Grants and has been a Rockefeller scholar in Bellagio, Italy. Her work has been documented in several publications, including Sculpture magazine (USA). She has also been a nominee for the IMMA/Glen Dimplex award.

Selected Exhibitions: Claremorris Open, Co. Mayo (1991 - 1993); EV+A, Limerick (1992-3); Cross Borders Leeds, England (1993); Iontas, Sligo (1995 - 97); RHA, Dublin (1995-97) RHA. Banquet Exhibition, Critic Choice chosen by Medh Ruane (1997); Shattering the Crockery Boulder, Colorado, USA (1998)  Grotesqueness of Desire Chicago, USA(1999); Minute Multiples Artist Space New York (2000) Liverpool Biennial, Cathedral Crypt, MRUA Group, Liverpool England, (2002).

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Paul Hickey

Website:
http://paulhickey.net/
Artwork:
Boy

Biography:

Born in 1974, Paul Hickey lives and works in Dublin. A graduate of The Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) and The National College of Art & Design (NCAD) in Dublin, Paul has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally.

In 2007 he was awarded a BA (Honours) in Visual Arts Practice from IADT and was selected for group shows in the Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire and The CHQ Building in Dublin Docklands.

In 2008 Paul was short-listed for the Bridge Art Fair Miami, and co-founded the artist collective SODIUM which held their debut exhibition in Broadstone XL studios, Dublin that same year.

Paul completed an internship with the LAB, Dublin City Arts office in 2009, and was also selected for exhibitions in RUA RED, the Douglas Hyde Gallery 3 in Dublin and the Blankspace Gallery, California.  He also participated in a number of successful Street Art interventions in Dublin city.

In 2010 Paul was selected for exhibitions with RUA RED and The Complex Gallery in Dublin, Claremorris open exhibition in Co. Mayo and the Yi Gallery in Beijing, China.

Paul is currently pursuing an MA in Visual Art Education in NCAD, teaches art in a Dublin school and continues an art practice.

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Paul Seawright

Website:
http://www.paulseawright.info
Artwork:
The Map

Biography:

Paul Seawright is Professor of Photography at the University of Ulster, and was formerly Dean of Newport School of Art, Media and Design at the University of Wales, Newport, United Kingdom. He was awarded a personal chair by the University of Wales in 2001, and is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. In 2005, the FotoMuseum Antwerp exhibited a major survey exhibition of his work with accompanying catalogue Field Notes. In 2002, he travelled to Afghanistan, having been commissioned by the Imperial War Museum, London, to respond to the attacks of Sept 11th and the subsequent war against the Taliban. He was also the first editor of the Belfast based photography magazine Source and winner of the Irish Museum of Modern Art’s Glen Dimplex Art Award 1997. He is a native of Belfast.

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Paul Seawright

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Rachel Joynt

Artwork:
Love All

Biography:

Born in Caherciveen in 1966, Rachel Joynt grew up in Dublin and graduated with a Degree in Sculpture from National College of Art & Design in 1989. Joynt’s work is predominantly site-specific; this goes for both her sand installations and public artworks.

Her installations include Selene at Project Art Centre in ’93 and Feed at Temple Bar Galleries in 1999. Her public artworks include; People’s Island (1988); Mothership at Dun Laoghaire seafront (1999); Starboard alongside the River Lagan, Belfast, (2001); and Noah’s Egg outside the Veterinary Building, UCD (2004).

Working in both gallery and public art, permanence and the transient are reoccurring themes, her use of sand, light, glass, bronze and cast iron underline this. The actual material itself can play an integral part in the concept as in her series of recent pieces using a thin screen of sand to examine a stratified landscape, scan or graph. 'Capturing layers of sand behind glass allows me to enjoy its physical and metaphorical qualities and its interplay somewhere between solid matter and liquid behavior'

Her most recent commissions include Freeflow a glass cobble, illuminated work sited intermittently underfoot from IFSC to the Point Theater in Dublin, Love All a bronze globe in Templeogue village and Guiding Star a large cast iron starfish as if dancing over the harbour wall at Port Oriel fishing harbour in Co Louth. 'For me, a successful public artwork needs to have a sense of place, a freshness, some intrigue & playfulness , a bit like a frozen moment from a daydream'. Rachel Joynt

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Sarah Searson

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Sarah Searson

Artwork:
In Context 3 Mediation Commission
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Stephen Gardner

Artwork:
Tallaght [Chiaroscuro]

Biography:

Born in Belfast, Stephen Gardner studied at the University of Ulster and the University of Wales from 1984 to 1989, gaining the degrees of BA in music and MMus in composition. He has been the recipient of a Vaughan Williams Scholarship and a Draper’s Fellowship and has received commissions from Concorde, the Sculptors’ Society of Ireland, Gerard McChrystal, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Music Network, BBC Radio Ulster, the Belfast Festival at Queen’s and the Sonorities festival, Belfast.

In 1998-99 he was composer-in-residence with Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, the first such position with a local authority in Ireland. His orchestral works have been performed by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, the Ulster Orchestra, the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and the Ulster Youth Orchestra. Recent works include It's the hole that kills you not the bullet, which was premiered by Paul Roe in November 2005. Stephen Gardner was elected to Aosdána, Ireland’s state-sponsored academy of creative artists, in 2003.

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Tom Dalton

Artwork:
Moon Bench and Stools Sculpture

Biography:

Tom Dalton trained and worked in farm machinery construction in Carlow before he moved into furniture design and later into public art. As a furniture designer he created bespoke pieces for clients such as Eddie Jordan, and Carlton Hotel Group and exported work to England, Spain, and the West Indies. His furniture designs always tended towards the sculptural and transcended the purely functional aspects of furniture design.

Through this interest in sculpture he became involved in public art and his usage of the National Sculpture Factory in Cork for his furniture making, provided the perfect place to make a move into this new practice. He has since completed 5 commissions, including a work for the entrance to the Department of Agriculture buildings in Clonakility, Leaves (2002) which brought his practice back full circle to things agricultural. He has also completed a commission Immortality for Cork County Council in 2005 and in 2003 Illusions for Amersham Health Pharmeceutical, Cork. He is based in Cork and is currently working on his sixth public art commission.

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Vivienne Roche

Artwork:
The Quality Phree