Sculpture in Context in The National Botanic Gardens is now finished. I really enjoyed taking part in the exhibition this year as it was the 35th anniversary of Sculpture in Context. http://www.sculptureincontext.com
It was my third time to be selected this year but only my second time to exhibit as the exhibition was cancelled last year due to Covid. I have made some new friends and renewed acquaintances with old friends. It’s a wonderful community of artists.
I love to see people’s reactions to the work and this year especially as we had really just emerged from Covid in Ireland. I managed to get out to the exhibition quite a number of times this year and was amazed at the crowds of people all enjoying the Autumnal weather and walking around viewing the work both indoors and outdoors.
My family have been a great support to be and helped with the takedown of “Magnolia Climbing” and my daughter Saoirse did a little take down video which I have attached here.
Hi there I had the pleasure of attending the launch of the 3rd edition of “Irish Ceramics” by John Goode at MillCove Gallery, Kenmare last weekend. It was wonderful to get my hands on this beautifully published hardback book with amazing quality photographs. There are a huge range of Artists featured in the book all working with clay in Ireland today.
I am honoured that I have been included in this wonderful book showing the range of talent in Ireland at present. I am delighted with the quality and happy that my two pages show my own range of work in porcelain.
See link above to The MillCove Gallery in Kenmare to purchase the book directly from them and see press release below –
“The third edition of Irish Ceramics is a hardback book printed, designed, and produced in Ireland. It consists of 304 pages and is the largest compilation ever recorded of Irish Ceramic Artists working today. It is a pictorial record of great significance and an essential and important showcase for those artists included in the book. The book includes over 180 artists selected by their peers.” John Goode
Sculpture in Context is now open in The Botanics Gardens Glasnevin in Dublin. It’s a marvellous show with work from over 100 artists from all over Ireland showcased in the gardens. 2021 is the 35th anniversary of Sculpture in Context and the 20th year it has been held in the Botanic Gardens!
My work is called “Magnolia Climbing” and it’s a porcelain ceramic wall installation, it’s positioned on the wall of The National Herbarium.
The plant clings on and rises up the wall, curling and unfolding as it rises with its back to the pedestrian entrance of Glasnevin Cemetery, it faces the lush colourful gardens in bloom. It seems to straddle the two worlds , it’s blooms are eternal
Sculpture in Context runs daily until 16th October. Indoor work is in the gallery above reception, you will need to book a free ticket for entry otherwise it’s free entry to the grounds of The Botanic Gardens. Well worth a visit with friends and family
What a wonderful setting, an old mill dating from the 1700’s filled with amazing sculpture and paintings. Walking through the entrance, it’s surprising to see tall trees and shrubs and the air is filled with the sweet scent of honeysuckle. Outdoor sculptures are dotted around the plants and foliage. You can stroll through to the two gallery spaces housing an array of different work by 40 different artists including a solo show by artist Stacey Williams, a real treat to see. Open daily from 11-6pm until 15th August.
I’m delighted to say i have a few pieces in “The Secret Garden “ sculpture and paintings exhibition in The Berkeley Gallery at Grennan Mill, Thomastown, Kilkenny. One hanging cascading porcelain piece incorporating 17 different lines of porcelain, individual porcelain pieces hang and appear falling, cascading to the ground. Two hanging framed porcelain pieces and a trio of porcelain shells.
After a busy period of creating work , I have entered the busy Summer months where work is shown! It’s exciting, seeing your creations up on a gallery wall , just as you imagined them. In a couple of days Ceramics Ireland’s “Clay Works” exhibition opens to the public at Dublin Castle Print Works.
I have seen some of the work already and its well worth a visit, Ceramics artists from all over Ireland are taking part . It opens this Saturday 17th July and runs until 14th August. Open daily until 5pm.