Sculpture in Context 2022

I am currently putting the final touches to “Pieces of me” which will be shown at Sculpture in Context at The Botanic Gardens Dublin from 1st September.

Work in progress on new work

Sculpture in Context is a wonderful exhibition showing a vast array of sculptural styles from artists all over Ireland. The gardens in Glasnevin are looking their colourful best and this year the glasshouses are back open. I am exhibiting in The Gallery of the exhibition this year and I am looking forward to installing my new work. For more information see link below to their website –

See below two examples of past work of mine at Sculpture in Context, “Climbing Magnolia” 2021 and “Physalis Alkekengi” from 2019.

Magnolia climbing installation from 2021

Clay Works with Ceramic Ireland at Dublin Castle

I was really delighted to receive a Professional Practice award from Ceramics Ireland At their Clay Works exhibition at Dublin Castle yesterday.

It was wonderful to meet the musician Gavin Friday and be presented the award by him. I have a few pieces in the show which is on at The Printworks, Dublin Castle. There is a great selection of work from all over Ireland on show, different styles to suit everyone, open daily until the end August 10-5pm.

Clam Shell II
Golden eggs of life

192nd Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition

I’m happy to announce that my sculpture “Inner Sphere” has been selected for the 192nd RHA Annual Exhibition in Ely Place, Dublin.

I was awarded The ESB Moran Award for Outstanding Sculpture and silver medal from Anne Moran. It was a wonderful moment.

L-R Anne Moran, Dr Abigail O’Brien, Andrea Kavanagh

I have also been shortlisted for The RCSI in conjunction with The Irish Times Art Award for 2022, I am honoured to have been shortlisted.

The work comprises 132 lines of porcelain ceramic pieces hanging inside an acrylic cube 60cm. The “inner sphere” is a very personal piece to me as it was created during the uncertain times of our recent pandemic and with all the stresses and strains of trying to keep our family of 6 connected with work, schools and colleges and in the middle of all that trying to carve times for my artistic practice. The pieces are all individual and free hanging but together make a complete sphere which appears to float. The central inner sphere is myself, my space , my time with my work.

“Inner Sphere”

I hope people enjoy seeing the work in person in The RHA this year. It’s a real honour for me to exhibit my work here for the first time and I’m really looking forward to seeing all amazing work and meeting the other artists at Varnishing Day.

RHA Gallery

Inner Sphere
Andrea with Gerard Crowley, ESB.
Photo credit Paul Sherwood

Fragmented Earth, A Trilogy

Fragmented Earth, A Trilogy, is a collaboration between Anne Curran, a visual artist and Andrea Kavanagh, a sculptural ceramic artist, for the ArtnetDLR Metamorphosis exhibition currently on show in Walters, George’s Street Upper, Dun Laoghaire.

The three pieces were created to reflect our vulnerability in our world. We sought to create a tension with the juxtaposition of the artworks, where one hangs (Porcelain sculpture) one is burnt (on kitikata paper) and one is a solid artwork (encaustic painting.)
This delicate trilogy of works came from our individual processes and mediums. We both use organic materials, Anne with Encaustic paint (molten pigmented beeswax) and Asian papers, and Andrea with the firing of Porcelain flax paper Clay.

This Metamorphosis of our world where there are holes, there are small solid pieces hanging, by a thread, there is fragility in its solidity. Our Trilogy. Fragmented Earth, A Trilogy was a slow process in the making, started before Covid was unleashed on our world and now showing just as Covid is coming to an end. We both very much enjoyed its creation.

“Fragmented Earth, A Trilogy”

1. Burnt drawing on kitakata paper encased in perspex 80cms x 80cms €600. Anne Curran
  1. Burnt drawing40cms in diameter on kitakata paper encased in perspex 80cms x 80cms. See Anne Curran’s website for more information –
2. Porcelain ceramic hanging sculpture 50cms x 80cms Andrea Kavanagh

2. Porcelain ceramic hanging sculpture 50cms x 80cms, Acrylic disc with 133 lines of individual porcelain pieces. Andrea Kavanagh

3. Encaustic painting with collage 25cms x 25cms €290. Anne Curran

3. Encaustic painting with collage 25cms x 25cms. See Anne Curran’s website for more information

See link to ArtnetDLR Press release about the Exhibition here –

See links to Anne Curran’s Instagram page here –

See link to Andrea Kavanagh Instagram page here – Andrea Kavanagh Instagram Link

The Open Window Gallery

I am delighted to announce that a selection of my work is now available at The Open Window Gallery, Lower Rathmines Rd, Dublin. Phone 01 5379506

Outside the gallery

I have a selection of framed work and two small sculptures , “Golden Eggs” and “Giant Clam with Pearl” which are presently in their window.

“Golden eggs“

My work is in very good company with an interesting selection of work on show from different artists, see their website below for more information. The Gallery opens from Tuesday – Saturday 11-6pm , call in and have a browse through the collection of work.

The Open Window Gallery Website