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.
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.
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.
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”
Burnt drawing40cms in diameter on kitakata paper encased in perspex 80cms x 80cms. See Anne Curran’s website for more information – https://annecurran.ie/
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. See Anne Curran’s website for more information https://annecurran.ie/
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
I have a selection of framed work and two small sculptures , “Golden Eggs” and “Giant Clam with Pearl” which are presently in their window.
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.
Happy New Year to everyone and what a strange but amazing year it has been ! It started out with hope of an end in sight to the Covid virus and even though we had a lovely summer of less worrying about the virus as a lot of people had taken the vaccine, the new variants were waiting in the wings to come back at us later in the year.
I have been very lucky this year to have received quite a bit of support and help this year from various organisations like DLRArts Dept were I received a grant and Visual Artists Ireland who organised so many online talks and discussions for Artists. These online supports have been invaluable to me, keeping me connected to other artists and learning always learning. Ceramics Ireland also give so much support and the continued running of their wonderfully curated exhibitions in amazing venues like Rathfarnham Castle and Dublin Castle has been inspiring.
The exhibition “Metamorphosis” has been delayed again unfortunately due to the venue not being ready. I will update the website once I know more about this amazing collaborative exhibition with an amazing array of artists based in the DunLaoghaire Rathdown area including my collaborator Anne Curran. Looking forward to getting our exhibition open soon. Watch this space …
I am delighted to say I have been selected to show another piece of work with ArtnetDLR in their “Emergence” exhibition due to be shown shortly. The work is called “Floraison” it’s Porcelain Ceramic sculpture of 30cm diameter in a glass fronted frame.