SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2014 - 2019

Paintings, Sculpture, Assemblages

A selection of work which was exhibited as part of group shows in Ireland and abroad.

Untited 2015 Exhibited at RHA Annual Exhibition 2019
'Crypt (i) 2014, Oil on Board, 40 x 40cms
'Lets do a Makeover' 2019. Oil on board. 23 x 16 cms
'Falling Apart' 2019. Oil on board 16x23cms
'Wooden Table by Unknown Maker' 2019. Oil on board. 16 x 23cms
'Chaise Longue by Unknown Maker' 2019. Oil on board. 16 x 23cms
'Barcelona Chair by Mies van de Rohe. Oil on board. 23 x 16 cms
'Paulistano Chair by Paolo Mendes de Rocha' 2019. Oil on board. 23 x 16
'Metal Chair by Unknown maker' 2019.  Oil on board. 23 x 16 cms
'Kaboom' 2017. Digital Image.
'Handy Pocket River Scene'. 2016 Paper, plastic tubing, oil & pencil on found cardboard box. 5 x 5 x
'On paper it was a really super holiday. Actually it was shit' (open) 2016. Oil, paper, wooden stick
'Altar' 2017. Oil, wax and found pencil leads on found wood with metal posts. 130 x 100cms.
'Altar' 2017 (detail - oil, wood )
'Altar' 2017 (detail - oil, wood, burnt pencil leads.
'The Island was precious, it was made from their Bones' 2016.. Oil, wire sticks and paper string on
I decided to feel Awe' 2015. Oil on canvas 12cms x 12cms
'Christmastime is the best time to scavange for Love'. 2016. Oil & plasicine on found gift box. 6 x
'She wished sometimes that the Aliens would land and make things a little more exciting'. 2016. Oil,
'By this time, strange Plants had begun to grow' 2017. Oil on found commemorative plaque box. 9 x 12
'By this time, strange Plants had begun to grow' 2017. Oil on found commemorative plaque box. 9 x 12
'She stole quietly to the edge of the Canyon to watch the Clouds'. 2016. Oil, sieve-wire & wool on f
'She stole quietly to the edge of the Canyon to watch the Clouds'. 2016. Oil, sieve-wire & wool on f
'After Jelly and Ice Cream they all ran and played in the fields.' 2016. Oil, brush bristles and woo
'Holy Cloud' 2014, Oil on found plywood
'Holy Cloud' (detail, shadow) Kate Murph
'The audience take their seats for the matinee performance of The Way Things Are'. 2016 Oil, wax, na
'So many things to feel when viewing a Dolmen'. 2016. Oil, glitterballs, knicker elastic & pins on f
'Versus' 2015. Carved PIR Insulation board, mixed media on pink plinth. 2m x 1m x 1m
'Versus' 2015. Carved PIR Insulation board, mixed media on pink plinth.  2m x 1m x 1m
'Versus' 2015 (Detail)
'Versus' 2015 (Detail) plasticene, plastic tubing, PIR insulation board.
'Versus' 2015 (Detail) Carved PIR insulation board.
'Versus' 2015 (Detail) Artichoke hairs, plasticene, tubing, carved PIR insulation board.
'Versus' 2015 (Detail) Carved PIR insulation board, plastic bead, plinth.

THIS IS THE POINT OF CONTACT

Solo Exhibition, Talbot Gallery & Studios, Dublin 2014

This body of work looked at the contrast between the solidity of objects and places we hold dear versus the intangible nature of feelings such as nostalgia and longing and how we use objects and ritual to create meaning in the stories we tell about ourselves and our origins.

Untitled, 2014. Oil on board with drilled holes. 40 x 40cms
Watchbox (i), 22 x 18cms, Oil, Collage & Acrylic on Board, 2013
Watchbox (ii), 22 x 18cms, Oil, Collage & Acrylic on Board, 2013
Unsettled, 20 x 20cms, Acrylic & Oil on hardboard with wooden moveable sticks and metal tacks 2013
'Unsettled' & 'They were only Little Things...' installation view
They were only Little Things but they were Our Things (detail), Oil & Acrylic on cut board with lead
'Crypt' (ii). Oil on Board, 40 x 40cms
'Crypt (i), oil on board, 40 x 40cms
'This is the point of Contact'. Oil on board with drilled holes. 40 x 40cms
'An Artefact of Longing' 2014. Oil on board. 56x 35cms
An Artefact of Longing (ii), Acrylic & Oil on cut Board, 35 x 37cms, 2013
'Self Portrait in a Ritual Mask' (iii) Oil on board. 30 x 30cms
'Self Portrait in a Ritual Mask' (ii) Oil on board. 30 x 30 cms
'Self Portrait in a Ritual Mask' (i) Oil on board. 30 x 30 cms
A Thing to put Things in, 18 x30cms, Oil, Collage & Acrylic on Board, 2013

THE GOOD ROOM

Solo Exhibition
Wexford Arts Centre, 2011  (Award-funded by Wexford County Council)

The 'Good Room' refers to what many Irish people may have commonly called a room in a house, such as a dining room or second sitting room which is reserved for use during special occasions or when important visitors come to call; the room into which, throughout the rest of the year, young children may not be allowed and in which are kept the most treasured items of the house such as collections of dinnerware or expensive furniture. This body of work explores the dual nature of The Home as both a private enclave and a public showcase.

'Board' 2011.  Oil on found floor boards. 180 x 100cms
'Board' 2011 (detail)
'Ceremony', 2011, Oil on Board 1m x 1m
'Outside In' 2011. Oil on Found bacolite mirror
'A Bit of a Voodoo Moment', 2011, found frame, pins, hair, mesh, chain. 17 x 17cmscms
'A little bed for the Piggy' 2011. Found frame, plastic pic, fabric.  12 x 10cms
'A Certain Civility' 2011. Oil on found hide, framed. 22 x 15cms
'Cast II' 2011, Oil on Board, 45 x 45 cms
'There was a little girl...' 2011. Hair, ribbo, mesh with found clock casing
there was a little girl (detail) 2011
Installation view The Good Room, 2011
Installation view The Good Room 2011.JPG
'Schema' Mechanical Mixed media installation
'Schema' Mechanical Mixed media installation (detail
'Schema' Mechanical Mixed media installation (detail)
The Good Room, Installation view.
Installation view The Good Room 2011

EVERYWHERE THERE ARE PALACES

Solo Exhibition, Stone Gallery, Dublin, 2009

This body of work looks at The Home (and the objects within it) as one's 'castle', a place which protects but also defines. It looks at how we use objects and buildings to project power & prestige.

'Palace'.  Oil on Board, 1m x 1m
'Versailles. Oil on found frame 35 x 35cms
'Souvenir' (iii). 2009.  Oil on found frame 25 x 20cms
'Souvenir' (ii) 2009 Oil on found frame 19 x 15 cms
'Souvenir (i)' 2009.  Oil on found mirror frame 10 x 20cms
'Island House (M'aidez)' 2009. Oil on board 80cms diameter
'Everyone's a Coloniser, Aren't they'(i) 2009 Oil on board 30 x 30cms
hofburg palace 2009 oil on board 30 x 30cms
Buckingham Palace 2009 Oil on board. 10 x 7cms
Cinderella Palace Orlando 2009 Oil on board. 10 x 7cms
Dutch Royal Palace 2009 Oil on board. 10 x 7cms
Versailles 2009 Oil on board. 10 x 7cms

GUEST

Solo Exhibition, Stone Gallery, Dublin, 2007

Photoreal and semi abstract explorations of different narratives within a domestic context.

It is She and I, not Me and Her' 2007. Oil on board. 1m x 1m
'Observe' 2007. Oil and mixed media 40 x 30 cms
'Guest' 2007. Oil on board 1m x 1m
'Yellow Chair' 2007.  Oil on Board. 45 x 45 cms
'Shutter' 2007. Oil on board. 45 x 45cms
'Seahouse' 2007. Oil on Board 50 x 35cms
'Ballast (The pleasure of this heavy weight) 2007. Oil on Board  1m x 1m
'Pedestal' 2007. Oil and paper on board. 45 x 30cms
'Seat' 2007. Oil and hair on board. 45 x 30cms
'Armour' 2007. Oil on board. 45 x 30cms

'HOLDINGS'

Solo Exhibition, Stone Gallery 2006

The Home as a metaphor for The Self

'Treasure' 2006 30x 25cms
'Withdraw' 2006. Oil on Board 60 x 60 cms
'Interior Aspect' 2006. Oil and mixed media. 30x30cms
'Gone, Still There' 2006. Oil on board 120cms x 100cms
'Interior Aspect' 2006. Oil mixed media on board. 30 x 30cms
'Interior Aspect (ii)' 2006.  Oil on board. 30 x 30cms
'Hermitage' 40 x 40cms