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2019

Thanks to the RHA for their kind invitation to exhibit in this years Annual Exhibition as an invited artists.

2018

Delighted to have had the solo show To something that went before (C.S.deK) at Oonagh Young Gallery in November.
Excited to be in the company of Susan Connolly, Dev Covell and Jo McGonigal in the exhibition After an Act at The Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast. See here for more information.
2017
Some drawings from my PhD are featured in the publication The Picture So Far, published by Archetype Press. See the link here for more information.
Delighted to be one of 3 artists commissioned by the National Gallery of Ireland to respond to their exhibition Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting. Full information on the project is available here.
 
My large work Hidden figure in X-ray of Rembrandt Portrait of Frederick Rihel on Horseback is included in the touring exhibition The Space Between at the Oriel Gallery, Antrim Castle Gardens, the Pearse Museum, Dublin and Paliament Buildings, Stormont, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Greatly enjoyed selecting and curating this years Surveyor exhibition at the Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, Ireland. More information is available here
2016
My solo show X (IR) is on in the Nag Gallery, Dublin until October 25th 2016 and was reviewed in The Irish Times - see the review here.
Some thing as a line is a show I curated for the Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda. The exhibition presents the work of Karl Burke, Anna Bariball, Maud Cotter, Gemma Fitzpatrick, Mark Garry, Caoimhe Kilfeather, Barbara Knezevic, Damien Meade, Niamh O'Malley, Kathy Prendergast, and from the Highlanes Collection William Mulready.
I recently discussed the works of Hieronymous Bosch on RTE Radio 1's arts programme Arena. Click on the link here to listen to the dicussion.
 
Delighted to be part of the show Open Studio: A Conversation on Drawing curated by Mary Ruth Walsh at the RHA Studios, Dublin, open for August 25th and 26th, 2016. Great group of artists involved including amongst many Gerard Byrne, Aideen Barrry, Kathy Prendergast, Niamh O'Malley and the Pil and Galia Kollektiv.
My drawing (left) From a speculative reconstruction of underlying figure- macro x-ray- Rembrandt Old Man in Military Costume was awarded the AXA Drawing Prize at this years Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibiton 2016. Delighted to have been invited to exhibit, and to receive this prize.

Delighted to be one of the speakers at the Value of Art Criticism Symposium organised by the Glucksman Gallery, UCC. See here for full details

I was invited to present at the seminar Research and Collaboration in art history and practice at the National Gallery of Ireland. The seminar responded to Sarah Pierce's exhibition The Pathos of Distance, full details are listed here

My drawing (left) Vermeer Woman in Blue Reading a Letter 1662-65 was shortlisted for the Irish Times and Royal Irish Academy Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks work for 2015.
 

One of my notebooks (left) is featured in the international touring initiative The Sketchbook Project. The next venue is the Brooklyn Art Library, New York. Click here to view the notebook.

Delighted to be speaking at the Metamporphosis Art as Research - Research as Art symposium in February. See the link below for the full list of speakers
http://metamorphosisproject.org/symposium/

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2015

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I have work in DRAWINGS: The National Drawing Collection exhibition at Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick, Ireland. Click here for full information.

I am in public conversation with artists Stephen Loughman & Patrick Redmond who are both featured in the Finders and Keepers show at DLR Lexicon, Dublin.

2014


Here is a link to a review I did on curator Katharine Stout's publication Contemporary Drawing from the 1960's to Now, Arena RTE Radio 1.

I reviewed This Is Bacon and This Is Gaugin, introductory books to the work of each artist (published by Laurence King Press) for RTE Radio 1's Arena, click here to hear the piece.

I reviewed Michaelangelo: Complete Works by Frank Zollner (published by Taschen) for RTE Radio 1's Arena, click here to hear the piece.