SCULPTURE IN CONTEXT 2021

SCULPTURE IN CONTEXT 2021 AND 2022 EXHIBITIONS


UNDER PRESSURE BY EDWARD COOKSCULPTURE IN CONTEXT SEPTEMBER 2022

Ermal Fraze, the Indiana farm boy who invented the pop-top can. While picnicking with family and friends, he realised he had no opener. Fraze made do using a car bumper, but thought: "There must be a better way."
UNDER PRESSURE BY EDWARD COOK

WINCY'S WEB BY GRAINNE DOYLESCULPTURE IN CONTEXT SEPTEMBER 2022

"Itsy Bitsy Spider" (also known as "Incy Wincy Spider" in Australia and Great Britain, and several other similar-sounding names) is a popular nursery rhyme and fingerplay that describes the adventures of a spider as it ascends, descends, and reascends the downspout or "waterspout" of a gutter system (or, alternatively, the spout of a teapot or open-air reservoir). It is usually accompanied by a sequence of gestures that mimic the words of the song.
WINCY

LAMB AT FOOT BY PAMELA BYRNESCULPTURE IN CONTEXT SEPTEMBER 2022

I could be wrong but Ken has had his work on display at every Sculpture In Context exhibition at the Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin.

Kenneth Drew is a practising sculptor with a studio in Ashtown, Dublin. He is also a sculpture tutor at Whitehall College, City of Dublin ETB. He works in a wide range of materials and scales from studio pieces to larger outdoor forms. He exhibits on a regular basis and works on private commissions for medium and larger scale sculptural forms. He has work in the Art for the State Collection and private collections in the US, Netherlands, Kuwait, UK Australia and throughout Ireland.
LAMB AT FOOT

GERMINATION BY KEN DREW AT SCULPTURE IN CONTEXT 2022I ALWAYS LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING WHAT THIS ARTIST HAS ON DISPLAY

I could be wrong but Ken has had his work on display at every Sculpture In Context exhibition at the Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin.

Kenneth Drew is a practising sculptor with a studio in Ashtown, Dublin. He is also a sculpture tutor at Whitehall College, City of Dublin ETB. He works in a wide range of materials and scales from studio pieces to larger outdoor forms. He exhibits on a regular basis and works on private commissions for medium and larger scale sculptural forms. He has work in the Art for the State Collection and private collections in the US, Netherlands, Kuwait, UK Australia and throughout Ireland.
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CELTIC PEACE DOVE BY NIGEL CONNELL BASSCANON 1Ds MKIII AND CANON 5D MKIII

The name is new to me. Nigel Connell Bass is a British artist living in West Cork, Ireland and self-taught in a multitude of disciplines, Nigel is well known for his sculpture work in new and recycled metals, predominantly life-size depictions of birds and animals.
CELTIC PEACE DOVE BY NIGEL CONNELL BASS

DUEL BY ANA DUNCANSCULPTURE IN CONTEXT 1 SEPTEMBER 2022

Ana Duncan was born in Dublin. She works primarily in bronze and ceramic from her studio in Churchtown. The female figure has constantly been the subject and inspiration for her work. Amongst her influences are the abstraction of Henry Moore, the voluminous figures of Fernando Botero, Barbara Hepworth’s modernist work, the simplicity of Brancusi and the sculptures of Juan Muñoz among others.
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HYBRID A SCULPTURE BY MICHELLE MAHER]

The Artist: "My ceramic sculptures are an exploration of colour and texture. The idea of connection is central to my practice; both in terms of how my pieces connect to each other and how they connect to the spaces they exist in."
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Born in Barcelona, Mercè Cañadell studied Ceramics and Sculpture in Massana School of Art & Design from 1990-93.

Since then she has continued studying different techniques and the use of different materials, covering mould making, sculptural ceramics, carved wood and painted textiles.
THE SOULS OF THE TREES - EBONY AND OAK BY MERCE CANADELL

Winner: "Outoor Work Of Distinction"

Helen Walsh Helen was born in the UK and grew up in Skibbereen; she studied Fine Art Sculpture in Limerick College of Art & Design, where she graduated in 1989. Soon after, she was commissioned to make two permanent, public works of Art. In 1994 she was awarded residency to Australia on grounds of distinguished talent. In Australia she worked on sets and props for TV, film and advertising. Helen moved back to West Cork where she now lives and works.

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Below is the artist's biography:

"The journey into the world of craft began in the early 80’s with a diploma in musical instrument technology from the London College of Furniture. I then returned to the country of my birth, New Zealand, where I spent the first three years of my life. It was here I made the transition from working with wood to metal. This opened the floodgates of creativity and honing my existing skills to a new medium was exciting and challenging. Functional pieces such as chairs, tables, candle holders, mirrors, lamps, vases and bowls, sold in galleries throughout New Zealand.

Returning to Wicklow in ‘97, I exhibited at ‘Showcase’ for many years receiving an award for ‘Moon bowl’ and at ‘Sculpture In Context’ an award for ‘Vest’.

Now living in West Cork since 2001 I have been part of many joint exhibitions, including ‘10 Hands’ and ‘West Cork Creates’. Much of my work is commissions, bespoke awards and presentation pieces."
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Two sessions - photographed early September and early October.

Donnacha Cahill is a west of Ireland sculptor specialising in Bronze and Steel. A Fine-Art graduate from the
‘Galway Mayo Institute of Technology’, Donnacha is renowned for his ability to create sculpture that tells a story but also allows the viewer to interpret the work with their own narrative.
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An Linn is the Irish for "the age".

As a matter of interest instead of Ó and Mac, Ní and Níc respectively are used after names of females in surnames and it should be mentioned that Mc is but an abbreviated version of Mac [though some may disagree]

AN LINN A SCULPTURE BY BRID NI LINN
"sculptor and ceramic artist based in Dublin and Galway. At this moment I work mainly in steel, stainless steel and ceramic medium. I like to make large scale interactive pieces that invite a playful side to art."
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Frank has been a full time Fine Art painter for the past sixteen years. Prior to that he worked as an award winning Theatre design artist, both in Ireland and internationally.
DRAGONFLY

This is the smaller of two similar items by Martin O'Keefe.

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LISTEN TO HER BY MARTIN O'KEEFE [THE GOODBODY OUTSTANDING ARTIST AWARD]

Born in Newry Co. Down, raised in West Cork and Dublin, Martin O’Keefe is a visual artist who works primarily in the mediums of stainless and mild steel, aluminium, copper and brass.
WINNER OUTSTANDING ARTIST AWARD
The minute I saw this I knew it was by Ken Drew.

Kenneth Drew is a practising sculptor with a studio in Ashtown, Dublin. He is also a sculpture tutor at Whitehall College, City of Dublin ETB. He works in a wide range of materials and scales from studio pieces to larger outdoor forms. He exhibits on a regular basis and works on private commissions for medium and larger scale sculptural forms. He has work in the Art for the State Collection and private collections in the US, Netherlands, Kuwait, UK Australia and throughout Ireland.
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This year the organisers will be celebrating the 35th Anniversary of Sculpture in Context and 20 years exhibiting in the Botanic Gardens.
SCULPTURE IN CONTEXT 2021

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