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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. Donnacha has created work for both public and private collections. His work is highly collectible and is currently in private collections across the globe including countries such as, Canada, Switzerland, The USA,  Italy, Holland, New Zealand, England, Germany and France.

 

He has been commissioned to create large-scale work for such institutions as, The Department of Education,The Electric Picnic, RTE, Business to Arts, Dublin Airport, and many other prestigious private companies. One of his signature pieces, 'the Gramophone', a larger than life art installation, has appeared at many of Ireland's and The UK's leading art's festivals such as The Galway International Arts Festival and Kenilworth Arts Festival in the UK. He is also known for his Inquisitive Hare series as well as his Slieve Aughty Goat series.

 

Donnacha believes in creating work that acts as a vessel to inspire and tell stories. He is inspired by his every day surrounding and observations from his home in Athenry, Co Galway.

2004      -              B.A in Fine Art Sculpture, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology

 

Employment and Commissions –

 

 

2020                   Public Art, Galway County Council                                                        ‘Goat in Boat’

2020                   Group Exhibition Montenotte Hotel Cork                                            The Kildare Gallery

2019                    Savour Kilkenny / Design Centre of Ireland Kilkenny                        The Inquisitive Hare

2019                    Kenilworth Arts Festival, Warwickshire England                              ‘The Gramophone’

2019                    Solo Exhibition, National University Galway.                                    ‘The Inquisitive Hare

2019                   ‘Public Art’ Land of the Giants, Claremorris Co Mayo                       ‘Cuspid

2019                    Group Exhibition at Bloom in the Park, Phoenix Park Dublin          The Kildare Gallery

2018                   ‘Percent for Art’ Presentation College Athenry, Co Galway            ‘Memories’

2017                   ‘Percent for Art’ Scoil Sailearna Inverin Co Galway                          ‘The Hut’

2016                     Shorelines Art’s Festival, Portumna                                                        ‘Megaceros’

2016                     The Galway Art’s Festival                                                                        ‘The Gramophone’

2016                     NUIG Muscailt Festival Art’s Festival                                                      ‘Romantic Notions’

2016                     ‘Percent for Art’  Holy Rosary College Mountbellew, Galway         ‘An Creagán’

2015                     Galway Chamber of Commerce Business Awards                                              ‘Innovation’

2015                     Public Sculpture for Loughrea Roundabout                                          ‘The Heron’

2015                     Creative Citizens Programme, Ballymena Borough, Co. Antrim      ‘The Straw Maze’

2015                     ‘The Maker Faire’, Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin                                ‘Sculpture Demo’

2015                     ‘Road to the Rising’ Installation for RTE                                                ‘Big Noise’

2014                     Ballymena Borough Council, Co. Antrim                                               ‘The Nest’

2014                     ‘The Maker Faire’, Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin                               ‘Sculpture Demo’

2014                     ‘Percent for Art’  Killimor National School, Galway                          ‘The Inquisitive Hare’

2014                     Artist in Residence , Work Room 4, Hanoi, Vietnam                          ‘Exploration III’

2014                     Creative Citizens Programme, Ballymena Borough, Co. Antrim      ‘Exploration IV’

2013                     Allianz Business to Arts Award                                                                ‘Balance’

2013                     Artist in School Scheme NAPD, Glenamaddy TY Project                   ‘Moments’

2013                     Electric Picnic Installation                                                               ‘Washing Machine Maze’

2012                     Corporate Installation for theEuropean Recycling Platform            ‘Flicks on Fridges’

2012                     Sculptural Seats for Athenry ‘Slí na Sláinte’                         

2012                     Sculptural Seat for Athenry Environmental Network                        ‘The Gossip Seat’

2011                     Public Sculpture for Athenry Railway Station                                      ‘Angry Dog’

2011                     Electric Picnic Installation                                                                         ‘Goat Mountain’

2011                     Public Sculpture for the Loughrea Bypass                                            ‘The Fisherman’

2011                     Artist in Residence, Public Sculpture with TY students Tuam          ‘Nurture’

2010                     Public Sculpture for ‘Bishop Street Tuam Enhancement Week’     ‘The Bet’

2009                     Moonfish and Taidbhearc Theatre Set Design                             ‘Naimhead Don Phobail’