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Nuala O’Donovan

June 15, 2023 @ 12:00 pm June 24, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Nuala O’Donovan makes sculptural work using porcelain clay. Her pieces are built from thousands of individual handmade components and each work is unique. She bases her work on patterns from living forms, as well as the geometry of regular and fractal geometry forms in nature.

The exhibition – Art of Making: Process is a Living Thing, is the result of a year long residency at the Dean art Studios in Dublin which allowed the time to experiment with new materials, scale, and form. The exhibition shows the hidden process leading to the creation of new work – ideas, experiments, research, drawings, analysis of past work and the evolution of new directions.

Exhibition Dates: June 15th – 25th 2023


Nuala O’Donovan has a BA(HONS) in Design through Materials (Metal and Glass), from Middlesex University, U.K., and an MFA (Research – Irregularities in Patterns in Nature), from M.T.U., Ireland, 2008. She has been the recipient of many awards including the Golden Fleece Award 2019, and the Centre Cultural Irlandais, Paris, DCCOI Residency Award 2020, and The Dean Artists Residency Award 2022. Her work has been exhibited and published internationally and acquired for the National Art Collection Ireland, The National Museum Collection Ireland and Ulster Museum, Northern Ireland.

She is an elected member of the Royal Society of Sculptors, U.K., and Visual Artists Ireland.

The Dean Art Studios

4 Chatham Row
Dublin 2, Dublin D02PA06 Ireland
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