Biography

Contemporary Artist Abigail O’Brien’s work employs many media including Photography, Sculpture, Video, Sound and hand-made embroidered objects.

O’Brien’s work explores themes such as ritual, rites of passage and the Domestic realm. She is currently working on The Cardinal Virtues, Fortitude, Temperance, Prudence and Justice.
O’Brien’s work is in Private and Public collections including, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, The Caldic Collection, Rotterdam, The Museum of Modern Art, Vienna, The Gemeentmuseum, Holland and Centro National des Artes, Mexico.

Born in 1957, she received her MA Fine Art Painting from The National College of Art and Design, Dublin in 1998.

O’Brien is a member of The Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin and the current Secretary.

Abigail O’Brien lives and works in Ireland.

Solo Exhibitions
2015
With Bread, Limerick City Gallery, January – March, 2015.
2014
With Bread, The Dock, Carrick-On-Shannon February 7th – April 5th, 2014.
Touring to the Limerick City Gallery, 2015.
2013
With Bread, The Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda until November 16th.
2012
Airfix Days, The Peppercanister Gallery, Dublin, October 19 – November 10. Click to download Gallery Catalogue
2011
Temperence, 2009, January 2011 – April 25th, 2011, RHA Foyer
2010
Temperence, 2010, Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf.
2009
Temperence, 2009, Letterkenny Municipal Arts Centre, Co. Donegal, Ireland.
2008
Bella, 2008, Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf.
2007
Bella, 2007, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin.
2006
Confirmation- Martha’s Cloth, 2004, Gallerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf.
2005
Fortitude, 2005, The John David Mooney Foundation, Chicago.
Garden Heaven – Holy Orders, 2001 – 2003, Centre Culture Irlandais, Paris.
The Seven Sacraments, 1995 – 2004, The R.H.A. Gallagher Gallery, Dublin.
Vita Activa, The Rubicon Gallery.
2004
The Seven Sacraments, 1995 – 2004, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany.
The Seven Sacraments, 1995 – 2004, The Kunstverein, Lingen, Germany.
2003
The Rag Tree Series, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin.
The Rag Tree Series, Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf.
2001
How to Butterfly a leg of Lamb a collaboration with Mary Kelly, Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf.
2000
from The Ophelia Room – Extreme Unction, Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf.
from Baptism, The Sculpture Court, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh.
How to Butterfly a leg of Lamb a collaboration with Mary Kelly, Edinburgh Arts Festival.
1999
Kitchen Pieces – Confession and Communion, Galerie Stadtpark, Krems, Austria.
How to Butterfly a Leg of Lamb, a collaboration with Mary Kelly, The Concourse, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, County Dublin.
1998
Kitchen Pieces – Confession and Communion, Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf.
1996
Baptism, Old Museum, Belfast.
Man Eating Cream Bun installation, Habitat, Dublin.
Baptism, Häagen Dazs/Temple Bar Gallery Solo Award, Dublin.

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Selected Mixed Group Exhibitions
2016
Gut Instinct, Art, Food and Feeling, The Glucksman Gallery, University College, Cork. November 5th – March 19th, 2017
RHA Members Exhibition, Nov. 15th – Dec. 21st, RHA Gallery, Ely Place, Dublin
RHA Collection, 39th Clifden Arts Festival, 2017, Sept. 16th – 23rd, Galway
186th Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Open Exhibition, March 22nd – June 11th
Jardin, Kunstraumlangenloise p.p., Austria, April 5th – May 1st

2015
185th RHA Annual Exhibition
New Acquisitions, The RHA, Dublin, January – April

2014
Re Framing the Domestic, The Highlanes Gallery, April – August
RHA Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, May – Sept
Spring Exhibition, Peppercanister gallery, Dublin, March

2013
Kaleidoscope: Contemporary Art from EU Members States. Representing Ireland. Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin, April 2013.
Janus, The Peppercanister Gallery, Dublin, January 17 – February 9th.
Handicraft. Materials and Symbolism, Museum der Kunst, WestKüste Det Paulsen Legaat gemeinnützige, GmbH, Hauptstraße 7 • D-25938 Alkersum, March 2nd.

2012
Ateliers and Kitchen, Laboratories of the Senses, Martha Hereford, Germany opens May 11th.
Kinsale Arts Festival Ireland,opens July 7th
7:42, Irish Contemporary Art, Kaapelitehtaan Valssaamossa,The Cable Factory , Helsinki. With Mary Kelly, Sean Cotter and Thomas Brezing. 8.03.12. – 26.03.12. Touring to The High Lanes Municipal Gallery, Drogheda, Ireland, opens May 4th, 2012.

2011
Apertures and Anxieties – artists celebrate 300 years of Trinity College School of Medicine, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, November 15th – December 21st.
Christmas Show,ArtCatto Gallery, Loule, Portugal, December 10th – End January 2012.
Christmas Show,Soloman Fine Art Gallery, Dublin, December 1st – Mid january 2012.
7:42, Irish Contemporary Art, Lapua Museum of Art, Lapua Finland. With Mary Kelly, Sean Cotter and Thomas Brezing. 14.12.2011 – 26.2.2012. Touring to The Cable Factory , Helsinki in March and The High Lanes Municipal Gallery, Drogheda, August, 2012.
Christmas Group Show,The Solomon Fine Art Gallery, Balfe Street, Dublin, November/December , 2011.
Still,Peppercanister Gallery, 3 Herbert Street, Dublin 2. Opens Sept 8th 2011.
Cast 25, James Wray Gallery, Belfast, July 1st – July 26th.
Cast 25,Solomon Gallery, Dublin, May.
Altered Images, Letterkenny Regional Cultural Centre, Co. Donegal, Ireland, May 17th – June 15th .
181st RHA Annual Exhibition, Ely Place, Dublin, May 24th -July 30th
Three Colours / Red, 2001. April/May 2011. A collaboration with Mary Kelly, SOMA Contemporary , Waterford.
Altered Images,14th February – 29th April, Crawford Art gallery, Cork.
Children get choosy with IMMA,22nd March – 9th April, Wexford Arts Centre, Co. Wexford.

2010
Summer Interval’10, Gallerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf.
Altered Images, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Kilmainham,
June – August. Click Here for more info
Sacred, June/July 2010, Dock Off-site, Enniskillen, Curator Linda Shevlin.
Let them Luv’ Cake, March 2010, at Cake Contemporary Arts, The Curragh Army Camp, Co. Kildare, Ireland.Click Here for more info
2009
Altered Images,19th June – 5th August 2009, County Museum, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, in association with The Irish Museum of Modern Art.

Another Island, Contemporary Irish Art, March 2009, The American Historical Society, New York.

2008
Summer Interval 08,, Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf.
RHA 178th Annual Exhibition, February 2008, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin.
Obra Nabarmenenak /Obras Fundamentals, Oct 2007 – Jan 1008, Sala Kubo-Kutxa, San Sebastian.

2007
RHA 177th Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin.
Gestures of Infinity,Kultutzentrum bei den Minoriten, Graz, Austria.

2006
Einfach So,Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf.
RHA 176th Annual Exhibition, (invited Artist) Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin.
Ten Years in the Making, an Exhibition of Art from the State
Buildings, 1995 – 2005, Farmleigh, Dublin.
National Self-Portrait Collection, University of Limerick, Ireland.
Pulse Contemporary Art Fair, New York.
Art Rotterdam, Holland.

2005
Happy Holiday,Rubicon Gallery, Dublin. 2005
Bread Matters,West Cork Arts Centre, West Cork, Ireland.
The Eye of The Storm, The IMMA Collection, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.

2004
Tir na nOg, new works from the I.M.M.A. Collection, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.
Banquet Exhibition,RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin.
From a Collection – For a Collection, Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf.
In the time of Shaking,Irish Museum of Modern Art.
Art Brussels, Paris photo. Fiac Paris, Art Cologne.

2003
Paris Photo
Child in Time,The Gemeentemuseum, Helmond, Holland.
Art Cologne, The Basil Art Forum.

2002
Lerse Kunst uit de Collectie van het Museum Modern Art Te Dublin, Stedelijk Museum, Belgium.
Stories, Haus der Kunst, Munich.
Paris Photo, Basil Art Forum, and Art Cologne.

2001
From the Poetic to the Political,Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.
“Zwischenraum # 4” Arbeiten mit Fotografie,Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf.
Basil Art Forum, Art Cologne.

2000
Series, Elke Dröscher Galerie, Hamburg.
Art Cologne, Basil Art Forum.
Der Monokulare Blick, Kunstverein Lingen, Lingen, Germany.
Zwischen – Raum, Galerie Seitz und Partner, Wielandstr, Berlin.
Zwischenraum # Editionen und Multiples, Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf.
Unschärferelation, Kunstverein Freiburg im Marienbad, Germany. Travelling tour to Kunstmuseum Heidenheim and Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken.

1999
Irish Art Now: From the Poetic to the Political, 1999 – 2001, travelling U.S. exhibition (organised by I.C.I. New York and I.M.M.A. Dublin)
Silent Presence: Contemporary Still-Life Photography, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden- Baden and Bielefelder Kunstvere, 2000.
The Challenge of Power, Limerick City Gallery, Limerick, November.
Berlin Art Forum, Basil Art Forum.
Perspective 99, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast.
EV+A 99, Limerick City Gallery, Limerick.
Les Fleur du Mal, Galerie Seitz von Werder, Wielandstr.34, Berlin.

1998
EV+A 98, Limerick City Gallery, Limerick.
Art Forum Berlin.
Novisimos, Cortometrajes Mexicanos, Recientes en Cine y Video, Sala Luis Buñuel CCC/Centro Nacional de las Artes, Mexico, (a collaboration with Javier de la Garza).
Passport Exchange; (Ex) Change, National Polish Museum of Contemporary Art, Zacheta, Warsaw, Poland.
N.C.A.D. Postgraduate Show, Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery, Dublin, June.

1997
Passport Exchange,(Ex) Change, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin.
Banquet Exhibition, RHA, Dublin
Figuration, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.

1996
Waiting Spaces, Sheriff Street Post Office, site-specific work, Dublin.
Oriel Mostyn Open, Llandudno, Wales.
Iontas, Sligo, travelling to Dublin, Limerick and Derry.

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Awards
Arts Council of Ireland Touring Award, 2013
Arts Council of Ireland Travel Bursary, 2013/2014.
Arts Bursary Louth County Council, 2010.
Elected Full Member Royal Hibernian Academy, Ireland 2010.
Culture Ireland Exhibition Bursary, 2005 /2008.
The Solomon Sculpture Prize, 2008.
Public Art Award, Donegal County Council, 2007/2008.
Associate member of the Royal Hibernian Academy, Ireland, 2006.
Culture Ireland Exhibition Bursary, 2005.
Cultural Relations Commitee of Ireland Award, 2003.
Arts Council of Ireland Visual Arts Bursary,2003.
Project Studio, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, 2001/2002.
Arts Council of Ireland/ Aer Lingus Art Flight Award 2000 and 2001.
Arts Council of Ireland Visual Arts Bursary, 2000.
Residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig, 1999.
EV+A Prize 1999.
Random Access Video Training Symposium, Sculptors’ Society Ireland, 1998.
Arts Council of Ireland Visual Arts Bursary, 1997/1998.
Arts Council of Ireland Materials Award, 1996.
Artists Work Programme (residency), Irish Museum of Modern Art,
Dublin, 1996.
NCEA National Student of the Year Award, N.C.A.D, 1995.
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Collections
The Arts Council of Ireland.
National Self-Portrait Collection, University College Limerick, Ireland.
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland.
Office of Public Works, Ireland.
University College Limerick, Ireland.
The Caldic Collection, Rotterdam, Denmark.
The Museum of Modern Art Vienna, Austria.
European Central Bank, Frankfurt, Germany.
Goldman Sachs, London, UK.
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Selected Publications
With Bread , essays by Aoife Ruane, Theo Dorgan and Dr Medb Ruane.Published by Highlanes Municiple Art Gallery, 2013.
Creative Ireland – The Visual Arts, Contemporary Irish Visual Arts, 2000 – 2011. Editors, Noel Kelly and Seán Kissane, published by Visual Artists Ireland.
Temperance, essays by david Galloway and John Cunningham, published by Letterkenny Cultural centre, Letterkenny, Co Donegal.
Altered Images,essay by Cliodhna Shaffrey, The Organisation of Hope,published by The Irish Museum of modern Art, Dublin 2009
The IMMA Collection, editor Marguerite O’Molloy, published by The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, 2005
Artist Notes, Some thoughts on The Seven Sacraments,by Abigail O’Brien, January 2005.
Abigail O’Brien, The Seven Sacraments and The Ritualised Daily Life, essays by Stephanie Rosenthal, Ciaran Benson and Pater Friedhelm Mennekes, published by Haus der kunst and Steidl, 2004.
Some Trees,Published by Paul Andriesse for the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin 2004.
Currents, published by The Office Of Public Works, 2004.
Career Development, Abigail O’Brien,The Visual Arts News Sheet, page16, issue 5, 2004.
Stories, Text by Stephanie Rosenthal and essays by Söke Dinkla, Christoph Hochhäusler, Thomas Jäger and Matias Martinez, pub. by Haus der Kunst, Munich, 2002.
Unshärferelation, Fotografie als Dimension der Malerie, pub. by Hatje Cantz, text by Peter FitzGerald,Das Weltliche ins Sakrale, (p.21), 2000.
Installation Programme1999,pub. by Dunlaoire Rathdown,
essay by Abigail O’Brien And Mary Kelly.
The Challenge of Power, essay by Siun Hanrahan, pub. by Adapt, Limerick 1999
Lautlose Gegenwart, Das Stilleben in der Zeitgenossischen Fotografie,Staatliche Kunsthalle
Baden-Baden, catalogue essay by Dr Jessica Mueller 1999
Irish Art Now – From the Poetic to the Political,essays by Declan McGonagle, Fintan O’Toole and Kim Levin, published by Independent Curators International, New York, in association with
the Irish Museum of Modern Art, 1999
MA Fine Art Degree Show 1998, National College of art and Design,cat. pub. by The Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, text by Peter FitzGerald,Kitchen Pieces – Confession and Communion,(p.19), 1998
Figuration, Works from the Collection of The Irish Museum of Modern Art, text by Catherine Marshall, Curator of the Collection, 1997
Representing Women: An Interview with Kiki Smith,by Abigail O’Brien, in Thought Lines, ed. by Sue McNab, pub. by National College of Art and Design, 1996
Baptism,Häagen Dazs/Temple Bar Gallery Solo Award catalogue, essay by Medb Ruane, 1996
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Selected Reviews
2017
An Eating Disorder, Article by Cristin Leach Hughes. The Sunday Times Culture Magazine, Pages 8 and 9 , January 8th, 2017.

2016
At Home on the Range. Article by Cristin Leach Hughes. The Sunday Times Culture Magazine, pages 8 and 9, April 3rd, 2016.

2015
Widen The Circle, Emerging Artists rival big names at the RHA annual show. Article by Cristin Leach Hughes. The Sunday Times Culture Magazine, page 20, June 7th 2015.

A Show that’s a year in the life of the RHA Members.
Article by Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, May 26th 2015

Abigail O’Brien With Bread, article by Cristín Leach, The Sunday Times Culture, February 15th, p29.

2012
Between the Darkness and the Light, article by Gemma Tipton,The Irish Times Life and Culture, April 18th, page 12.The Institute of Director in Ireland magazine, RHA Annual Exhibition,Issue 24, article by Bernice Barrington.

2011
Apertures & Anxieties: Artists Celebrate 300 years of TCD’s School of Medicine, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, 16 November – 21 December 2011, article by Brenda Moore-McCann, Circa on line Art Magazine. December 2011. Available online:www.recirca.com
The Art of Medical Science, Review of the week, article by Desmond O’Neill, British Journal of Medicine, Vol 343, December 10th,2011.
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Is there an Artist in the House? Silent Teachers Medicine on Show. Article by Gemma Tipton, The Irish Times, Week-end Review, page 7,
Saturday, October 29th.
Web version available Online
Dreaming Spires.Article by Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, The Ticket, Friday, September 23rd, 2011, page 25.

Whether you love them or hate them or just don’t take them seriously, there’s no denying that Public Sculptures play a vital role in People’s interactivity with Modern Art.Article by Cristín Leach, Sunday Times Culture, 5th June 2011, pages 16/17.

Abigail O’Brien, Temperance, article by andróid, www.lecool.com, Dublin, 31st March, 2011.

It’s Déjà Vu all over again. Article by Cristín Leach, The Sunday Times Culture, May 29th 2011 – page 15.

They may put you off sweets for a while, but Abigail O’Brien’s photographs of an Irish Confectionary Factory are brilliantly brave and seriously insightful Public Art, says Cristín Leach,The Sunday Times, Culture, February 27th, 2011 – pages 12 and 13.Download
2010
www.publicart.ie (selected images from temperance)

Socially responsible art? It doesn’t have to send you to sleep. Article by Fintan O’Toole, The Irish Times, Week-end Review, The Arts, Page 9, July 3rd, 2010.

Abigail O’Brien: Temperance, Reginal Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, November 2009- January 2010. Article by Gregory Mc Cartney

recirca.comonline review July.

Changing Landscapes,article by Gerry McCarthy, Sunday Times Culture, pages 10 & 11

Abigail O’Brien’s sweet Photoworks at Galerie Bugdahn and Kaimer, article by Helga Meister, Düsseldorf Kultur, p19 Saturday May 22nd, 2010.

Likeyou – The ArtNetwork available online: www.likeyou.com/en/node/18046
2009 Oatfield Exhibition, The Sweet Fantastic, The Donegal Democrat, Review by Marcel Otten

2008
Bella, Abigail O’Brien, Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer,Art News, Review by David Galloway, December 2008, p132/133.
Picture Diary, Evening Echo, Tuesday January 8th, photo of Raspberry Decoy by Darragh Mac Sweeney/Provision.
Open Season,Irish Examiner, article by Marc O’Sullivan, Dec. 14th, 2008.
Open Season on Cork Vertical Invaders, review by Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, December.

2007
At 177 years old, the RHA’s annual show is a picture – and even
sculpture – of health,
The Sunday Times Culture, June 3, 2007,
article by Cristin Leach,

2006
Splendor at the Market,by Alison B Levy, August, 2006

2005
Corks Lost Opportunities, Visual Arts 2005, article by Aidan
Dunne, The Irish Times, 15/12/05.
Vita Activa,article by Sara Keating, In Dublin Magazine, February 2005.
RTE ‘The View’ Arts show review 1/2/05.
The Seven Ages of Woman, article by Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, 1/2/05.
An Artist who uses her loaf,article by Cristin Leach, The Sunday Times Culture,30/1/05.

2004
Die Sieben Sakramente, Abigail O’Brien und der ritualisierte Altlag,article by Cornelia Gockel, Kunst Forum, vol nr 169, page 60, 1/02/04.
Frauenarbeit auf irish: “Die Sieben Sacramente”,article by Michael Dultz,
Die Welt, page68, 24/02/04.
Die Bastion der starken Frauen, article by Matthias Kuhn,
GO München, page 31, March, 2004.
Munich: Abigail O’Brien at Haus der Kunst, article by Birgit Sonna, translated by
Peter FitzGerald, page 94, Circa 108,Summer, 2004.
Statements of Intent,article by Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, page 16, 14/05/04.
The Seven Sacraments, Abigail O’Brien, article by Roberta McGrath, Source vol 40, page 70, Autumn 2004.

2003
The Rag Tree, article by Aidan Dunne, Irish Times, 10/11/03.
Abigail O’Brien; The Rag Tree Series, The Sunday Times Culture,
article by Catherine Leen,16/11/03.
Marking Time, article by Marianne O’Kane, Irish Arts Review,
page 84, vol 21,no 1, Spring 2003.

2002
Wie Tarzan im Geschichten-Dschungel,article by Roberta De Righi, Abendzeitung
München, 28/03/02.
Das Ende ist offen, Die Ausstellung “Stories” im Haus Der Kunst, article by Annette Krauß, Donaukurier,02/04/02.
Das wahre Abenteurer findetim Kopf statt,article by Charly Prestele, Allgäuer Zeitung,
03/04/02.
Auf der Suche nach verlorenen Geschichten, article by Stephanie Krawehl,
Berchtesgadener Anzeiger, 04/04/02.

2001
Views from the Margin, article by Medb Ruane, Sunday Times Culture Ireland, 25/11/01.
Düsseldorf, Abigail O’Brien, Bugdahn und Kaimer, article by Magdalena Kröner,
Flash Art, vol XXXIV, January – February.
Re-Enter Ophelia, article by Stefanie Grebe, translated by Andrea Lange,
Source, issue 26, Spring.

2000
Tod und Aufbruch, (Death and Rebirth), article by Magdalena Kröner, Rheinische Post,10/11/00.
Das eisige Ende Von Ophelia ,(Ophelia’s icy ending), article by Helga Meister,
Westdeutsche Zeitung, 7/11/00.
How to Butterfly a Leg of Lamb: Abigail O’Brien and Mary Kelly, article by Susanna
Beaumont, The Scotsman, 8/8/00.

1999
Playing in the Ruins of Western Culture, article by Aidan Dunne,
The Irish Times, 11/08/99.
Still Leben im Stilleben, ( Still Life in Still Life), article by Ronald Berg, Tagesspiegel, Berlin, 22/05/99.
All about EV+A,article by Dorothy Walker, The Sunday Times Culture Ireland, 23/05/99.
Limerick’s mini-marathon, article by Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, 27/05/99.
The Silence of the Lamb, article by Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, 10/03/99.
A Women’s Work, article by Ciaran Owens, The Event Guide, March.
Abigail O’Brien, Düsseldorf, article by David Galloway, Art News, February.
Fotografie in Düsseldorf, article by Uta Maria Reindl, Eikon International Photo Journal, issue 26/27, 1998/1999.

1998
Highlights and Classic Flops of the Gallery Year, article by Dorothy Walker,
The Sunday Times Culture Ireland, 20/12//98.
Das Tägliche Brot (The Daily Bread), article by Klaus Sebastian, Rheinische Post, 30/10/98.
Ein Düsseldorf Photoprogramme – Pioniere und Experimente (A Düsseldorf Photoprogramme – Pioneers and Experimenters),
article by Ina Weinrautner, Handles Blatt, 03/11/98.
Heile Küchenwelt (Healthy Kitchenworld), article by Susanne Henle, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 28/11/98.
Altes Licht auf Neue (An Old Light on New Things), article by Helga Meister, Westdeutsche Zeitung, 30/11/98.
There is no house style, article by Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, 03/06/98.

1997
R.H.A. Banquet Exhibition, article by Elaine Hartigan, Mary Kelly and Peter FitzGerald, Circa no 82, Winter.
Passport Exchange; (Ex) Change, review by Alannah Hopkin, The Sunday Times Culture Ireland, 21/12/97.
Waiting Spaces, article by Marian Lovett, Circa No. 79 Spring.
The Eighth Mostyn Open, article by Caoimhin Mac Giolla Leith, Circa No. 79 Spring.

1996
The Culture Ireland review of 1996, article by Medb Ruane,
The Sunday Times, 29/12/96.
Baptism, article by Nicholas Allen, Source, Vol. 3, No. 2, Summer
Front Cover, Circa No. 76, Summer.
Public Understatement, article by Marian Lovett, Circa No 76, Summer.
Abigail O’Brien, Temple Bar Gallery, article by Luke Clancy, The Irish Times, 22/05/96.
Broadening the Canvas, article by Aidan Dunne, The Sunday Tribune, 05/05/96.
Abigail the Baptist, article by Medb Ruane, The Sunday Times, 28/04/96.
Diversity of Talent and Approach, article by Brian Fallon, The Irish Times, 27/03/96.
The Guy who Made a Joke of EV+A, article by Dunne, The Sunday Tribune, 17/03/96.
Subversion by the Shannon, article by Medb Ruane, The Sunday Times, 17/03/96.

1995
Degree Showdown, ‘vox pop’, Circa, Autumn 1995, Vol. 73, p. 42.
Arty Students, article by Aidan Dunne, The Sunday Tribune, 11/06/95.
N.C.A.D. Degree Shows, article by Medb Ruane, The Sunday Times, 11/06/95.

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