PRUDENCE AND THE GAME OF GOLF – RHA Ashford Gallery 17 November – 20 December (Now Closed)
In November 2017, the RHA presented Abigail O’Brien RHA, Prudence and the Game of Golf in the RHA Ashford Gallery, a photographic, sculpture and sound installation.
Having completed Fortitude, The Collector, 2005 and Temperance, Oatfield Sweet Factory, 2009, Prudence is the third body of work in O’Briens series, The Temporal (Cardinal) Virtues, which are Fortitude, Temperance, Prudence, and Justice.
The word ‘virtue’ is derived from the Latin word Vir meaning mankind; male and female. It should be noted that Homer wrote almost exclusively about mighty men, great wars, adventures and encounters with monsters and today we would include women in similar terms. Virtues are guidelines and codes of conduct. The Temporal (Cardinal) Virtues are a treatise in dualism and every virtue has its vice. What today constitutes a virtue? How are these virtues transformed or perhaps sublimated into an acceptable form? Who today are the virtuous?
PRUDENCE AND THE GAME OF GOLF, RHA, Ashford Gallery 17TH November – 20TH December 2017
WITH BREAD, Limerick City Gallery, January – March, 2015..
WITH BREAD, The Dock, Carrick-On-Shannon February 7th – April 5th, 2014. Touring to the Limerick City Gallery, 2015.
WITH BREAD, – The Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda until November 16th.
TEMPERANCE, – 2009, January 2011 – April 25th, 2011, RHA Foyer
TEMPERANCE, – 2010, Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf.
TEMPERANCE, – 2009, Letterkenny Municipal Arts Centre, Co. Donegal, Ireland.
BELLA, – 2008, Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf.
BELLA, – 2007, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin.
CONFIRMATION- MARTHA’S CLOTH, – 2004, Gallerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf.
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.
THE SEVEN SACRAMENTS, 1995 – 2004, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany.
THE SEVEN SACRAMENTS, 1995 – 2004, The Kunstverein, Lingen, Germany.
THE RAG TREE SERIES, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin.
THE RAG TREE SERIES, Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf.
HOW TO BUTTERFLY A LEG OF LAMB a collaboration with Mary Kelly, Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf.
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.
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.
KITCHEN PIECES – CONFESSION AND COMMUNION, Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf.
BAPTISM, Old Museum, Belfast.
Man Eating Cream Bun installation, Habitat, Dublin.
BAPTISM, Häagen Dazs/Temple Bar Gallery Solo Award, Dublin.
RHA Annual Exhibition, 2017
Bristle, Hair and Hegemony, The Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda. July 8th – Sept.
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
185th RHA Annual Exhibition
New Acquisitions, The RHA, Dublin, January – April
Re Framing the Domestic, The Highlanes Gallery, April – August
RHA Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, May – Sept
Spring Exhibition, Peppercanister gallery, Dublin, March
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.
Ateliers and Kitchen, Laboratories of the Senses, Marta Herford, Germany, opened May 11th.
Kinsale Arts Festival Ireland, opened 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.
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.
Summer Interval’10, Gallerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf.
Altered Images, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Kilmainham, June – August.
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
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.
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.
RHA 177th Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin.
Gestures of Infinity, Kultutzentrum bei den Minoriten, Graz, Austria.
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, The Netherlands.
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.
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.
Child in Time, The Gemeentemuseum, Helmond, The Netherlands.
Art Cologne, The Basel Art Forum.
Lerse Kunst uit de Collectie van het Museum Modern Art Te Dublin, Stedelijk Museum, Belgium.
Stories, Haus der Kunst, Munich.
Paris Photo, Basel Art Forum, and Art Cologne.
From the Poetic to the Political, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.
“Zwischenraum # 4” Arbeiten mit Fotografie, Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf.
Basel Art Forum, Art Cologne.
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.
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.
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.
Passport Exchange, (Ex) Change, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin.
Banquet Exhibition, RHA, Dublin
Figuration, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.
Waiting Spaces, Sheriff Street Post Office, site-specific work, Dublin.
Oriel Mostyn Open, Llandudno, Wales.
Iontas, Sligo, travelling to Dublin, Limerick and Derry.
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, Germany
The Museum of Modern Art Vienna, Austria.
European Central Bank, Frankfurt, Germany.
Goldman Sachs, London, UK.
Private Collections, Europe and North America.