Eilis O' Connell was born in Derry, Northern Ireland, she studied sculpture at the Crawford School of Art, Cork and the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, U.S.A.
She was granted research fellowships at The British School at Rome and P.S.I. in New York. A two-year residency at Delfina Studios London in 1988 resulted in her permanent move there until 2002. She returned to live in Ireland, exhibits abroad and works on commissions for both public and private locations.
She has shown at the Venice, Paris and Sao Paolo Biennales and her small sculptures were shown at the Guggenheim Museum in Venice. In 2018 her outdoor sculptures will be shown at E1027 the home designed by Eileen Grey in Cap Martin, France.
Her work can be seen in several public locations in London, Cardiff, Newcastle, Bristol, Wolverhampton, Southampton, Milton Keynes, Dublin, Belfast, Dundalk, Mallow and Cork.
Other privately commissioned works can be seen at Lismore Castle in Ireland, Cass Sculpture Foundation, Chatsworth, Antony House in England and private gardens in France and Spain.
She is a founder director of the National Sculpture Factory in Cork, a former member of the Arts Council of Ireland, a member of Aosdána, and a member of the R.H.A.
1970 - 77 Crawford College of Art, Cork, Ireland
1974 - 75 Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, U.S.A
1983 - 84 British School at Rome Fellowship, Italy
1987 - 88 P.S.I. Fellowship, New York, U.S.A.
2018 Culture Ireland Award for transport of sculpture to Eileen Grays E1027 and
Rocquebrune Parc, Cap Martin, France.
2017 Culture Ireland Award for transport of “Capsule for Destinies Unknown” at
Ark, Chester Cathedral, Chester, UK.
2016 Sculpture Award, RHA Annual, Dublin.
2013 Culture Ireland Award for “The Physicality of Seeing” One Canada Square
and Jubilee Park, Canary Wharf, London
2011 Culture Ireland Award for Women make Sculpture, Pangolin Gallery, London
2010 Culture Ireland Award for Crucible at Gloucester Cathedral, England.
2009 Sculpture Award, R.H.A. annual exhibition, Dublin, Ireland
1998 Royal Society of Arts Award, London.
1996 Art and Work Award, Wapping Art Trust, for "Nyama" at 99 Bishopsgate,
1990 Sunday Tribune Visual Artist of the Year Award, Dublin, Ireland
1990 Nordic Art Centre, Guest Studio Residency, Helsinki, Finland
1988 Two year Residency at Delfina Studios, London, England
1984 Elected to Aosdana
1981 GPA Award for Emerging Artists, Dublin, Ireland
1980 Mont Kavanagh Award for Environmental Art, Dublin, Ireland
1979-80 Irish Arts Council Bursaries
1977 "77 Exhibition" Sculpture Award, EVA, Limerick.
1977 N.C.E.A. Award of Distinction in Sculpture, Dublin, Ireland
2018 Eilis O’ Connell at E1027, Eileen Grey’s House, Cap Martin, France.
With four larger works in the Municipal Park, Roquebrune-Cap- Martin, France.
2018 Biomorphia five large sculptures in the grounds of West Dean College, Sussex.
Selected Solo Shows
2016 Eilis O’ Connell, 5 outdoor sculptures installed by the Cass Foundation at the Royal Enclosure, Ascot, UK.
2015 Khôra, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin.
2013 The Physicality of Seeing, sculpture at I Canada Square and Jubilee Park,
Canary Wharf, London.
2013 Specific Gravity, Beardsmore Gallery, London.
2012 Cu, works in copper, Allihies Copper Mines Museum, Beara Peninsula, Co. Cork
2011 Eilis O Connell, West Cork Arts Centre, Skibereen, Co. Cork.
2011 Haptic, RHA, Royal Hibernian Academy Dublin
2008 Biomorphia1-8, Cass Sculpture Foundation, Goodwood, West Sussex, England.
2007 Sculpture at Charlesfort, Kinsale Arts Week, Co. Cork
2005 Double Void, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2002 Eilis O’Connell, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2002 Under and Over and other sculptures, Canary Wharf, London, England
2000 Eilis O’ Connell. Fenton Gallery, Cork, Ireland
2000 Eilis O’ Connell. Newyln, Art Gallery, Newyln, Cornwall, England
1999 A Decade of Sculpture, retrospective, Arnolofini, Bristol, England
1999 Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
1999 Sculpture, New Art Centre, Roche Court, Wiltshire, England.
1997 New Sculpture, Butler Gallery, Kilkenny and Limerick City Art Gallery, Ireland
1996 To swell the gourd, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.
1994 New Work, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.
1994 The Bridge Project, Arnolfini, Bristol, England.
1994 New Sculpture, Oriel, Cardiff, Wales.
1993 The Undomesticated Space, The Gallery at John Jones, London, England
1990 Ancient Rain, Artsite Gallery, Bath, England.
1989 Between a Rock and a Hard Place, Riverrun Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
1988 Bending the Bow, Riverrun Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
1987 Sculpture, Hendricks Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
1986 Steel Quarry, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
1981-83 David Hendricks Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Selected Group Exhibitions
2017 RHA Annual, RHA, Dublin.
2017 Annual Winter Exhibition, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin
2017 CASe Lavit Gallery, Cork.
2017 The Art stable, Kelly Ross Fine Art, Dorset, UK
2017-2018 Self Reflections in collaboration with the national Self Portrait Collection at the
F.E. Mc William Gallery, Banbridge, Co. Down, N. Ireland
2017 Ark, Chester Cathedral, Chester UK.
2017 Boyle Arts Festival, Boyle, Co. Roscommon.
2017 Vue with Hillsboro Fine Art, RHA, Dublin.
2017 London Original Print Fair with Stoney Road Press.
2017 Glow, Catherine Hammond Gallery, Skibereen, Co. Cork.
2017 Easter Group show, Solomon Gallery, Dublin.
2016 RHA Annual, RHA Dublin
2016 Now & Then, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin.
2016 Clifton Arts Week, Co. Galway.
2016 Vue, RHA, Dublin.
2016 Irish Art, Sotheby’s , RHA, Dublin
2016 Royal Ulster Academy, invited artist, Ulster Academy, Belfast.
2016 Jubilee celebrating 25 years at Pangolin editions by commissioning
17 sculptors to cast new work in silver. Chalford , Glostershire, UK
2016 Glow Catherine Hammond Gallery, Skibereen, Co. Cork.
2016 12 now 13, Catherine Hammond Gallery, Skibereen, Co. Cork.
2016 Celebrating Being Irish, Lavitt Gallery, Cork.
2016 Bandits live comfortably in the ruins, Flat Time House, London.
2015 Cast Thirty x Thirty, Solomon Fine Art, Dublin.
2015 Visual, Eigise, invited by Lewis Biggs
2015 Greenacres Art, Wexford Opera Festival.
2015 Graphic Studio Gallery, Winter Exhibition, Temple Bar, Dublin.
2015 Highlights of Irish Art at Sothebys, London.
2015 Hillsboro Fine Art, Annual Winter Exhibition, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin.
2015 Vue, RHA, Dublin
2015 Forty x Forty : Cast 2015, Solomon Gallery, Dublin
2015 RHA Annual, Dublin.
2015 Flora, Lavitt Gallery, Cork
2015 Summer Group, Catherine Hammond Gallery, Glengarriff, Co. Cork
2014 Beyond Limits, sculpture at Chatsworth, Derbyshire, England
2014 Sculpture at Russborough House, Co. Wicklow.
2014 Catherine Hammond Gallery, Glengarriff, Co Cork.
2014 Triskell Art Centre, Cork.
2014 Crucible 2, Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester, England
2014 Group Show, Pangolin Gallery, Stroud, England.
2014 RHA Annual, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
2013 Gems from The Butler Gallery Collection, Kilkenny
2013 Iron & Steel, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin
2013 Art Outside, Art 13, Olympia Grand Hall, London.
2013 The Lavitt 50 years on, Cork.
2013 Catherine Hammond Gallery, Glengarrif, Co. Cork
2013 Doswell Gallery, Roscarbery, Co. Cork.
2013 RHA Annual, Dublin
2013 Solomon Fine Art, Lyons Estate, Newcastle, Co. Limerick.
2013 Irish Sculpture, Gormleys Fine Art, Dublin
2012 Interesting Times, outdoor sculpture at Harold Martin Botanic Garden,
University of Leicester, UK.
2012 Across Three Decades, Eilis O’ Connell and Gwen O’ Dowd, Hillsboro
Fine Art, Dublin.
2012 Catherine Hammond Gallery, Glengarrif, Co. Cork.
2012 Elements, Public Sector Art Works, Belfast Central Library, Belfast.
2012 Sculpture Proposals for the Walton Memorial, The Long Room,
Trinity College Dublin
2012 Sculptors Drawings, Kings Place / Pangolin London
2011 Vue, RHA, Dublin.
2011 Apertures & Anxieties, RHA in association with Trinity College School of
2011 Collecting for Ireland, works from the Arts Council of Ireland Collection
the Hunt Museum, Limerick.
2011 Women make Sculpture, Pangolin London
2011 RHA Annual Exhibition, Dublin.
2011 Life Lived Vividly, Monster Truck Gallery, Dublin.
2011 Cast, Solomon Gallery, Dublin and James Wray Gallery, Belfast.
2010 Crucible, Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester, England
2010 Collective Histories, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast.
2010 Royal Ulster Academy, Ulster Museum, Belfast.
2010 CASe’ 10 , Lavitt Gallery, Cork Ireland
2010 R.H.A. annual exhibtion, Dublin, Ireland
2009 Visual, Centre for Contemporary Art & George Bernard Shaw Theatre, Carlow
2009 Between Metaphor and Object, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.
2009 Then + Now, Evolving Art Practices, Glucksman Gallery, U.C.C., Cork, Ireland
2009 Royal Academy Summer Show, London. (invited artist)
2009 Mapping Form, Drawings & Sculpture, Macroom Town Hall, Co. Cork. Ireland
2009 R.H.A. annual exhibition, Dublin, Ireland
2009 Look Again, selected by Aidan Dunne, Purdy Hicks, London.
2009 In The Mix, Pangolin, London, England.
2008 R.H.A. annual exhibition, Dublin, Ireland
2008 Wingblade, Wapping Arts Trust, London. England.
2003-8 Sterling Stuff, cast silver sculptures, Pangolin Gallery, London.
Royal Academy, London, and Sigurjon Olafsson Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
2008 R.H.A. annual exhibition, Dublin, Ireland
2008 Immages, County Hall , Dun Laoighre , Co. Dublin, Ireland.
2008 Wall and Plinth, Peppercanister Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.
2008 Turning the season, Wapping Power Station, London
2007 R.H.A. Summer exhibition, RH.A. Gallaher Galleries, Dublin, Ireland
2006 All Female Cast, Pangolin Gallery, Glostershire, England
2007 R.H.A. Summer exhibition, RH.A. Gallaher Galleries, Dublin, Ireland
2005 Sculpture in the Close, Jesus College, Cambridge University, Cambridge,
2004 Irish Artists, New Art Centre, Roche Court, Salisbury, England
2004 Views from an island: Irish Contemporary Art in Beijing and Shanghai, China
2003 Eilis O'Connell & Claire Langan at the Fenton Gallery, Cork, Ireland
2003 Sculpture in the Close, Jesus College, Cambridge University, England
2003 Sterling Stuff - casting in silver, Pangolin Gallery,
Royal Academy, London and the Sigurjon Olafsson Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
2002 Imaginaire Feminin, Lido, Venice, Italy
2002 Thinking Big, The Guggenheim Museum, Venice, Italy
2002 RA Summer Show, London (invited artist)
2002 Art Futures, Contemporary Art Society, London
2000 Artists' Century, R.H.A, Gallagher Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.
2000 Bronze, exhibition of sculpture. Holland Park, London, England.
1999 Shape of the Century - 100 years of sculpture in Britain, Salisbury
and Canary Wharf, London, England.
1999 0044 Artists Working in London P.S.1 New York, Albright Knox Museum,
Buffalo, New York, U.S.A Crawford Art Gallery, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast
1997 Re-dressing Cathleen, McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, Boston
1996 Innovation from Tradition, Council of Europe, Brussels, Belgium.
1992 Contemporary Art Society Acquisitions, Camden Arts Centre, London,
1989 Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London, England
1989 P.S.1 Studio Artists, P.S.1. Gallery, New York, U.S.A.
1988 Spatial Displacement, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, New York, U.S.A.
1986 Europalia 11 European Sculptors", Ospedale degli Innocenti, Florence, Italy
1985 Sao Paulo Bienal, touring to Rio de Janerio, Brazil & Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1984 Rosc Quadrennial International Exhibition, Guinness Hop Store, Dublin,
1984 10 Artists, British School at Rome, Accademia Britannica, Rome, Italy
1982 Paris Biennale, Paris, France
2017- 2018 Carapace, woven stainless cable on stainless steel frame for Green Property at
5 Harcourt Road, Dublin 2.
2107- 2018 Night Gates for 10 Molesworth Street, Dublin.
2016 Unfurl 2, commissioned by Simon Capstick Dale, New York.
2016 Unfurl 3, commissioned by Iput for 10 Molesworth Street, Dublin.
2015 Atlantic Oak, Bronze sculpture commissioned by the Office of Public Works for,
Tip O’ Neill Park,Mallow, Co. Cork.
2014 Chroma, commissioned by University College Dublin for the New
Science Building, UCD, Dublin.
2013 Atoms & Apples, sculpture commission for Trinity College Dublin to
commemorate the life and work of ETS Walton who jointly received the Nobel
for splitting the atom with Sir John Cockcroft in 1951.
2010 Vortex , commissioned for a private garden in Kensington in collaboration with
Andrew Ewing and Luciano Juibelli
2008 Biomorphia 1-8, commissioned by the Cass Foundation to make 8 large
sculptures exploring the formal possibilities of composite technology.
2005 Reedpod a 13.3 metre sculpture in stainless steel and copper for Cork.
2004 Everchanging a polished stainless steel sculpture for Newcastle City Council
Newcastle Upon Tyne, England.
2003 Appetites of Gravity, bronze sculpture for Dundalk Institute of Technology.
2003 The Square Inside, a sculpture in clear cast resin for Naas General Hospital
Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland.
2002 Street Furniture Project with JC Decaux, Paris, France
2002 Two bronzes for HQ4 Building, Canary Wharf. London, England.
2001 Under & Over a bronze sculpture for Lismore Castle, Ireland
2001 Unfold, A bronze for Sculpture at Goodwood, West Sussex. England.
2001 Shear, a stainless steel sculpture for Bevois Valley, commissioned
by Southampton City Council, England.
2000 Unfurl, a bronze commissioned by Kensington Borough Council, London.
1999 Carapace, a large outdoor sculpture in stainless steel and woven stainless
steel cable, for Sculpture at Goodwood, West Sussex, England.
1999 More Equal, bronze sculpture commissioned for Grand Canal Plaza, Dublin.
1999 Pero Foot Bridge for Bristol Chamber of Commerce, designed in collaboration
with Ove Arup Engineers at St. Augustine's Reach, Bristol. England.
1998 Helix, a woven stainless steel sculpture commissioned by the C.A.S. Projects,
London for 1 Curzon Street, Mayfair, London
1998 Tower of Light, sculpture in stainless steel, glass and fibre optics for
Wolverhampton Borough Council, Hare Street Roundabout. Bilston,England.
1998 Vowel of earth dreaming its root stone sculpture for London Docklands
Development Corporation, Marsh Wall, London.
1995 Nyama a series of ten sculptures in various metals for Hammerson Properties,
sited both in the courtyard and the lobby of 99 Bishopsgate, London
1994 Out of Bounds, an outdoor sculpture in bronze, Office of Public Works sited at
The Central Statistics Office, Cork
1994 Space Emptied Out, a large outdoor piece for Sculpture at Goodwood,
West Sussex, England.
1993 Zuni-Zenor, an outdoor wall sculpture in bronze, commissioned by the
Contemporary Art Society for Broadgate Properties, 10 Fleet Place, London,
1993 Aversvika Cultural Landscape Project, installation for the 1994 Winter
Olympics, Hamar, Norway.
1992 Secret Station, an outdoor sculpture in bronze, stainless steel, fibre-optics and
steam for The Gateway, Cardiff Docks, Wales
1992 The Space Between, an outdoor sculpture in bronze and fibre optics for Milton
Keynes Development Corporation, Exchange Square, Milton Keynes, England.
2014 Specific Gravity, Beardsmore Gallery, London, essay by Anna Moszynska
2013 The Physicality of Seeing, Canary Wharf, London, essay by Ann Elliot.
2011 Haptic, RHA, Dublin with an essay by Aidan Dunne.
2000 Eilis O'Connell essay by Andrew Lambirth, published by the Arnolifi Gallery,
1999 Eilis O'Connell essay by Caoimhin Mac GiollaLeith and Medb Ruane for the
Butler Gallery, Gandon Editions.
1994 Eilis O'Connell New Sculpture, essay by Paul Moorhouse, Tate Gallery for
Oriel, Cardiff, Wales.
1993 Eilis O'Connell essay by Charles Hall, Gandon Editions, Dublin, Ireland
1986 Steel Quarry ,essay by Conor Joyce, The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2017 Ark, Chester Cathedral ,Chester, UK
2016 Jubilee, Pangolin Editions, Chalford, Glostershire, England
2014 Crucible 2, Gloucester Cathedral, Pangolin Editions , London
2014 Beyond Limits, Sculpture at Chatsworth, Derbyshire, England.
2011 Collecting for Ireland, Hunt Museum, Limerick.
2011 Women make Sculpture, Pangolin Editions London.
2010 Crucible, Gloucester Cathedral, Pangolin Editions, London.
2009 Mapping Form, drawing and sculpture, Macroom, Ireland.
2008 Wall and Plinth, Peppercannister Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2006 All Female Cast. Gallery Pangolin, Chalford, Glostershire, England.
2005 C2 Contemporary Art in Cork, Ireland. Gandon Editions.
2005 Sculpture and Gardens, Solomon Gallery / Clonlea Studios, Dublin , Ireland.
2004 Views from an Island, Irish Contemporary Art from the collection at the Irish Museum
of Modern Art, Dublin , Ireland Millenium Art Museum, Beijing, China.
2003 Re- Imagining Ireland, Irish Art today, University of Virginia, U.S.A.
2003 Sculpture in the Close, Jesus College , Cambridge University, England.
2002 Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, England.
2001 Public Art Southamptom, Southamptom, England.
1999 0044 PS1, Albright-Know Museum, Crawford Art Gallery ,Gandon Eiditons, Ireland.
2003 Re- Imagining Ireland, Irish Art today, University of Virginia, U.S.A.
2004 In the time of shaking, Irish artists for Amnesty. Imma, Dublin, Ireland.
1996 L’ imaginatire Irlandais, Paris,France.
1997 Re-dressing Cathleen, Boston College essay by Katherine Nahum
1996 Innovation from tradition essay by Patrick Murphy, Dept of Foreign Affairs, Dublin, 1995 Irish Steel, essay by Mark Ewart, Gandon Books, Kinsale, Co. Cork, Ireland
1991 Espace, Sculptors Society of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland.
1991 Portfolio 2 , Gandon Editions, Dublin, Ireland
1991 Form and Function , Issue 3 Helsinki, Finland.
1990 Edge to Edge, essay by Aidan Dunne, Gandon Editions, Dublin, Ireland
1990 A New Tradition - Irish Art of the Eighties, essay by Joan Fowler, The Douglas Hyde
1990 Irish Art - The European Dimension - The Arts council of Ireland
1990 Irish Women Artists National Gallery of Ireland/Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
1986 Eleven European Sculptors, essay by Aidan Dunne, Europalia, Florence, Italy
1985 Four Artists from Ireland, Sao Paulo Bienal, essay by Brian Ferran,
Belfast, Arts Council of N. Ireland
1984 ROSC '84, essay by Dorothy Walker, ROSC International Quadrennial, Dublin, Ireland
Reviews and articles
In England they ask what is it, in Ireland they ask what does it mean?
Gemma Tipton Irish Times Aug. 31 2017
Irish Arts Review, From the ground up and interview with Brain Mc Avera, Summer 2017
Ark, The Chester Chronicle, David Holmes
World famous artists feature at Ark exhibition at Chester Cathedral by Janet Rearden Chester Life July 3rd. 2017.
An exhibition about shelter and refuge Irish Examiner Des O' Sullivan July 14 th 2017
Sculptor Eilis O' Connell to feature new work at Ark , Chester Cathedral. West Cork Times
Ark, News at ten, the culture spot with Will Compertz the BBC’s art correspondent.
Ark, BBC Look North programme.
Ark, Radio 2 Jonathan Ross arts
Khora May 4 th. 2015 interview with jp o’ Sullivan, Sunday Times.
The Physicality of Seeing at Canary Wharf reviewed by Sue Hubbard in Irish Arts Review, summer 2014.
The Physicality of Seeing at Canary Wharf reviewed by Andrew Lambert in the Spectator Magazine London 9th May 2013.
Material Translations, essay by Patrick T. Murphy, Irish Arts Review Summer Edition 2012
Eilis O’ Connell - Cu at Allihies Copper Mines Museum reviewed by John P. O’ Sullivan, The Sunday Times. August 2012
Haptic, Aidan Dunne, Irish Times Jan. 21st 2011
Get knocked down get up again, review of the Rocky Road by Cristin Leach, Sunday Times
Nov. 27th 2011
Are we terrorized by Abstract Art , review of the Rocky Road by Gemma Tippton, Irish Times, Dec. 8 th 2011
Flair Srength and Ambition, a yearly review of Irish Shows in 2011 by Aidan Dunne, Irish Times Dec 29 th. 2100
Haptic, Cristin Leach, Sunday Times Culture magazine, Feb.17th. 2011
Double Void, Luke Clancy, Modern Painters, London , Nov 2005. The Sunday Times Culture Magazine, Catherine Leen Oct. 9 2005. Bending and Shaping, by Marianne Hartigan .Artlife, The Sunday Tribune Nov 3 2002. Sunday Times Culture Magazine Medb Ruane Nov 2002.. The Sunday Times magazine Nov. 19 th 2000 Alannah Hopkins. The Sunday Busisness Post Nov.19 th 2000.Fenton Gallery by Aidan Dunne, Irish Times, Nov 5, 2000. Arnolfini Gallery, Independant on Sunday, London, Dec 1999. Aidan Dunne, Irish Times June 9, 1999. "Abstract Expressions" British abstract Art, Part 2 Sculpture at Flowers East, by Tim Hilton, Independent on Sunday, London 13 Aug 1995. Medb Ruane, The Sunday Times Oct 30, 1994. Aidan Dunne, Sunday Tribune, Oct 30, 1994. Luke Clancy, Irish Times, Nov 4, 1994. Arnofolini, Bristol, Mark Gaughan, Circa Summer 1994. "The Sculptural hybrids of Eilis O'Connell, Caoimhin Mac Giolla Leith, Contemporary Art, London Spring, 1994. "Article of Faith" - Eilis O'Connell, Clare Henry, Art Review, London March 1994. "Artist by the Factory full", Dayla alberge, The Independent, London May 20, 1994. "New Bridge by Irish Sculptor, Chris Ducker, Bristol evening Post, Jan 20, 1994. "Eilis O'Connell" Blueprint, London, April 1994. The Undomesticated Space" at the Gallery of John Jones, London Sept - Oct 1993 Sue Hubbard, Time Out, London, Sept 22 - 29, 1993.. Art Review, London Sept 1993. Conor Joyce, Art Monthly, London, Nov 1993. Sculptor" Aidan Dunne, Sunday Tribune, Dublin, Nov 23, 1989. "Shift of Shape for Sculptor", John Hutchison, Sunday Press, Dublin Nov 23, 1989. "Eilis Forges her own Style" Aidan Dunne, Sunday Press, Dublin, Nov 23 1986. "Eilis O’Connell at the Douglas Hyde Gallery" Desmond McAvock Irish Times, Dublin Nov 27 1986 Reviews of "Europalia, Knack, Belgium, Gerrit Six, Dec 17 1986 Die Welt, Germany by Monika Von Zitzewitz, Dec 2 1986
Volkskrant, Holland by Els Hoek, Nov 26 1986. In Liberation, France Dec 3 1986.
2016 Modern Ireland in 100 artworks, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin.
2014 Sculpture at Canary Wharf, a permanent collection, Canary Wharf PLC.
2014 Art and Architecture of Ireland, Sculpture, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin
2013 A Decade of Exhibitions, sculpture at Canary Wharf PLC.
2010 Dictionary of Living Irish Artists, Robert O’ Byrne , Plurabelle Publishing, Dublin
2009 Dictionnaire International de la Sculpture Moderne & Contemporaine, Editions du
2003 Bleep, The Eric and Jean Cass collection,Surrey, England.
2002 Sculpture at Goodwood, twenty first century British sculpture,
celebration of the first ten years. Goodwood, West Sussex , England.
2002 The Art of Priors Court School, Stephanie Shirley Collection, England
2000 Bronze, contemporary British Sculpture, Holland Park, London, England
Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Library and Arts Services.
1999 In the time of shaking , Irish artists for Amnesty International, Dublin.
1998 The Modern Art collection of University College Cork, Ireland.
1995 A.I.B. Art, a selection of the collection of modern Irish art.
1991 Inheritance and Transformation, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.
1984 Irish Sculpture from 1600 to the Present Day, by Prof. Anne Crookshank, Trinity
1982 Contemporary Irish Art by Roderick Knowles, Wolfhound Press, Dublin, Ireland