Bio

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.

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Education

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.

Awards

 

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,

                   London, England

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

 

 

Forthcoming shows

 

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

                  Medicine, Dublin.

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

 

Commissions

 

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.

 

 

Monographs

 

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,

              Bristol, England

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

 

 

Catalogues

 

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

         Gallery, Dublin.

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.

 

 

Books

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

          Regard, Paris.     

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

          College, Dublin.             

1982   Contemporary Irish Art by Roderick Knowles, Wolfhound Press, Dublin, Ireland