Spring 2014 USA workshops
Confirmed workshops for Spring 2014. "Teapots and Vessels" at Mesa Art Center (March 17th to 21st) and pre-SNAG conference workshop "Box construction for Hollowware and Jewelry" at Quench Jewelry Arts (April 14th to 18th). Limited places available. Additional information on Kevin O'Dwyer Metalsmith/Sculptor facebook site.
Sculpture in the Wild International Sculpture Symposium
Kevin O'Dwyer has been named Artistic Director of the Sculpture in the Wild international sculpture symposium that will take place in Montana next September. Six artists will create large scale site specific sculptures that will celebrate the environmental and industrial heritage of the Blackfoot Valley. Artists will work on a 26 acre site in Lincoln, Montana. "Sculpture in the Wild" International Sculpture Symposium will take place from September 14th until October 7th, 2014. Additional information can be found on Sculpture in the wild facebook site.
"Teapot on the Crest of a Wave" was voted as one of the Top 10 at 10: Your Racine Art Museum Favorites.
It's offical! "Teapot on the Crest of a Wave" was voted as one of the Top 10 at 10: Your Racine Art Museum Favorites. Over 100 works from the collection were displayed in the galleries and museum visitors chose the “Top 10.” Winning pieces will be highlighted in RAM’s gallery spaces as well as on the website. Exhibition runs from October 20th, 2013 – February 9, 2014.
Solo Exhibition Furlong Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Stout
A solo exhibition of recent works will be showcased at the Furlong Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Stout from November 7th until December 15th. The exhibition will feature a series of sculptural bracelets, landscape boxes, teapots and vessels. Additional information from Professor Susan Hunt School of Art and Design Furlong Gallery Director 715.232.2261
Exploring Hollowware Forms in Jewellery and Silverware production
University of Wisconsin at Stout will present a workshop by Kevin O'Dwyer entitled Exploring Hollowware Forms in Jewellery and Silverware production on November 9th and 10th. An exhibition of O'Dwyer's silverware will coincide with the workshop at the University gallery. Additional information on workshop and exhibition from Masako Onodero Assistant Professor, Art Metals School of Art and Design University of Wisconsin-Stout email@example.com
Top 10 at 10: Favourites from Racine Art Museum
"Teapot on the Crest of a Wave" has been selected for a special anniversary exhibition at Racine Art Museum. The exhibition entitled: Top 10 at 10: Favourites from RAM's Collection celebrates RAM's tenth anniversary and features 120 pieces from it's permanent collection. The curatorial staff selected the most popular pieces from the Museum collection and have asked visitors to vote for the top 10 pieces during the exhibition. The selected artists will be featured in an exhibition from October 20, 2013. If you happen to be visiting the museum this summer please consider the teapot for a vote or two!
Le City DeLuxe magazine feature
Le City DeLuxe magazine article " An Argent Lover" by Aashmita Nayar features the silverware of Kevin O'Dwyer. Click on link below to read the article. http://www.scribd.com/doc/147841407/Kevin-J-O’Dwyer-An-Argent-Lover "When it comes to crafting silver, this Irishman could be considered something of an alchemist given his power to convert this unyielding material into timeless objects of pleasure and purpose."
Anticlastic raising workshop at Lillstreet Art Center Chicago
Anticlastic Raising workshop at Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago has been confirmed. Workshop will take place from October 25th to 27th (weekend before SOFA Chicago). We will explore jewellery and sculptural forms during the three day work...shop. This is a hands-on workshop and all participants will have the opportunity to make a variety of bracelets, neckpieces and sculptural forms. Numbers are limited to 10 - so please contact Pam at Lill Street to book your place: Pam Robinson Director of Educational Programming and Jewelry Lillstreet Art Center www.lillstreet.com firstname.lastname@example.org 773-769-4226
Metalsmith article : Metal In and Out of Time now available online
Recent article featuring the artwork of Kevin O'Dwyer published by Metalsmith magazine is now available for reading or download at: http://www.scribd.com/doc/121187851/Kevin-O-Dwyer-Metal-In-and-Out-of-Time-by-John-K-Grande-Metalsmith-magazine-2013 ........... Kevin will be teaching at Mesa Arts Center (Phoenix) from March 18th to 22nd. Further information can be found on Kevin's facebook site: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kevin-ODwyer-MetalsmithSculptor/365315270211454 ... Further information concerning registration from Polly Smith at 480.644.6530 email@example.com www.mesaartscenter.com
Kevin O’Dwyer - Metal In and Out of Time
Metalsmith magazine will feature Kevin O'Dwyer's metalwork in their Winter edition, which will be available from mid-January. The article was written by writer,art critic and curator John Grande who visited O'Dwyer's studio and interviewed him in 2012. Grande writes: "Eclectic and playful, Kevin O’Dwyer’s highly original metal work engages in a dialogue with time. O’Dwyer’s remarkable production in metalsmithing, now a 30 year engagement with the medium of metal, makes new those eternal qualities of early Irish art. O’Dwyer goes beyond mannerism and the cliché, to engage with design as a proto-sculptural original."
Exploring Hollowware forms in Jewellery and Silverware production
Mesa Arts Center, Phoenix. March 18th to 22nd - The class will focus on the many possibilities and opportunities to create unique jewellery and silverware “objects of art” when working with the hollowware form. Students will have an opportunity to work on jewellery concepts including bangles, pendants and lockets or explore large-scale hollowware forms including vessels and teapots during this “hands-on” workshop. Professional silversmith Kevin O'Dwyer will work with students from the initial concept to a finished piece. A combination of skill and technique based demonstrations with one-to-one tutoring and problem solving will take place throughout the weeklong workshop. Further information concerning registration from Polly Smith at 480.644.6530 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mesaartscenter.com
Anticlastic Raising workshop at Creatstudio England
Anticlastic Raising Masterclass with Kevin O’Dwyer Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th February 2013 Kevin will lead students through a series of exercises designed to teach the principles of Anticlastic Raising, how metal is moved from flat sheet into three dimensional forms. Students will have a short time to practice each stage in order to digest the concepts presented before moving on to the next exercise. The goal is for students to gain enough of a foundation in the session to be able to return to their workshops to develop the ideas further. By the end of the two day workshop students will have the opportunity to create a series of small sculptural forms that can be developed into earrings and bracelets as well as the creation of a spiculum form that can be used for jewellery, hollowware handles and sculptural forms. Additional information at: http://creatstudio.co.uk/workshop-and-courses/anticlastic-raising/
Follow Kevin O'Dwyer on Facebook
Exhibitions, workshops and commissions will now be posted on Kevin O'Dwyer Metalsmith Sculptor facebook site: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kevin-ODwyer-MetalsmithSculptor/365315270211454 ............... During the coming year (2013) O'Dwyer will be teaching a number of workshops and presenting a series of lectures in Britian and the United States. The information will be posted on his facebook site. Please visit his site to stay connected with future projects.
Mark Read documents Silver River Studios workshop
International travel, still life and portrait photographer Mark Read arrived from London to document the ongoing "Black Diamond" project for Sobranie. Photographs will be featured on Sobranie website and book publication during September launch in St. Petersburg, Russia.
"Goldsculpt" Couture Shoe launch
Fashion designer Andreia Chaves and Kevin O'Dwyer's recent collaboration "Goldsculpt" couture shoes were launched at Paris and Milan Fashion week. The series explores the concept of movement to realise a sculptural aesthetic, where material and geometry are integral to the shoe design. The result is fluid structures, that involve the foot, and create a modern and unique effect. For images and additional information please visit: http://www.andreiachaves.com/AndreiaChaves/index.php/collection/goldsculptseries
"Black Diamond" series set to launch in September 2012
Following the success of the "Goldsculpt" collaboration, designer Andreia Chaves and Kevin O'Dwyer have worked together on a series of sculptural cigarette cases for Sobranie cigarette company. Sobranie commissioned international designers to create a series of sculptural cigarette cases for a special exhibition, which will take place in St. Petersburg, Russia. Further information to follow on launch and touring exhibition.
Mesa Arts Center Demo Days at SNAG conference
Kevin will participate in the Arizona Designer Craftsmen and Mesa Arts Center Demo Days on May 22nd as part of the events during the SNAG conference. Kevin's workshop will focus on box construction and holloware construction.
Kevin O'Dwyer - SNAG 2012 Conference Presentation May 25th
Saint Manchan’s Shrine – The Work of Angels The great monastic settlement of Clonmacnoise produced some of the finest examples of Irish metalwork in the 11th and 12th centuries. During this golden age of Irish metalwork the cross cultural exchange of ideas, techniques and imagery between the Irish and the Viking communities lead to the development of the unique Hiberno-Norse (Urnes) style featured on Ireland’s finest reliquary shrine – St. Manchan’s Shrine. This presentation will focus on the metalwork and Hiberno-Norse imagery of St. Manchan’s Shrine, commissioned by Turlough O’Connor, High King of Ireland and created in the workshops of Clonmacnoise. Archaeologist T.D. Kendrick described the shrine as “a rich and dazzling Celtic bewilderment, a perpetual challenge to the eyes”. O’Dwyer’s presentation will take you on a journey through the evolution of the Hiberno Norse style, its imagery and sources, as well as the history and folklore attached to the Shrine over the past 900 years since its creation. Further information at: http://www.snagmetalsmith.org/.docs/pg/10079
National Museum of Ireland purchase 2012
The National Museum of Ireland have purchased one of a series of sculptural glass and sterling silver pieces entitled Sea Pod -Below Sea Level for their permanent collection. The sculpture incorporates hand blown glass made during Kevin's residency at Pratt Fine Arts in Seattle and hand forged and fabricated sterling silver.
21st Century Irish Craft at National Museum of Ireland
A sterling silver coffee service purchased by the National Museum of Ireland will be featured in the "21st Century Irish Craft" exhibition at the National Museum of Ireland - Collins Barracks. The exhibition will run until December 31, 2011
Guest speaker at SNAG 2012 Conference - Phoenix, Arizona
Kevin O'Dwyer has been invited by the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) to present a paper at their 2012 conference. The theme of the 2012 conference is " The Heat is On". The conference will be held in Phoenix Arizona from May 23rd to 26th, 2012
Guest speaker at Engaging with Glass conference June 20th
Solstice Art Centre, Navan, County Meath will host a one day seminar entitled "Engaging with Glass" on June 20th. Kevin O'Dwyer will present a talk on his experience engaging with glass during residencies.
Dubh - Dialogues in Black opens on October 6th
Dubh - Dialogues in Black will open on October 6th at The American Irish Historical Society 991 Fifth Ave New York. The exhibition looks at black as both a physical and emotional starting point for a group of Irish and American artists, craftspeople and designers.
O'Dwyer featured in Robb Design Portfolio
April 2011 edition of Robb Report features Design Portfolio article: "Kevin O'Dwyer -Showing His Metal" . Adorn your table with the works of silversmith Kevin O’Dwyer. Web link at: http://robbreport.com/Robb-Design-Portfolio-Showing-His-Metal?mpid=1
Not So Still Life at Racine Museum of Art until June 5, 2011
Rocking Teapot, c. 1995 is featured at Racine Museum of Art exhibition : Not So Still Life. Exhibition will run until June 5, 2011.
Sparkling Party lecture at Princess Grace Irish Library 8pm February 15
Kevin O'Dwyer will give a lecture entitled "Sparkling Party" at Princes Grace Irish Library on Tuesday, February 15th at 8pm. O'Dwyer was invited by the Princess Grace Foundation to present a lecture on his career as a silversmith and sculptor. O'Dwyer has also been invited by The Département de l‘Education Nationale to give a talk to the students at Lycee Albert college on the development of Sculpture in the Parklands as part of the colleges ecology programme. Further information:http://www.podcastjournal.net:80/agenda/A-Sparkling-Party_ae117713.html PRINCESS GRACE IRISH LIBRARY 9 rue Princesse Marie de Lorraine MC98000 Principauté de Monaco T +377 93 50 12 25 F +377 93 50 66 65 www.monaco.mc/pglib
Bluecoat Display Centre -Solo Exhibition
A Sparkling Party - 2 October – 13 November 2010 A touring exhibition of selected works in silver by Kevin O’Dwyer The Bluecoat Display Centre are delighted to be hosting Kevin’s a solo exhibition of outstanding jewellery, silverware and sculpture by one of the foremost artists working with silver today. “Sparkling Party” will feature a collection of flowing and architectural forms that have been the trademark of a career that has blurred the boundaries between art and craft. Eleanor Flegg’s introduction to the “Sparkling Party” catalogue states, “ O’Dwyer has an affinity with the sculptural interpretation of mundane household items, but especially with teapots. His Party Teapot abandons itself to a wild coiffeur of silver, like the wedding headdress with more money than sense, while a self-contained Rocking Teapot balances quietly on a curved base, made from a continuation of its handle.” Bluecoat Display Centre, 50-51 the Bluecoat, College Lane Entrance, Liverpool L1 3BZ www.bluecoatdisplaycentre.com T: +44 (0)151 7094014 Admission Free Open : Mon-Sat 10am-5.30pm. Sunday 12-5pm.
Artists Talk -Bluecoat Display Centre -November 4, 2010
Artists Talk : Thursday 4 November - Kevin O’Dwyer will deliver the Bluecoat Display Centre’s Annual Gardner-Medwin Memorial Lecture at the Bluecoat, tickets are now on sale at £3.95 (£2.95 concessions) for tickets and further information call 0151 7094014 or email email@example.com
Roger Billcliffe Gallery- Solo Exhibition -October 29th
Solo exhibition will include a series of collaborative pieces in wood and bronze. Roger Billcliffe Gallery 134 Blythswood Street Glasgow G2 4EL 0141 332 4027
Artist in Residence at Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle November 18 to December 18,2010
O’Dwyer has recently received a National Endowment for the Arts award to work as artist in residence at Pratt Fine Arts Centre in Seattle, Washington. Michelle Bufano, Director of Pratt Fine Arts Centre states, “Much like himself, O’Dwyer’s work is an unconventional mix of tradition and innovation. Dramatic and elegant in its form, the work engages the viewer to look beyond the main object to the space that surrounds. It whirls in a frozen dervish dance that embraces the air and makes the negative form part of the piece.” O’Dwyer will continue to explore the relationship between form and function creating a series of sculptural glass and metal artefacts during his residency.
Lecture at Pratt Fine Arts Center December 10 at 6.30pm
Lecture: December 10 at 6:30pm. Kevin will give a lecture about his work and his experience as an Artist in Residence at Pratt. For more details, call 206.328.2200 x0 or go to www.pratt.org.
Lecture at Princess Grace Irish Library, Monaco , February 2011
Kevin O'Dwyer has been invited by the Princess Grace Foundation to give a lecture on his career as a silversmith and sculptor. The lecture will take place in mid- February 2011. Further details will follow. STUDENTS FROM LYCÉE ALBERT. O'Dwyer has been invited by The Département de l‘Education Nationale to give a series of lectures on the development of Sculpture in the Parklands in Lough Boora as part of the colleges ecology programme. PRINCESS GRACE IRISH LIBRARY 9 rue Princesse Marie de Lorraine MC98000 Principauté de Monaco T +377 93 50 12 25 F +377 93 50 66 65 www.monaco.mc/pglib
Renwick Gallery Smithsonian Tour
The Renwick Gallery Board members and collectors will visit O'Dwyer's studio during thier trip to Ireland in May.
Solo Exhibitions in 2010
Solo exhibitions will take place at Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow and Bluecoat Design Gallery in Liverpool this Autumn. The exhibitions will feature a series of new work in collaboration with Irish woodturner Liam Flynn.
Collect 2010 London
O'Dwyer's collaborative work with woodturned Liam Flynn will be featured at Collect 2010. The work will be exhbited by Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London. The series entitled :Below Sea Level, will feature hand forged sterling silver and turned and carved oak forms. The artists will be at the exhbition to discuss thier work. COLLECT is the leading international art fair for contemporary objects, taking place from 14 -17 May 2010. Visitors can view and buy the best in contemporary craft from selected galleries from around the world and take part in an exciting programme of events and activities, all within the stunning setting of the Saatchi Gallery on London's King's Road.
Material Poetry at Irish Historical Society, New York City
Exhibition of contemporary Irish craft curated by Brian Kennedy will feature O'Dwyers silverware and sculptural forms. The exhibition will take place at the Irish Historical Society during the month of October 2010.
A Sparkling Party : Selected Works in Silver
Exhibition Catalogue now available to view by clicking more info >
Na Fáná Fuachtmhar- The Cold Hills
O'Dwyer's public commission for University College Dublin was recently installed on the Belfield campus. Na Fáná Fuachtmhar was inspired by the incised chevron motifs found inside the Megalithic Passage Tomb at Fourknocks, Co. Meath. The chevron motif, a symbol common to many cultures throughout the world dating from the Neolithic period, is suggestive of the W-shaped constellation, Cassiopeia, which would have been visible through the passage tomb between 3000BC and 2500BC. Na Fáná Fuachtmhar incorporates this ancient symbol into a series of strong architectural forms as a contemporary play on the great standing stones found in Neolithic settlements throughout Europe. The sculpture celebrates the interrelationship between art and archaeology explored during the Sixth World Archaeology Conference at University College Dublin in 2008. View the video by clicking more info >
Fusion Gallery, London June 10 to July 31st; Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow, July 3rd through August; Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool, November through December; J. Cotter Gallery, Vail and Beaver Creek, on going exhibition of new works.
Silver presented to United States Ambassador to Ireland
A larger sterling silver Centrepiece Bowl was recently presented to the United States Ambassador to Ireland.
Cocktail Shaker for The Edge
U2's the Edge recently purchased a sterling silver cocktail shaker for his private collection.
National Award for Sculpture in the Parklands
Sculpture in the Parklands and Bord na Mona received the prestigious Business to Arts Award for Corporate (Cultural) Social Responsibility on May 20th at Castletown House.The award will be presented by President Mary McAleese to Kevin O'Dwyer and Gabriel D'Arcy of Bord na Mona during the annual Business to Arts awards ceremony. The award also highlights the ongoing collaboration of Offaly County Council Arts Office and the Crafts Council of Ireland’s sponsorship of the Patrick Dougherty installation and the 2008 education programme. Members of all the organisations will attend the ceremony to celebrate this national award of excellence. Sculpture in the Parklands will continue with it’s artist in residency programme during the month of September when Alan Counihan (Ire) and Julian Wild (UK) will work on site to create new works of art that respond to this unique landscape.
"A Sparkling Party" Eblana Gallery
Eblana Gallery will host the first solo exhibition of Kevin O'Dwyer's silverware in Ireland since his retrospective at the Ulster Museum of Art, Belfast in 1999. The exhibition will feature over 40 pieces of sterling silver including coffee services, teapots, candlesticks, vessels and serving pieces. This will be O'Dwyer's largest exhibition of silverware since 2003 and will include a new series of glass and silver vessels developed during his "artist in residency" at Andy Shea Glass Studios in the United States. The exhibition will also feature his new series of " landscape box's" which combine strong and austere architectural forms with reticulated silver surfaces. The exhibition will be open to the public from November 3rd to November 26th. Tuesday to Saturday. All the work is available for purchase from the gallery or online at www.eblanagallery.ie . A 44 page catalogue with over 25 images of O'Dwyers silverware is available from the gallery. Eblana Gallery is located at 8 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2. Contact phone number 353-1-678-8941
Artist in Residence at World Archaeology Congress
Artist Kevin O’Dwyer has won the opportunity to tender for a new permanent sculpture commission for UCD’s Belfield campus in response to the university’s hosting of the Sixth World Archaeological Congress (WAC 6). O’Dwyer will take up residency at UCD during the week of WAC 6 (29 June – 4 July 2008) where he will interact and engage in the scholarly discussions and conference proceedings. It is envisaged that this will provide inspiration for the development of O’Dwyer’s final sculptural proposal,which would be realised on campus in 2009. This will provide a permanent testimony to Ireland’s unique honour of hosting the World Archaeological Congress. O’Dwyers proposal to create a site specific work of art on UCD campus stated: For over 25 years my artwork has explored the subtleties of ritual and imagination. Irish prehistoric art, bronze-age artefacts, early monastic metalwork, 20th century design and architecture are my creative influences. Equipped with this visual vocabulary I create artefacts that often combine the textured surfaces and flowing lines of our past with the strong and austere forms of modern architecture. The ultimate goal is to create a work of art that is timeless, thought provoking and responsive to the human spirit. A childhood divided between the rich monastic ruins of Tipperary and the skyscrapers of Manhattan has profoundly influenced my sense of place and the way I approach the creation of intimate artefacts or site-specific installations.
Summer Design Collection at Roger Billcliffe Gallery
O'Dwyer's work will be featured at the Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow from June 20th to August 21st. Work will include his silver and glass collection.
Solo Exhibition at Eblana Gallery
Eblana Gallery will host the first solo exhibition of O'Dwyer's work in Ireland since his retrospective at the Ulster Museum of Art, Belfast. The exhibition will include a new series of glass and silver vessels developed during his "artist in residency" at Andy Shea Glass Studios in the United States. Eblana Gallery will launch the new work in November. Further information to follow.
Business to Arts Awards commission
Kevin O'Dwyer was commissioned by Business to Arts to create a series of 7 sculptures that were presented at the 2008 awards ceremony on June 17th. The sculpture entitled "Flight" is made of hand forged sterling silver and Kilkenny limestone. "Flight" invokes the aspirations of the arts and business community to inspire, nuture and energise our society through collaboration and participation in the arts. Award winners included Ulster Bank, AIB and Dublin Port Company.
Master Class at Pratt Fine Arts Center
O'Dwyer will teach a master calss at Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle from March 6th to March 9th. On March 6th, the artist will present a public lecture on his work, influences and adventures throughout the past 28 years. An exhibition of his work will open at Pratt Fine Arts on March 14th and will run until April 7th.
O’Dwyer awarded MA in Cultural Policy and Arts Management
Kevin O’Dwyer has been awarded an MA in Cultural Policy and Arts Management from University College Dublin. O’Dwyer’s research thesis Sculpture Parks - A Modern Phenomenon, focused on the policies and practices that define the modern phenomenon of the sculpture park. The objectives of the study were to identify the distinctive policies and management practices currently in place, to identify the role of the sculpture park in the wider community and to identify the key components that make the sculpture park unique in terms of visitor experience. For further information on arts management services including recent projects in curation and project management please visit Arts Management CV. more info >
SOFA Chicago 2007
Crafts Council of Ireland will feature O'Dwyer's silverware at SOFA Chicago from November 1st to November 4th. The exhibition will feature a sterling silver Coffee service, Rocking teapot, architectural vessels and a new series of glass and silver scent bottles. SOFA Chicago will be held at Festival Hall, Navy Pier.
Kevin O'Dwyer- 2007 Crafts Council Bursary Winner
The winner of the 2007 Crafts Council of Ireland Bursary is internationally renowned silversmith Kevin O’Dwyer. O’Dwyer’s handcrafted silverware is instantly recognisable for its textural surfaces, flowing lines and lyrical decorations. Each beautifully handcrafted piece defies convention. Indeed ,their ambiguity blurs the boundaries between function, fashion and pure sculpture. His playful curling teapots and art deco coffee services are in some of the world’s most important permanent collections, including the Racine Museum of Art (USA), National Museum of Ireland, High Museum (USA), Sparta Teapot Museum (USA) and the Victoria & Albert Museum (London). O’Dwyer’s silverware has also been presented to luminaries such as Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Nelson Mandela, King Juan Carlos of Spain and the Japanese Imperial Family. See News section for further information
National Award for Sculpture in the Parklands
Sculpture in the Parklands was presented with the prestigious Best Art/Sculpture Award for 2007 at the Local, City and Council Awards (LAMA) ceremony held in Dublin. Minister for Environment Dick Roche presented the Award to Kevin O'Dwyer.
Kevin O'Dwyer named to "Irish America's Top 100 for 2007
Kevin O'Dwyer has been named to " Irish America's Top 100 for 2007 ". The Irish America Magazine honours people in the filelds of arts and entertainment, education, medicine and science, politics and public service. O'Dwyer will be honoured for his contributions to the Arts both as an artist and his involvement in arts and heritage projects in Ireland and the USA. A gala event will be held at Broadways Hilton Threatre (NYC) on March 11th.
Sculpture in the Parklands short listed for National Award
Sculpture in the Parklands have been short listed for the Local Government, City and County Council Awards. The awards were created to honour exemplary projects within the community, they seek to generate recognition of the efforts, accomplishments, and positive contributions of the individuals, companies and local government authorities who make these happen. Kevin O'Dwyer, director of the sculpture project, says " It is a great honour to be shortlisted to the final 3 of 33 nominations in our category. The artists, Bord na Mona employees and the community believe in this project and that's what makes it so special."
Sculpture in the Parklands
Sculpture in the Parklands have launched a dedicated website at www.sculptureintheparklands.com . The artist in residency programme will feature Caroline Madden (USA) and David Kinane (Ireland) from September 4th until September 22nd. Kevin O'Dwyer, director of the parklands project, continues to provide opportunities for artists to respond to this unique landscape. Please visit the website for further information.
SOFA Chicago 2006
Crafts Council of Ireland will feature O'Dwyer's silverware at SOFA Chicago from November 9th to November 12th. The exhibition will feature a new series of candlesticks and functional tableware. O'Dwyers sculptural teapots will be featured at SOFA as part of the international touring exhibition " Forty Shades of Green ". SOFA Chicago will be held at Festival Hall, Navy Pier.
Eblana Gallery to feature O'Dwyer silverware and sculpture
Eblana Gallery will open it's doors on June 1st as Dublin's premier applied arts gallery. The Gallery will feature the sculptural and functional silverware of Kevin O'Dwyer as well as his jewellery. Many of the pieces have never been exhibited in Ireland before. Eblana Gallery will provide an opportunity for collectors to purchase or commission unique works of art from the artist. Eblana Gallery is located at 8 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2. Please contact Rachael Naughton at 353-1-6788941, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.eblanagallery.ie .
National Museum purchase Coffee Service
The National Museum of Ireland have purchased a sterling silver Architectural Coffee Service from Kevin O'Dwyer for their permanent collection.
Stories from a Sacred Landscape
Stories from a Sacred Landscape- Croghan Hill to Clonmacnoise by Caimin O'Brien will be launched on May 26th by Pat Wallace of the National Museum of Ireland. O'Brien draws on the archaeology, history, poetry, folklore and legend to create vivid portraits of twenty-three sacred places in County Offaly. O'Dwyer concieved, directed and project managed this exquiste 250 page coffee table book which features the photography of James Fraher and book design of Connie Scanlon. Full colour photographs of the treasures produced in Offaly's monasteries include exquiste gold, silver and bronze artworks and glorious illuminated manuscripts. Essential reading for anyone interested in religion, politics and the history of Ireland. Available from Mercier Press.
O'Dwyer at SOFA New York 2006
Galerie Tactus will feature O'Dwyer's teapots at SOFA New York from June 1st- June 4th. SOFA NY will be held at the Seventh Regiment Armory at Park Avenue and 67th Street.
Party Teapots at SOFA Chicago
Kevin O’Dwyer will be attending SOFA Chicago to launch a new series of sterling silver and bronze Party Teapots. Galerie Tactus (Denmark) will feature the new work at booth #401 from October 27th until October 30th. The artist will be available to discuss his work throughout the weekend. Further information at www.galerietactus.com.
Teapots: Makers and Collectors
Dona Z. Meilach features Kevin O’Dwyer’s teapots in a new coffee table publication- Teapots: Makers and Collectors published by Schiffer Books. A book signing by the author will take place at SOFA Chicago on Saturday, October 29th at del Mano gallery exhibition space from 3 to 5 pm.
The Wild Geese: The Irish in America
The Irish Crafts Council will host a major exhibition at the National Craft Gallery which features the craftwork of Irish American makers and Irish born craftsperson’s who now live in America. The exhibition will take place in April 2007 and highlight the artwork of 20 contemporary makers in glass, metal, wood and clay. The exhibition will be curated by silversmith/sculptor Kevin O’Dwyer. more info >
Sculpture to celebrate Pernod Ricard’s 25th anniversary
Paddy Whiskey commissioned Kevin O’Dwyer to create a bronze sculpture to celebrate Pernod Ricard’s 25th anniversary. The sculpture was presented in Paris at their anniversary celebrations.
Irish Arts Review Spring 2005 feature : Standard Setters: Kevin O'Dwyer Prizing Craft
Eleanor Flegg views the work of silversmith Kevin O'Dwyer, chosen be a panel of experts on behalf of Crafts Council of Ireland to acknowledge consistency in design excellence more info >
Party Teapots - solo exhibition at Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow
An exhibition of sterling silver and bronze Party Teapots, vessels, candlesticks and jewellery will take place at Roger Billcliffe Gallery from April 22nd until May 17th. Roger Billcliffe Gallery is located at 134 Blythswood Street, Glasgow. Telephone 0141-332-4027 more info >
National Museum of Ireland
The National Museum of Ireland has purchased one of O'Dwyer's new series of sculptural bracelets for it's permanent collection. The work was exhibited during the Kilkenny Arts Festival.
Forty Shades of Green
Crafts Council touring exhibition will open at the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork on January 9th,2005. The exhibition is part of the Cork European Capital of Culture 2005 programme of events. Curator Brian Kennedy has selected 4 works of art from Kevin O'Dwyer for the exhibition.
Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show
Kevin O'Dwyer will be exhibiting at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show which will be held at the Philadelphia Convention Center from November 4th until November 7th. Kevin will be exhibiting new works in jewellery and silverware including his new series of Party Teapots. Please visit his booth # 515. Further information on the show at www.pmacraftshow.org
Teapot on the Crest of a Wave
Racine Art Museum, Wisconsin have recently acquired this wonderful teapot for it's permanent collection.
14th Silvertriennial 2004: European Touring Exhibition
A sterling silver sauceboat has been selected as part of the 14th Silver Triennal 2004 European touring exhibition organised by Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus Hanau.