Shaping the Void 20 January 2012 – 21 March 2012
Rare solo exhibition by this seminal Irish maker based in the Netherlands.
"Deirdre McLoughlin's work has its origins in a fascinating dialogue with classical ceramic forms and functions, but it is as if the dialogue has moved on to a concern with the body as a kind of container, and her instinct for the contained void, for the tensions inherent in shape, is fantastic." Aidan Dunne, Wall & Plinth, exhibition catalogue, January 2008
“Deirdre McLoughlin is one of the most outstanding sculptors to emerge from Ireland in the 20th century.” Dr. Patrick J. Murphy
Irish Sculptor Deirdre McLoughlin is to have her first major solo exhibition in Ireland, opening this month at the National Craft Gallery in Kilkenny. Shaping The Void is the outcome of 3 years work for this Dublin-born artist whose unique world-class ceramic sculptures have gained her international renown.
After graduating from Trinity College Dublin, McLoughlin studied in Amsterdam before moving to Japan to work amongst the influential avant-garde Sodeisha artist group in Kyoto. Based in Amsterdam since 1988, she works in a solitary city- centre studio, producing outstanding work which has gained a world wide reputation.
Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork 30 March 2012 – 5 May 2012Wandesford Quay Gallery Website
Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris 17 January 2013 – 22 February 2013
Education & Outreach
Exhibition Opening Friday 20 January 2012 at 6.00 pm
Preceded by an artist’s talk at 5pm
Late Date Friday 27 January 2012 at 6.30 pm
Informal tour with Tina Byrne, Lecturer and Editor of Ceramics Ireland
Late Date Friday 24 February 2012 at 6.30 pm
Informal tour with heart specialist and gentleman historian, Michael Conway