Curriculum Vitae



     2018     Skibbereen Arts Festival, 13th July to 6th August, presented by Catherine Hammond.

     2018     Salterbridge House, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford (30th May to 4th June)

     2016     St’Art, Strasbourg - featured by Galerie du Don (25th to 28th November)

     2016     Galerie Le Don du Fel, Aveyron, France (9th October to 1st December)

     2016     Catherine Hammond Gallery, Skibbereen, County Cork (29th April to 2nd June)

     2014     The Blue House Gallery, Schull, County Cork (23rd May - 5th June)

     2013     Lavistown House Kilkenny (coincides with KK Arts Festival August)

     2013     The Grainstore, Ballymaloe House, East Cork, 3rd - 13th May: with Literary Festival

     2011     Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick.

     2011     Galerie Le Don du Fel, Aveyron, France

     2011     Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris

     2007     Heltzel Gallery, Kilkenny. (during Kilkenny Arts Festival)

     2003     The Fenton Gallery Cork (with John Graham)

     1999     Ceramics at Ceadogan Rugs, County Wexford.

     1997     Brigit and the Holy Well (sculpture - nature installation), West Cork Arts Centre.

     1992     Temple Bar Gallery (sculpture - nature installation), Dublin.

     1990     Allihies Work (sculpture - nature installation), Crawford Municipal Gallery. Cork

     1985     Man of Ecstasy (sculpture installation), Kenmare, County Kerry.

    annual:  Studio Exhibition mid December



     2019        VUE Art Fair (Catherine Hammond Gallery), RHA Gallery, Dublin, 7th - 10th Nov.

     2019        John ffrench, Terrybaun Pottery and Cormac Boydell, Cashel, 19th - 22nd Sept.

     2019        Boyle Arts Festival, July -August

     2019        Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Ballymaloe House, East Cork, 20th June - 30th August

     2018       The Guinness Gallery, Foxrock, Co. Dublin, September - October

     2018        Boyle Arts Festival, July -August

     2018      “Tribal”, The Blue House Gallery, Schull, Co.Cork, May - June

     2017      “CASe”, Lavit Gallery Cork, October.

     2017/8   “Touchstone”, Ceramics Ireland at National Crafts Gallery Kilkenny, Nov - Jan.

     2017       Boyle Arts Festival, County Roscommon, from 21st July.

     2017      “Touchstone”, Ceramics Ireland at Farmleigh Gallery Dublin, June to September

     2017      “West Cork Masters”, Catherine Hammond Gallery, Skibbereen, County Cork, end June.

     2017      “Islands”, The Blue House Gallery, Schull,May - June.

     2016      “Celebrating Being Irish”, The Lavit Gallery, Cork, April.

     2016      “History”, The Blue House Gallery, Schull, County Cork, March -April.

     2015      Coast (4 person exhibition), West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Co Cork, May- June

     2015      Sculpture, The Lavit Gallery Cork, March - April.

     2015      Centred, Contemporary Irish Ceramics, Wandesford Gallery Cork

     2014      Bravura, Blue Egg Gallery, Wexford

     2014      Centred, Contemporary Irish Ceramics, Farmleigh, Dublin

     2014      Doswell Gallery, Rosscarbery

     2013     Doswell Gallery, Rosscarbery.

     2013      Newtownbarry House, Bunclody, Co Wexford, curated by Anya von Gosseln,

     2013     “The Importance of West”, Lavit Gallery, Cork

     2013      Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast, -with Deirdre McLoughlin and Sonja Landweer

     2012      “Rich Terrain”, works from the Collection of Limerick City Gallery of Art,

                  Roscommon Arts Centre

     2012       Slipware, (curated by Josie Walter), Gallerytop, Derbyshire Peak District, UK. 

     2012     “Irish Ceramics”, Barony Centre, West Kilbride, Scotland.

     2012     “A Celebration of Cork Potters”, Etain Hickey Gallery, Clonakilty, Co. Cork.

     2012      Ethics of Object (curated by Eleanor Flegg), Kinsale Arts Festival.

     2012      OAK 2012, Killenure Castle, Tipperary.

     2012       Elements, Shengling Gallery, Shanghai, China.

     2012      Dubh, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin.

     2011      Dubh, The American Irish Historical Society, New York

     2011      New Ashgate Gallery, England.

     2011      West Cork Inspires, Farmleigh Dublin, City Museum Cork.

     2011      Gerard Manley Hopkins Festival, County Kildare

     2010 -11   The Stour Gallery, Warwickshire, England.

     2010      Portfolio, National Craft Gallery Kilkenny, plus Galway and Dublin.

     2010      The Lavit Gallery, Cork.

     2009      Collect, London,

     2009      Object, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny.

     2008      You’ll never Walk Alone. (Liverpool and Irish applied arts exhibition),

     2008      Portfolio, Bluecoat Art Centre, Liverpool.

     2008      Images of Longing, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny.

     2006      European Ceramic Context, Bornholm, Denmark.

     2006      Sofa, Chicago

     2004-5   C2 Exhibition,  The Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork

     2002-3   Of Colour in Craft, Crafts Council Gallery, Kilkenny, Belfast and USA

     2000-1   Irish Contemporary Ceramics, Scotland, Belfast, Limerick and Sligo.

     1995      Potters Choice, Crafts Council Gallery, Dublin

     1986      GPA Emerging Artist, Dublin.

     1985      Eva, Limerick.

     1984      9ieme Biennale Internationale de Ceramique d'Art,  Vallauris.

     1983      New Irish Ceramics, Ulster Museum Belfast , Bank of Ireland Gallery Dublin.

     1973-4   Irish Exhibition of Living Art., Dublin.



     “The Elemental World of Cormac Boydell”, Robert Harris, The Roaringwater Journal, May 2018,

     “A Space Beyond Words”, Make Believe, a journal about craft and creativity, 2018,                                              

     “Tactile Geology”, Pottery Making Illustrated, September/October 2017.

     “Cormac Boydell”: de kleine K, no.29, pp20-26, May 2017, (illustrated, with text in Dutch)

     “Illustrating Irishness”: words by Cormac Boydell, edited by Nigel Atkins

       Neue- Keramik / New Ceramics, Issue 5/16, p28-31, (ISSN 1860-1049)

     “Ceramics: Art and Perception”, article by Ann Mulrooney, Issue 86, 2011 (ISSBN: 1035-1841)

     “Dictionary of Living Irish Artists”, Robert O’Byrne, Plurabelle Publishing, Dublin 2010,

       (ISBN   978-0-9563011-0-9)                              

     “Representing Art in Ireland”, Nicola Gordan Bowe, publ.  The Fenton Gallery, 2008,             

       (ISBN 978-0-9544843-8-5).




       The Hunt Museum Limerick

       National Museum of Ireland, Dublin.

       Ulster Museum, Belfast.

       Crawford Municipal Gallery of Art, Cork.

       National Self-Portrait Collection, Limerick.

       Department of Foreign Affairs, Dublin.

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