EXHIBITIONS

Image of artists at the launch of Over Nature 2019

Over Nature

2019-2020

6 venues, Ireland & UK

Curated 6-person touring exhibition about perspectives on the Anthropocene

A group exhibition of artists curated by Valeria Ceregini. News and updates to be posted on this website (see below individual exhibitions).

Shane Finan at the opening of the Over Nature exhibition in Cork

Over Nature IV

7th February-8th March 2020

Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny

Curated 6-person touring exhibition about perspectives on the Anthropocene

Two artworks are featured in the third leg of Over Nature, a group exhibition of artists curated by Valeria Ceregini. Artworks exhibited include a new artwork, reappropriation (2019-20), the fourth from the series Antikythera Etc. and the 2019 artwork 'The Repeated Refrains of Nature', from the series Solastalgia.

Shane Finan at the opening of the Over Nature exhibition in Cork

Over Nature III

14th November-21st December 2019

Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin

Curated 6-person touring exhibition about perspectives on the Anthropocene

One artwork is featured in the third leg of Over Nature, a group exhibition of artists curated by Valeria Ceregini. Artwork exhibited is faigh ar ais as an fharraige, made for exhibition in Rye Creative Centre in 2018, and part of the series Anitkythera, etc..

Shane Finan at the opening of the Over Nature exhibition in Cork

Over Nature II

17th-28th October 2019

TACTIC Visual Art Programme, St. Luke's Crypt, Cork

Curated 6-person touring exhibition about perspectives on the Anthropocene

Four artworks were exhibited at the second leg of Over Nature, a group exhibition of artists curated by Valeria Ceregini. Artworks exhibited included works from the 2011 series Floating Islands and the 2019 artwork 'The Repeated Refrains of Nature', from the series Solastalgia.

Installation view of artworks at Roe Valley Arts Centre

Over Nature I

8th-28th September 2019

Roe Valley Arts Centre, Limavady, Derry, UK

Curated 6-person touring exhibition about perspectives on the Anthropocene

Four artworks were exhibited at the first leg of Over Nature, a group exhibition of artists curated by Valeria Ceregini. Artworks exhibited included works from the 2011 series Floating Islands and 2012 series Hubbert's Peak.

installation shot of multimedia artwork the repeated refrains of nature in situ at zoological muscum, trinity college dublin

The Repeated Refrains of Nature

June-August 2019

Zoological Museum, Trinity College Dublin

Solo installation of artwork about bird depopulation and technology

This artwork deals with bird depopulation and the idea of things that can be lost.

Artwork #2 from the series solastalgia.

Supported by Trinity College Dublin Visual and Performing Arts Fund

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installation detail of artwork faigh ar ais as an fharraige by irish visual artist shane finan

faigh ar ais ar an fharraige

March 2018

Rye Creative Centre, Rye, England

Solo exhibition of painting and digital media in Rye, England

This exhibition used local landscape history, and terminology from east Sussex relating to nature that has become seldom used.

Artwork #3 from the series antikythera etc.

Supported by Culture Ireland as part of GB18: Promoting Irish Arts in Britain

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Final painting image from the exhibition beyond the black stump

beyond the black stump

September 2017

Charlestown Arts Centre, Charlestown, Co. Mayo

Solo 3-day painting performance

Large, interactive painting performance over three days, inviting audience to participate in creating, and eventually destroying, a narrative of 'the west' in a part of Ireland negatively affected by emigration.

Curated by Louise Spokes, the project was based on an open call responding to the 1968 book No One Shouted Stop by journalist John Healy, which documents the loss of community in the rural Irish town of Charlestown in County Mayo in the 1960s.

Artwork #1 from the series solastalgia.

Supported by Culture Night Mayo 2017

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Installation image apo artwork

A sudden and wonderful brightening

January-February 2017

Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts, Belfast

Resident artists exhibition (5 artists), 1 installation

Large-scale interactive and mixed media installation built for resident's final exhibition following 4-month residency at Digital Arts Studios, Belfast.

Artwork #2 from the series antikythera etc.

Winner of 2016 VAI @ DAS Studio Award

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Installation image ada artwork

trinity college arts annual exhibition

April 2017

Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin

Group exhibition, 1 painting

Exhibition installation of the remaining pieces from the online artwork ADA.

Digital collage from the series divisions

Divisions

October-December 2016

Twitter Exhibition

Solo online exhibition of digital collage

New works were posted to Twitter every other day, leaving a day for contemplation. The idea of digital media as creating and removing barriers, and in particular the notion of barriers as arbitrary, were influence for this exhibition.

Installation image for Mugwart, Wormwood artwork

Mugwort, Wormwood, and how little we know about the end of the world

April 26th, 2016

Wormwood Gate, Dublin

Solo Interactive Light Installation

In commemoration of the Chernobyl disaster, this piece was designed to consider location and containment as abstract concepts. It was created as an outdoor installation with sculptural and interactive digital elements.

Artwork #1 from the series antikythera etc.

Interactive web-based artwork nothing lasts forever

Nothing Lasts Forever

December 2015-date

Online interactive artwork

Solo Interactive Light Installation

Nothing Lasts Forever - this work challenges the idea of longevity and supposes that even in digital media all things are ephemeral.

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ADA full painting

ADA

November 2015

Wandelbar Art International, Gstaad/Bern, Switzerland

Solo Online Exhibition and project

ADA consists of a painting split into 96 pieces and sold through an online platform as part of a project on distributed technology and communication.

Lucky installation at The Dock Arts Centre

Phase One Festival

April 2015

The Dock Arts Centre, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim

Invited artwork (5 artists), 1 installation

The interactive digital artwork My Friend Lucky was included as one of the art installations for the Phase One Music and Art Festival at The Dock Arts Centre, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim.

The artwork showed a screen that imitated Artificial Intelligence, "speaking" to visitors and asking them to share data with it, in a criticism of big data scraping platforms.

Nowhen installation at The Dock Arts Centre

Phase One Festival

April 2014

The Dock Arts Centre, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim

Selected artwork in curated exhibition, 1 installation

The interactive digital projection Nowhen was selected as one of the art installations for the Phase One Music and Art Festival at The Dock Arts Centre, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim.

The piece was built to function like sonar, creating an outline image of people in the room, reflecting when sound was heard by the system.

installation at Granby Park

Granby Park Arts programme

August-September 2013

Granby Park, Dublin

Selected artwork in curated exhibition, 1 installation

Two works were staged at the pop-up outdoor event by Upstart, Granby Park in Dublin, August-September 2013. These included a text-based installation using video tape as a medium, Future Proof II, and a digital installation, Dian-an-Odyssey that recorded and played back user stories.

Installation in Trinity College

Tetralogy

August 2013

Front Square, Trinity College, Dublin 2

4 collaborative pieces, MSc final project

Tetralogy was a series of digital art installations created in Trinity College Dublin's Front Square as part of a final group progect for the MSc in Interactive Digital Media in the university. The project included pieces that took audio, sensor and visual input and responded to people's interactions, creating a narrative in the space that contrasted with the historical nature of it.

Collaborative works with Louise Noone and Gary McDermott.

Two digital works on show in Beijing

Irish Wave III

May-August 2012

Hidden Meanings, Yan Chao Collection Gallery, Beijing & Instruments of Pleasure, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing

3 artworks selected for group exhibition

Included three digital works and a painting installation. The exhibitions were part of Irish Wave III, an exhibition of Irish work in China, which also included venues in Shanghai.

Installation shot from Make The Eighties The Decade of Endeavour

Make The Eighties The Decade Of Endeavour

July 2012

KT Contemporary, Donnybrook, Dublin

5 pieces, three-person exhibition

Invited to participate in a three-person painting exhibition exploring the effects of political change in Ireland in the last 30 years.

Installation shot from Vermont Studio Center

Painted Word

April 2012

Vermont Studio Center Exhibition Space, Johnson, Vermont, USA

2 pieces, three-person exhibition

Exhibited paintings as part of a three-person show at the end of a residency at Vermont Studio Center, Vermont USA.

Installation shot from This Offset Space

This OFFSET Space

March 2012

Little Green Street Gallery, Little Green Street, Dublin

2 pieces, group exhibition

Part of the 2012 OFFSET festival, two digital print collages were exhibited at the exhibition.

An installation at The Big Picture, Tallaght

Where We're At

September 2011

Creative Campus, The Big Picture, Tallaght, Dublin

2 collaborative pieces, group exhibition

Invited to participate in 8-week Creative Campus art residency, where artists were asked to use and reinterpret an abandoned digital hub in Tallaght town centre. Two collaborative digital works were created with Sara Amido, Thom Conaty and David Collier that used touch-screen technology, projection, audio and varied digital media to reinterpret the exhibition space and introduce elements of Tallaght into this space.

Somewhat self portrait

Half and Half: Opposites

July 2011

Half and Half, Sullivan’s Quay, Cork

1 painting, group exhibition

Invited to participate in a group exhibition looking at the idea of halves. The exhibited piece was a collaborative work with artist Candice Chu, looking at the idea of a self-portrait reinterpreted, and at the idea of individual or unique painting styles.

Installation shot from Akureyri exhibition

Never Ending Skaga I and II

May-June 2011

Mjólkurbúðin, Akureyri, Iceland | Nes, Skagaströnd, Iceland

8 pieces, group exhibitions

Exhibited paintings and painting installations in two self-curated and organised exhibitions in Akureyri, Iceland and Skagaströnd, Iceland. The exhibitions were responding to an art residency at Nes, Skagaströnd, where the artists were invited to consider the idea of working on a peninsula.

Utilitarian, a painting

Artmartists

September 2010

The ArtMart, The Mall, Sligo

2 pieces, group exhibition

Invited to exhibit as one of the founding members of The ArtMart Studios and Gallery in an exhibition looking back at the beginnings of the artist-led space.

Caramel, a painting

ArtCrawl 09

September 2009

Various venues, Sligo

6 pieces, group exhibition

Co-organised a large-scale group exhibition in numerous spaces, two of which later became semi-permanent art spaces in Sligo.

Claremorris Open 2008 installation shot

Claremorris Open Exhibition

September 2008

Claremorris, Co. Mayo

2 pieces, group exhibition

Accepted into the Claremorris Open Exhibition, Claremorris, with two paintings, one of which sold locally. The exhibition was curated by Lizzie Carey Thomas of TATE Britain.