my work

The Future is Self-Organised at Limerick City Gallery

A print I made for Pallas Projects is included in the show The Future is Self-Organised — Artist-Run Spaces curated by Pallas Projects at Limerick City Gallery of Art. The exhibition continues until the 15th of January so if you are in Limerick call in and have a look. It's above the TV on the left.

The print (which is pictured below) is an edition of 50 and available to purchase from Pallas Projects for just €50 which will go towards funding future shows at the gallery.

More info about the exhibition can be found here.


PP/S Gala Benefit Auction

pallas_Catalogue I had a painting included in the PP/S Gala Benefit Auction with Whyte’s at the Irish Georgian Society last month. Above is an image from the catalogue showing my piece on the right opposite a drawing by Ronnie Hughes.

You can view an online version of the catalogue here.


I have decided to offer some of the drawings from my solo exhibition 'Out of Order' at a reduced price of €100 until Christmas. Pictured are a selection but others are available. If you're interested please send email me to arrange a visit to my studio.

Size including frame: 32.5 cm x 23.5 cm


Tentamen was a group exhibition in a Georgian House at 13 North Great George's Street. Below are some images of my work and a video walkthrough of the show.

The exhibition also featured the work of Lucy Andrews, Alan Butler, Joseph Coveney, Aoibheann Greenan, David Eager Maher and John O’Connell.

More images here and more info on the exhibition here

Laser Cut Plywood Sculpture

Original pencil drawing on tracing paper. This was scanned and turned in a vector in Illustrator.

Pieces being cut from 4mm birch ply.

The sculpture as a wall mounted piece.

This turned out to be a stubborn piece of ply and required 3 passes of the laser to fully cut through. This resulted in more orange staining (caused by smoke) then would typically be the case, though I quite like the added variation in colouring.

Thesaurus Word Loops Booklet

This is a new version of a booklet first produced in 2006. The booklet has been redesigned and some changes made to the content.

Each of these word loops takes a pair of words with opposite meanings as its starting point. A thesaurus was used to find a synonym for one of these words and then to find a synonym for that synonym and so on. Each new word suggested by thesaurus involves a slight slippage of meaning. These slippages accumulate resulting in a complete inversion of the original meaning. This process is repeated using the second word from the pair until the loop has been completed.

If you would like to receive a complimentary copy please send me your address: niall(at)

Reviews of 'Out of Order'

Updated: There's another review. I'm sure this must be the last one. It's by Alissa Kleist and is featured in the Visual Artists Newssheet's new review supplement. Here is a pdf.

James Merrigan has a review of my current show 'Out Of Order' at the Lab on his blog Billion. Here is a link to a PDF of his review.

Lauren Hisada wrote about the exhibition for The Dubliner Magazine which comes with the Evening Herald on Thursdays. Here is a PDF of that review.

Adrian Duncan reviewed the show along with Tool Use at Oonagh Young Gallery for Paper Visual Art.


The image used in this post is "Speakers' Corner" by Jorge Maachi