TnaG national Irish television interview with Eileen MacDonagh at Lithosphere exhibition, Visual Carlow, Feb 2012
Working locally to Carlow for the past 21 years Eileen MacDonagh has made a tremendous contribution to the arts nationally and internationally. LITHOSPHERE presented new work by the artist and surveyed a career dedicated to the tender command of elements; stone, timber and the geometries found in nature.
Echoing MacDonagh’s Medusa Tree (2009) which sits in the forecourt of VISUAL and the George Bernard Shaw Theatre in Carlow, Ireland, Eileen MacDonagh created a forest of 8 metre high trees, taking on the scale the Main Gallery, the largest white gallery space in the country. Alongside this installation other works illustrated the breadth of her career to date. This presented to the public a unique opportunity to experience sculpture in facilities that were designed to showcase the immense affect of large scale work.
Eileen MacDonagh (b. Sligo, 1956) has been working as a sculptor for over thirty years. She has participated in Sculpture Symposia all over the world and has completed almost 20 public art commissions around Ireland. In 2004 she was elected to the Aosdána and stands as one of the countries pre-eminent artists working with stone. MacDonagh lives and works in Athy, Co Kildare.-
A case bound full colour catalogue with texts by Canadian art critic John Grande and arts advisor Jenny Haughton supported this exhibition.
This installation is available to be installed in other galleries, please contact the artist for more details on the Contact page