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Armpiece

Paper, felt, palladium Leaf, stainless steel wire, 16 x 16 x 6cm
Photographer, Peter Rowen

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Armpiece

Paper, felt, palladium Leaf, stainless steel wire, 16 x 16 x 6cm
Photographer, Peter Rowen

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Neckpiece

Paper, felt, palladium Leaf, stainless steel wire, 35 x 35cm
Photographer, Peter Rowen

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Neckpiece

Paper, felt, palladium Leaf, stainless steel wire, 35 x 35cm
Photographer, Peter Rowen

Long Neckpiece

Long Round Sculptural Neckpiece

paper, felt, platinum leaf, black pearls, dyed nylon, 44 x 70cm
Photographer, Peter Rowen

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Long Round Sculptural Neckpiece

paper, felt, palladium leaf, black pearls, dyed nylon, 44 x 70cm
Photographer, Peter Rowen

Long Round Sculptural Neckpiece

Long Neckpiece

fabric, felt, palladium leaf, onyx beads, dyed nylon, 50 x 62cm
Photographer, Peter Rowen

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Nine Gold Balls

Recycled newspaper, felt, 23ct gold leaf, stainless steel wire, 33 x 33cm
Photographer, Trevor Hart

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Angela O’Kelly

Selected for PORTFOLIO: Critical Selection 2017-2018

Angela O’Kelly designs and creates large-scale jewellery. Her inspiration derives from a fascination with simple shapes, textures, repetition and colour in urban and rural landscapes. She combines an eclectic mix of materials and textures with traditional techniques and new technology.

In her most recent collection of neck and arm pieces, a combination of felt, fabric, paper, platinum leaf and nylon wire is used in delicate slices culminating into one strong form.

 

  • I am fascinated by how simple objects collected carry so much memory. I have a vast collection of stones and pebbles from beaches that spark and refresh memory; smell, feeling, sounds of places visited, images locked away. The simple shapes, textures, surface detail and intricate tonal differences of these stones inspire my work.   

 

O’Kelly studied Jewellery and Silversmithing at the Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland, graduating with a Degree in 1997 and a Postgraduate Diploma in 1998. She received an MA in Arts Management and Cultural Policy from University College Dublin in 2004. She is currently the Head of Design for Body and Environment at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin and is an established curator of contemporary design and craft.

Collections

American Museum of Art and Design, New York
British Crafts Council Collection, UK
Cleveland Arts Centre, UK
Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland
Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, Ireland

Dumfries and Galloway Council, Scotland
Galway City Museum, Ireland

Georgia State University, USA
Irish Embassy Shanghai, China
Irish Embassy Berlin, Germany
Middlesborough Institute of Modern Art International Jewellery Collection, UK
National Museum of Ireland
Office of Public Works, Ireland
Royal Museum of Scotland
Ulster Museum, Belfast
Numerous private collections nationally and internationally


Selected Awards

2013/2004/2001
Continued Professional Development Award, Design & Crafts Council of Ireland

 

Selected Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions

2017
Narratives in Making, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny
2016
Women’s Stories and Emblems 1916-2016, Galway City Museum, Galway
2015
The Irish Connection, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
PORTFOLIO @ Solomon: Jewellery, Solomon Fine Art, Dublin
Side by Side, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny; Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris
2014
Hidden Agenda, British Crafts Council touring exhibition, Naughton Gallery, Belfast
2013-2014
Dazzle, Manchester Art Gallery, UK
2013
Future Beauty?, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny; Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin
2012-2013
Out of the Marvellous, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Solstice Arts Centre, Meath; Mermaid Arts Centre, Wicklow
2012
Turning Leaves, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool, UK
2000-2013
SOFA, Chicago and New York, USA
2011
dubh – Dialogues in Black, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin; The American Irish Historical Society, New York, USA
Seoid 11, Pieces of Eight, Melbourne and Studio 20/17, Sydney, Australia
Electrum Summer Show, London, UK
PORTFOLIO, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny; Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin
2004-2013
COLLECT, V&A Museum and Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
2009-2011
Paper Show, Flow Gallery, London, UK
2009
Inner Voice, Contemporary Applied Arts, London, UK
Electrum, Showcase exhibition, London, UK
2008
New York Art & Design Fair, USA
International Paper Exhibition, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
2007
Paper Exhibition, Lesley Craze, London, UK
Vivid Colours, Electrum Gallery, London, UK, London Art Fair, UK

 

Gallery Representation

Charon Kransen, New York, USA
Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, USA

Contact Details:

Angela O’Kelly


T. +353 87 678 0784
E. angela_o_kelly@hotmail.com
www.angelaokelly.com