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Cluster of reclining Pods

Willow rods, wood and stones
80 x 68 x 100 cm, 53 x 63 80 cm and 43 x 49 x 57 cm
Photographer: Michael Mclaughlin

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Extra large pod on ash wood and pod with field stone, the first born with two sisters willow rods,ash wood, stones and bark

Willow rods, wood, stones and bark
136 x 146 148 cm and 43 x 49 x 57 cm
Photographer: Michael Mclaughlin

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Ceremonial basket

Horse bones and willow rods, 58 x 77 x 72cm
Photographer, Peter Rowen

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Ceremonial basket

Horse bones and willow rods, 58 x 77 x 72cm
Photographer, Peter Rowen

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Primal energy, no 2

Ash wood and willow rods, 48 x 70 x 62cm
Photographer, Peter Rowen

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Primal energy, no 2

Ash wood and willow rods, 48 x 70 x 62cm
Photographer, Peter Rowen

JOE HOGAN_Ebb and Flow_willow rods and bog pine_75x148x100cm_Photographer Rory Moore

Drift Wood Pouch

willow rods and drift wood, 83 x 70 x 55cm
Photographer, Rory Moore

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Drift Wood Pouch (detail)

willow rods and drift wood, 83 x 70 x 55cm
Photographer, Rory Moore

JOE HOGAN_From Earth and Sky, flight path _willow rods and bog pine_ 26x88x80cm_Photographer Rory Moore

From Earth and Sky, flight path

willow rods and bog pine, 26 x 88 x 80cm
Photographer, Rory Moore

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From Earth and Sky, flight path

willow rods and bog pine, 26 x 88 x 80cm
Photographer, Rory Moore

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Ripe

Willow rods and bog pine, 62 x 89 x 81cm
Photographer, Rory Moore

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Ripe

Willow rods and bog pine, 62 x 89 x 81cm
Photographer, Rory Moore

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Ripe (detail)

Willow rods and bog pine, 62 x 89 x 81cm
Photographer, Rory Moore

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Ripe (detail)

Willow rods and bog pine, 62 x 89 x 81cm
Photographer, Rory Moore

furniture/wood/basketry
troscán/adhmad/caoladóireacht

Joe Hogan

Selected for PORTFOLIO: Critical Selection 2019-2020

became a basketmaker because I was attracted to the idea of growing my own willow and being involved in the whole process; from harvesting willow through to making a basket.

Although I made functional baskets for many years, I have over the past fifteen years  become increasingly interested in making artistic or sculptural baskets. This work is prompted by a desire to develop a deeper connection to the natural world. Every time we walk out into the world we have the opportunity to see it anew and to experience the wonder of being here. Rilke talks about us being “the bees of the invisible”, gathering the honey of the visible and storing it in the hive of our consciousness. When I make artistic baskets I am trying  to rediscover the richness in this store of images. I also hope it will touch the spirit of others in some way.

I am also influenced by environmental concerns and feel that the changes we need to make as a race will become possible  only when we go beyond a merely rational analysis and begin to encompass the worlds of poetry and art to imagine new and more responsible ways of being in the world. My practice revolves around using basketry skills to express these ideas. 

Joe works from his studio in Connemara, Co. Galway. He teaches basketmaking skills and has written three books on the craft, “Basketmaking in Ireland” (2001), “Bare Branches, Blue Black Sky” (2011) and “Learning from the Earth” (2018).

Collections

Boston College, USA
Collection of the Government of India
Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland
Limerick City Art Gallery
Office of Public Works, Ireland
Pinolere Baskets of the World Collection Canary Islands
Quinnipiac Famine Museum, USA
Ulster Museum, Belfast
Vissinggaard Museum, Denmark
Numerous private collections nationally and internationally

Selected Awards

2018
Loewe Craft Prize Finalist 
2008 + 2015
Award of Excellence, RDS National Crafts Competition, Dublin 
2012
Selected for Living Legend programme, World Crafts Council Summit, Chennai, India 
2007 + 2008
1st Prize Basketmaking, RDS National Crafts Competition, Dublin  
2007
Don Juan Gonzalez Farina Award, Spain

Selected Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2014  
Woven Wild, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
2012    
Tradition and Innovation, Dungarvan Arts Centre, Co. Waterford
2011        
Bare Branches, Blue Black Sky; Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford; The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland; Aras Eanna Arts Centre, Galway; Dunamaise Arts Centre, Laois
2008  
Wood meets Willow, Linen Hall Arts Centre, Mayo
2005
Weaving the Harvest, Grennan Mill, Kilkenny

Group Exhibitions

2019
Surface Matters, Dublin Castle; Artesania Catalunya CCAM, Barcelona, Spain and National Design & Craft Gallery, Kilkenny 
2018
RHA 188th Annual Exhibition, RHA, Dublin 
2017  
Narratives in Making, National Design & Craft Gallery, Kilkenny and Ruthin Craft Centre, Ruthin, Wales
2016  
Modern Masters/Meister der Moderne, Munich, Germany
RHA annual open exhibition, RHA Gallery, Dublin
Garden, Walford Mill Crafts Centre, UK
Ex Libris 2, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
2015
Side by Side, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny; Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, France
PORTFOLIO @ Solomon: Basketry & Woodturning, Solomon Fine Art, Dublin
Joe Hogan and Akiki Hirai, Oxford Ceramics Gallery, UK
To Capture Silence, The Source Arts Centre Gallery, Tipperary
Basket Identity, Riverhouse Gallery, West Sussex; Sor gallery, Dublin
The Irish Connection, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
2014
Common Ground, Oxford Ceramics Gallery, UK
Taste Contemporary Craft, Gallerie Blondeau, Geneva
Fibre Biennial, Snyderman Works Gallery, Philadelphia, USA
CultureCRAFT, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny
Materialisation: Mapping the Making, VISUAL Carlow, Carlow
Summer Show, Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Kerry
Material Subversion, Naughton Gallery, Queens University, Belfast
This Beloved Earth, The Barony Centre, North Ayrshire, Scotland
2013
Out of the Marvellous, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny; Solstice Arts Centre, Navan; Mermaid Arts Centre, Wicklow
Future Beauty?, National Craft Gallery; Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin
COLLECT, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK (also 2010 and 2009)
Nature in Craft, Wayne Arts Centre, Philadelphia, UK
Bare Stems, Dartington Hall, Devon, UK
ICON, Brown Thomas, Dublin
Making and Drawing, The Harley Gallery ,Nottinghamshire, UK
2012  
Vessels
, Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Kerry
RHA Annual Exhibition, RHA Gallery, Dublin
Baskets, Old and New Masters, Landskrona Museum, Sweden
Made by Hand, Moulshams Manor, Essex, UK
35 years Galerie Ra, Galerie Ra, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Object, Rotterdam, The Netherlands and Frame Munich, Germany
Materials and Messages, R Space, The Linen Rooms, Antrim
2011
Contemporary Baskets, Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales
Sculpture in Context, National Botanic Gardens, Dublin
Gorey Market House Showcase Exhibition, Gorey, Wexford
PORTFOLIO, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny; Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin
Cherry Baskets, Johannes Larsen Museum, Kertminde, Denmark
MATERIALpoetry, Galway Arts Festival, Galway
2010
MATERIALpoetry, The American Irish Historical Society, New York, USA
Noon Passama, Gallerie Ra, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Archaic Shelter, Maison & Objet, Paris, France
PORTFOLIO, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny; Kenny Gallery, Galway; Stour Gallery, UK
European Baskets, Strule Arts Centre, Omagh; Draíocht Arts Centre, Dublin

 

Contact Details:

Joe Hogan
Loch Na Fooey
Finny
Clonbur
Galway

T. +353 (0)94 9548241
E. joe@joehoganbaskets.com
www.joehoganbaskets.com