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Ceremonial basket

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

Joe Hogan ceremonial-basket-h

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 2017-2018

Joe Hogan was initially attracted to basketmaking because he wanted to grow his own willow, the raw material for most of his baskets. His practice allows him the opportunity to live rurally and to be involved in the entire process, from growing the material to making the finished object. His home and landscape have had a profound influence on the style and diversity of his work, encouraging him to explore and develop new designs based on old traditions.

 

  • We harvest the willow each winter from our own willow beds. After sorting it into various lengths, it is dried under cover for at least 6 months before it can be soaked. This forward planning in terms of soaking is a critical part of basketmaking. Ensuring one has enough willow in good condition while minimizing waste takes practice.

 

Hogan makes functional baskets and values the repetition and the fluency it develops. He has become increasingly interested in making non-functional or sculptural baskets, many of which involve the use of finds of bog wood from an area of wild isolated bog land near his home. Some of these baskets involve the use of twigs from birch, bog myrtle, catkins, lichens and other wild material. Hogan is prompted by a desire to develop a deeper connection to the natural world and reawaken a sense of wonder.

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

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

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

2017
Narratives in Making, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny
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