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Orchids of Sorts

Sheet bronze, silver, variable sizes from 700 to 550mm high,
Photographer, Seamus Gill

jewellery/seodra

Séamus Gill

Séamus Gill’s practice is driven primarily by the joy of working with silver and gold, and the harmonisation of material and method. Using age-old silversmithing skills, his jewellery pieces are hammered by hand out of a flat sheet of metal, and then stretched and compressed into elegant three dimensional forms.

Gill exploits the malleability of the metals, led by their natural movement, so that his finished pieces echo forms found in nature. His current collection includes the Flowing Curves bangle, which is formed from a long flat strip of silver that narrows at each end. This strip is worked through a series of processes. At first, it is repeatedly struck with a textured hammer and then bent into an oval shape, after which the ends of the shape are soldered together under a gas flame. Then the piece is struck again against a U-shaped anvil, creating a distinctive U-shaped cross section that lends structural strength to the finished piece. Finally, the bangle is polished to bring out the beauty of the silver.

Gill studied silversmithing at the Grennan Mill Craft School in Kilkenny and went on to study at the Regional Technical College, Letterkenny; the University of Ulster, Belfast and the National College of Art and Design, Dublin.

Collections

National Museum of Ireland
The Company of Goldsmiths, Dublin
The Irish Embassy Collection
The Craft Council of Ireland
Private collections nationally and internationally

Selected Awards

2009 RDS National Craft Competition. Awarded 1st prize Ironwork and Metalwork

Selected Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2008 Flowing Curves, The Jewellery Launch, Designyard Gallery, Dublin
2006 25 years On!, Designyard Gallery, Dublin
2000 Silversmithing, an ancient craft for the new millennium, Whichcraft Gallery, Dublin

Group Exhibitions and Fairs

2012 RDS National Crafts Competition, Dublin, Inhorgenta, Contemporary Design Hall, Munich, Germany
2011 National Craft Fair, RDS, Dublin, Irish Craft Portfolio, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny; Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin; RHA, Dublin, The Art Fair, RDS, Dublin, Showcase, Gorey Market House, Co. Wexford, Sculpture in Context, National Botanic Gardens, Dublin, Adornment, European House, Dublin; The Dock House, Co. Leitrim; Designworks Studio, Cork, 21st Century Irish Craft, National Museum of Ireland, Dublin, British Silver Week, Pangolin Gallery, London, UK, Ten Masters of British Silver, Pangolin Gallery, London; Payne & Sons, Tumbridge Wells, Kent, UK, Interior and Design Fair, RDS, Dublin
2010 Friends of Christmas Art Fair, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Irish Craft Portfolio, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny; Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin; Kenny Gallery, Galway, Sculpture in Context, National Botanic Gardens, Dublin, British Silver Week, Pangolin Gallery, London; Hamilton and Inches, London and Edinburgh; Payne and Sons, Oxford, UK, The British Antique Dealers Association Fair, London, UK
2009 Design Collection-Winter, Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland, Wunderkammer, Design Week, Dublin, Sculpture in Context, National Botanic Gardens, Dublin, Sculpture at the Hallward, Hallward Gallery, Dublin, British Silver Week, Goldsmiths Hall, London; Hamilton and Inches, London and Edinburgh; Payne and Sons, Oxford, UK
2008 Celebrate with Art, Gallery 13, West Hollywood, USA, Design Collection-Winter, Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland, Treasures of Today, National Museum of Ireland, Dublin, SOFA Chicago, USA, Images of Longing, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny Arts Week, British Silver Week, Goldsmiths Hall, London, UK
2007 15th Silvertriennial, travelling Europe to 10 venues in Germany, Moscow, Denmark and the Netherlands, Embrace, Dublin Design Week; Birmingham College of Art, UK, National Craft Competition, RDS, Dublin, Sculpture in Context, National Botanic Gardens, Dublin
2006 SOFA New York, USA, National Craft Competition, RDS, Dublin, Sculpture in Context, National Botanic Gardens, Dublin, SOFA Chicago, USA
2005 Loot, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool; The Atrium Gallery, Dublin, Art Ireland, RDS, Dublin, 00-04 Review, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, SOFA New York, USA, Common Ground, Grennan Mill Craft School, Kilkenny, Sculpture in Context, National Botanic Gardens, Dublin, SOFA Chicago, USA, Collectors Event, Hunt Museum, Limerick

 

 

Gallery Representation

DesignYard, Dublin

Contact Details:

Séamus Gill
Studio 21
The Tower Design Centre
Pearse Street
Dublin 2

T. +353 1 6775701
E. seamus@seamusgill.com
www.seamusgill.com