Coilin Dubhghail - Tulipiere 11

Tulipiere 11

Description: form with one mouth
Techniques: hammerwork, welding
Materials: nickel plated copper
Year Made: 2017
Dimensions: 36.5 x 20 x 28

Coilin Dubhghail - Tulipiere 10

Tulipiere 10

Description: vessel with two legs
Techniques: hammerwork, welding
Materials: nickel plated copper
Year Made: 2017
Dimensions: 24 x 26.5 x 27

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Tulipiere 7

Nickel plated copper, 26 x 23 x 36cm
Photographer,Peter Rowen

CoilinODubhghaill Tulipiere 7

Tulipiere 7

Nickel plated copper, 26 x 23 x 36cm
Photographer,Peter Rowen

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Tulipiere 9

Copper
Photographer,Peter Rowen

CoilinODubhghaill Tulipiere 9

Tulipiere 9

Copper
Photographer,Peter Rowen

5R9A6977

Ritual 13

Copper, hammer work, TIG welding, patination, 25 x 15 x 28cm
Photographer, Peter Rowen

5R9A6929

Ritual 8

Copper, hammer work, TIG welding, 16.5 x 21 x 17cm
Photographer, Peter Rowen

5R9A7018

Ritual 13 (detail)

Copper, hammer work, TIG welding, patination, 25 x 15 x 28cm
Photographer, Peter Rowen

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Shibuichi Bowl and Shakudo Bowl

Shibuichi (copper/silver alloy) and Shakudo (copper/gold alloy),
29 x 30 x 9cm and 28 x 28 x 10cm
Photographer, Cóilín Ó Dubhghaill

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Shibuichi Bowl and Shakudo Bowl

Shibuichi (copper/silver alloy) and Shakudo (copper/gold alloy),
29 x 30 x 9cm and 28 x 28 x 10cm
Photographer, Cóilín Ó Dubhghaill

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Cóilín Ó Dubhghaill

Selected for PORTFOLIO: Critical Selection 2019-2020

Cóilín Ó Dubhghaill’s research interests focus on the intersection between traditional craft processes and new technologies, exploring the appropriation of
industrial technologies for craft production and the development of new ways
of using traditional craft processes and materials in the production of studio work.

In the Tulipiere series, the thin skin of the sheet metal is forged, stretched, and expanded to form a shape from multiple pieces using welding and hammer forming techniques. In these pieces he uses the forms of tulipiere vases as a starting point for an investigation of form and a reflection on the relationship between object and value. Tulipiere are an intriguing example of specialised product design that originated in the 17th century. Their forms, along with the backdrop of the Dutch Tulip Mania period, interest Cóilín as monuments to excess from an era that parallels more recent fragile economic bubbles. 

Cóilín trained at Grennan Mill Craft School, Kilkenny and Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland, graduating in 1996. He worked as a designer for industry in India, the Philippines and the UK. In 2005 he received a doctorate from the metalwork department at the National University of Art and Music, Tokyo Geidai, Japan. Ó Dubhghaill was appointed Senior Research Fellow in the Art and Design Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University in 2007. He is based in Sheffield, UK.

Collections

Birmingham Assay Office Collection
Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland
Galeria Sztuki w Legnicy, Poland
Glasgow Cathedral, Scotland
Irish State Art Collection
Marzee Collection, Netherlands
National Museum of Ireland
Office of Public Works, Ireland
The Goldsmiths' Company Collection, London, UK
Toride City Collection, Japan
Numerous private collections nationally and internationally


Selected Awards

2015 
Bavarian State Prize, Germany
2009
Arts Council England Grants for the Arts, UK
2008     
National Metalwork Design Award (shortlisted), Millennium Galleries, Sheffield, UK
2007-2010   
AHRC Fellowship, UK
2007  
Sasakawa Foundation grant, Japan
2006
Special Merit Award, Golden Fleece, Ireland

Selected Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2011 & 2016
Cóilín Ó Dubhghaill, Galerie Marzee, The Netherlands
2010
Focus, Contemporary Applied Arts, London, UK
2008
Cóilín Ó Dubhghaill, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
2006
Cóilín Ó Dubhghaill, Galerie Marzee, The Netherlands

Group Exhibitions and Fairs

2019
Surface Matters, Dublin Castle; Artesania Catalunya CCAM, Barcelona, Spain and National Design & Craft Gallery, Kilkenny Monumentality / Fragility, National Design & Craft Gallery, Kilkenny 
2018 
Monumentality / Fragility, Mons Anciens Abbatoir, Mons, Belgium  
Melting Point, Makers Guild Wales, Cardiff, Wales
2017
Forged, Munich, Germany
Tresor Contemporary Craft, Basel, Switzerland  
ObjetsMes Amis, Artmonte-carlo, Monaco
Collect, London, UK

Narratives in Making, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny
TASTE at Artgenève, Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland
COLLECT, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK (also 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2006)
2016  
In Residence, Oliver Sears Gallery, Six Fitzroy Square, London, UK
Mná, Galway City Museum, Galway
2015
Meister der Moderne, IHM, Munich, Germany
The Silversmiths Art, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
PORTFOLIO @ Solomon: Metal & Stone, Solomon Fine Art, Dublin
In Residence, Oliver Sears Gallery, Six Fitzroy Square, London, UK
Side by Side, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, France; National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny
Finders and Keepers, dlr Lexicon Municipal Gallery, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin
Modern Masters, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
Aesthetics of Manufacture II, Butcher Works, Sheffield
The Irish Connection, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
2014
Vase, Vessel, Void, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin
2013
Five into Four, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin
Aesthetics of Manufacture, Butcher Works, Sheffield, UK
Frame@Schmuck, Internationale Handwerks Messe, Munich, Germany
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
domesticMATTERS, Contemporary Applied Arts, London, UK
KunstRAI International Art Fair, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
dubh / dialogues In Black, The American Irish Historical Society,    New York, USA
2011-2012
Beneath the Skin, Galerie Marzee, The Netherlands; SIA Gallery, Sheffield, UK
2011
Silverstruck, Ruthin Craft Centre and National Museum of Wales
dubh: Dialogues in Black, American Irish Historical Society New York, USA; Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin
2010
Legnica Copper Ore Seminar, Galeria Sztuki w Legnicy, Poland
PORTFOLIO, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny
2009
KeyPiece, SIA Gallery, Sheffield, UK,
Object, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2008
9 Create, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland,
Treasures of Today, National Museum of Ireland, Dublin

 

Gallery Representation

Galerie Marzee, The Netherlands
Contemporary Applied Arts, London, UK

Contact Details:

Cóilín Ó Dubhghaill
Studio 1, Yorkshire Artspace, 21 Brown Street, Sheffield S12BS, UK

T. +44 77 4823 6470
E. info@coilin.com
www.coilin.com