Ruth Lyons

Contact

ruth.e.lyons@gmail.com

Occupation

Artist and Co- director of The Good Hatchery

Education

2003-2007 BA (Hons) Fine Art Sculpture, National College of Art and Design, Dublin

2006 Erasmus programme Vilnius Academy of Fine Art, Lithuania

Residencies and Awards

2015

Paradox Student Project Poznan

2014

Arts Council Ireland Visual Arts Project Award

2013

Arts Council Ireland Visual Arts Bursary Award

2012

Arts Council Ireland Visual Arts Project Award

2011

Temple Bar Project Studio Award

Fire Station Sculpture Bursary Award

Arts Council Visual Artist Bursary Award

2010

The Customs House Studios, Residency, Westport, Co. Mayo

Inish Turk Beg Island, Residency, selected by The Royal Hibernian Academy and Monster Truck

Offaly County Council Artists Bursary Award 2010/09/08

2009

‘Art@Work’, Residency Programme, Co. Roscommon

‘The Enchanted Garden Residency’, Co. Wicklow

Belmont Mill Studios Artist Bursary Award

2008

‘_UNIT’ Residency Programme, Co. Laois

Selected Solo & The Good Hatchery Exhibitions and Public Works

2015

The Sea, The Sea, Solo Show, Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Pilot Light, Solo show and public event, Droichead Arts Centre and Dowth Hall, Co. Meath, Ireland

Pilot Light commission with Pavilion, Leeds UK as part of Follies of Youth 2014/15

Commission and presentation at EU Salt summit Salzburg June 2015

2014

The Pinking, Solo show, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery

The Pinking on Sea, Commission, Kinsale Arts Festival

Afterings, Summer Rising Feast, Irish Museum of Modern Art

2012

The Forgotten Works , Public Commission with Project Arts Centre, Essex Street Dublin

Sky Is The Limit, Public Art Commission, Scoil Naomh Eoin, Co. Meath

The Good Hatchery @ National College of Art and Design Gallery, Thomas St. Dublin

2011

Islanded in a Sea of Stars, Solo Show, The Lab, Foley St, Dublin

Lodestar, The Good Hatchery, Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Co.Wicklow

2010

Everyman is an island, Inish Turk Beg, Co. Mayo

Glasimile, The Good Hatchery, SOMA contemporary, Waterford

2009

Savoir Faire 212, The Good Hatchery, Place Gallery, Co. Wexford

Amphibious Sound, Lough Key Forest Park, Co. Roscommon

Iridescence A, The Good Hatchery, Monster Truck, Dublin

Spatial Relations, Portlaoise, Co. Laois

2008

GodBall, Grennan Mill, Kilkenny Arts Festival, Co. Kilkenny

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015

‘Unbounded’, Group show with Angela Fulcher, Galway Arts Centre

‘Seachange’ , Tulca Arts Festival, Galway, Ireland

‘On Curating Histories’ lecture series curated by Kate Strain

Paradox group show, Poznan Castle, Poland  and UPgallery Berlin, Germany

‘Follies of Youth’, Group show, commissioned by Pavilion at Hepworth Wakefield Gallery, UK

‘Cosmic Dust’, Group show, Curated by Emma Lucy O’Brien, VISUAL, Co. Carlow, Ireland

2012

‘Conjuring for beginners’ , Group Show, Curated by Tessa Giblin, Project Arts Centre

‘Ached Grew Print Jot’, collaborative event, curated by Lee Welch, The Drawing Room, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

2011

‘After the Fall’, Tulca Arts Festival, Galway

‘RHA Annual Show 2011’, invited artist, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin

‘Repo Man’, Group show, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin

‘Life Vividly Lived Part 2’, Monster Truck Gallery, Temple Bar, Dublin

‘Blue’, SOMA Contemporary, Waterford City

2010

‘Commonage’, Callan, Co. Kilkenny

‘New Living Art’, Irish Museum Of Contemporary Art, Dublin

‘An Cosan Glas Lionnir’, Magheraorty, Co. Donegal

2009

‘The True Artist Helps the World by Revealing Mystic Truths’, Rapture Heap, Dublin

‘The Enchanted Garden Festival’, Kilruddery House, Co. Wicklow

‘This must be the place’, Irish Museum Of Contemporary Art, Dublin

‘A Silent Year’, The Lab, Dublin

2008

‘Life at the Joy’, The Joy Gallery, Dublin

‘No Place’, Memphis, USA

‘Never Ending Telescope’,The Back Loft Gallery, Dublin

‘Weather Permitting’, Mantua Art Project, Roscommon

‘And the dead tree gives no shelter’, East Wall, Dublin

2007

NCAD Graduate exhibition’, NCAD, Dublin

Curatorial Work and Presentations

2014

Guest Lecturer, Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork

‘Mobile Art School’, curated by Cleo Fagan, Irish Museum of Modern Art

2012

‘Mobile Art School’, curated by Cleo Fagan and Jennie Guy, St. Catherines National School, Rush, Co. Dublin

‘Poetry of pitch’, Seminar with Visual Artists Ireland, Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Good Hatchery, Guest lecture, National College of Art and Design

‘Of all places’, invited speaker, RUA RED, Tallaght, Dublin

2011

Aerial Blue International Summer School, Dorinish Island, Mayo, Ireland

Palanquin Stills, Residency programme, Good Hatchery

2010

Turquoise Tarmcadam, Group Residency, Good Hatchery

Celestial Salt, Book Launch, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin

Mercedes Fire, International Touring Summer School

‘Creating Alternative Spaces’, Good Hatchery presentation, Ormeau Baths, Belfast

Faber Studios, Good Hatchery, Artists Presentations, Limerick

2009

Celestial Salt, Outdoor Exhibition, Good Hatchery

‘What Next?, Good Hatchery,Presentation, Draiocht Arts Centre, Co. Dublin

Ritual Flux 51, Visual Arts Trail, curated by Good Hatchery & Eilis Lavelle, Birr, Co. Offaly

From Daingean with Love, Residential Projects, Good Hatchery

2008

‘Time of Little Sun’, group exhibition, curated by Good Hatchery, Cavan Co.Museum

Sapphire Highway, Residency, Good Hatchery

Sapphire Highway, Publication Launch, The Lab, Dublin

Written Publications & Articles

2011

Responsible Driving, Visual Artists Newsletter March/April 2011

2010

Celestial Salt, Good Hatchery Publication, RHA, Project Arts, IMMA

2008

Sapphire Highway, Good Hatchery Publication, NIVAL

2007

NewGrange to Nuclear power plants- Humankind’s relationship with the sun

Thesis, NCAD Library

Reviews

 

Billion Journal, online, James Merrigan, 2014

The Irish Times, Aidan Dunne, 2012

Frieze, Meave Connolly, 2009

Circa Online, Claire Feeley. 2009

Visual Artists Newsletter, Sarah Baume, 2009

The Irish Times, Aidan Dunne, 2008