Imagining Galway

University Hospital Galway Arts Corridor, January 2017

Le'sprit de Galway

Asian Biennale

Printed MatterGalway Print Studio Exhibition The Connacht tribune Printworks, Galway

Little Prints, Little Stories

Limerick Printmakers Annual Show, The Belltable, Limerick

Design Weeks' Galway Print Studio Exhibition 2020 Gallery Galway

Impressions Biennial – Galway International Arts Festival, Centre for Creative Arts & Media, Galway

Print is Dead. Long Live Print. Galway Print Studio Inaugural Exhibition The Connacht tribune Printworks, Galway

Crotty & Kellys Pretty Pictures

The Kenny Gallery,
Galway - November 2012

Dean Kelly’s paintings and photographs in this exhibition mark a shift in his work. Gone is much of the layered graphic, and to the fore is pure painting. The painter Alice Maher had told Kelly she could see that as a young artist, he felt he needed to “say everything with every single piece”. She assured him that the affliction of applying an encyclopaedic method eases with time. So now Kelly has ‘de-cluttered’ his work to produce spontaneous and instinctive of local places.

Shane Crotty’s work, through monoprint, intaglio, digital print, and photography, deals with the transforming effects that tragedy can bring about, where violence and darkness walk hand in hand with love and kindness. The subject matter and imagery include Croagh Patrick, Brighton Pier, Auschwitz, cemeteries, and war memorials.

Nude - Blatant Exhibitionism

The Kenny Gallery 2011

Click here to view the work in this exhibtion.

THE NUDE in Western art can be either be a study of the form, contours, and idiosyncrasies of the human body (eg, Gwen John, Lucien Freud ), or be unashamed erotica (Ingres, Delveaux, Allen Jones ) - it just depends on who is painting them.

The Kenny Gallery, for its Galway Arts Festival exhibition, will be celebrating the nude in art through NUDE [blatant exhibitionism], but with a twist. For this exhibition, Kenny’s has asked artists who do not paint nudes or who traditionally not work with the human figure to step outside their comfort zones and paint nudes. The works will range from the humorous to the serious, and from the classical to the abstract.

Europe's Edge

Tromso University, Norway
Decemeber 2010

Tromsø, the regional capital of northern Norway, was the unlikely venue for Irish Art's most recent exhibition Europe's Edge. In what was probably the largest ever showing of Irish contemporary visual art in Norway, the exhibition explored themes as diverse as the styles of the contributing artists.

The exhibition featured work by Brian Bourke, Maurice Caplice, Shane Crotty, Charles Cullen, Rita Duffy, Adrian McAllister, Dara McGee, Rosie McGurran, Jay Murphy, Mick O'Dea, Eamonn O'Doherty, Bernard Reynolds and Ger Sweeney.

Europe's Edge was held in conjunction with the 7th Biennial International Conference of the Nordic Irish Studies Network. The exhibition was launched by His Excellency Gerald F. Ansbro, Ambassador of Ireland on 2 December at the Tromsø University Library Gallery and ran until 13 January.

Frame X

Siamsa Tire, Tralee
May 2010

Frame X the bicycle themed art exhibition in conjunction with the Kerry Bicycle Festival.

FEATURING: Fiona Reilly// Grace O’Sullivan // Catherine Green // Dymaxicorp // Shane Crotty // Fiona O’Dwyer // Garry Walsh //Michael Cotter // Studioseventyseven // Chris Hill-Scott // Pete4130 // Martin Gibbins // Chris Judge // Mark Wickham // Luke Prendeville // Noel Molloy // Aoife Hand // Hector Castells // Fionan O’Connell // Aurelie Montfrond // Keith o’Faoláin // Barry McGoo

Out of the West

Rory Mitchell Gallery, Oslo, Norway
December 2009

IrishArt.no presents works by five contemporary artists living and working in the west of Ireland. The exhibition runs from 03.12.2009 until 16.12.2009 at the Rory Mitchell Gallery, Kirkeveien 72, Oslo. www.rorymitchell.com

The opening speech by His Excellency Gerald F. Ansbro, Ambassador of Ireland.

Making Waves

The Kenny Gallery, Galway
May 2009

A mixed media group exhibition of the work of over 50 artists to celebrate the Galway Stopover of The Volvo Ocean Race 2009.


The White Room Gallery, Galway
July 2008

Multidisciplinary show which was part of the 30th Galway Arts Festival, included work by Eileen Graham, Jennifer Hutton, Maev Lenaghan, Padraic Conway, Paula Henihan, Ursula Kelly, Sandra Bunting and Shane Crotty.