Awards and Bursaries

Elected professional member of the Royal Society of Sculptors, 2016
Nominated for Marsh Award for Excellence in Public Sculpture, 2015 (PMSA website)
Ballinglen Arts Foundation Fellowship Bursary, 2015/2016
Gold Medal RHS Chelsea Flower Show, 2014 (collaboration with Hugo Bugg, review)
Nominated for Marsh Award for Excellence in Public Sculpture, 2012 (read review)
Regional Finalist, Civic Trust Awards, 2012
Tyrone Guthrie Centre Bursary, 2012 & 2019
Heinrich Böll Cottage, Achill residency 2004 & 2020
Arts Council of Northern Ireland, SIAP Award, 2006/7, 2008/9
Aer Lingus Art Flights, 1999/2001
Janet Konstam Award for research into sculpture in Rome, 1999
Travel Award of Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft, 1997 and 1998


Projects in the Public Domain

2020 Public sculpture commission for Ballymakenny College, Co. Louth
2019 Shortlisted for public sculpture commission for Gweedore, Co. Donegal
2019 Public sculpture commission for Geashill, Co. Offaly
2019 Sculpture commission for Myshall, Co. Carlow
2019 Public sculpture commission for Westhill, Aberdeenshire
2019      Public sculpture commission for Waterville, Co. Kerry
2017      Public sculpture commission for Winchester, Hampshire
2017      Shortlisted for Fishing Memorial, Aberdeen, Scotland
2017      Sculpture commission, Kells, Co. Kerry
2017      Corporate sculpture commission for Camden, London
2016      Shortlisted for public sculpture commissions for Newry, Co. Down
2016      Shortlisted for public sculpture commissions for Bangor, Co. Down
2015      Public sculpture commission for Bangor, Co. Down (project website)
2015      Public sculpture commission for Camlough, Co. Down
2015      Public sculpture commission for Benburb, Co. Tyrone
2015      Public sculpture commission for Conor's Corner, Belfast
2015      Shortlisted for public sculpture, Ballaghadereen, Co. Roscommon
2015      Shortlisted for public sculpture, Moville, Co. Donegal
2015      Commission for replica of Bangor Bell, North Down Museum
2015      Shortlisted for public sculpture, Bangor, Co. Down
2015      Shortlisted for public sculpture, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan
2014      Corporate sculpture commission for RHS Chelsea Flower Show (review)
2014      Shortlisted for public sculpture The Loup, Co. Tyrone
2014      Shortlisted for public sculpture OS Head Office, Southampton
2014      Shortlisted for public sculpture Athlone
2014      Public sculpture commission for Holywell Trust, Derry
2013      Public sculpture commission for Strabane (project website)
2013      Public sculpture commission for Bushmills, Hamill Terrace (project website)
2013      Shortlisted for public sculpture commission Newry
2013      Shortlisted for public sculpture commission BBC NI
2013      Shortlisted for public sculpture commission Waterford
2012      Shortlisted for public sculpture commission Limavady
2012      Shortlisted for Christian Heritage Trail, Derry (Deiseal)
2012      Shortlisted for Presidential Distinguished Service Award
2012      Shortlisted for Dungannon Castle Hill public art commission
2011      Public sculpture for Coalisland Library
2011      Public sculpture for Causeway Hospital, Coleraine; Artscare
2011      Shortlisted for Ribble Link public art commission, Lancashire
2011      Shortlisted for Scotswood commission, Newcastle/Tyne
2011      Public sculpture for Iontas Theatre, Castleblaney
2011      Public sculpture for Portrush East Strand (project website)
2010      Public sculpture for Maghery, Co. Armagh
2010      Shortlisted for Ballycastle/Rathlin commission
2010      Shortlisted for Newcastle West sculpture commission
2010      Public sculpture commission for Armagh (project website)
2010      Shortlisted for Newry/Ballybot public sculpture commission
2010      Shortlisted for Belfast City Hall artwork
2010      Public sculptures for M7 Annaholty, Limerick (with Deiseal)
2010      Public sculptures for N7 tunnel, Limerick (with Deiseal)
2010      Shortlisted for Newry Historic Canal feature sculpture
2009      Shortlisted for An Nasc commission, Belfast (with Deiseal)
2008      Shortlisted for N8 Mitchelstown Bypass (with Deiseal)
2008      Public sculptures for Oxford Island Nature Reserve
2008      Public sculpture commission for Lough Gur (with Deiseal)
2006      Public sculpture for Kinnego Marina, Co. Armagh
2005      Public sculpture for Ballyhaise, Co. Cavan
2003      City Neighbourhoods perpetual award trophy, Dublin
2003      Shortlisted for public art commission The Hurst, Shropshire
2001      Shortlisted for public art commission in Navan, Co. Meath
1998      Trophies for Cinemagic film awards, Belfast
1998      Shortlisted for public sculpture commission in Irvinestown

For more information visit the Public Projects page. 


One and Two Person Shows

2016     Doswell Gallery, Rosscarbery
2016     New Work, Blue House Gallery, Schull
2014     Traversing the Littoral, Skibbereen Arts Festival (exhibition website)
2014     Private show, Villa Claudio, Settegnano, Italy
2013     An t-Éan Mara, Iontas Theatre, Castleblaney
2008     Bronze and Concrete, Glór Gallery, Ennis (two)
2007     Beyond the Littoral, Antrim
2007     Higher Bridges Gallery, Enniskillen
2007     An Lorg Brain, Glór Gallery, Ennis (two)
2005     Cavan Co. Museum, Ballyjamesduff
2004     Particia Smart Gallery, Penzance
2002     Rood Gallery, Bristol
1999     The Engineroom Gallery, Belfast
1998     Ards Art Centre, Newtownards
1998     Bonnies, Belfast (two)


Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 Sculpture in the Park, Bangor, Co. Down
2017      Back to the Roots, Kunsthaus Arte Muhle, Schmallenberg, Germany
2017      Blue House Gallery, Schull, Co. Cork
2016      The History Show, Blue House Gallery, Schull (s/c)
2015      Form 2015, Artistic Alliance, Ballymaloe (s)
2015      The Yard Group, Blue House Gallery, Schull (s)
2015      The Maritime Show, Blue House Gallery, Schull (s)
2014      Form 2014, Artistic Alliance, Ballymaloe (s/c)
2014      Blue House Gallery, Schull (s)
2013      Form 2013, Artistic Alliance, Mount Juliet (s/c)
2012      Bomb-Fire, Artistic Alliance, Ballymaloe House (s/c)
2011      Ré Nua, Artistic Alliance, Ballymaloe House (s/c; catalogue)
2011      National Museum of Kenya, Nairobi (s/c)
2006      Works on Paper, Glór Gallery, Ennis (s)
2005      The Caught Bouquet, Cavan (s/c)
2004      Voicing Dissent, Falmouth Arts Centre, (s/c)
2004      Design (R)evolution, The Eden Project  (s/c)
2001      Linenhall Gallery, Belfast
2001      Grandes et Jeunes d'Aujourd Hui, Paris (s/c)
2001      From Ritual to Romance, Catalyst Arts Belfast (s)
2001      Art Garden, Bristol
2000      State-of-the-Art, Engineroom Gallery, Belfast (s/c)
2000      Art Garden, Bristol
2000      Phoenix Gallery, Belfast (s)
2000      Consequence, Engineroom Gallery, Belfast (s)
1999      Stable Gallery, Roundstone, Connemara
1999      Centro del Arte Verrocchio, Casole d’Elsa
1999      Iontas, Small Works, Limerick, Dublin, Belfast (s)
1999      Barn Gallery, Hillsborough (c)
1998      Iontas, Small Works, Sligo, Dublin, Belfast (s/c)
1998      Ulster Hospital, Dundonald
1998      Happenstance, Engine Room Gallery, Belfast (s/c)
1998      Emer Gallery, Belfast (s)

               (s) indicates curated exhibition, (c) catalogued exhibitions


2020          Artist in Residence, Heinrich Böll Cottage, Co. Mayo  
2019 Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig, Monaghan
2015/16    Ballinglen Art Foundation, Co. Mayo
2012          Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig, Monaghan
2011/13    Artist in Residence, Cill Rialiag Project, Ballinskellig, Kerry
2011          Artist in Residence, Nyeri, Kenya
2008-10    Artist in Residence, Femanagh District Council
2008/09    Artist in Residence, WildWorks performance company, Cornwall
2006-08    Artist in Residence, Craigavon Borough Council
2005-09    Founded + managed Lough Neagh Boating Heritage Association
2005-08    Lead Artist for Art in the Wetlands project, South Lough Neagh
2005          Artist in Residence, Heinrich Böll Cottage, Co. Mayo    
2004-06    Artist in Residence for Cavan County Council
2004-05    Artist in Residence for Art in the Wetlands, Co. Armagh
2002-04    Researcher, The Eden Project/Falmouth College of Arts, Cornwall
2001          Artist in Residence (YotA), Ards Borough Council with F. Curletto
                   and P. Luccatini (Renzo Piano Workshop)
1999          Artist in Residence, Roundstone Arts Week
1999          Artist in Residence, Verocchio Art Centre, Tuscany    


Work in Collections

Work in private collections in Germany, Ireland, UK, Italy, Dubai and USA and in public
and corporate collections in Ireland and Britain, including Heinrich Böll Cottage, Achill;
Cavan County Council; UCD, Dublin and several UK Council collections.


Publications, Papers, Press and Media

Designing Ireland: The Best of Irish Design; Architecture Ireland;Summer 2016; Sandra O'Connell
Nationwide: Mayo; RTÉ1, June 2016
Designing Ireland, RTÉ1, four-part series presented by Angela Brady, October 2015
Sculpture as Witness of our Time, Onyx Art Magazine, by L. Mörchen, Newcastle/Tyne, 2015
Wild Atlantic Way Magazine, 2015
Proceeding of The 8th Conference of the Int. Study Group on Music Archaeology, Beijing, 2014
'About: Holger Lonze', Craft NI and Perspective, Oct. 2011 (read article)
'Holger Lonze', RTÉ Radio 1 Culture File by Eleanor Flegg, Sept. 2011
'Making the Bronze Age' TAG 2010, PAST, Prehistoric Society (read)
Continuing the Bronze Age, paper for TAG 2010, Bristol, 2010
Your Place and Mine, BBC Radio Ulster, April 2010
Artists Newsletter [a-n], December 2009
Nicholas Crane’s Brittania, BBC television (Tern TV), Jan./Dec. 2009
Hidden Heritage, UTV, by Brian Black, March 2009
Traditional Boats of Ireland, ed. C. Mac Cárthaigh, Collins, 2008 (read PDF)
BBC Newsline, November 2007, by Gordon Adair  
A Humble Skiff, Resurgence, Nov./Dec. 2005
The Caught Bouquet, Heater Brett (ed.), Nov. 2005
Through Time and Tide, exhibition catalogue, October 2005
Belfast Telegraph; Aug. 2005, article on curachs by D. Dundas
RTÉ 1 Nationwide programme. Sept. 2005; Tom Sweeney
Seascapes, Sept. 2005 by the same presenter
The Visual Artist’s News Sheet, Issue 1, 2005; article on work
The Poetry of Materials, Eden Friends magazine, March 2004
Shed Men, Gareth Jones, Wordwell, London, 2004
Eco-Design Handbook, ed. 2004, section on currachs
Design (R)evolution, CD-ROM resource, The Eden Project, 2004
Water Craft; No. 53, Sept./Oct. 2004; Grow your own boat; S. Graham
Setting Sail in Baskets, British Basketmaker’s Soc. Newsletter, 2003
Baskets in the Ocean, Westcountry Woodsmen newsletter, Aug. 2003