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Ms Tina O'Connell

Ms Tina O'Connell, Associate Professor in Art
  • Fine Art Associate Professor in Sculpture and Media
  • Studio Tutor  
  • Admissions Officer
  • PhD Advisory Group Member.

Areas of interest

I work primarily on sculpture as is reflective in my own professional practice. I pursue my own career externally to the University, as well as over-lapping my interests in areas of material-based research in the context of contemporary sculpture. I am interested in how the museum provides a context for the collection of sculpture, and ways in which monumental and permanent form can be challenged. I work extensively with grants from bodies such as the Irish Arts Council and have been involved in a range of international exhibitions, including: PS1 New York, Jerwood Platform and for off-site projects in Dublin with Project Arts Centre.


Learn more on Tina's website .

Postgraduate supervision

I have recently undertaken a new role in the Fine Art PhD Advisory Group for Graduate Supervision, and would therefore welcome and support practice-based applicants whose research is in the field of sculpture, material studies and fine art. I have received teaching awards, and can advise on pedagogic approaches to fine art education based on a long track record.


  • Sculpture (all BA and MA Fine Art)
  • Time-based media
  • Professional practice in Fine Art (CMS)
  • Production in sculpture.


  • 1999 Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland. 3 months
  • 1998 18th St Arts Complex, Santa Monica, LA, USA. 2 months
  • 1996 La Friche Belle De Mai, Marseilles, France. 2 months
  • 1989/90 Henry Moore Fellowship, Winchester School of Art, England.

Awards and honours

  • 2011 Washington DC Arts and Humanities Commission for 5x5 Public Art
  • 2010 Werk 2010,Commission Bildhaursymposion Heidenheim, Germany
  • 2009 Commission – Pearce Street centre Dublin 2007 Irish Arts Council Award (Major)
  • 2006 Commission – Letterkenny Institute of Technology
  • 2005 Lorne Award, Slade School of Art
  • 2003 Irish Arts Council Award (Major)
  • 2002 Commission – College des Irelandais, Paris, France
  • 1999 Commission – The Peoples Park, Waterford
  • 1999 Irish Museum of Modern Art. Residency programme
  • 1995 Irish Arts Council Award (Major)
  • 1995 British Arts Council Award
  • 1994 Irish Arts Council Travel Award, (USA)
  • 1993 Irish Arts Council Award
  • 1992 Irish Arts Council Award (Major)
  • 1990 Henry Moore Fellowship
  • 1989 Ministry of Culture, France (Major).

Selected publications

Solo Exhibitions:

  • 2004 'Tina O'Connell at Artist?s Platform ? Jerwood Gallery, London*
  • 2004 'Tina O'Connell ' Limerick City Art Gallery, Ireland
  • 2002 'In-visible, 2, 3 and 4', College des Irelandais, Paris, France
  • 1999 'In Dublin', The Barley Mow, Dublin, Ireland
  • 1997 'Do Touch, Do Not Touch', Spacex Gallery, Exeter, England
  • 1996 'In-visible,1,' Friche, Belle De Mai, Marseille, France
  • 1995 'Untitled', Kunstbunka, Munich, Germany
  • 1995 'Absolutly no Stiletoes', Project Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland
  • 1992 'Tina O'Connell', Belltable Gallery, Limerick, Ireland
  • 1992 'Jelly', Templebar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
  • 1991 'Tina O'Connell', Winchester Gallery, Winchester, England*.


Group Exhibitions:

  • 2011 1x1 DCAAH – Washington DC Arts and Humanities Commission for 5x5 Public Transformer Gallery, Washington
  • 2010 Werk 2010,Heidenheim Museum, Germany
  • "Super Farmers Market"  Handel Street Projects, London
  • "Curators Choice" – Cubitt Gallery, London
  • 2009 The Wager – Office of Experiments. London
  • 2006 'Failure' – Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland*
  • 2006 'Sculpture at Kells', Kells, Co Kilkenny, Ireland*
  • 2002 'Mappin Open,2002?,Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield, England*
  • 2001 'Inaugural Show', Proof Gallery, Bermondsey, London
  • 2000 'A Different Kind of Show', Whitechapel Gallery, London
  • 2000 'Two Cubes', Locws International, Swansea, Wales*
  • 2000 'Multiples x 4', Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
  • 1999 '00 44' P.S.1. New York, US*
  • 1999 '00 44' Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, US
  • 1999 '00 44' Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1999 '00 44' Cork Municipal Gallery, Cork, Ireland
  • 1999 '17 + 1'Limerick Municipal Gallery, Limerick, Ireland
  • 1999 '17 + 1' Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
  • 1998 'Hidden Art' East London Show, London, England
  • 1997 'Gaget' Gallerie De Marseille, Marseille, France
  • 1996 National Collection of Contemporary Drawing, Limerick City, Gallery Limerick, Ireland*
  • 1995 'E.V.A.', 95, Curator, Maria Corral, Limerick City Gallery, Limerick, Ireland*
  • 1994 'Material Evidence', Cubitt St., London, England
  • 1994 'Material Evidence', Norwich Gallery, England
  • 1994 'Adshel', Gower Street bus shelter, London, England
  • 1993 'Inside Out', Winchester Gallery, Winchester, England
  • 1993 'Over the limit',Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, England*
  • 1992 'Whitechapel Open',Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, England*
  • 1991 'Victor Tracy Awards',Butler Gallery, Killkenny, Ireland.

(* indicates that a catalogue accompanied this exhibition).