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Kooness

Eamonn Higgins


United Kingdom

5 Works exhibited on Kooness

Current location

Ballymena, Northern Ireland

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Works by Eamonn Higgins

What Else

2022

15.2 x 57 x 14cm

1069,82 €

It Will Keep

2022

15 x 41 x 12cm

1069,82 €

Once It Mattered

2021

10 x 42 x 8cm

1069,82 €

Elaborate

2021

15 x 51.5 x 12cm

1069,82 €

That Was When

2022

17 x 50 x 11cm

1069,82 €

Eamonn Higgins remains one of Ireland's most talented sculptors. He has been working as a professional sculptor for twenty years, as an artist blacksmith and owner of Hot Milk Forge Blacksmithing School. He has created a variety of large and smaller scale sculptures for public art projects, artistic residencies, and commercial galleries. His work has been exhibited and collected internationally, and it is also held in public collections (including of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland).

Talking about his works, Higgins comments: ‘Obsessing over technical experimentation has informed the abstraction of my sculpture. In truth I am an abstract artist working within the framework of animal or human figurative. This muscular canvas holds my expression. To create a sense of intimacy, to draw you in to my personal aesthetic. I hope to preserve our sense of self value through a reflection of the human experience.’ 

EDUCATION

  • 2003 Degree in Contemporary Crafts (BA Hons), University of Lincoln, England
  • 2005-2006 Cold Hanworth Forge Blacksmith School, Lincoln, England 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2011 ‘Eamonn Higgins’, Braid Arts Centre, Ballymena, Northern Ireland
  • 2008 ‘Eamonn Higgins’, Solo Exhibition Clotworthy Arts Centre, Antrim, N. Ireland

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2022 ‘Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition’, Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 2022 'Contemporary Art of Northern Ireland #3', Gallery 545 at the Island Arts Centre, Lisburn, N. Ireland
  • 2021 'Gallery 545 Group Exhibition', Gallery 545, Belfast, N. Ireland
  • 2019 ‘Art in the Garden’, Gormely Fine Art Gallery at Culloden Hotel, Cultra, N. Ireland & Russborough House, Co. Wicklow, Ireland 
  • 2013 ‘Perspective London’, Craft Central Clerkenwell, London
  • 2012 ‘Work in Progress’, Work by the Members of Making It 2011, Craft NI Headquarters, Belfast, N. Ireland
  • 2011 ‘Art in the Garden’, Gormely Fine Art Gallery at Culloden Hotel, Cultra, N. Ireland
  • 2009 ‘New Works’, Eblana Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
  • 2007 ‘World Peace Through Art Movement’, The Rembrandt Yard, Colorado, USA
  • 2007 ‘Elements’, The Loft Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
  • 2006 ‘Untitled London’, Throgmortons Gallery Central London
  • 2004 ‘That’s MiNE, Trinity Arts Centre, Sleaford, England

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS 

  • Craigavon Borough Council, Ballymena Borough Council, Northern Ireland
  • Arts Council of Northern Ireland
  • Lincoln City Council, England
  • Sustainable Transport Network, Derrytrasna, Co. Armagh, N. Ireland
  • European Fund PEACE III &IV, Kells  Co.Antrim, Derrytrasna and Derrymacash near Lurgan Co. Armagh, Martinstown Ballymena, Lincoln England

 

RESIDENCIES

  • 2012 - 2014 Artist in Residence as part of 'Making It' Craft NI, University of Ulster, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 2013 Artist in Residence, R-Space Gallery, Lisburn, N. Ireland
  • 2005- 2012 Artist in Residence, Art in the Wetlands, Oxford Island, N. Ireland
  • 2008 Artist in Residence, Ballymena Children Arts Festival, Ballymena, N. Ireland
  • 2003- July 2004 Artist in Residence, Lincoln Gateway Project, England

 

ART RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE

Teaching blacksmithing / bladesmithing at forges, art centres and as part of residencies, including at 

  • 2014 – present Founder, owner and sculptor at Hot Milk Forge, Ballymena, Northern Ireland
  • 2006 - 2014 Moneypennys Blacksmith Workshop, Lurgan, N. Ireland
  • 2018 Studio ASO Iron Studios, ASO mountain range Kyushu Island, South Japan
  • 2003 - 2006 Cold Hanworth Forge Blacksmith School, Lincoln, England
  • 2004 - 2017 Blacksmith classes in arts centres across Northern Ireland