Title: The Lepidopterist
Artist: Donnacha Cahill
Medium: Mild Steel, Zinc coated & acid etched
Donnacha Cahill, is an experienced, professional artist from Athenry, County Galway who works mainly in steel. His art practice revolves around observations and his pieces aim to spark the imagination and create conversation. He has been commissioned to make large works for– The Department of Education, Galway County Council, and Antrim County Council. He has also created large art installations for Trinity College Dublin, RTÉ, The Electric Picnic, The European Recycling Platform, Dublin Airport and Bloom in the Park with The Kildare Gallery. Donnacha has exhibited at many arts festivals in Ireland and throughout the UK.
Cahill’s playful works bring a smile & joy to both old & young who see them. Perfect for the home or garden. These collectable, fun sculptures are available in both welded steel & bronze. Works can be galvinised for outdoor use or why not contact us if you have a special commission you would like to discuss.
“After receiving a degree in Fine Art Sculpture in 2004, I worked in a variety of jobs from construction work to metal fabrication. In 2006, I set up my own business called Red Hill Sculpture which specialises in bespoke metalwork in which I design and make contemporary gates, staircases and railings. Since then, my work has headed in a more creative direction.
I have been involved with many different public sculpture commissions through out county Galway. I have also been employed by different schools to give creative workshops in design and creating sculpture. The Electric Picnic commissioned me in 2011 and 2012 to make large-scale installations for the festival, one of which received an award in 2011. I have been asked to work with the European Recycling Platform, a pan-European organisation, on a regular basis to work on installations, sculptures and campaigns to highlight the responsible disposal of electrical waste. I’m also a board member of the Irish Artist Blacksmith Association. The most important aspect of my practice is creating work for myself. I see myself as a storyteller and want my art to create conversation, be a talking piece & inspire.