Des MacMahon

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Limerick School of Art and Design Clare St. Limerick.



Nationality. Irish.


Art education.

1984-85. Dun Laoire School of Art and design.

1985-88. Limerick School of Art and design.

1991-92. Chelsea College of Art.



Certificate in visual education

Diploma with distinction. (Printmaking)

Masters of Fine Art Printmaking.  



Solo exhibitions:


1989-     Artzone, Adelaide. Australia                 ‘Here we are nowhere’


1990-     Belltable gallery. Limerick                     ‘Tall stories’


1994-     University of Limerick                           ‘Dead horses’


1995-     Doswell gallery. Limerick                      ‘Seven daily occurrences’


1998-     Dolmen gallery. Limerick.                      ‘Territory’


1998-     Siamsa Tire. Tralee.                               ‘Territory’


1999-     Doswell gallery. Limerick.                      ‘Never enough’


Group exhibitions:


1987-  All+ten sorts. Limerick                          Technically speaking.


1987-     Claremorris                                       Claremorris open show.


1988-     City gallery Limerick.                         Juxtaposition.


1989-     Butler gallery, Kilkenny.                       New Irish printmakers.


1992-   London institute.                                  M.A. show.


1992-   Sligo city gallery.                                 Up and coming.


1993-   Sligo city gallery.                                 Graphico uno + three.


1993-   Butler gallery, Kilkenny.                        Victor Treacy Awards.


1993-  Belltable gallery, Limerick.                    Quadrant.


1994-   Belltable gallery, Limerick.                    Printmakers.


1995-   Acud gallery, Berlin.                              Limericks.


1996-     City gallery, Limerick.                         A.I.B. Art.(on tour).


1997-     Touring show.                                     Limericks.


1998-     Doswell gallery                                   First impressions.


1999-2002- Limerick printmakers                      Members show


2002-     Cluain mhuire,G.M.I.T.                      


2002-     West cork arts centre.                        Infernal methods.


2002-     Galway arts centre.                            Print Alternatives.


2003-     R.H.A.                                               Impressions.


2003-  University of Limerick.


            Tig Fili,  Cork.                                  Entwined, four printmakers.         


2003-  Travelling                                           Cork printmakers show


2003-  Doswells                                             Heads 1-6


2006-     Limerick printmakers                        Assemble


2006-     White room, Galway                        Tulca


2006      Shanghai, China                               411


2007-     Galway Arts Centre                          Impressions


2008      Shanghai, China                              Cead in China



2008-  Limerick Printmakers                         Breach of contract


2009-  Limerick Printmakers                         X  Boxset with Lyric FM


2009- Limerick Printmakers                          Large format Print.


2009- Limerick Printmakers                          Editions



 A.I.B. permanent collection

Cooke Ireland collection


L.C.G.A. permanent collection.

Marriott hotel group



Life member Limerick printmakers.



Technician Print Dept, L.S.A.D.

Visiting lecturer –

Dun Laoire School of Art and Design.

Sligo School of Art and Design

Limerick school of Art and Design.

Limerick Senior College


Currently a lecturer in the Print Dept. of Limerick School of Art and Design.


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