THANKSGIVING Exhibition.  Elizabeth will have an exhibition of her work on Thanksgiving, Thursday 28 November until Sunday 1 December, alongside printmaker Julie Ann Haines.  The venue is an appropriately industrial warehouse space in The Bondwell, a stunning four story Georgian building in the heart of Dublin, at 35 Westland Row, Dublin 2.  Constructed in 1773, the building was home to the Dublin and Kingstown Railway Company (Ireland’s first railway), which occupied the building from 1837 until the early 20th century.  This historic building has been newly refurbished and Elizabeth is delighted to be exhibiting recent watercolour paintings of New York alongside many of her bronze and stone sculptures.

Elizabeth’s work will soon feature on the Irish TV show ’Nationwide’ on RTE1, date to be confirmed.

A recent bronze bust of Justice John Murray, commissioned for the University of Limerick’s ‘Chancellors’ Walk’, was unveiled on UL Campus, Limerick in June 2019.

A new bronze casting of Elizabeth’s bronze bust of John Hearne is soon to be unveiled in the gardens of The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Dublin.
Two previous casts are in the gardens of the Irish Ambassador’s residence in Washington DC, and in Constitution Square in Waterford City centre.

Elizabeth was recently honoured to be elected a member of The Arts Students League of New York.  Since its founding in 1875 former students and instructors include Georgia O’Keefe, Jackson Pollock, Louise Bourgeois, Mark Rothko, Jacob Epstein, Alexander Calder, George Bellows, and Irish born Augustus Saint-Gaudens.  Elizabeth has spent several periods of intensive study at the school since 2008 and hopes to return again soon.

When her work schedule permits Elizabeth gives classes in portrait sculpture with live model in her Dublin studio. Students learn acute observational skills in how to approach the portrait, how to take measurements from the model, and how to bring the clay to life to achieve a strong likeness. The classes are small, intensive, and are suitable for all levels from beginners to those with artistic experience.

You can read an interview about Elizabeth’s work on The Design Tower studio’s Blog page. Click here to read the interview, and click here to watch a promotional film about the Design Tower.

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