Limerick School of Art and Design

Limerick City of Culture Masters Scholarship (MA)

“The Limerick Triptych: John Shinnors, Gavin Hogg and Michael Canning”



Limerick School of Art and Design

Fine Art Painting Department (BA)


Talks, lectures and symposiums:


April 2016

“Death and painting”

Limerick School of Art and Design


“Limerick School of Art and Design Postgraduate Colloquim 2015”

April 2015

“The Limerick Triptych”

Limerick School of Art and Design


“2nd Annual Postgraduate Student Mini-Conference”

March 2015

“After Francis Bacon: The artist as a ‘pulverising machine'”

Hartnett EAC Boardroom, Limerick Institute of Technology


“Making it” research day (Limerick Institute of Technology’s ACADemy research day)

Feb 2015

“John Shinnors, phenomenology and two stories about fish”

Church Gallery, Limerick School of Art and Design


“Alchemical invocations”

June 2014

Triskel Christchurch, Cork City, curated by Dermot Browne

A symposium on Gavin Hogg’s work and possibilites of visual language.


Dr Mathew Maher: Director of Jungian Psychology at LIT (Clonmel), Ed Kuczaj: Head of the Art Therapy MA, CIT, Cork, Stephen Murphy: MA research student at Limerick School of Art and Design and Gavin Hogg: Master painter and apprentice alchemist


Group Exhibitions:

“LSAD Drawing Awards 2015”

4th Feb 2015

Limerick School of Art and Design’s Church Gallery, Limerick


“BP Portrait Award 2013”

British National  Portrait Gallery (19 June 2013 – 15th September 2013), Aberdeen Art Gallery (2 November 2013–1 February 2014) and Wolverhampton Art Gallery (3 March–14th June 2014.)


“The Cambridge Drawing Society Autumn Exhibition 2010”

23rd Oct 2010

The Leys School, Cambridge


“Éigse 30 year Visual Arts Retrospective”

11 June 2010

Visual Gallery, Carlow Town


“Declan O’Mahony and emerging artists at Eigse”

10th June 2006

Institute of Technology, Kilkenny Road, Carlow


“The Shinnors Selection”

9th Dec 2004

The Church Gallery, Limerick School of Art and Design, Limerick


Solo Exhibitions:

“Pictures of an exhibition”
Pierre O’Reilly / Stephen Murphy

12th March 2010

Cork School of Music, Cork


“Epiphany, serendipity and synchronicity: Illustrations of the human condition”

10th May 2007

Normoyle Frawley Gallery, Limerick


Prizes & awards:

Limerick City of Culture MA Research Scholarship, 2014 – 2016


The Cambridge Society Carter Jonas Prize, 2010


First Prize in the Shinnors Selection, 2004



Invitational residency at the Albers Foundation studios

June – July 2007

The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Bethany, Connecticut, USA


Associations and memberships:

Limerick Art Society: Honourary member


Cambridge University Library: Reader


International Midnight Painter’s Society: Member

St Faith’s School, Cambridge: Bentley House