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Joseph Sloan

Joseph Sloan

Born 1940, Warrenpoint, Co. Down. A self-taught artist, specialising in sculpture and wood engraving. After a score of different jobs, Joe Sloan studied for and worked in professional theatre for nine years. A production took him to Liverpool where he met Brian Burgess. Burgess allowed Joe the use of his studio, encouraging him to sculpt and bringing about an inevitable change of career.
1977 Illustrated book "Faraway World". Published Deutsch, London.
1984/92 Kilcock Art Gallery: two-man exhibition.
1990 Awarded "Best Sculptor" at Kilkenny Arts Week.
1991 Piano Nobile, London: two-man exhibition.
1992 O.N.E. Air Corps Memorial, Baldonnel; unveiled by Mary Robinson, President of Ireland.
1992/94 "Iontas", Sligo.
1990/93 Commission for Galtee Breakfast Awards.
1991/93 Commission for Allied Irish Banks Export Awards.
1992/94 Commission for DHL Export Awards.
1993 Grant Fine Art, Newcastle: one-man exhibition.
1994 Peter Dix Prize for Poetry, St. Columba's College, Dublin.
1994 Mair Lewis Fenn Memorial Prize, Co. Cork.
1995 Invited Artist: An t'Oireactas, Dublin.
1996 Gold Medal, 5th Salon d'Arts Plastiques, Cavaillon.
1996 Prix Prevot, 6th Salon d'Arts Plastiques, Cavaillon.
1996 Silver Medal, 16th Salon d'Arts Plastiques, Chateau-Arnoux.
1997 Invited Artist: An t'Oireactas, Belfast.
1997 La Marotte, Vals-les-Bains: one-man exhibition.
1997 Commission for Groupe Chabaud, Noves.
1998 Prix du Public, 9th Salon d'Arts, Plastiques, Cavaillon.
1999/04 Invited artist, Boyle Arts Festival.
1999 Centre Culturel, Buis-les-Baronnies: two-man exhibition.
2000 Millennium Sculpture, Kilcock Art Gallery: one man exhibition.
2001 Invited Artist: Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition.
2001 Invite d'Honneur: 16th Salon d'Automne, Sorgues.
2001/04 Commission for EuroPAWS MIDAS TV Drama Awards.
2002 National Jubilee Sculpture Festival, ArtParks, Guernsey.
2002 Silver Medal , 25th Salon d'Arts Plastiques, Chateau-Arnoux.
2003 Invited artist: XIV Biennale Internazionale Dantesca, Ravenna.
2003 La Sculpture en Liberte, Roquebrune sur Argens, France
2004 "When Nora Took the Train": Bloomsday centenary exhibition Kenny's Gallery, Galway.
2005 Garden sculpture, Clonlea Studios, Dublin
2005 Les Invites d'Honneur, Salon d'Automne, Sorgues

Group Exhibitions Include:

  • Royal Hibernian Academy Annual and Banquet Exhibitions 1991-2003.
  • Aer Rianta Festival, "Gateway to Art", Dublin Airport, 1994-1997.
  • Fredrikstadt Bibliotek, Norway.
  • Royal Festival Hall, London.
  • Colin Jellicoe Gallery, Manchester.
  • Royal Society of Engravers and Etchers, London.
  • Solomon Art Gallery, Dublin 1983-1991.
  • Camden Arts Centre, London 1984.
  • "A Celebration of the Bog": Carroll Gallery touring exhibition, 1982.
  • Galerie Ducastel, Avignon.
  • Galerie SCULPTURES, Paris.
  • "Figure, Form and Light": Lavitt Gallery, Cork 1999.
  • "Totally Bronze": An Damlann. Spiddal 1999.
  • Parcours de L'Art, Avignon 1998-1999-2004.
  • Kilcock Art Gallery, 25th Anniversary Exhibition.
  • The James Gallery, Dublin; Autumn and Spring shows since 2003.
  • Annual Garden Sculpture Exhibition, Frank Lewis Gallery, Killarney.

Public and Private Collections:

  • Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin.
  • National Concert Hall, Dublin. Bolton Museum and Art Gallery
  • Fredrikstad Cultural Centre. Mairie de Sorgues Municipal Collection.
  • Office of Public Works, Eire.
  • Allied Irish Banks.
  • Bank of Ireland.
  • First Bank of Maryland, Baltimore, U.S.A.
  • K.P.M.G., Dublin.
  • Avonmore Dairies.
  • Cantrell abd Cochrane Group.
  • Irish Life.
  • Shield Life Insurance.
  • E.S.B. Dublin.
  • Aer Rianta.
  • Rudential Life Insurance of North America and Canada. Kelly's Strand Hotel, Wexford.
  • Stonehill College, U.S.A.
  • International Investments and Underwriters.
  • Ulster T.V. United Drug p.l.c.
  • Works in private collections worldwide.

Teaching, Film and Bibliography

Teaching: Wood-engraving tutor, Camden Arts Centre 1983, 1984 "Exploring Sculpture", Ateliers Fourwinds, Provence 2004


"U.T.V. The Collection", broadcaster Ulster Television, September and December 2002.


"Irish Sculpture" A Kenny Gallery Pubblication (1980's)
"AIB art: a selection from the AIB Collection of Modern Art"#AIB Group Public Affairs, 1995.
"Art in State Buildings. 1985-1995".
Office of Public Works, Stationery Office Government of Ireland 1997
Maisons & Decors Mediterranee: "Expos" Aug-Sep 1999.
Dictionaire Drouot Cotation
des Artistes Modernes & Contempora:
de 1870 a nos jours. Cotation 2002-2005