Alva Gallagher

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Alva Gallagher has shown at Saatchi Gallery London; La Gallerie SEMA, Paris; The European Central Bank, Germany; Art Below, London, UK; European Glass Context Biennale, Bornholm, Denmark with the National Museum of Ireland Collins Barracks representing Ireland, ‘Ebbs and Remnants’ her Solo Exhibition recently concluded at the Catherine Hammond Gallery; the ‘Adaptations’ thematic group exhibition at OPW Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin and at various exhibitions globally in Tokyo, Berlin, Shanghai and The Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, China.  

Including having work in State and International Collections comprising The National Museum of Ireland Collins Barracks; the OPW State Art Collection; The Deloitte Art Collection; Kelly Group London; AWAS Aviation Ltd Corporate Art Collection Dublin; BMW Corporate Art Collection; the MasterCard Corporate Art Collection; The iconic 'Gherkin' building in the city of London and the collection of Lady Dunraven, Alva has work in private collections throughout Europe, the US, Canada and Australia. She has been published in Modern Painter; ‘Engaging with Glass’ ISBN 978-0-9555120-6-3; EGC Biennale, Denmark ISBN 978-87-89059-79-2 and the recently published contemporary sculpture book ‘CAST’ by Shiffer Publishing NY, USA available at the MET NYC. 

Most recently, following an International call, Alva Gallagher was announced as the commissioned artist for The Sharp Building Commission at Hogan Place in Dublin’s core city centre. Her commissioned sculpture ‘Rise’ in glass and steel will be unveiled in early 2018. 

TIDAL | Cast Glass | 44cm H x 55cm W x 12cm D

Artist Statement

This body of work explores a sculptural narrative of our coastal landscape, harnessing small segments of our iconic coastal formations carved by lunar and tidal movements, to form freestanding walls of water cast in crystal, concrete and steel to freeze and preserve a ephemeral moment in time. They describe the continuous rhythm of ebb and flow of the ocean and harness the intrinsic beauty of transparency to capture a transient moment of glacial and tidal movements enticing the viewer to peer into their depths.


LUCENT PEARL | Cast Bronze and Blown Glass