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Pádraic Reaney

About Pádraic Reaney

Pádraic Reaney was born in Carraroe, Co. Galway in 1952. He studied Fine Art at Galway, Regional Technical College encouraged by the well-known sculptor Oisín Kelly and has been a full-time artist since leaving college. He painted for several years in Galway; later he built a studio in Moycullen, where he now lives and works. He has exhibited extensively in Ireland, Scotland and Wales and his work is in public and private collections in Ireland as well as in Europe, Canada, USA, Brazil, Japan, South Africa and Australia. His work is held in collections such as the Modern Irish Art Collection; Dublin Writers Museum, Ireland; Irish Embassy, London; Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum, Quinnipiac University, USA; Siena Art Institute, Italy; Urawa Wood-Cut Prints Association, Japan.

Exhibition History of Pádraic Reaney

Solo Exhibitions

2015 Crazy Jane, Sole Art Gallery, Dublin

2015 Crazy Jane Exhibition of Grapchic, Coole Park, C. Galway

2011 Ros an Mhil, 1997 - 1983, The Toutist Centre, Oughterard, Co. Galway

2011 Ros an Mhil, 1979 - 1983 Connemara National Park, Letterfrack, Co. Galway

2009 Paintings and Graphics Arts and Cultural Centre,
Inisheer Aran Islands, Galway

2008 Ros an Mhil The Galway City Museum, Galway.
Wing The Kenny Gallery, Galway.

"Ros an Mhil, 1997 - 1983" The Galway City Museum, Galway.

Paintings and Sculpture, The Gallery, Tuam, Co. Galway.

"Monuments of Inis Mor, " Connemara National Park,
Letterfrack, Co. Galway
Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, Eigse An Spideal
Spideal, Co. na Gaillimhe. (INVITED ARTIST)


"Crazy Jane" Galway Arts Centre, Galway.


"Exhibition of Graphics"Glyn Y Weddw Art Gallery, Wales.
"Exhibition of Graphics" Harlech, Nr. Wales.
"Painting/Sculpture" Castlekirk, Isle of Arran, Scotland.
"Tribes of Galway " Feile 2002, Town Hall, Galway.
"Famine" Virtual Exhibition, Kennys Gallery, Galway.


"Ros an Mhil" Carraroe, Co. Galway.


United Arts Club, Dublin.
"Metamorphosis" The Kenny Gallery, Galway.
"Celtic Connections, 2000" Glasgow, Scotland.
"S?il Siar" Foxford Exhibition Centre, Mayo.


"S?il Siar" Retrospective of Graphics 1973-1999,
An D?mhlann Spiddal, Co. Galway.


Paintings Graphics and Sculpture, The Gallery,
Tuam, Co. Galway.
"Doves" Mini - Exhibition, The Kenny Gallery, Galway.


Colm Cille. Prionsa, Laoch, Manach, File.
Comhdhail Naisiunta na Gaeilge, Dublin.
Colmcille, Prince, Warrior, Priest and Poet.
The Kenny Gallery, Galway.
Columba, University of Stathclyde, Glasgow.
Graphics through the Years, Germany.


Images from the Tain, Castlekirk, Isle of Arran, Scotland.
Images from the Tain, Ann Lenteir Gallery, Lewis,
Outer Hebrides, Scotland.
Images from the Tain, Brisbane Centre and Vikingar
Centre, Largs, Scotland.

Inis Mor - The Landscape, The Kenny Gallery, Gallery
Gorta Mor, The Dolan Moore Gallery, Athlone.
Famine Exhibition, Mini-exhibition, Kennys` Art Gallery,
Clifden Arts Week, Clifden, Co. Galway.


Ionad Arann, Arann. Co. na Gaillimhe.


Retrospective 1973-1993, Galway, Sligo, Castlebar, Dublin,
Wexford, and Laois.


The Tain and before, Pan-Celtic International Festival
Galway. (invited artist)

Graphics and Sculpture through the Years,
Dolan Moore Gallery, Athlone,
Stone Art Gallery, Spiddal, Co. Galway,


United Arts Club, Dublin,
Windows on the Tain, Heritage Centre, Strokestown, (invited artist)
Ostan Cheathr Rua, Co. na Gaillimhe.
Clifden Arts Week, Clifden, Co. Galway.


Winnower Gallery, Galway.


Clifden Arts Week, Clifden, Co. Galway.
Ostan Cheathr? Rua, Co. na Gaillimhe.


Stone Art Gallery, Spiddal, Co. Galway.


Stone Art Gallery, Spiddal, Co. Galway.


Carroll Gallery, Longford.
Quincentennial Exhibition, Galway.


Stone Art Gallery, Spiddal, Co. Galway.


Stone Art Gallery, Spiddal, Co. Galway.


Stone Art Gallery, Spiddal, Co. Galway.


Stone Art Gallery, Spiddal, Co. Galway.


Exhibition of Prints, Congress of Celtic Studies,
University College Galway. (invited artist)

Biography / CV of Pádraic Reaney

Pádraic Reaney

Pádraic Reaney was born in Galway in 1952. He went to art college for a few years, encouraged by Oisin Kelly, and has been a full - time artist since leaving college. He painted for several years in Galway : later he built a studio in Moycullen, where he now lives and works.

In addition to his paintings, he has worked extensively in graphics and has done sculpture in bronze and stone and ceramic with a rich use of silver and gold leaf. His work is in great demand for book covers, illustrations, and CD covers. He has also created a series of striking wall - hangings done in the studio of V`Soske Joyce.

One of his exhibitions based on the T?in was the subject of a film made by R.T.E. chosen as one of the three top films in the Pan Celtic International Film Festival for 1988. This film and an interview with the artist were shown on R.T.E., where short features on his work and interviews with him have often appeared.

He represented Ireland in the XVI Grand Prix International d`Art Contemporain de Monte Carlo in 1982 and was awarded the Padraic Mac Con Midhe Prize at the Oireachtas in 1979 to do a series of etchings recording the disappearing thatched houses in Ros an Mhal, Connemara.

A founder member of Western Artists and Island Connection,
he was invited to Scotland by the North Ayrshire Council in 1996 to do a series of exhibitions on the Isles and the West Coast of Scotland. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Galway Arts Centre in 1996 and served on the Board until 1999.

His work is in public and private collections in this country as well as in Europe, Canada, the United States, Brazil, Japan, South Africa and Australia.

Awards and Prizes of Pádraic Reaney

Awarded the Padraic Mac con Midhe prize, Oireachtas, Dublin 1979

Artists Bursary Award, Gallway County Council 2003

Moninee in the county heritage awards, Galway 2009

Acquisitions / Collections of work by Pádraic Reaney

President Michael D. Higgins
Irelands Great Hunger Musuem, Cannecticut, USA
Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy
McCann FitzGerald Dublin.
Irish Embassy, London.
Glasgow Vennel Museum, Irvine, Scotland.
President McAleese
Town Hall Theatre, Galway.
Comhdhail Naisiunta na Gaeilge, Dublin.
Great Southern Hotel Group.
Brian Wilson M. P., Minister of State at the Scottish Office.
Dublin Writers Museum, Dublin.
The Modern Irish Art Collection,
Athlone Institute of Technology, Athlone.
Udaras na Gaeltachta.
National Museum of Malta.
President Hilary
County Library Collection, Kildare.
(Arts Council Purchase)
Urawa Wood-Cut Prints Association, Japan.
U.C.G. Staff Club.
County Library, Carraroe, Co. Galway.

Awarded the Pádraic Mac Con Midhe Prize,
Oireachtas, `79 Dublin. 1979
Artists Bursary Award. Galway County Council 2003.

Public Works of Pádraic Reaney

Galway County Council Public Sculpture commission for Lawrencetown, Galway (outdoor life-size sculpture)
Gairdin Cuimhneachain Liam O Flaithearta, Inis Mor
Commemorative Garden Liam I Flaherty, Aran (outdoor life-size sculpture)
three stained glass windows, Teach Pobail Leitir Moir, Co. na Gaillimhe.
Commemorative Plaque with poem by Moya Cannon, Wolfe Tone Bridge, Galway.

Price Range of Work

Pádraic Reaney's work has a price range from £1,000 to £10,000

Mediums utilised

Pádraic Reaney's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Pádraic Reaney's work is found in the following categories on site:
Human Form: Abstract Sculptures (20)
Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine (13)
Figurative Abstract Modern or Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuary statuettes figurines (12)
Small bird Sculptures (7)
Modern Abstract Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures or Statues or statuettes or statuary (7)
Animals and Humans Sculptures, Statues and Statuettes (7)
Wild Bird Sculptures (7)
Minimalist Understated Abstract Contemporary Sculpture statuary statuettes (6)
Tabletop Desktop Small Indoor Statuettes Figurines Sculptures (6)
Birds in Flight, Birds Flying Sculptures or Statues (6)
Interior, Indoors, Inside Sculpture (5)
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Outdoor Outside Exterior Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary (5)
Family Groups Sculptures (5)
Awards, Trophies, Presentations and Prizes Sculptures (4)
Birds Abstract Contemporary Stylised l Minimalist Sculpture / Statues (4)
Stylized People Sculptures (4)
Transport including Road / Rail / Air / Aircraft / Sea / Maritime (3)
Varietal Mix of Bird Sculptures or Statues (3)
Commission and Custom and Bespoke sculpture Statues (3)
Stylised Birds Sculptures / Statues / statuary / ornaments figurines / statuettes (3)
Garden Bird and Animal Sculptures (2)
Animals in General Sculptures Statues (2)
Human Figurative Sculptures (2)
Flock of Birds sculpture statue statuette (2)
Water Birds / Water Fowl / Seabirds / Waders (2)
Military, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines Airmen and Military Equipment (2)
Couples or Group Sculptures (2)
Stylized Animals Sculptures (2)
Birds of Prey / Raptors Sculptures (2)
Wall Mounted or Wall Hanging sculpture (2)
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures
Wild Animals and Wild Life Sculptures
Insect Sculptures, to include Bees, Ants, Moths, Butterflies etc
Religious Sculpture
Repetitive Form / Shape Abstract Sculptures / Statues
Small Animal Sculptures
Angel Sculptures
Male Men Youths Masculine Statues Sculptures statuettes figurines
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Large Public Art sculpture Statues statuary
Human and Animal Sculptures
Domestic Animal Sculpture
Small / Little Figurative sculpture / statuette / statuary / ornament / figurine
Females Women Girls Ladies Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines
Abstract Modern Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines statuary both Indoor Or outside
Christian Church Sculptures, Carvings Bas Reliefs Stained Glass and Statues
Sadness Anxiety Remorse Grief Sculptures Statues


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"The problem of contemporary sculpture and the garden is one which has rankled in my mind for years. It is usually resolved through a process of inversion-that is turning it into sculpture in the garden as against garden sculpture. By that I mean the sculptor takes over the garden as an open exhibition gallery, of which the focus is their creation, to which the world of nature merely provides the frame.The Idea that sculpture is a contributory element to an overall'mise en scene',in which, sometimes its role may be incedental rather than central, has been lost.In this we have seen the betrayall of the great tradition of garden sculpture, one which was unashamed at being decorative or delightful."
Sir Roy Strong
Customer comment on 'Nocturne (Large Owl High Relief Wall Plaque sculpture)' by Wesley Wofford
Hi Peter, I saw the `Majestic` buck that Wesley did and adored it, but I wanted something original. So we tossed ideas around with Wesley and finally decided on the owl. Wesley was so incredible to work with, providing us ongoing progress updates as he went along. We are absolutely rhrillllled with the result..When we return to our condo, we will have the moulding faux`d so he will stand out even more. I can`t begin to express how incredibly talented we feel Wesley ... [Read more]
Bev., Florida, United States.