Alan’s work to date straddles the boundaries of contemporary craft, sculpture and architecture and has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Graduating with a Masters in Architecture from University College Dublin in September 2015, Alan currently works from his studio in County Laois, imagining and creating one of a kind and speculative pieces for both public and private clients. Completed projects include; one of a kind furniture, public space design, and a collection of sculptural wood-turned vessels.

Alan is the Laois winner of Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur 2016 and DCCOI - Future Maker of the year 2017. Recent Awards include; The RDS Craft Awards 2018, and RIAI Public Space award 2018 with A2 Architects. Alan’s work was part of the RHA 187th Annual Exhibition and won the Tresor-Discovery Award at Tresor Contemporary Craft 2017 in Basel, Switzerland. Alan's work was shown by Design Ireland at Maison et Objet Paris, January 2020 and formed part of ''Surface Matters'' - Portfolio Critical Selection 2019-2020, at Artesania Catalunya - CCAM, Barcelona. 30th May - 21st July 2019.

Education

B.Sc (Architectural Science) University College Dublin 2012

M.ARCH (Architecture) University College Dublin 2015 [including a semester at KTH (Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan) Sweden 2014]


Awards

2017: DCCOI - Future Maker of the year.

2017: Tresor-Discovery Award at TRESOR Contemporary Craft, Basil, Switzerland.

2018: Winner. Royal Dublin Society - Craft Awards Bursary.

2018: RIAI, Public Space Award for DLR Red Jetty.

2018: Architectural Association of Ireland, Special Mention for DLR Red Jetty.

2019: National Enterprise Awards - Laois Exporter of the Year 2019.

2013-2019 Full List of Awards 


Recent Exhibitions

2020

''Maison & Objet'', Paris, 18-22 January - DESIGN IRELAND

2019

''Painters and Makers'' SO Fine Art Editions, Powerscourt Town House, Dublin.

''House Event'' RDS, Dublin.

''Irish Design Work'' Tribeton, Galway.

''Landed(ed)'' :Contemporary Craft Curated by Stephen O'Connell, Lavit Gallery, Cork, 1st - 31st August.

''Wood'' - The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh.

''Surface Matters'' - Portfolio Critical Selection 2019-2020, The Coach House, Dublin Castle, Artesania Catalunya - CCAM, Barcelona and National Design and Craft Gallery, Kilkenny.

''Maison & Objet'', DESIGN IRELAND

2018

"Gifted" The Contemporary Craft and Design Fair, RDS, Dublin.

"Wood Work", Blue Egg Gallery, Wexford.

''Sorti du Bois/ Out of the Wood'', Deschambault Village Quebec, Canada.

Exhibition build, Close Encounters - La biennale di Venezia, Italy.

Electric Picnic Music and Arts festival, Stradbally, Co. Laois. (Annually since 2012)

2010-2020 Full List of Exhibitions


Collections

Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Ballinskelligs, Co Kerry

Newpark Comprehensive School, Blackrock.

Kilkenny College, Kilkenny.

University College Dublin, School of Architecture, Richview, Belfield, Dublin 4.

Holy Family School Portlaoise 

The Daniel Collection UK

Galway City Museum 

DFAT Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) - The International Contemporary Collection of Irish Design & Craft.

Various private collections in the Ireland, UK and USA


Professional Affiliation

The Irish Collection.

Registered with The Institute of Designers in Ireland.

Registered with the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland & Member of DCCI Portfolio

Registered with the Irish Woodturner's Guild.

Registered with the Teaching Council of Ireland (Further Education).



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