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Exhibitions/Events SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2009 The Ministry of Dust & Other Works, Doswell Gallery, Roscarbery, Co. Cork
2009 GAZAPARADISO, The Black Mariah, Washington St. Cork
2006 A History of Silence, Ashford Gallery, RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin
2004 The Ministry of Dust, Limerick City Gallery of Art & Niland Gallery, Sligo
1999 Work from the Nineties, Monaghan Museum.
1998 Other Litanies, Butler Gallery, Kilkenny; Rubicon Gallery, Dublin.
1996 Object Histories, Bunratty Folk Park, County Clare.
1995 Ephemeral Lexicon , Project Arts Centre, Dublin; Limerick City Gallery of Art,
Alternative Geographies, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin.
1991 New Works, Riverrun Gallery, Dublin.
1989 Work from the Eighties - Butler Gallery, Kilkenny. (Catalogue)
1988 Acquisitions in Context, Limerick City Gallery of Art
1985 Hendriks Gallery, Dublin.

2008 RHA Annual Exhibition, Gallagher Gallery, Dublin (Invited Artist)
2007 RHA Annual Exhibition, Gallagher Gallery, Dublin
2006 RHA Annual Exhibition, Gallagher Gallery, Dublin (Invited Artist)
Sculpture in Kells - Kilkenny & Wales
 Failure - Grennan Mill, Kilkenny Arts Week
2005 After the thaw-recent art from the AIB Art Collection-Crawford Art Gallery, Cork
From Landscape, Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, LCGA, Limerick
An Leabhar Mor, Glucksman Gallery, UCC.
RHA Annual Exhibition, Gallagher Gallery, Dublin (Invited Artist)
Contemporary Art from Ireland, European Central Bank, Frankfurt
The happiest country in the world, OPW, Dublin; Lorient, France
2004 RHA Annual Exhibition (Invited Artist)
Boyle Arts Festival (Invited Artist)
2003 14 Artists One Place, Holter Museum, Helena, Montana, USA
RHA Annual Exhibition, Gallagher Gallery, Dublin
2002 An Leabhar Mor Exhibition, The Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow
EV+a, Limerick
RHA, Gallagher Gallery, Dublin (Invited Artist)
Line/Exploration, Lavit Gallery Cork
2001 As I See Myself, Hunt Museum, Limerick
2001 Focus on Drawing, Limerick, Cork, Dublin
Fitzgerald, Harper, Shinnors, Slade, Vanguard Gallery, Cork
2000 Kingdom of Heaven, R.H.A. Gallery, Dublin
An Artists’ Century, R.H.A. Gallery, Dublin
Stitches and Ditches, IMMA Travelling Show
1999 Remembering Jim Kemmy, Limerick City Gallery of Art
Inscriptions in Stone, Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast
1998 Europa 24, Linz, Austria.
1998 EV+A 98, Limerick.
1997 Lingua Oculorum, Beltable, Limerick
1997 Director’s Cut , Rubicon Gallery, Dublin.
1996 Arts Fest, RTC, Cork. (Curator : Matthew Flowers)
1996 Pro-em, Sculptors’ Drawings, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin.
1996 Royal Hibernian Academy, Gallagher Gallery, Dublin  
1995 EV+A 95 (Curator : Maria de Corral)
1994 EUROPA 24, Erfurt, Germany.
1993 Bourne Vincent Inaugural show, University of Limerick.
1992 EV+A 92 . Limerick. (Curator : Lars Nittve)
EUROPA 24, Hungary.
1991 L’avventura dell’ oggetto, Padua, Italy.
1988 I  rish Artists, Art Advice Gallery, New York.
Olympiade des Arts, Seoul, South Korea.
Sculpture Open, Gallagher Gallery, Dublin.
1987 International Small Sculpture Exhibition, Budapest.
EV+A ‘87, Limerick (Curator : Ida Panicelli)
1986 111éme Biennale Européenne de Sculpture, France.
1985 Nine Irish Artists, Armstrong Gallery, New York.
EV+A ‘85, Limerick Curator: Rudi Fuchs)
1984 ROSC ‘84, Dublin.
11éme Biennale Européenne de Sculpture, France.
1983 EV+A ‘83 - Limerick, Belfast, Dublin.
1982 GPA Awards Show, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin.


2004 Arts Council Bursary
1994 Sculpture Award, IONTAS Exhibition, Sligo.
1992 Department of Foreign Affairs Travel Award.
1988 Patron’s Award, EV+A ‘88 (curator: Alexander Rozhin).
1987 Department of Foreign Affairs Travel Award.
Open Award, EV+A ‘87 (curator: Ida Panicelli).
1986 Arts Council Bursary.
1984 Department of Foreign Affairs Bursary.
1982 Scott Tallon Walker Award.
1981 Oireachtas Gold Medal.
Calor Kosangas Award.
Open Award, EV+A ‘81 (curator: Pierre Restany).
Arts Council Bursary.
1980 Patron’s Award, EV+A ‘80 (curator:Brian O Doherty).


An Chomhairle Ealaoin (The Arts Council).
Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery, Dublin.
Marley Park Sculpture Garden, Dublin.
Gordon Lambert Collection, IMMA, Dublin.
Loans and Donations from Maire and Maurice Foley, IMMA, Dublin
Allied Irish Investment Bank, Dublin.
AIB Financial Services Division, Cork
Olympic Park, Seoul, South Korea.
Limerick City Gallery of Art
Limerick County Council
Limerick Contemporary Art Society.
University of Limerick.
Civic Offices, Limerick.
Mary Immaculate College of Education, Limerick.
Butler Gallery, Kilkenny.
Colonia Insurance Co., Irish Financial Services Centre, Dublin 1.


2006 “Voyage of the alchemist” - Dundalk, Co. Louth
2003   Short-listed by Central Bank in silver coin design competition
2003   Short-listed for sculpture project in College des Irlandais, Paris
2003  “The Numbers game” Limerick County Council Headquarters
2001   “Bending the Wind” - Ringabella, Co. Cork
2001   “Ark” - Kenmare, Co. Kerry
2001  “The Sounding Tree” - Bru Boru, Cashel, Co. Tipperary
2000 “Millennium Stone” - Pallaskenry, County Limerick
2000 “Land Litany” - Irish Pavilion, EXPO 2000, Hannover, Germany.
2000 “The Singing Cosmos”- Sculpture for St. Luke’s Hospital, Dublin.
1998 “ Leaf Litany” - Sculpture for University of Limerick.
1988 “Temple for M. B.” Olympic Park, Seoul, South Korea.
1987 “Sweeney's Throne”, Custom House, Limerick.
1986 “Falla” IDA sponsored sculpture for Annacotty Enterprise Centre.        
1984 Irish National Insurance Awards.

Publications TOM FITZGERALD - Ephemeral Lexicon-Gandon Press 1995

Tom Fitzgerald- Other Litanies - Butler Gallery 1998

PROFILE 20 - TOM FITZGERALD - Gandon Editions 2004

TOM FITZGERALD - The Ministry of Dust Drawings - Gandon Editions 2004
Email Address tom[AT]
Nationality Ireland
EducationLimerick School of Art & Design, 1965-1969
Date of birth
Why make art? To find out what happens next.