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An Artist Interview of Eamonn made by NVTV for the the Collapse the Box Programme on the 11th of Oct 2016

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Eamonn Higgins is a Sculptor of 20years based in Northern Ireland. An Artist Blacksmith and owner of Hot Milk Forge Blacksmithing School. Eamonn's work has varied from large public art and artistic residencies, to commercial gallery work. His work has been exhibited and collected internationally. He remains one of Irelands leading sculptors.

Artistic Statement

Obsessing over technical experimentation has informed the abstraction of my sculpture. In truth I am an abstract artist working within the framework of animal or human figurative. This muscular canvas holds my expression. To create a sense of intimacy, to draw you in to my personal aesthetic. I hope to preserve our sense of self value through a reflection of the human experience.

Public Collections

Craigavon Borough Council

Ballymena Borough Council

Lincoln City Council.

Arts Council NI

Sustainable Transport Network

European Fund PEACE III &IV

Selected Exhibitions and Residencies

June 2003 Degree Show, University of Lincoln

July-Dec 2004 – That’s MiNE (Trinity Arts Centre, Sleaford)

Sept 2003- July 2004 Artist in Residence Lincoln Gateway Project.

July 2006 – Art in the Wetlands – Introducing the Work and Artists of the South Lough Neagh Arts Initiative (Discovery Centre, Oxford Island and Millennium Arts Centre Portadown)

February 2005- 2012 Artist in Residence Art in the Wetlands

Nov 2006 – Untitled London – Throgmortons Gallery Central London

May 2007 – ‘Elements’ Group Exhibition – The Loft Gallery, Dublin

August 2007 – Group Exhibition (World Peace Through Art Movement) – The Rembrandt Yard, Colorado

Feb 2008 – Solo Exhibition Clotsworthy Arts Centre, Antrim

December 2009 - New Works - Eblana Gallery, Dublin

April 2011 - Solo Exhibition - Braid Arts Centre

May 2011 - Art in the Garden - Gormleys, Culloden Estate and Spa, Cultra, Belfast

January 2012 - January 2014 Artist in Residence University of Ulster as Part of 'Making It' CraftNI 

August 2012 – ‘Work in Progress’ work by the members of Making it 2011 – Craft NI Headquarters

March 2013 - Perspective London - Craft Central Clerkenwell, London

June 2013 - Summer Soul - Canvas Gallery, Stranmillis

May/June 2019 - Art in the Garden at Culloden Hotel and Russborough House - Gormleys Fine Art

June 2021 - Art and Soul - Major International Sculpture Exhibition at Culloden Hotel, Holywood - Curated By Gormleys Fine Art

2022 September - Contemporary Art of Northern Ireland - Curated by Gallery 545

2022 Oct-Jan RUA annual Open exhibition @ The Ulster Museum

2023 Art and Soul - Castlemartyr and Culloden Hotel- Curated by Gormleys Fine Art

2023 Sculpture in Context - Botanic Gardens Dublin

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