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CIARAN MAGILL CV

 

1978            Born in Newry, Northern Ireland

 

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS:

 

1998-1999    Foundation Studies in Art and Design, University of Ulster, Belfast

1999-2000   BA (Hons) Fashion, Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication, London

2001-2003   BA (Hons) in Textiles and Fashion Design, University of Ulster, Belfast   

2006-2009   BA (Hons) in Fine and Applied Arts, University of Ulster, Belfast  

  

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

 

2017:

TRAGIC MAGIC, Down Arts Centre, Downpatrick, N. Ireland

 

  

2016:

SOMETHING A LITTLE ODD... Sean Hollywood Arts Centre, Newry, N. Ireland

SEDUCTIVE LANDSCAPES, Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart, N. Ireland

 

2014:      

NO IMMEDIATE DANGER, Sean Hollywood Arts Centre, Newry, N. Ireland

SITUATION CRITICAL, Linenhall Library, Belfast, N. Ireland

BRING IT TO THE BRINK, Curve Gallery, Bangor Library, N. Ireland

HYPNOTIC LANDSCAPES, Island Arts Centre, Lisburn, N. Ireland

  

2013:

GLOW, Ards Arts Centre, Newtownards, N. Ireland

GLOW, Waterfront Hall, Belfast, N. Ireland

2012:

SPOOKY HYPNOTIC, Down Arts Centre, Downpatrick, N Ireland

  

2010:

THE CREEPY LANDSCAPE, Sean Hollywood Arts Centre, Newry, N. Ireland

 

2009:

EERIE TWILIGHT, Down Arts Centre, Downpatrick, N. Ireland

2007:    

DREAMSCAPES, Art Gallery, Newcastle Library, N. Ireland

                                                      

                                                                                                                                     

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

 

2017

 

HeART OF HOPE, Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast, Northern Ireland

WINTER SMALL WORKS SHOW, QSS Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland

PROTOTYPE, Gallery 545 at QSS Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland

200, Black Canvas Gallery, Holywood, Northern Ireland

AND THIS TOO, Platform Arts, Belfast, Northern Ireland

ATELIER, Wellington Place, Belfast, Northern Ireland

 

2015

 

HeART OF HOPE, Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast, Northern Ireland

ART LOVES EDITIONS, Carrie Neely Contemporary Art at The Ivory, Belfast, Northern Ireland

SMALL WORLD, San Wei Art Center, Shanghai, China

A MEDITATION IN TIME OF WAR, Dong Yue Art Museum, Beijing, China

GOLDEN FLEECE, Inter Art Center, 798 Art District, Beijing, China

 

 

2014

 

THE SELFIE: ARTIST SELF-PORTRAITS, Museum of New Art, Armada, Michigan, USA

LITTLE KINGDOMS, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, Northern Ireland

FULL STOP! Art for NSPCC, The Mac, Belfast, Northern Ireland

GLUE, 4Most Gallery, University of Florida, USA

GLUE, Hardman Hall Gallery, Mercer University, Macon, Georgia, USA

BLISS, ArtisAnn at Linenhall Library, Belfast, Northern Ireland

 

DOMESTIC, ArtisAnn at ArtTank Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland

INTELLIGENCE GATHERING, PS2 Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland

 

2013      

 

SNAP TO GRID, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, California, USA

TEUFELSBERG SPY STATION BERLIN, WerkStadt Gallery, Berlin, Germany

BeSpectacleD, Platform Arts, Belfast, Northern Ireland

GLUE, International Collage Exhibition, Down Arts Centre, Downpatrick, N. Ireland

 

2012      

 

WARNING! THIS IS CONTEMPORARY ART, Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast, N. Ireland

 

2011      

 

FRESH, ArtTank, Belfast, Northern Ireland

THE TIES THAT BIND, Firehouse Gallery, Bayshore, New York, USA

ARTAID, Royal Ulster Academy of Arts, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, N. Ireland

 

2010      

 

CONTEMPORARY ART, Curated by Carrie Neely, Waterfront Hall, Belfast, N. Ireland

             

HEADWAY 200, Canvas Gallery, Belfast, N. Ireland

A BOOK ABOUT DEATH, SAL Art Gallery, Long Island University, New York, USA

             

MIX BOX, curated by Carrie Neely, BlackBox, Belfast, N. Ireland

PRIDE, curated by Carrie Neely, BlackBox, Belfast, N. Ireland

JEMA, Raccolte Frugone Museum, Genoa, Italy

NEXT CHAPTER, Golden Thread Gallery Project Space, Belfast, N. Ireland

THE ART LIBRARY, Art House Gallery, Brooklyn, New York City, USA

 

2008      

 

WISH YOU WERE HERE, Naughton Gallery, Queen’s University, Belfast

 

2007      

 

OPEN, Surface Gallery, Nottingham, England

             

FROM THE EDGE 2, Kilkenny County Council Arts Gallery, Ireland           

            

ANNUAL MEMBERS SHOW, Catalyst Arts Gallery, Belfast, N. Ireland                      

 

 

AWARDS:

 

2013     Arts Council of Northern Ireland, materials award

2011     Arts Council of Northern Ireland, materials award

2009     DIAGEO Emerging Artist Award for Northern Ireland

 

PUBLIC/CORPORATE COLLECTIONS:

Open University, May Street, Belfast

Down Arts Centre, Downpatrick, N. Ireland

Sean Holywood Arts Centre, Newry, N. Ireland

DIAGEO Northern Ireland

John Erickson Museum of Art, Florida, USA

Art House Gallery, Brooklyn, New York City

Kilkenny County Council, Ireland

Surface Gallery, Nottingham, England

 

REVIEWS/PUBLICATIONS:

 

2014

 

DEAN, JONATHAN. “Belfast: Ciaran Magill: Situation Critical”, Sunday Times Culture Magazine, Sunday 29 June 2014

LENAGHAN, KIM. “Arts Extra: Intelligence Gathering exhibition at PS Squared Gallery, Belfast”, BBC Radio Ulster, Belfast, Wednesday 8 January 2014, radio broadcast at 6:45pm GMT

McDOWELL, HELEN. “Domestic Bliss”, County Down Spectator, Northern Ireland, Thursday 2 January 2014, p. 6

 

2013

 

KRUSE, CALIN. "Teufelsberg Spy Station Berlin" Dienacht Magazin, Leipzig, Germany, 16 August 2013

FLEMING, JOANNE. "Glue: new exhibition at Down Arts Centre", Down Recorder, Downpatrick, Northern Ireland, Wednesday 24 April 2013, p. 40

REID, ANGELA. "The Down Arts Centre Exhibition Makes an Impact", NI Scene, Northern Ireland, Monday 22 April 2013

GRACEY, KATHRYN. "GLUE Exhibition", Mourne Observer, Down Edition, Newcastle, Northern Ireland, Wednesday 17 April 2013, p. 32

DAVIDSON, JENNI. "Collage gets sticky: GLUE at the Down Arts Centre in Downpatrick" Culture24, Brighton, England, 10 April 2013

FLEMING, JOANNE. "The Glue in the exhibition", Down Recorder, Downpatrick, Northern Ireland, Wednesday 10 April 2013, p. 27

McGURK, HELEN. "Exhibition basks in the glow", News Letter, Belfast, Tuesday 15 January 2013, p. 18

GRIFFITH, DENISE. "Glue: International Survey Exhibition of Contemporary Collage Curated by Brendan Jamison" Down Arts Season Programme January - April 2013, Northern Ireland, Down District Council, January 2013, p. 16

 

2012

 

BLAIR, PAULA. "Disruptions: Contemporary Art in Belfast", The Ulster Folk, Belfast, No. 7, Summer 2012, p. 6, ISSN 2045-6425

DARBY, ANGELA. "The Warning Project at The Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast", WhiteHot Magazine, New York, 20 June 2012

LENAGHAN, KIM. “Interview with Brendan Jamison, curator of the Warning exhibition at Crescent Arts Centre”, Arts Extra, BBC Radio Ulster, Belfast, Friday 15 June 2012, radio broadcast at 6:45pm GMT

HAILES, ANNE. "Shocking New Art Exhibition" The Irish News, Belfast, Thursday 31 may 2012, p. 36

DAVIDSON, JENNI. "Warning! This is Contemporary Art. A new exhibition shakes up the Belfast art scene", Culture24, Brighton, England, 30 May 2012

THOMPSON, JON. "News: Warning Arts Opens in Crescent Arts Centre: Belfast Raises the bar on culture" ViewTV, Monday 28 May 2012

DARBY, ANGELA. "Androgynous Aesthetics: Interview with Brendan Jamison", Aesthetica Magazine [online], York, England, Tuesday 22 May 2012

GRACEY, KATHRYN. "Spooky Hypnotic: Down Arts Centre", Mourne Observer, South Down Edition, Newcastle, Northern Ireland, Wednesday 16 May 2012, p. 30

FLEMING, JOANNE. "Mournes haunt in exhibition", Down Recorder, Downpatrick, Northern Ireland, Wednesday 9 May 2012, p. 41

JAMISON, BRENDAN. “Collecting Contemporary Art: Landscape Refreshed: Ciaran Magill”,

Eamonn Mallie News Agency [online] 26 January 2012

 

2011

 

HEARTY, MARTIN. “Pushing the Envelope”, Newry Democrat, Northern Ireland, Tuesday 29 November 2011, p 26

QUIGLEY, ALICE. “ArtTank: Fresh”, Art Paper, Belfast, issue 1, p 30

AINSWORTH, PAUL. “ArtTank rolls back onto arts scene after six months closure”, South Belfast News, Northern Ireland, Saturday 12 November 2011, p 20

LITTLE, GRAHAM. and SALLEY, JOANNE. Out of the Blue, BBC One Northern Ireland, Monday 7 November 2011, live television broadcast at 7:30pm

CROWN, RYAN. “Carrie Neely Contemporary Art presents FRESH at ArtTank”, City7 Belfast, Northern Ireland, November 2011, p 52

MALCOLM, BOB. “Fresh look at art in ArtTank re-launch”, Community Telegraph (South Belfast edition) Northern Ireland, Thursday 3 November 2011, p 8

 

2010

 

O'HARE, ANNE. "Stars of the County Down: Ciaran Magill", Outlook, Newry, 27 January 2010

 

2009

             

CUMMINS, JOANNE. "Eerie Twilight: Ciaran Magill solo exhibition", Ultimate Guide, Downpatrick, Sept-Nov 2009, p. 14

ROBINSON, JUDITH. “Ciaran Magill Fine Art”, Northern Ireland Homes & Lifestyle Magazine, Belfast, issue 34, July/August 2009, p. 97

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photography © Ciaran Magill and Brendan Jamison

 

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