burnt cork, driftwood, vine and willow charcoal, pigment and smoke sponge on Arches paper
152 x 114cm
© David Begley 2014

Selected for Peripheries OPEN 2017, Gorey Schoool of Art, Wexford December 01 2017 - Jnauary 03 2018
Selected for RHA 185th Annual Exhibition, Dublin May 25 - August 8 2015
Made whilst on three month residency at The RHA, Dublin in 2014.


David is currently working in the medium of printmaking. See his recent monotypes here

David was awarded an Arts Council of Ireland Travel and Training Award for Literature in support of his residency at Stiwdio Maelor, Wales. David attended the residency in August in order to work on his first Novel, Bone Black, a work in progress.

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See David's interview with Jackson's Art Supplies, London [July 2017]



Irish artist, writer, and arts facilitator born Dublin 1972, based in Blackwater, County Wexford currently working in the medium of printmaking. In 2017 David was awarded an Artlinks Bursary in support of his first novel 'Bone Black', a work in progress. He received a Travel and Training award [literature] from The Arts Council of Ireland. He is an invited artist at the RHA Annual exhibition, 2017, Dublin. 'Lamp black and moonlight' a solo exhibition of drawings, animations and monotypes was presented at Courthouse Arts Centre, Wicklow in June 2017. David is artist in resident at St Senan's National School, Enniscorthy 2017/2018 as part of The Living Arts Project in association with Wexford Arts Centre.

Recent group exhibitions include RHA Annual Exhibition 2017 [invited artist], Peripheries OPEN 2017, Gorey Schoool of Art, Wexford, Imaginary Worlds, Oriel Davies, 2016, Animations, Cinema Club, New York, 2015, Animfest 2015, Greece, Drawing 2015, Oriel Myrddin, Wales, Homeland, Damer House Gallery, Eigse Open, VISUAL, Carlow, The 185th Annual Exhibition RHA, Dublin and DAS2015, Beanbag Cinema, Belfast. David’s solo exhibition ‘Breathe’ was held at The Linenhall Arts Centre and Wexford Arts Centre and was reviewed by John P O'Sullivan for The Sunday Times. David was awarded The Artists Film Award at In Motion, Stiwdio Maelor, Wales in 2015 and an Artlinks Visual Arts Bursary in 2014. Recent residency awards include The RHA, The Tyrone Guthrie Centre and Cill Rialaig. His work can be found in the collections of AXA, The Contemporary Irish Art Society, The EPA, OPW, INTO and Wexford County Council. David is a featured artist at The Drawing Suite.










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