About the Artists Database

The NIVAL Artists Database has been compiled in order to improve public access to the Library's extensive information files on 20th century and contemporary Irish artists.  These files contain exhibition catalogues, newspaper cuttings and ephemera on over 3,500 artists born or based in Ireland.

The Artists Database is a reference resource providing basic biographical and work details on each artist abstracted from the information contained in the hard copy files held in the Library.  It is important to realise that the records are a summary of the information held in each artist's file.  A visit to NIVAL is recommended to researchers seeking a comprehensive view of the actual files.

Although we have endeavoured to ensure the information is correct, it is inevitable, given the diverse sources of information, that some inaccuracies may occur.  Changes and updates are made on an ongoing basis and the Library welcomes suggestions, criticism, and donations of relevant material.

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  • Reference Code:IE/NIVAL AR/1471
  • First Name: Margo
  • Last Name: McNulty
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of Birth: Not specified
  • Place of Birth: Achill Island, Co. Mayo
  • Nationality: Irish
  • Area Of Practice:
    • Printmaking
  • Artwork Type Technique:
    • Prints
  • Abstract/Figurative: Abstract
  • Public Art: No
  • Size: 2
  • Manuscript Material: No
  • Physical Location: Artist Files Collection


1994 Iontas Print Award


Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin. Exhibition Catalogue, 'The Cracked Looking Glass.' 2005.


McNulty was born on Achill Island before moving to London where she lived for eight years. She has exhibited widely , in venues such as the Barbican Arts Centre, the Royal Festival Centre and the South Bank. Her work draws inspiration from the way history is remembered, selected and explored within the family unit. it is also concerned with aspects of Irish agrarian and rural past that has often been overlooked in terms of identity and culture. File contains newspaper clippings, press releases and images of the artists work.

There is a file in the digital ephemera related to this artist. If you have a login then click here to access it.