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.

Filter Artists:

  • Reference Code:IE/NIVAL AR/2085
  • First Name: Anne
  • Last Name: Seagrave
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of Birth: 1962
  • Place of Birth: England
  • Nationality: British
  • Area Of Practice:
    • Time Based Art
    • Intermedia
  • Artwork Type Technique:
    • Performance Art
    • Video
    • Sound / Audio Work
    • Installation
  • Abstract/Figurative: Abstract
  • Genre:
    • Performance / Live Art
  • Represented By: Not Specified
  • Public Art: No
  • Size: 20+
  • Manuscript Material: No
  • Physical Location: Artist Files Collection
  • Public Collection:
    • Other

other Info Source:

Artifact CD-ROM (1997) [database of contemporary Irish artists]


1985 Zap Award for Best Performer


1981 Trent Polytechnic, Foundation Course.
1984 Brighton Polytechnic, BA Expressive Arts.
1988 University of Ulster, Belfast, MA.


Seagrave is an artist and performer who has been living and working in Ireland since 1989. Her work uses rhythm and repetition and fuses movement pieces, monologues, multimedia film and video works together. She has also used radio broadcasts, tape, slide presentations and physical animations. She has worked as a visiting lecturer in numerous third level institutions including the NCAD, Cardiff College of Art, Wales, Middlesex Polytechnic, Limerick School of Art and Design, Dun Laoghaire School of Art and Design and the Glasgow School of Art. She has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally in major group and solo exhibitions. She frequently collaborates with artist and writer Oscar McLennan. File contains newspaper clippings, press releases, catalogues and images of the artist's work.