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/1149
  • First Name: Finola
  • Last Name: Jones
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of Birth: 1960
  • Place of Birth: Dublin
  • Nationality: Irish
  • Website: www.greenonredgallery.com
  • Area Of Practice:
    • Sculpture
    • Time Based Art
  • Artwork Type Technique:
    • Installation
    • Mixed Media
  • Abstract/Figurative: Abstract
  • Genre:
    • Not Specified
  • Represented By: Not Specified
  • Public Art: No
  • Size: 20+
  • Manuscript Material: No
  • Public Collection:
    • Arts Council of Ireland.


1994 PS1 Studio Fellowship, Institute for Contemporary Art, New York City.


Coyle, Damien, 'Finola Jones-The Gallery, Belfast', circa 69 (1994)


1980 College of Marketing and Design, Dublin, Advanced Diploma in Exhibition and Display Design.
1986 Centre for the Arts, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, BA Fine Art Sculpture.
1989 College of Fine Art, University of New South Wales, Australia, MA.

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Jones creates site specific sculptural installations that explore the concept of cultural kitsch and examine cultural difference and similarity. A guest lecturer at the Sydney College for the Arts, University of Sydney from 1994-1996 and at the National College of Art and Design, she holds dual citizenship with Ireland and Australia. She has been involved with a considerable number of art committees including the Board of Directors of the Sculptors' Society of Ireland from 1991-1994, an assistant director at the Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, 1991,co-founder and committee member of 'Random Access', a multi-phased investigation into conceptually based art from 1992-1993 and a curator for the exhibition 'In Search of Experience: Reconsidering the Readymade' at the Green on Red Gallery, February 2000. Married to painter David Godbold, Jones has exhibited extensively in solo, group and collaborative projects through out Ireland and abroad. She is currently involved in the MA in Curating at the DunLaoghaire Institute of Art and Design. File contains newspaper clippings, essays, press releases and images of the artist's work.