About the Exhibitions Database

The NIVAL Exhibitions Database has been compiled to improve public access to the Library's extensive collection of files documenting art and design exhibitions in Ireland.  The files contain catalogues, press material and ephemera on more than 10,000 solo and group exhibitions from the period 1900 to the present.

The Exhibitions Database is a reference resource providing basic details on Irish exhibitions including title, date, venue, and artists represented.  A visit to the library is recommended to researchers seeking a comprehensive view of the actual files.

  • Title: Lithosphere.
  • Reference Code:IE/NIVAL EXB/12246
  • Variant Names: 2012 VISUAL, Carlow; exh: "Lithosphere."
  • Date: 2012
  • Group Type: Solo

Scope and Content:

File contains substantial catalogue about the exhibition. LithoSphere presents new work by the artist and surveys a career that has been dedicated to the tender command of elements; stone, timber and the geometries found in nature. This exhibition is for VISUAL the most ambitious installation of an artist's work to date. Echoing MacDonagh's Medusa Tree (2009) which sits in the forecourt of VISUAL and the George Bernard Shaw Theatre, the artist has created a forest of 8 metre high trees, taking on the scale the Main Gallery, the largest white gallery space in the country. Alongside this installation other works will illustrate the breadth of her career to date.