Eamonn Higgins

Eamonn Higgins, a sculptor working mainly in steel, draws his inspiration from his Northern Ireland heritage. The natural landscape is reflected in his use of animal forms while his figurative sculptures explore social and historic complexities of contested rural communities.

Although his understanding of steel as a material has its roots in his training in traditional blacksmithing, he now uses contemporary tools and techniques to work the metal itself: deconstructing the steel by melting and burning it with plasma cutters and oxy-acetylene guns; reforming it with welders and heat.

Public Collections

Craigavon Borough Council

Ballymena Borough Council

Lincoln City Council.

Arts Council NI

Sustainable Transport Network

European Fund PEACE III

Exhibitions

Sept 2003 – Craftisnot… Fine and Applied Arts (Arts Coritani, Swineshead)

Dec 2003 – Craftisnot… Crafts exhibition Lincoln Xmas market (The Drury Lane Gallery, Lincoln)

March 2004 – Collaborations and Fine Art (The Sam Scorer Gallery, Lincoln)

May 2004 – MiNE Applied Art and Crafts (The Sam Scorer Gallery)

July-Dec 2004 – That’s MiNE (Trinity Arts Centre, Sleaford)

Sept 2005 – Contemporary Craft and Fine Art (The Gallery Lincoln)

July 2006 – Art in the Wetlands – Introducing the Work and Artists of the South Lough Neagh Arts Initiative (Discovery Centre, Oxford Island and Millennium Arts Centre Portadown)

Nov 2006 – Untitled London – Throgmortons Gallery Central London

May 2007 – ‘Elements’ Group Exhibition – The Loft Gallery, Dublin

August 2007 – Group Exhibition (World Peace Through Art Movement) – The Rembrandt Yard, Colorado

Feb 2008 – Solo Exhibition Clotsworthy Arts Centre, Antrim

December 2009 – Christmas Exhibition – Coloured Rain Templepatrick

December 2009 – New Works – Eblana Gallery

September 2010 – Thats Belfast – Emer Gallery

April 2011 – Solo Exhibition – Braid Arts Centre

May 2011 – Art in the Garden – Gormleys, Culloden Estate and Spa, Cultra, Belfast

June 2012 – Summer Sculpture Exhibition, Gormleys Fine Art, Dublin

August 2012 – ‘Work in Progress’ work by the members of Making it 2011 – Craft NI Headquarters

March 2013 – Perspective London – Craft Central Clerkenwell, London

June 2013 – Summer Soul – Canvas Gallery, Stranmillis

August 2015– Summer Exhibition- Chimera Gallery,Mullingar

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