SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS AND COMMISSIONS
2023 Grilse Gallery Killorglan, Co. Kerry: Two person with Rachel Parry (emphasis on drawings), 1st April - 7th May.
2022 30 individual tiles, one for each room of a London hotel, commissioned by Bryan O'Sullivan Studio, London and New York.
2021 42 Drawings commissioned by the Park Hotel Kenmare in association with Bryan O'Sullivan Studio, London and New York.
2018 Skibbereen Arts Festival, 13th July to 6th August, presented by Catherine Hammond.
2018 Salterbridge House, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford (during Opera Festival)
2016 St’Art, Strasbourg - featured by Galerie du Don
2016 Galerie Le Don du Fel, Aveyron, France
2016 Catherine Hammond Gallery, Skibbereen, County Cork
2014 The Blue House Gallery, Schull, County Cork
2013 Lavistown House Kilkenny (during Kilkenny Arts Festival)
2013 The Grainstore, Ballymaloe House, East Cork, (during Literary Festival)
2011 Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick.
2011 Galerie Le Don du Fel, Aveyron, France
2011 Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris
2007 Heltzel Gallery, Kilkenny. (during Kilkenny Arts Festival)
2003 The Fenton Gallery Cork (with John Graham)
1999 Ceramics at Ceadogan Rugs, County Wexford (during Opera Festival)
1997 Brigit and the Holy Well (sculpture - nature installation), West Cork Arts Centre.
1992 Temple Bar Gallery (sculpture - nature installation), Dublin.
1990 Allihies Work (sculpture - nature installation), Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork
1985 Man of Ecstasy (sculpture installation), during Cibeal Cincise Arts Festival, Kenmare, County Kerry.
annual: Studio Exhibition mid December
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2023 "Ceramic Group Show", Blue House Gallery, Schull, 9th - 28th June.
2023 "Crossings" (Irish contemporary ceramics), The Ceramic House, Brighton UK, 6th - 28th May
2022 Winter Exhibition, Grilse Gallery Killorglan, Co. Kerry: opens Dec 3rd.
2022 "West Cork Creates", O'Driscoll Building, Skibbereen, 7th - 27th August
2022 "West Cork Artists", curated by Catherine Hammond, old Methodist Church Bantry, 7th July - 20th August
2021 Christmas Exhibitions at the Lavit Gallery Cork, and South Tipperary Arts Centre Clonmel.
2021 Skibbereen Artts Festival, 16th-24th October.
2021-2 "Irish Craft Heroes". Kilkenny, Dublin, Galway, and online.
2020 Gallery Artists, Blue House Gallery, Schull, West Cork, 4th July - 30th Septermber.
2020 Cork Potters 40th Anniversary Exhibition, Lavit Gallery, Cork, , 6th - 22nd August.
2019 Annual Ballymaloe Open Air Sculpture Exhibition, 20th June - 31st August, East Cork
2018 The Guinness Gallery, Foxrock, Co. Dublin, 17 September - 13th October
2018 Boyle Arts Festival, 19th July - 26th August
2018 “Tribal”, The Blue House Gallery, Schull, Co.Cork, 23 May - 6 June
2017 “CASe”, Lavit Gallery Cork, 3rd - 28th October.
2017/8 “Touchstone”, Ceramics Ireland at National Crafts Gallery Kilkenny, Nov - Jan.
2017 Boyle Arts Festival, County Roscommon, from 21st July.
2017 “Touchstone”, Ceramics Ireland at Farmleigh Gallery Dublin, June to September
2017 “West Cork Masters”, Catherine Hammond Gallery, Skibbereen, County Cork, end June.
2017 “Islands”, The Blue House Gallery, Schull, 26th May - 14th June.
2016 “Celebrating Being Irish”, The Lavit Gallery, Cork, 5th April - 23rd April.
2016 “History”, The Blue House Gallery, Schull, County Cork, 25th March - 21st April.
2015 Coast (4 person exhibition), West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Co Cork, 9th May- 6th June
2015 Sculpture, The Lavit Gallery Cork, 25th March - 11th April.
2015 Centred, Contemporary Irish Ceramics, Wandesford Gallery Cork
2014 Bravura, Blue Egg Gallery, Wexford
2014 Centred, Contemporary Irish Ceramics, Farmleigh, Dublin
2014 Doswell Gallery, Rosscarbery
2013 Doswell Gallery, Rosscarbery.
2013 Newtownbarry House, Bunclody, Co Wexford, curated by Anya von Gosseln,
2013 “The Importance of West”, Lavit Gallery, Cork
2013 Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast, -with Deirdre McLoughlin and Sonja Landweer
2012 “Rich Terrain”, works from the Collection of Limerick City Gallery of Art,
Roscommon Arts Centre
2012 Slipware, (curated by Josie Walter), Gallerytop, Derbyshire Peak District, UK.
2012 “Irish Ceramics”, Barony Centre, West Kilbride, Scotland.
2012 “A Celebration of Cork Potters”, Etain Hickey Gallery, Clonakilty, Co. Cork.
2012 Ethics of Object (curated by Eleanor Flegg), Kinsale Arts Festival.
2012 OAK 2012, Killenure Castle, Tipperary.
2012 Elements, Shengling Gallery, Shanghai, China.
2012 Dubh, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin.
2011 Dubh, The American Irish Historical Society, New York
2011 New Ashgate Gallery, England.
2011 West Cork Inspires, Farmleigh Dublin, City Museum Cork.
2011 Gerard Manley Hopkins Festival, County Kildare
2010 -11 The Stour Gallery, Warwickshire, England.
2010 Portfolio, National Craft Gallery Kilkenny, plus Galway and Dublin.
2010 The Lavit Gallery, Cork.
2009 Collect, London,
2009 Object, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny.
2008 You’ll never Walk Alone. (Liverpool and Irish applied arts exhibition),
2008 Portfolio, Bluecoat Art Centre, Liverpool.
2008 Images of Longing, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny.
2006 European Ceramic Context, Bornholm, Denmark.
2006 Sofa, Chicago
2004-5 C2 Exhibition, The Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork
2002-3 Of Colour in Craft, Crafts Council Gallery, Kilkenny, Belfast and USA
2000-1 Irish Contemporary Ceramics, Scotland, Belfast, Limerick and Sligo.
1995 Potters Choice, Crafts Council Gallery, Dublin
1986 GPA Emerging Artist, Dublin.
1985 Eva, Limerick.
1984 9ieme Biennale Internationale de Ceramique d'Art, Vallauris.
1983 New Irish Ceramics, Ulster Museum Belfast , Bank of Ireland Gallery Dublin.
1973-4 Irish Exhibition of Living Art., Dublin.
“The Elemental World of Cormac Boydell”, Robert Harris, The Roaringwater Journal, May 2018,
“A Space Beyond Words”, Make Believe, a journal about craft and creativity, 2018,
“Tactile Geology”, Pottery Making Illustrated, September/October 2017.
“Cormac Boydell”: de kleine K, no.29, pp20-26, May 2017, (illustrated, with text in Dutch)
“Illustrating Irishness”: words by Cormac Boydell, edited by Nigel Atkins
Neue- Keramik / New Ceramics, Issue 5/16, p28-31, (ISSN 1860-1049)
“Ceramics: Art and Perception”, article by Ann Mulrooney, Issue 86, 2011 (ISSBN: 1035-1841)
“Dictionary of Living Irish Artists”, Robert O’Byrne, Plurabelle Publishing, Dublin 2010,
“Representing Art in Ireland”, Nicola Gordan Bowe, publ. The Fenton Gallery, 2008,
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS INCLUDE:
The Hunt Museum Limerick
National Museum of Ireland at Collins Barracks, Dublin.
Ulster Museum, Belfast.
Crawford Municipal Gallery of Art, Cork.
National Self-Portrait Collection, Limerick.
Department of Foreign Affairs, Dublin.
Selected Exhibitions, Bibliography and Collections