Robert Kelly


Robert Kelly is a member of Black Church Print Studio since 2010. He works in printmaking, painting, drawing, photography and video. His imagery is most often located in the elusive space between experience, memory and imagination. His work alludes to a liminal space, a space between, rather than depicting a representational space. Kelly is a graduate of Dun Laoghaire School of Art and Design, The National College of Art and Design and Trinity College, Dublin. He has exhibited in many solo and group exhibitions and his work is held in public collections by Louth County Council, County Monaghan VEC and in corporate and private collections in Ireland and Internationally.

Selected exhibitions

Solo: Interconnectedness, Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda (2014) The Space Between, Curiosity Cabinet, Black Church Print Studio, (2012); Images of Glassilaun (2006) The Market House Gallery, Monaghan and at Iontas Castleblayney 2007; On the Rocks, 101 Talbot Gallery, Dublin (2005) Paintings and Etchings, Central Hotel, Drogheda. (1977)
Curated Group Exhibitions: Legacy-National Print Exhibition, Hyde Bridge Gallery Sligo (2016); Establish Change – An Tain Arts Centre, Dundalk (2015). U-Turn – The Library Project, 4 Temple Bar curated by Marysia Wieckiewicz-Carroll (2015). Mini Print International Seacourt Print Workshop, Bangor (2016 and 2014); Hot off the Press, Gormley’s Gallery, Lisburn Road, Belfast. (2014); Proof It, Presented by Black Church Print Studio at The Library Project 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2 (2013); Circulation at Monster Truck Gallery and FLOOD presented by Black Church Print Studio and Curated by Paul McAree (2013); Production A collaborative exhibition with members of Black Church Print, curated by Kate Strain, Studio at Monster Truck Gallery, Temple Bar Dublin (2012); Song of Amergin (2011) Louth Craft Designers Network exhibition at Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda.

Other Selected group exhibitions

100 Years of Heritage Listoke, Drogheda, Co Louth (2016); Open Submission (2012) Greenacres Art Gallery, Wexford; 20 x 20 Print Exchange (2011 and 2013), Hotbed Press, Salford, Lancashire; Boxid Round III (2011) The Culture Box, Temple Bar, Dublin; Liminality (2011) Group Show Artswell at Iontas Castleblayney; Mayo in Mind ( 2010) Print Exhibition. Custom House Studios. Westport; Gallery Artist, Callan Art, Drogheda, Co. Louth (2009/10); Group Show, Artswell at Iontas, Castleblayney (2008); Hallward Gallery, Dublin, Group show (2005) Vision ‘87 Monaghan County Museum (Group Show) (1987); Handmade Castleblayney College, Group Show (1985); Interaction Project Arts Centre, Dublin 1978; Awarded a residency at Cill Rialaig, Ballinskelligs in September 2015.