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In a Landscape – RHA (solo exhibition)

14th March: Opening Reception 6-8pm. 27th March: Ashford in Conversation, Cecilia Danell and writer Sue Rainsford Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA) Gallagher Gallery, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2, Ireland Gallery Opening Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 11am – 5pm Wednesday LATE opening: 11am – 8pm Sunday: 12pm – 5pm

Island Life – Westport

Kevin Kavanagh Gallery offsite. 25TH October – 25th November 2018 Custom House Studios & Gallery Westport Quay Co.Mayo A conversation with some of the artists will be held on Thursday the 25th October at 5.30pm. Sonia Shiel, Nevan Lahart, Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Kathy Tynan, Aileen Murphy, Marcel Vidal, Stephanie Deady, Stephen Loughman, Lesley-Ann O’Connell, Cecilia […]

BEEP Painting Biennial

I’m delighted to have been selected to exhibit in the 2018 Beep Painting Prize exhibition at Swansea College of Art, Wales. Part of the city-wide Beep painting Biennial. Judges for this year’s prize show were Andrew Stitt and Sue Williams. Launched in 2012, beep (biennial exhibition of painting) is a contemporary painting prize drawing artists […]

Kevin Kavanagh Gallery

Summer Group Exhibition 2018 5th – 28th July Opening Reception Thursday 5th July at 6pm Sonia Shiel, Kathy Tynan, Marcel Vidal, Mark Swords, Salvatore of Lucan, Joe Scullion, Robert Armstrong, Julia Dubsky, Lesley-Ann O’Connell, Pat Byrne, Stephen Loughman, Cecilia Danell, William O’Neill and Stephanie Deady Island Life comprises work by artists who are making and […]

Narrating Self, translating the Other

Image: ‘Summer Finds’ – Cecilia Danell Galway Arts Centre is delighted to present a group exhibition featuring artists from Engage Arts Studios Maeve Curtis, Simon Daly, Cecilia Danell, Deirdre Deegan, Brenda Flannery, Noelle Gallagher, Michelle Hill, Séamus Keane, Hilary Morley, Angela O’Brien, Ilaria Pellizzaro, Jane Queally, Avi Ratnayake, Vicky Smith, Ruby Wallis Opening 6pm Friday […]

The Hermione Exhibition 2018

I’m delighted to have been invited to show work in the annual Hermione Exhibition at Alexandra College, Dublin for the third year in a row. It is curated by Aisling Prior and the line-up is great, so go and see it if in Dublin! I’m showing two paintings, one of them being the brand new: […]

Dublin Art Book Fair & Abridged Wormwood

I have a painting featured in the current issue of Abridged Poetry/Art Journal 0-51 Wormwood. Abridged is based in Derry, Northern Ireland and the issue was launched at the Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast on the 2nd November. You can read it online :here: or pick up a copy for free in select art venue on […]

Next Generation Bursary Award

I am delighted to announce that I am one of the recipients of the Arts Council Next Generation Bursary Award 2017/18. The purpose of the Next Generation bursary award is to support a group of promising artists across all disciplines at an early but pivotal stage in their career. Recipients will receive €15,000 and will […]

Facing West – Boyle Arts Festival

I was invited by curator Paul McKenna of the McKenna Gallery in Omagh, NI to show a piece in ‘Facing West’, the main exhibition at Boyle Arts Festival. Over 100 established and emerging artists are featured in the exhibition, including John Behan, Brian Bourke, Bernadette Kiely, Mick O’Dea, Hughie O’Donoghue, Ann Quinn, Dermot Seymour, John […]

The Dock Arts Centre Solo Exhibition

Opening Reception 2nd June at 6pm followed by a free gig in the Dock theatre space featuring Rusted Rail label acts A Lilac Decline (Cecilia Danell), Phantom Dog Beneath the Moon and Loner Deluxe. A Lilac Decline will be joined on the night by Sofia Ek who’s coming over from Sweden. She made the soundtrack […]

Irish Times review and publication

I’m delighted with the feedback I’ve been getting on my exhibition ‘The Last Wilderness’ which is showing in Galway Arts Centre until the 20th of April. It’s my most ambitious work to date and was made possible through an Arts Council project award and through working with several different people. The ones that I’d like […]

The Last Wilderness

You are all very welcome to the opening of my solo exhibition at the Galway Arts Centre at 6pm on the 10th March. “The starting point for this body of work was a residency at the Nordic Artists’ Centre Dale, Norway in early 2016 and Danell’s proposition: “In a post-nature future, the human mind will […]

Creative Wave, Galway International Arts Festival

I am participating in the exhibition ‘Creative Wave’ at Galway City Museum for Galway International Arts Festival. The exhibition is curated by Austin Ivers and features students, graduates and staff from the GMIT Centre for Creative arts & Media and Letterfrack furniture college. ‘Creative Wave’ also features work by Blaise Drummond, EimearJean McCormack and Louise […]

Molesworth Gallery, Dublin

I am delighted to have been asked by curators Peter Prendergast and Davey Moor to participate in ‘Veins’ at The Molesworth Gallery, Dublin. The Opening takes place at 5.30pm on Thursday the 7th July and the exhibition runs until the 10th August. Featuring work by Susan Connolly, Cecilia Danell, Gemma Fitzpatrick, Helen Hughes, Riin Kaljurand, […]

Nordic Artists’ Centre Open Day

I am currently one of five artists in residence at the Nordic Artists’ Centre Dale. The centre is located in a small fjord community in western Norway. I have spent 3 weeks here, and am really liking it so far. I will be here for two months, until the 31st March. We are having an […]

Höstsalong 2015 Edsvik Konsthall

My painting ‘There are no Dark Waters Anymore / Det finns inga mörka vatten mer’ (oil and acrylics on canvas, 107×107 cm, 2013) has been selected for the annual juried autumn exhibition at Edsvik Konsthall, Sollentuna, Stockholm, Sweden. 150 artworks out of 1000 submitted were selected for this year’s annual exhibition which runs from the […]

Nordic Artists’ Centre Dale

I am absolutely thrilled to have been awarded a 2 month residency at Nordic Artists Centre Dale in western Norway for next year. The centre is funded by the Norwegian ministry of culture and offers private living spaces and large studios at the purpose build centre for five international artists at a time. The 2016 […]