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185th RHA Annual Exhibition

I am delighted to have been selected to show a piece in the 185th Annual Exhibition at the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin. Press release from the RHA website: This year, the RHA 185th Annual exhibition will open to the public on 26 May and show until 9 August. Irelands largest and longest established open […]

Tulca Festival of Visual Arts

I am delighted to announce that I have been selected as one of the artists in this year’s Tulca Festival of Visual Arts, curated by Aisling Prior. The opening reception takes place on the 7th November and the festival is on from the 8th – 23rd November in venues in Galway City, Ireland. Excerpt from […]

TYCI Interview

I was recently interviewed about my artistic process, influences, recent exhibitions and themes explored through my art for Glasgow-based feminist collective TYCI’s website. Read the interview :HERE:

Press release: Your spaces are my places too

Motala Konsthall, Sweden. 11th January – 8th February 2014. Including an artist talk on the 15th January. Your spaces are my places too is a two person exhibition featuring Helga Steppan and Cecilia Danell. They share the same hometown, Motala in Sweden, but through spending many years abroad, in England and Ireland respectively, their notion […]

Dott – Swoon album artwork

Image courtesy of Graveface Records. I was delighted to be asked by Galway-based garage pop band Dott to design the cover for their debut album Swoon, out on US label Graveface Records on the 4th December. They are currently embarked on a launch tour of Ireland and will be playing dates in the States in […]

REMEMBER ME (before I forget) – Galway Arts Centre

2nd May – 1st June 2013 Press release: The Eternal Return – by Cecilia Danell Red Bird Youth Collective will present ‘Remember me (when I forget)’, an exhibition presenting work by artists Cecilia Danell, Emmet Kierans, and Red Bird in collaboration with Jonathan Sammon and Ruadhrí Brennan. ‘Remember me (Before I forget)’ opens on the […]

KALEIDOSCOPE Farmleigh Gallery

I’ve been selected to represent Sweden in an exhibition at Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin featuring art from all the EU member states, as part of Ireland’s EU presidency. The painting selected is called “Fracture” and is part of the Irish State collection (OPW). Below is the press release: This is an exhibition of contemporary artworks from […]

Press release: Secretly, We Thirst For Reality

Secretly, we thirst for reality by Cecilia Danell Visual Artist Award Winner 2011 Wexford Arts Centre Opening event: Friday 30th November, 6pm. Opened by artist and writer Mary Ruth Walsh. All welcome to attend. Cecilia Danell was the recipient of the 2011 Emerging Visual Artist Award, a partnership initiative between the Arts Council, Wexford County […]

2011 – A year in the studio.

Every now and then over the last year I tried to document what I was doing in the studio, since I had the video camera lying around anyway. Unfortunately my video camera broke a while ago, so as it looks now there will be no video documentation of this studio year, but I can tell […]

Press release: The Consoling Dream Necessity

Press Release Cecilia Danell Talbot Gallery Studios, 51 Talbot Street, Dublin 1. Tel: 01 8556599 __________________________________________________________________________ The Consoling Dream Necessity Cecilia Danell at Talbot Gallery Studios January 11th – February 4th 2012 Cecilia Danell is a Swedish artist based in Galway. Her work focuses on questions concerning identity, dealing with such themes as perception of […]

Art fair and work in progress

I am currently in the middle of producing work as part of the project “Build your own: Scandinavian loneliness”, for which I got funding from the Arts Council earlier this year. I have employed fellow artist Fiona Hession as my assistant in the production of the work, which consists of a flat pack model set […]

Within range.

Time for a long overdue update. The summer is flying by and a few things have happened since last. I was in Sweden for the second half of May. While there I made a photo project for a group exhibition in the Niland Gallery, Galway curated by Mary Conlon, Shinnors scholar at the Limerick City […]

Live @ Occupy Space next week!

I’m super excited about next week! There is a bi-monthly art event in Galway called Live@8, taking place in bar EIGHT and featuring performance and video art. Now the curators Aine Phillips, Maeve Mulrennan and Vivienne Dick have decided to bring the event on tour, so on Thursday the 5th of May the Galway art […]

You had another skin – press release.

Press Release You Had Another Skin (The Super 8 Series) New work by Cecilia Danell February 22nd – April 2nd 2011 Opening Reception: Tuesday, February 22nd from 6pm. EIGHT “I held your hand. You had another skin. I believed all you told me” – J.P Sartre, The Room The series of paintings presented in You […]

To Sweden and back again.

A few things have happened since I last updated this blog. First of all I received a bursary from the Arts Council of Ireland, which I’m delighted about. Part of my proposal was that I would go to Sweden and do research for a new body of work, and shoot Super 8. So, soon after […]

Outside:Insight and Enrage work.

The opening of the Dock Discourse project in the 126 Gallery on the 11th June went really well, with a fantastic turn out. I could barely get into the gallery by the time I arrived. You can see photos from the opening here. During the course of the exhibition there has also been a discussion […]

Installing ‘Dock Discourse’.

Tomorrow marks the launch of the ‘Dock Doscourse’ exhibition in the 126 Gallery in Galway. Find out more about the show on their website: under “Current Exhibition”. Aideen Barry’s part in the project; “An artist’s impression”, which I mentioned about in my previous post and whick was delivered with the Galway Independent newspaper yesterday, […]

Tracing the {un}familiar

Busy times! The {un}familiar exhibition opened in the Galway Arts Centre on Thursday the 3rd and I am very pleased with the turn out for the opening and the positive feedback I’ve got on my work and the show overall, well done to Maeve who curated it and to all the artists taking part! I […]

Alive and painting

I am alive and working, just to let you know. My brother came over from Sweden and stayed with us for two weeks around my birthday and went home yesterday. He was meant to stay only one week but ended up staying two due to that well known ash cloud. Didn’t mind really, I enjoyed […]


(Un)familiar, curator Maeve Mulrennan’s group show about out of body experiences that I have work in, opened in the Red House Arts Center in Syracuse, NY USA last Thursday the 18th March. Here is a link to an article about the show from the Syracuse City Eagle. While Maeve went to New York to oversee […]

Docks and Doubles

I’ve had a busy few weeks since I last updated. I completed my pieces for the Syracuse show by the end of January. I ended up making a video as well as two paintings. The paintings are based on two models I made of locations I shot in Sweden and which also feature in the […]

Ard Bia Exhibition

I was asked by Aoibheann at Ard Bia Nimmo’s in Galway to put on an exhibition in their Café/Restaurant. I spent a few hours this afternoon hanging a selection of paintings I’ve made to date. I am showing some large paintings from my degree project, some work from the Dock Discourse project and some paintings […]