Artists Statement

Wants to be an Artist ©

 

About

Darran McGlynn (b. 1983) is an artist from Inishowen, Co. Donegal, Ireland whose practice incorporates sculpture, installation, appropriation, language, and printed media. In February 2019 he presented PEERS, his third solo exhibition, bringing together many elements of his multifaceted practice at Artlink, at the Inishowen tourist site of Fort Dunree. In 2013 he released the DERRY IS THE NEW LONDON © t-shirt to celebrate the UK City of Culture year in Derry~Londonderry. Notable group shows include Horse, Void, Derry, 2015, curated by Mark Wallinger and Maoliosa Boyle. Darran works as a Technician & Art Handler for; Glebe House & Gallery, Donegal (2019 - present), Solstice Arts Centre, Navan (2019 - present), Roscommon Arts Centre (2019 - present), Tulca Festival of Visual Art, Galway (2017 - present), Nerve Visual, Derry (2017 - 2019) and Void, Derry (2013 - 2019).

CV

Education

2013 BA(Hons) Fine Art, University of the West of England, Bristol. 1st class honours

Technical Training

2017 Advanced Technical Training for Art Technicians, with John Bracken of West Dean College & Patina Art Care Ltd., CCA, Derry

2010 Bronze Casting, Belfast Met

2009 Stone Sculpture, Letterkenny Sculpture Centre

2006 HND Music Production, NWRC, Derry

Solo Shows

  • Peers, Artlink, Fort Dunree, Inishowen, Co. Donegal, 9 - 24 Feb 2019

  • You Are Here, Void Studios, Derry, 21 Feb - 2 April 2015

  • Sees The Day, Void Community Gallery, Derry, 29 April - 10 May 2014

Group Shows

  • Horse, curated by Mark Wallinger and Maoliosa Boyle, Void, Derry, 21 Feb - 18 April 2015

  • Joyless Celebration + Purposeless Inquiry, Void, Derry, 20 May - 6 June 2014

  • First Impressions, View, Bristol, 29 Aug - 15 Sep 2013