Kevin Callaghan

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Off the Planet 1, Dec 2012 Ceramic © Kevin Callaghan
Off the Planet 2, Dec 2012 Ceramic © Kevin Callaghan
Off the Planet 3, Dec 2012 Ceramic © Kevin Callaghan
Dream Roads , May 2012 Ceramic © Kevin Callaghan
Dream Roads, May 2012 Ceramic © Kevin Callaghan
Dream Roads, 2012
Back to Planet Earth 1, March 2013
Back to Planet Earth 1, March 2013 Ceramic
Untitled, Jan 2013 Light Box
Untitled, 2012 Lights
Soaring away from the home planet at high speeds, 2012 Photography 2metres X 80cm
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Kevin Callaghan's work investigates ideas and conjectures about Utopian philosophy and science fiction. He wants to question and address the limitations of the human condition, revealing the simplicity of how we all travel consciously or unconsciously through the third and fourth dimensions of time and space. These conceptual goals directly reference his concerns with how and where science and the visual experience of art meet.


Kevin uses simple universal mathematical structures such as the triangle and square as a point of departure. These are treated in contrasting colours in order to maximize optical dynamism and vibrancy. The geometric structures intertwine, appearing precarious and spontaneous, this dynamic state attempts to question notions of order and chaos.


Callaghan is searching for a means to portray the notion of 'travel' weather inter-dimensional or as a reality outside and unknown to us all.  These visions of new perspectives of high-density reality or non-reality aim to penetrate a kind of outer space comprising a dream like world where reality meets conscious dreaming. In this forward thinking role ideas about Anticipatory Consciousness are examined and in particular how they connect to or are attached to objective reasoning, allowing questions of curiosity and wonder about the cognitive state to be explored.




Name:                                     Kevin Patrick Callaghan

D.O.B:                                     15-05-82

Age:                                            32

Tel:                                              07806685930

Contact:                                   17 Wentworth Road, E12 5BD





2011-13                                   Postgraduate Royal College of Art (Ceramics and Glass)    

2008-10                                      Crawford College of Art and Design (BA) Ceramics   2006-2008                               Ceramics Skills and Design Course, Thomastown, Co Kilkenny.2005-2006                               Crawford College of Art and Design (C.I.T) Year 2 BA (Hons) Degree 


Sept 2014                                           Young Masters Art Prize, Lloyds Club London

Sept 2014                                            Made in Bermondsey, Bow arts, London Sculpture Workshop

July 2014                                            Art/Hamptons, New York, Art Fair

May 2014                                    COLLECT at the Saatchi Gallery London, with Bicha Gallery.

March 2014                                 AAF Battersea with Bicha Gallery, London

Jan 2014                                  “Legacy” Cork City Council, Cork City

June 2013                                 MA Graduate shows The Royal College of Art, Battersea Campus.

April 2013                                 “ Art Shanghai 2013” New Town Central Park, Shanghai

Nov 2012                                  'Point of Departure' Group show, Great Western Studios, London

Nov 2012                                    'Action at a Distance' solo exhibition, The David Hackney Gallery,                                      The Royal College of Art                                                                                                               

August 2012                             'Other Places' Annabel Dee Gallery, Brighton, England          


June 2014                                             Shortlist for The Young Masters Prize

June 2013                                             Future Makers award 2013, Crafts Council of Ireland (CCOI)

Sept 2012                                  Shortlisted for Beers Lambert, Contemporary Emerging Art                                                                                       Award, London.

Sept 2012                                          Arts Council of Ireland Travel and Training Award for 2012

June 2012                                 The Behrens trust interdepartmental Award 2012 (RCA)

June 2010                               Crawford College of Art and Design (CIT) Development Bursary Award 2010

June 2010                               DBI Ceramic Suppliers and Crawford College of Art and Design Purchase Award 2010

June 2010                               The Cork City National Sculpture Factory Ceramic Award and Residency at the National Sculpture Factory 2010.

June 2010                               The Black Mariah and The Triskel Arts Centre Group Show Award (ESB Building) Cork City 2010.

July 2009                                 The Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI),  Frank Ryan Travel Bursery Award 2009


                                              The Internatioal Museum of Jingdezhen, China 2009

         The (OPW) Office of Public Works  in Ireland  2010

         Cork City Council, New Building Cork City 2011

          Bodega Bar Cork City Private Collection 2011

           SWD Design, London  2013

           Giles Pike LLP    2013

                                               The Blubird Restaurant in Chelsea, London 2014