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Betty Newman-Maguire was born in Kells, Co. Meath in 1952. She is a practising artist who graduated with a First Class Hons B.A. Degree in Sculpture from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin in 1988 and was awarded a Master of Fine Art from the University of Ulster, Belfast in 1998. She has exhibited widely and is the recipient of many awards, public commissions and residencies in Ireland, France, Germany and America. Newman-Maguire has mounted 16 solo exhibitions in Ireland, Germany and America. Her work is in numerous private and public collections worldwide.
Newman-Maguire has lectured at Frobel Teacher training College, Sion Hill, Dublin, Dunlaoghaire Institute of Art and Design, Dublin, visiting lecturer to the National college of Art and Design and at the University of Ulster, Belfast. She also lectured on the M.A. for Art Therapy at Queens University, Belfast. She is currently arts coordinator/lecturer at Beaufort College, co. Meath. She was appointed to An Bord of the National College of Art and Design in 2003 and was a member of the Board of the Sculptor’s Society of Ireland. She lives and works from her studios at Castlekernan, Carnaross, Kells, Co. Meath.
Her public sculptures range in material from steel, wood, stone, bronze and earth. The scale of her public work includes a 35 foot long Viking Ship, a 4foot steel Cormorant and an installation using 101 felled trees. All her public sculptures are site specific and are made in response to the environment.
In her private work she delights in experimenting with materials and uses, glass, wood, ceramics, bricks, fibre, photography, text, video and the more traditional materials of stone and bronze. She has collaborated with musicians and performance artists to further develop themes within her work. For Newman-Maguire it is extremely important to marry materials concept and place.
2003 College Walk , Millfield, Belfast, commissioned
By Belfast City Council.
2003 Flight of Geese Victoria Park, Belfast,
Commissioned by Belfast City Council.
A Helping Hand, Belfast City Hospital
2003 Tree of Learning St. Fiachra’s School.
Beaumont, Dublin .
2002 Crown Fountain, Queen Jubilee, Sir Thomas and
Lady Dixon Park, Belfast, N. Ireland.
Peregine, Belfast Castle, N. Ireland.Commissioned
By the Forest of Belfast. Belfast City Council.
2001 Cormorant Barnett Demense, Belfast,
Commissioned by Forest of Belfast .
2001 Peace Wall Bryson House, Belfast.N. Ireland.
2001 Spirit of the Woodlands, Newtownards N. Ireland
For Woodland Trust.
Stepping Out Lady Dixon Park, Belfast.N.Ireland.
2000 St. Oliver Plunkett ,Kilclone, Co. Meath.
Commissioned by Meath Co. Council.
Wall FreezeWestchester Arts Centre
White Plains, NewYork.
1999 Giving and Receiving.
Simon Community for Trinity College Dublin.
1999 Family and Globe Cavan Town.
Commissioned by Cavan Co. Council.
1998 Harmony Jewish Community Centre,Utica. NY.
1996 Acorns Belvoir Park Forest, Belfast. N. Ireland.
1992 Homage to the Larch Castlewellan, Forest, Park
1992 Historic Seat Temple Bar, Dublin.
Commissioned by Temple Bar Properties.
1990 Sniomh Firestation Navan, Co. Meath.
Commissioned by Meath Co. Council.
1989 Sanctuary Furnishings, Rathfeigh Church,
Tara, Co. Meath.
1988 Baite Viking Ship, Wood Quay/ Essex Quay.
Dublin Millennium Commission.
1998 Master of Fine Art
University of Ulster, Belfast, N. Ireland.
1997 Postgraduate Diploma Fine Art
University of Ulster, Belfast.
1988 1stClass Hons. B. A. Degree, National
College of Art and Design, Dublin
Selected Public Commissions
2012 “Storyteller’s Chair” Hill St. Newry, Co. Down.
2012“Maureen O’Hara” Kells, Co. Meath. KTC.
2010 Becoming, Civic Space, Kennedy Rd., Navan, Co. Meath.
Commissioned by Meath Co. Co. And Navan Town Council.
2008 Seat of LearningKells, Co. Meath.
Commissioned Meath Co. Council, Kells Town
Council and Super Valu.
Flight of Birds Moynalty, Kells, Co. Meath.
Commissioned by Tidy Town Committee.
Mother Earth Dancing and Mother Earth with Sun
Moon and stars commissioned by Paul Neill, Quintin.
Castle, Portaferry, Co. Down.
Fountain of Hands Quintin Castle, Portaferry,
Celebration Quintin Castle, Portaferry, Co. Down.
2007 Bronze Bowl Fountain Quintin Castle, Portaferry,
Commissioned by Paul Neill.
Playground Inis Oirr. Galway Co. Council..
Bronze Fern Spirals Quintin Castle, Portaferry
2007 Flights of Angels -sing you to your rest .
Commissioned by St. Michael’s Loretto,Sec. Sch.
Navan, Co. Meath.
2006 St. Colmcille’s Oak, Kells, co. Meath. For Kells
2005 Canvas of the Mind/Tree of Life commissioned
By Beaufort College, Navan, Co. Meath.
Flown the Nest , The Royal Victoria Hospital
Belfast, & Dunville Park, Belfast.
2004 Horseshoe Seat Commissioned by Meath Co.
Council for Ratoathvillage, Co. Meath.
Selected Group Exhibitions - Ireland
2017 "Hinterland", Kells Cultural & Heritage Festival Type Trail.
2015 Clifden Arts Festival clifden co. Galway.
2015 “ Sculpture in Context,” Botanic Gardens, Dublin
2013 “Surveyor” Solstice Art Centre Navan, Co. Meath
2012 “Greenacres” Gallery. Co. Wexford.
2006 “ Horizon” Group Exhibition
2003 Revealing Objects Naughton Gallery, Queens University, Belfast.
2003 Royal Hibernian Acadamy Exhibition, Dublin.
2002 Lead White Gallery, Dublin.
2002 Group Exhibition Waterfront Hall, Belfast.
2001 Iontas Exhibition Sligo Arts Gallery. Ormeau Bath
Gallery, Belfast, Crawford, Cork.
1999 Coda 999 Dublin Castle, Dublin.
1999 Iontas Small works Exhibition, Sligo/Cork/Belfast
St. John’s Art Centre, listowl, Co. Kerry.
1998 Claremorris Open Exhibition, Co. Mayo.
1998 Engine Room Gallery, Belfast.
Lakelands Exhibition, Museum, Crom Estate, Co. Fermanagh.
1998-94 Sculpture in Context Exhibition,
Fernhill Gardens, Dublin.
M.F.A. Show, University of Ulster, Belfast.
Catalyst Arts, Belfast.
Oireachtas Exhibition, Waterfront Hall, Belfast.
1997 Royal Ulster Acadamy, Ulster Museum, Belfast.
Jettison, Elmwood Gallery, Lisburn Rd., Belfast.
1996 Members Show, Catalyst Arts, Belfast.
Carmac Water Gardens, Dublin.
1994 Siolru Exhibition Gallagher Gallery, Dublin.
Eigse Exhibition Carlow, Co. Carlow
Royal Hibernian Acadamy, Exhibition
Gallagher Gallery, Dublin.
1992 Tree Exhibition, Sligo Arts Gallery, Sligo.
1991 Espace RHA. Gallagher Gallery, Dublin.
Boglands Symposium Exhibition, CrescentArt
1990 Boglands Exhibition, Irish life Centre, Dublin.
1989 Springboard Irish Life Centre, Dublin.
Solo Exhibitions & Installations
2017 Maine Irish Heritage Centre, Portland, Maine, USA.
2016 Emmanuel College, Boston, MA. USA.
2016 Irish Cultural Centre, Canton, New England, USA.
2009 Figur und Idee. Kunstmomente im LeMeridien.
2007 Collection of Work, County Museum
Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan.
2006 Traces, Newgrange, Slane, Co.Meath
2006 Beds Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, Co. Meath.
2005 Irish Bridge to Europe, Liberec, ChezRepbulic.
2003 Worlds Apart Engine room, Belfast.
2002 Worlds Apart A.I.B. Park Avenue, New York.
2001 Exposed Beds Westchester Arts, White Plains, NY
2000 Outside Looking In Irish Arts Centre, New York.
And Droichead Art Centre, Co. Louth.
1999 Search Irish Arts Centre, New York.
1998 Under the Stairs Touring Exhibition to MARC.,
Mullingar Arts,Centre, Co. Westmeath.
Newtownards Arts, Basement Gallery, Dundalk
And Harmony Hill Art Centre, N. Ireland.
1994 Becoming Touring Exhibition to
Dublin, MARC., Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.
Down Arts Centre, Downpatrick,
1992 Becoming The Belltable, Limerick, Arts Centre,
Portlaoise County Hall.
Trim library, Co. Meath,
Wexford Art Centre.
1999 Ards Sculpture Symposium, Carrowdore
Ards, Peninsula, N. Ireland.
Lough MacNean Sculpture Trail.
Fermanagh, N. Ireland.
1996 Uaimha Aois Fire Station, Studios, Dublin.
1992 Castlewellan ForestPk. Sculpture Trail,Co. Down.
1990 Boglands Symposium, Gleencree, Co. Wicklow.
1988 Dublin Millennium Sculpture Symposium Irl.
AWARDS & GRANTS
2017 Arts Council Professional Development Award.
2012 Navan town Council. President M. D. Higgins.
Salmon of Knowledge presentation piece..
Meath Co. Council Tom Dowling . N”Nuture”
2004 Meath Enterprise Board
2002 Department of Foreign Affairs award towards
Exhibition in New York.
2001 Arts Council, Artsflight New York.
2000 Department of Foreign Affairs award towards
Exhibition in New York.
1999 Arts Council Equipment Grant.
Artsflight New York.
1998 Department of Foreign Affairs Exhibition and
Travel Grant , arts Council Documentation award
Arts Council Artsflight, USA.
1994 Department of Foreign Affairs travel award.
1994 Arts Council Artsflight to Paris, France.
1993 Arts Council Exhibition Grant.
1992 Artsflight to USA for ISC Conference.
1990 Arts Council Materials Award.
1987 Department of Education award for Women.
Selected Group Exhibitions - Outside Ireland
2013 Strassacker Gallery, Sussen, Germany.
2009 Figur/Natur – mit allen Sinnen. KunstgieBerei
Strassacker zu Gast auf Burg schabeck Germany.
2008 Strassacker Gallery, Sussen, Germany.
2002 Louise Bourgeois Studios. New York.
Aillied Irish Banks, Park Avenue, New York.
2001 Druids gallery, New York, City.
Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NY City
With Sculpture Space, Utica.NY.
Irish Arts Centre, New York.
2000 Art in the Box. Westchester Arts Centre.
White Plains, New York.
1995 Medians France Irish selected participant.
1994 Palais des Arts, Toulouse, France.
Sally Polyvante, St., Matrory, France.
1993 Boglands Symposium Exhibition
1990 Sculpture Biennial, Royal Gardens, Copenhagen,
Denmark, Irish selectedparticipant.
2016/03 Beaufort College, Navan,Co. Meath.
2005/06 Part Time Lecturer MFA Art Therapy
Queen’s University, Belfast. N. Ireland.
2001/02 Lecturer “Frobel” College of Education
Sion Hill, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.
1996/93 Part time Lecturer in Sculpture Dunlaoghaire
School of Art and Design, Dublin.
1993/95 Midlands Arts resource Centre Mullingar.
1989/91 Art Teacher, Rathcarn, Secondary School, Athboy.
2006/03 Appointed to An Bord of the National College of Art & Design, Dublin.
1992/87 Elected to Board of the Sculptor’s Society of Ireland
Member of Visual Arts Ireland.
2017 Guest Speaker at SECAC Conference, Columbus, Ohio, USA. "Transcultural Feminism: Irish Women at Judy Chicago's Dinner Party.
2012 St. Peter’s Cloughreagh N.S. Newry Co Down
2005 Arts Council artists in Schools.
Drumbaragh School, Kells, Co. Meath.
2004 St. Anne’s School, Navan, Co. Meath.
2004 St. Paul’s school, Navan, Co. Meath.
2003 Belfast City Hospital.
Arts Council Artist is Schools
Rathfeigh National School, Tara, Co. Meath.
2002 Arts Council Artist in Schools Programme
Carnaross, kells, Co. Meath.
2000 Artist is residence, Stranford Lough Wildlife
Centre, N. Ireland for National Trust.
Artist in residence Giants Causway.
Antrim for National Trust.
Westchester Arts Centre, White Plains, New York.
1999 Artist in Residence Waterfront Hall, Belfast
Artist in Residence-National Trust -Argeory
Dungannon, Castle Ward/Strangford lough.
1998 Irish selected particpant Sculpture Space,UticaNY
1996 Artist in Residence for National Trust, Crom Est.,
Rowallane Gardens, Co. Down.
1996 Art Reach Program NTDI Dundalk, Co. Louth
1996 Arts Council Artist is Schools City Quay Sch.Dublin
1994 Art Reach Program NTDI Coolamber, Co.Longford
1989 Arts Council artist in Schools, Gaelscoil na Coille
Ashbourne, Co. Meath.