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David is an Irish artist, printmaker and occasional publisher with a background in history. His work, including many public commissions, often uses the concept of mapping to explore ideas of memory and identity and to create a sense of place in maps rich in narrative detail.

He studied history at Trintiy College, University of Dublin, 1969-73, lithography at Scuole istituto statale d’arte, Urbino, 1973 and art & design at Limerick School of Art and Design (LSAD), Limerick Institute of Technology, 1980-83.

Group Exhibitions in 2015 include: International Print Triennial – Krakow, Poland; XII International Graphic Art Biennial Drypoint, Uzice, Serbia; Impressions Biennial, Galway; Plan A and Plan B, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Carlow, Impact 9, Hangzhou, China; RHA Annual Exhibition, Dublin; KALEID 2015, London, Oslo; Limerick Printmakers at the Hunt Museum, Limerick; Galway Print Studio, Galway; A Natural Selection, Skull, Co Cork, and travelling; Senza Cornice, RiflessiDiVersi X, La Torre dei Lambardi, Maggione, Italy.

Recent commissions include: You are here, a site integrated sculptural installation in collaboration with architect Jan Frohburg, In progress, Client: Galway County Council and Variations, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, 2014,
Client: Irish World Academy of Music and Dance.
Recent awards: King and Piercy Mid-Career Award, Impressions, 2012, Galway, curator/adjudicator Norman Ackroyd and Fellow of the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, 2011.

Together with artist and writer Jim Savage, he runs Occasional Press which publishes art-based books. He lives in Limerick.


Once in December
Drypoint & watercolour
50 x 70 cm

The Kings are out
Drypoint & watercolour
50 x 70 cm

That is not it at all
Drypoint & watercolour
50 x 35 cm

Miguel’s Limerick
Drypoint, watercolour & chine collé
50 x 70 cm

…in 1916
Drypoint, watercolour & chine collé
70 x 100 cm

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