Dorothy Cross

Dorothy Cross, ROOM, 2019, Carrera marble 24 x 240 x 480 cm / 9.4 x 94.5 x 189 in  

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Dorothy Cross, Listen Listen, 2019, marble  RHS: 16 x 69 x 45 cm / 6.3 x 27.2 x 17.7 in  LHS: 16 x 72 x 45 cm / 6.3 x 28.3 x 17.7 in

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Dorothy Cross, Everest Erratic, 2019, Carrara Marble, 172 x 136 x 243 cm

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Dorothy Cross, Alphabet, 2017, various Quartz beach stones, 26 carved 35 x 155 x 132 cm / 13.8 x 61 x 52 in approx

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Dorothy Cross, listen, 2019, carrara marble and oak table 75 x 80 x 51 cm / 29.5 x 31.5 x 20.1 in base

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Dorothy Cross, Everest Floor, 2017, marble slabs, 200 x 320 cm / 78.7 x 126 in 

 

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Dorothy Cross, Hand and Foot, 2017, Cast bronze, alabaster and steel wire, Height variable, alabaster disc: 50 cm/19.7 in diameter 

Dorothy Cross, Foxglove, 2018, cast bronze, 92 x 36 x 34 cm / 36.2 x 14.2 x 13.4 in  

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Dorothy Cross, Egg and Anvil, 2017, cast bronze, edition 4 of 4 + AP, 21 x 21 x 7.5 cm / 8.3 x 8.3 x 3 in

Dorothy Cross, Buoy, 2014, blue sharkskin, white gold leaf, antique easel, Italian alabaster, 180 x 130 x 80 cm / 70.9 x 51.2 x 31.5 in 

Dorothy Cross, Bed, 2017, Carrara marble

Dorothy Cross, Submerge, 2017, diptych, archival pigment prints on Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308 gsm, 50 x 76.1 cm / 19.7 x 30 in image size each, 69.4 x 94.8 x 3.5 cm / 27.3 x 37.3 x 1.4 in each framed

 

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Dorothy Cross, Shark Heart Submarine, 2011, mixed media, dimensions variable

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Eye of Shark 2014
9 cast iron baths, marble panel, shark eye and display box, amber glass
dimensions variable, installation view at the Modern Art Oxford. Photo: Ben Westoby 
Dorothy Cross 
Whale  2011
Cuvier whale skeleton, cord, wood, rusted bucket and marble plinth
700 cm / 275.6 in
Installation view at Turner Contemporary Photo: Stephen White
Dorothy Cross 
Table Telescope 2016
cast iron table, antique brass telescope, gilded human skull, meteorite
49 x 28 cm / 19.3 x 11 in table
Dimensions variable telescope
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Glassilaun snow peak 2014
Archival pigment print
edition of 4 AP
88.3 x 124 cm / 34.8 x 48.8 in unframed

Dorothy Cross
Scales
2014
human skull, yellow gold leaf, coat hanger, steel wire, meteorites
hung from ceiling, height variable
83 x 50 x 13 cm / 32.7 x 19.7 x 5.1 in

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Tube
2000/2014
bronze tube
160 x 50.8 cm / 63 x 20 in 

Basking Shark Currach
2013
Basking shark skin, wooden currach frame
138 x 265 x 92 cm / 54.3 x 104.3 x 36.2 in 

Dorothy Cross
Everest Shark
2013
Bronze
28 x 185 x 85 cm / 11 x 72.8 x 33.5 in

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Finger Crab
2011
solid cast sterling silver
8 x 9.5 x 12 cm / 3.1 x 3.7 x 4.7 in

Earth
2011
Cast bronze
195 x 35 x 35 cm / 76.7 x 13.7 x 13.7 in

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Stalactite

2010

DVD projection

5 minutes 22 seconds

Dorothy Cross 
Family 2005
cast bronze
edition of 4
dimensions variable

Ghost Ship

1999

DVD PAL

12 min. 17 sec. loop 

Teacup

1997

DVD PAL

3 min loop

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Dorothy Cross 
Lover Snakes 1995
stuffed snakes and cast silver reliquaries containing snake hearts
37 x 14 cm / 14.6 x 5.5 in   

Bible

1995

wooden lap desk, bible

56 x 43.2 x 35.6 cm / 22 x 17 x 14 in

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Whale Flower I 

2010

Bronze

123.5 x 52 x 36.5 cm / 48.6 x 20.5 x 14.4 in 

Saddle Rack

2010

found metal saddle rack & cast bronze bird

28 x 20 x 55 cm / 11 x 7.9 x 21.7 in 

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Relic

2009

Shark (Porbeagle) 21 carat gold leaf

60 x 70 x 182 cm / 23.6 x 27.6 x 71.7 in 

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Little Boy Foot and Fin

2008

cast bronze and found rubber fin

5 x 41 x 24 cm / 2 x 16.1 x 9.4 in 

 

Poll Na Bpeist (Worm Hole)

2008

giclee print on Hannemuehle paper

79 x 104 cm / 31.1 x 40.9 in  

forge

2007

cast bronze skull and iron anvil

46 x 65 x 28 cm / 18.1 x 25.6 x 11 in 7.9

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Limpet / Lips 2005
limpet shell and cast silver
shell from Tierra del Fuego
8 x 5 x 3 cm / 3.1 x 2 x 1.2 in 

Jellyfish Lake

2002

DVD PAL

6 minutes

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Medusae 2003
DVD PAL
60 minute loop
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I dreamt I dwelt
Kerlin Gallery
6 September - 19 October 2019
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Dorothy Cross, Everest Erratic, 2019, Carrara Marble, 172 x 136 x 243 cm Installation view Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

Dorothy Cross, Glance, New Art Centre, Salisbury, 2 Dec 2017 – 11 Feb 2018

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Dorothy Cross KALEIDOSCOPE: Mystics and Rationalists (Group exhibition) 11 June — 19 August 2016 Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK

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Dorothy Cross Riddle of the Burial Grounds (Group exhibition) 26 March — 17 July 2016 Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp

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Dorothy Cross
Riddle of the Burial Ground (Group exhibition)
11 June – 1 August 2015
Project Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland

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Eye of Shark 
6 September - 19 October
Lismore Castle Arts 

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Dorothy Cross
View
5th September - 18th October 2014
Kerlin Gallery, Dublin

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Dorothy Cross
Connemara
2013
Turner Contemporary, Margate 

Dorothy Cross
Gravity
15 July – 29 October 2011
Crawford Art Gallery

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Dorothy Cross
COMMA 16
15 December 2009 – 16 January 2010
Bloomberg SPACE, London

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POOL
2010
Dorothy Cross & William McKeown
Kerlin Gallery, Dublin

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Dorothy Cross
Sapiens
23 March - 28 April 2007
Kerlin Gallery, Dublin

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  • Working from a remote studio on the west coast of Ireland, Cross often uses the remains of dead animals or other found natural materials in her sculptures. In this film she talks about transforming shark skins by coating them in gold and casting them in bronze, and how the coastal landscape around her inspires and feeds her art.

  • TEDxDublin was hosted by Science Gallery at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on September 8th, 2012.

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  • Dorothy Cross: Connemara, an exhibition at Turner Contemporary from Turner Contemporary on Vimeo.

    From 5 October 2013 - 5 January 2014 Turner Contemporary presents Dorothy Cross: Connemara. Here the artist talks about her work, the exhibition, her home Connemara, on the wild west coast of Ireland, and the connection with Margate's coastal location.

  • Dorothy Cross explains how she made ‘Virgin Shroud’, by stitching together a cow-hide, complete with udders, and her grandmother’s old wedding dress. The extraordinary sculpture that resulted is a favourite in Tate’s Collection.

b. 1956, Cork, Ireland.
 
Working in sculpture, film and photography, Dorothy Cross examines the relationship between living beings and the natural world. Living in Connemara, a rural area on Ireland’s west coast, the artist sees the body and nature as sites of constant change, creation and destruction, new and old. This flux emerges as strange and unexpected encounters. Many of Cross’ works incorporate items found on the shore, including boats and animal skins, while others reflect on the environment. During the 1990s, the artist produced a series of works using cow udders, which drew on the animals' rich store of symbolic associations across cultures to investigate the construction of sexuality and subjectivity.
 
Recent solo exhibitions/projects include: I dreamt I dwelt, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, (2019); Stalactite, Libby Leshgold Galley, Vancouver (2018); Glance, New Art Centre, Roche Court, UK (2017–18); Connemara, Turner Contemporary, Margate (2013), touring to Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin (2014); Eye of Shark, Lismore Castle Arts, Co. Waterford (2014); Bloomberg Space, London (2009); Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane, (2008); Irish Museum of Modern Art, (2005); Douglas Hyde Gallery, (2002, 1993 & 1988); Camden Arts Centre, (1993); ICA Philadelphia, (1991). Recent group exhibitions include: Desire: A Revision From the 20th Century to the Digital Age, Irish Museum of Modern Art, (September 2019 – January 2020); Heartship, Sounds From A Safe Harbour Festival, Cork, a collaborative performance with singer Lisa Hannigan (2019) and Sea Garden, Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, UK, (16 November 2019 – 26 January 2020). The artist has participated in the Venice, (1993), Istanbul, (1997) and Liverpool, (1998) biennials, and the groundbreaking 1994 exhibition: Bad Girls, ICA, London and CCA, Glasgow.
 
Cross' work is represented in the collections of The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; The Hugh lane Gallery, Dublin; The National Gallery of Ireland; Dublin; The Ulster Museum, National Museum, Belfast; Crawford Art Museum, Cork, Ireland; Art Pace Foundation, Texas; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle; The Arnolfini Trust, Bristol; TATE, London.

 

 

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Dorothy Cross, Heartship

Sounds from a Safe Harbour, Cork, Ireland

14 September 2019

Heartship, Sounds from a safe Harbour festival, Cork, Ireland,

Collaboration, performance with Lisa Hannigan. 

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Dorothy Cross, Desire: A Revision From The 20th Century To The Digital Age

Irish Museum Of Modern Art

21 September - 22 March 2020

This large-scale international group exhibition, explores the evolving role of desire in art and life and its relationship to structures of power.

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21st Century Ireland in 21 Artworks

Dorothy Cross & Willie Doherty

Glebe House and Gallery, Donegal, Ireland

14 July - 14 September 2019

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Shaping Ireland: Landscapes in Irish Art

Gerard Byrne, Dorothy Cross, Willie Doherty, Kathy Prendergast, Sean Scully & Samuel Lawrence Cunnane

13 April - 7 July 2019

National Gallery of Ireland

Spanning 250 years, Ireland: Landscapes in Irish Art comprises artworks by fifty artists, exploring the relationship between people and the natural world.

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Dorothy Cross, Stalactite

Libby Leshgold Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

5 October 2018 – 6 January 2019

The Libby Leshgold Gallery is pleased to present Stalactite, a solo exhibition by Irish artist Dorothy Cross. The exhibition features two works: Stalactite, a single channel video work; and Foxglove, a small bronze sculpture.

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Dorothy Cross, Brian Maguire & Kathy Prendergast

Naked Truth, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork

13 July - 28 October 2018

This major exhibition surveys the nude and the naked body as depicted by Irish artists, focusing on interconnecting themes of political allegory, domestic intimacy, gender politics, artistic training, censorship, sexuality and display. The exhibition features work ranging from historic Sheela na-gigs, to artists including Francis Bacon, James Barry, Dorothy Cross, Robert Fagan, Amanda Coogan, Mainie Jellett and Brian Maguire.

 

Curated by William Laffan and Dawn Williams  

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Dorothy Cross in Reclaimed

Linda Pace Foundation, San Antonio, Texas

10 March 2018 – 26 January 2019

Group exhibition by Laura Aguilar, Dorothy Cross, Judy Dater, Annette Messager, Lorraine O’Grady, Robyn O’Neil, Linda Pace, Tracey Rose, Lara Schnitger and Kiki Smith.

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Dorothy Cross & Brian Maguire in Coming Home

Coach House, Dublin Castle, Dublin

8 March 2018 – 30 June 2018

Coming Home: Art and the Great Hunger is an exhibition of the world’s largest collection of Famine-related art, shown for the first time in Ireland. 

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Dorothy Cross in Coast-Lines

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

13 October 2017 – 30 September 2018

Works by Dorothy Cross, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Clare Langan, Richard Long, Anne Madden, Anita Groener, Michael Mulcahy, Donald Teskey, Tony O’Malley, Alexandra Wejchert, Bridget Riley and others.

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Dorothy Cross in Alchemy: Transformations in Gold

Akron Art Museum, Ohio

7 October 2017 – 21 January 2018

Group exhibition with James Lee Byars, Los Carpinteros, Catherine Chalmers, Dorothy Cross, Olga de Amaral, Lalla Essaydi, Don and Era Farnsworth, Luis Gispert, Laurent Grasso, Charles Lindsay, Teresa Margolles, Rachel Sussman, Shinji Turner-Yamamoto, Danh Vo,  Hank Willis Thomas and Zarina.

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Legacies: JMW Turner and contemporary art practice

The New Art Gallery, Walsall

22 September 2017 – 14 January 2018

Exhibition with JMW Turner, Christopher Le Brun, Cornelia Parker, Gerry Fox, Idris Khan, Susan Hiller, Bob and Roberta Smith, John Smith, Elizabeth Magill, Dorothy Cross, Jonathan Wright.

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Dorothy Cross in GRAEVE Collection

Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick, Ireland

28 April – 18 June 2017

Artists: Barrie Cooke, Dorothy Cross, Rita Duffy, Michael Farrell, Marie Foley, Claire Langan, Alice Maher, Alfonso Monreal, Jack Pakenham, Tony O’Malley, Patrick Scott, Martin Wedge. 

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Dorothy Cross in Alchemy: Transformations in Gold

Des Moines Art Centre, Des Moines, Iowa, USA

11 February – 5 May 2017

Artists: James Lee Byars, Los Carpinteros, Dorothy Cross, Olga de Amaral, Lalla Essaydi, Don and Era Farnsworth, Luis Gispert, Laurent Grasso, Charles Lindsay, Teresa Margolles, Rachel Sussman, Hank Willis Thomas, Danh Vo, Shinji Turner-Yamamoto, Zarina

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Periodical Review 20/16

Pallas Projects/Studios, Dublin

Selected by Brian Duggan, Sarah Glennie, Jenny Haughton & Declan Long. Artists include Aquinas, Callan Workhouse, Nina Canell & Robin Watkins, Dorothy Cross, Willie Doherty, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Fergus Feehily, FOUR, Anthony Haughey, Des Kenny, Patrick Jolley & Reynold Reynolds, Aileen Lambert, Clare Langan, The Metropolitan Complex, Michael McLoughlin, Isabel Nolan, Seamus Nolan, Emer O'Boyle, Margaret O' Brien, Deirdre O'Mahony.

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Dorothy Cross in Mystics and Rationalists

Modern Art Oxford, UK

11 June – 31 July 2016

A meditation on the new forms of expression and knowledge that artists can offer society, this draws on Sol LeWitt's assertion that ‘Conceptual artists are mystics rather than rationalists. They leap to conclusions which logic cannot reach’. Artists include Karla Black, Daniel Buren, Dorothy Cross, Dan Graham, Sol LeWitt, Open Music Archive, Hannah Rickards and Amy Sillman.

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A Weed Is a Plant out of Place

Lismore Castle Arts, Lismore, Ireland

3 April – 30 September 2016

Work by Dorothy Cross will be included in a group exhibition at Lismore Castle Arts, A Weed Is a Plant out of Place.

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Riddle of the Burial Ground

Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp

26 March – 17 July 2016

Work by Sam Keogh and Dorothy Cross will be included in Riddle of the Burial Ground, a group exhibition at Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp. Sam Keogh will also perform at the opening reception for the event, from 7pm, Friday 25 March.


Dorothy Cross in What We Call Love

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

12 September 2015 – 7 February 2016

Group exhibition

Dorothy Cross will participate in What We Call Love - From Surrealism to Now at the Irish Museum of Modern Art from September 12.    
 

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Dorothy Cross, Riddle of the Burial Ground

Project Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland

11 June – 1 August 2015

Group exhibition

Dorothy Cross will participate in curated group exhibition Ridde of the Burial Ground, Project Arts Centre, Dublin, 11 June – 1 August 2015. One of Project Arts Centre's most ambitious exhibitions to date, it will "puzzle over signs, forms and communication, motivated by one of the major problems facing our planet – the markings and warnings around nuclear burial sites." Curated by Tessa Giblin.

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The Untold Want

Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland

13 March – 26 April 2015

Group exhibition

Works by William McKeown and Dorothy Cross are included in 'The Untold Want', a major group exhibition at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin. The exhibition will examine notions of immensity, nature, mortality and freedom.

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TROVE

03 December 2014 – 08 March 2015

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

"The idea of Trove is to make new relationships between painting and object from collections that would rarely meet." - Dorothy Cross

 

IMMA has invited internationally renowned artist Dorothy Cross to select an exhibition of work from the Collections of IMMA, Crawford Art Gallery, National Gallery of Ireland and the National Museum of Ireland. The resulting exhibition; Trove, will showcase the extraordinary depth of the National Collections in one unique and very subjective presentation.

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Dorothy Cross, in conversation with Declan Long

In association with MA Art in the Contemporary World, NCAD

Wednesday 5 November, 2014, at 5pm

A public conversation will take place between artist Dorothy Cross and co-director of MA Art in the Contemporary World, Declan Long, at 5pm on Wednesday 5th November, at Kerlin Gallery, Dublin. This event is part of an ongoing series of talks arranged in collaboration between Kerlin Gallery and MA Art in the Contemporary World at NCAD. 

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Dorothy Cross, Willie Doherty, Siobhan Hapaska, William McKeown, Paul Seawright, New Art New Nature

Ulster Museum

10 October 2014 - 28 June 2015

A new exhibition examining the role of nature in the work of Irish and International artists over the past seventy years opens to the public at the Ulster Museum. New Art, New Nature includes work by world-renowned figures including Henri Matisse, William Scott and Willie Doherty.  Paintings by one of Northern Ireland’s most important artists of the last century, William McKeown, will also be displayed at the museum for the first time, together with work by Dorothy Cross, Siobhan Hapaska and Paul Seawright amongst others.

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Dorothy Cross, David Godbold, Richard Gorman, Stephen McKenna & Kathy Prendergast, 'Meditation on Plates'

Casino Marino, Dublin

12 July - 31 October 2014

The Office of Public Works will present an exhibition 'Meditation on Plates: Inspired by Lord Charlemont's Casino' in one of Ireland's most highly regarded historic buildings, the Casino at Marino, Dublin.


A group of almost 40 esteemed Irish and international artists, designers and architects was invited to respond to the Casino building, some of its ornamental elements or surroundings in a personal drawing. The artists' drawings have been transferred onto porcelain plates and reproduced in a limited edition of 18 plates per artist. The resulting collection is rich in its variety of interpretations and the quality and  beauty of the work.

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Kathy Prendergast, William McKeown, Isabel Nolan, Siobhan Hapaska, Dorothy Cross, 'Re Framing the Domestic in Irish Art'

Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda

29 April - 29 August 2014

‘Home is no longer a dwelling but the untold story of a life being lived.’[1]

 

A large-scale group exhibition featuring works by Kathy Prendergast, William McKeown, Isabel Nolan, Siobhan Hapaska, and Dorothy Cross.

 

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Dorothy Cross, Connemara

RHA Gallery, Dublin

13 March - 27 April 2014

Following its debut at Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK, the RHA is delighted to present Connemara an exhibition of new and existing work by Dorothy Cross.

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Dorothy Cross

Crescendo

20 December 2013 - 2 March 2014

Australian Center for Contemporary Art

ACCA presents the group exhibition Crescendo, featuring seven projects where artists have used film and music to create enclosed worlds, each exploring myth, history and human pageantry as metaphors for life. Exhibition opens Friday 20 December and runs until 2 March 2014.

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Dorothy Cross

3AM: Wonder, Paranoia and the Restless Night

13 December 2013 - 2 March 2014

Chapter Gallery, Cardiff

Dorothy Cross features in the group exhibition 3AM: Wonder, Paranoia and the Restless Night at Chapter Gallery, Cardiff.

 

 

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Dorothy Cross

Croquet

29 September - 1 December 2013

The Model, Sligo

The Model, Sligo, presents Croquet, an installation work by Dorothy Cross dating from 1994 and will run until 1 December 2013.

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Dorothy Cross

5 October 2013 - 5 January 2014

Turner Contemporary, Margate, Kent

Dorothy Cross' solo exhibition Connemara opens Saturday 5 October at Turner Contemporary, Margate.

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Dorothy Cross, 3am: wonder, paranoia and the restless night

Bluecoat Liverpool

28 September - 24 November 2013

Dorothy Cross is amongst the UK and international artists exploring various themes related to 3 a.m. - psychological, sociological, natural and astronomical – to capture something of the strangeness of the night and the extraordinary range of emotions, states and experiences it witnesses.

 

The exhibition opens on Friday 27 September from 6 - 8 pm and runs until 24 November at the Bluecoat Liverpool.

 

Image: Seachlight (detail), 2008, as part of diptych, Giclee prints on hannemuehle photo rag paper

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Dorothy Cross, Engage Arts Festival

Bandon, Cork

26 - 29 September 2013

Dorothy Cross will be presenting her film Eyemaker at this year's ENGAGE, a bold contemporary arts festival specialising in the promotion of emerging talent, showcased side by side with more established artists.

 

Engage 2013 will be an innovative, contemporary arts festival which will host a diverse spectrum of events from 26 - 29 September 2013 in Bandon Cork.

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Dorothy Cross, Aquatopia - The Imaginary of the Ocean Deep

Nottingham Contemporary

20 July - 22 September

Nottingham Contemporary presents Aquatopia, a major exhibition which brings together over 150 contemporary and historic artworks that explore how the deep has been imagined through time and across cultures.

 

The exhibition opens 20 July and is a collaboration with Tate St Ives in Cornwall, where it will be shown from October 2013 to January 2014.

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Dorothy Cross and Mark Garry, Island: New Art from Ireland

Galleria Civica di Modena

20 June - 15 September 2013

Island: New Art from Ireland is a group show featuring works by Dorothy Cross, Damien Flood, Mark Garry, Martin Healy and Niamh O'Malley at Galleria Civica di Modena, opening from 20 June - 15 September 2013.

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Dorothy Cross, The Borris House Festival of Writing & Ideas

Borris House, Carlow

Sunday 9 June 2013

Renowned visual artist, Dorothy Cross, will be participating at this year's Borris House Festival of Writing & Ideas, taking place at Borris House, Carlow on Sunday 9 June.

Cross will discuss her work in film, sculpture, photography and other media.

The talk begins at 6 pm.

 

 

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Dorothy Cross, Galapagos

Centro de Arte Moderna, Lisbon

18 April - 7 July 2013

Dorothy Cross presents her momentous work, Whale, in the third and final stage of the touring exhibition, Galápagos, at Centro de Arte Moderna, Lisbon.

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Dorothy Cross, Time Will Tell

Croft Castle, Herefordshire

9 March - 3 November 2013

Meadow Arts presents Time Will Tell, a series of events and an evolving exhibition in the stables, parkland and castle at Croft, showcasing works from artists who were invited to spend time at Croft throughout 2012.

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Dorothy Cross, Crystalline

Millennium Court Arts Centre, Portadown

01 December 2012 - 26 January 2013

To coincide with the exploration of sub-glacial Lake Ellsworth in Antarctica this winter, Millennium Court Arts Centre presents Crystalline, an exhibition exploring the twin themes of scientific endeavour and the landscape of Antarctica. 

 

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Dorothy Cross, Galapagos

Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

02 November 2012 - 13 January 2013

The Fruitmarket Gallery is pleased to present the second leg of this exhibition, which brings together work by twelve artists who have travelled to and spent time in the Galápagos archipelago through a residency programme initiated in 2007. 

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Dorothy Cross, Time Will Tell

Croft Castle, Herefordshire, UK

04 August 2012 - 01 January 2013

Dorothy Cross is among the artists presenting work in the innovative contemporary art programme, 'Time Will Tell' at Croft Castle, Herefordshire, which is in collaboration with Meadow Arts.

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The Guardian

Dorothy Cross: Glance review – life and death in a sorceror's workshop

4 December 2017

Two bronze fingers turn slowly on an old pair of scales. Like everything else in Glance, Irish artist Dorothy Cross’s new show at Roche Court sculpture park, digits hang in the balance. Life offsets death, the cosmic is pitted against the terrestrial, the supernatural shines in something as basic and bodily as a ring of soap scum around a bath. In fact, the grease that once lined the massive, thickly rusted tub, salvaged by the artist and placed here on the flagstone floor of the old orangery, has been preserved as powdered gold, the mysterious residue of unknown lives.

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RTÉ Radio 1

Second Captains Sunday with Dorothy Cross

13 August 2017

This week Second Captains talk to internationally acclaimed artist and five time national swimming champion Dorothy Cross to the show to talk about her love of the ocean, the fusion of art and sport and why its so important to take risks. Plus there's Eoin's swim lesson shame, Ken's triumph of will and Trump's new low.

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Antennae

Dorothy Cross interviewed by Angela Singer

Issue 38, Winter 2016

Many of Dorothy Cross' sculptures explore the relationship between the animal and human animal in the natural environment. Challenging and beautiful, her work incorporates the found, the broken, the unloved, and the dead. She has a deeply intuitive understanding of the natural world and sees the body and nature as sites of constant change.

– Angela Singer

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AnOther Magazine

Force of Nature: The Curious Art of Dorothy Cross

13 November 2015

Perhaps Ireland’s best known contemporary artist, Dorothy Cross came to prominence internationally with her slightly disturbing Virgin Shroud, 1993, now held at Tate Modern. Like a lot of Cross’ work, it is a fusion between the surreal and the functional, in this case a cow’s udder stitched together with silk from her grandmother’s wedding dress and draped over a plaster cast, teats perched atop to form a headdress, a halo or a set of horns.

– Jeanette Farrell

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The Irish Times

Dorothy Cross builds new old art from our national treasure trove

6 January 2015

[Dorothy Cross's] attention to detail is impressive. Each room is conceived as a self-contained unit of connections and relationships. Often the links are primarily visual or literal, but then open up other layers of meaning. 

– Aidan Dunne

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The Gloss Magazine

Off The Record with Dorothy Cross

November 2014

 "A lot of my work is about beauty, even though people might be disturbed by a cow's skin or a shark's skin or a piece of skull. The overriding thing is beauty. Sometimes you have to tame the brutality by contrasting it with something beautiful, like silk – silk that had covered my grandmother's head when she was 23, getting married in London."

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The Irish Times

Dorothy Cross’s all-seeing shark’s eye

16 September 2014

The View referred to in the title of Dorothy Cross’s exhibition at the Kerlin has more than one meaning for her. It is, first and foremost, a view in the conventional, picturesque sense. On the southern, seaward edge of Killary Harbour, she lives and works slap-bang in the middle of a view. The assumption is that the prospect of ocean, shore, island and huge skies will manifest itself in her work as a representation. “But I feel that I struggle as an artist surrounded by such natural beauty because I could never compete with it.”

– Aidan Dunne

 

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The Observer

Stalactite - Review

3 April 2011

In a film, the great stalactite of Doolin cave in County Clare emerges out of darkness like some magnificent inverted spire, a monument not made by human hand.

– Laura Cumming

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Bloomberg SPACE, London

Pearl Bones essay

15 December 2009

In the strange inverted order of natural scale, both whale and oyster subsist on plankton.  The whale filters its minute food through plates of fibrous baleen; the oyster swallows shellfuls of seawater to filter out its food.  But the means of nutrition may also involve more mysterious processes.

– Philip Hoare

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Artforum

Dorothy Cross, Irish Museum of Modern Art

October 2005

[Dorothy Cross’s] works draw much of their darkly humorous power from their ambiguous echoes of human sexual organs. Like the stuffed-snake works, however, they also draw on a particular animal’s accumulated wealth of symbolic associations across many cultures.

– Caoimhin Mac Giolla Leith

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