John Mc Hugh

John Mc Hugh. is a sculptor living in Achill. His work relates directly to the surrounding landscape, and he has worked closely with the local community. He has exhibited on a regular basis in Ireland at RHA Dublin, Project Arts Centre, Dublin, Abha Teangai Achill, - Crawford Gallery, Cork . Model Arts Centre Sligo Sligo , Limerick City Gallery, Guinness Hop Store, Dublin. – and overseas at - Mitchell Gallery, Southern Illinois.- Out Door Exhibition, Southern Illinois University, Vergette Gallery. - Solo Outdoor Exhibition, Illinois. He has received awards from Arts Council of Ireland. Dept of Foreign Affairs. and Mayo Co Council . Publications include -" Heinrich Böll Cottage on Achill Island " 1998- Cursaí Ealainé, RTE TV. 1996. Achill Sculpture Symposium Catalogue 1997. - Frank Mc Donald - Irish Times. - Aidean Dunne - review Irish Times. - Meabh Ruane .

EDUCATION
1977 Leaving Certificate. Cresent Comprehensive College Limerick.
1992 M.F.A. Sculpture. Southern llinois University, Carbondale,Illinois U.S.A.
1986. B.A. Sculpture . National College of Art, Dublin.

Exhibitions: -
2003 -Lininhall Arts Centre Castlebar.
2000 - RHA Dublin .
1999. - CUMULUS - Achill.
-Sculpture symposium - Southern Illinois University , Ill. USA.
1997. - Group Exhibition - Crawford Gallery, Cork.
- Project Arts Centre, Dublin Solo Exhibition.
1996. - Organised Sculpture Symposium - Achill
- F.I.S. Competition .Prizewinner.
1995. - North West Exhibition, Sligo
- Network Europe Exhibition, Moscow.
- One Person Exhibition, Sculpture, Limerick City Gallery.
- Painting and Sculpture- 5 Artists, Achill.
- Islands Trust Exhibition-Touring.
1994. - Model Art Gallery, Sligo
- Six Artists, Achill.
- Island Trust Exhibition.
1992. - Model Arts Centre, Sligo.
- Mitchil Gallery, Southern Illinois University,
- Carbondale, Illinois. Solo Exhibition.
1991. - O Art Soiree’, Business Centre, Carbondale, Illinois.
- Out Door Exhibition, Southern Illinois University, Illinois.
- Vergette Gallery. Solo Exhibition.
1990. - Solo Outdoor Exhibition, Illinois.
1989. - "In Your Space", Group Show, Illinois.
- Sculpture Trail, Dublin Airport.
1987. - Solo Exhibition , Limerick City Gallery.
- "Decade Show", Guinness Hop Store, Dublin.

Awards: -

2003 – Travel award Arts Council of Ireland.
1999. - Travel Grant Arts Council of Ireland.
- Art Flight.
- Dept of Foreign affairs.
1995 - Arts Flight.
1989 - Travel Grant Arts Council of Ireland.


Publications:

-- " Heinrich Böll Cottage on Achill Island " 1998.
- "A First step report" Deserted Village Owners 1995.
- Aidean Dunne - review Irish Times. 1997.
- Meabh Ruane - review Sunday Tribune. 1997.
- Cursaí Ealainé, RTE TV. 1996.
- Achill Sculpture Symposium Catalogue 1997.
- Frank Mc Donald - Irish Times. 1996.