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Launch of new works by Kildare Bog Oak sculptor Brian O’Loughlin 6th Apr

Mr Conor Lenihan T.D will be opening Brian O’Loughlin’s new exhibition at a VIP reception on Thursday 6th April at the Tallaght Ford Showrooms (his work will be displayed there until the 10th of April).

Brian, who is based in Rathangan, Co. Kildare is an established, contemporary Bog Oak sculptor and his new collection features 20 handcrafted and unique Bog Oak pieces which he has been working on for the past year and a half. This is his first exhibition in West Dublin.

Brian who was born and brought up on the edge of the bogs of Ireland is passionate about preserving the historic 4000 year old Bog Oak by creating stunning organic pieces whose colour, form and history are totally unique.

Taking inspiration from the beauty of the surrounding bog lands and Irish mythology, Brian’s work reflects the natural shape of the wood and by careful hand-sculpting, the bog oak is kept close to its original form in order to reveal its hidden beauty thus letting the woods beautiful dark colouration shine through.

Brian has been honing his craft for 15 years and has developed his own signature style; his sculptures vary from figurative works to abstract.

His work is represented in the collections of corporate clients, private collectors and in the Irish art collections of Mary Robinson, Mary McAleese, Bertie Ahern and United States Senator Ted Kennedy.

His past exhibitions have included:

  • The Bank of Ireland Arts Centre, Dublin

  • Kildare County Council Headquarters, Naas, Co. Kildare

  • “The 12” exhibition, Kilkenny Arts Week, Co. Kilkenny

  • Dalkey Arts Centre, Dalkey, Co. Dublin

  • The Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare

His sculptures are on permanent display at:

  • The Design Yard, Cows Lane, Dublin 2

  • Red Aesthetic, Rose Inn Street, Kilkenny City

  • Adrigole Art, Adrigole, West Cork