Cóilín Ó Dubhghaill is a silversmith based in Sheffield, England. Born in Dublin, he trained at Grennan Mill craft school and Edinburgh College of Art, graduating in 1996. He subsequently worked as a designer for industry in India, the Philippines, and the UK before setting up a workshop in Kilkenny, Ireland. In 1998, he moved to Tokyo, to study in the metalwork department at the National University of Art and Music (Tokyo Geidai), receiving a doctorate in 2005 for research into traditional Japanese metalwork techniques.
Ó Dubhghaill’s work focuses on the exploration of vessel forms through a study of process, materials and colour. He exhibits this work internationally, has had solo exhibitions in the Netherlands and the UK, shows regularly at International Art Fairs and has work in a number of public collections including the National Museum of Ireland, the Goldsmiths’ Modern Collection, London, the Marzee Collection, Netherlands and the Ireland Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland – Foreign Embassies Collection. He has lectured at NCAD, Dublin, Edinburgh College of Art, London Metropolitan University, Buckinghamshire Chilterns University and Tokyo Geidai, Tama Art University, Japan.
2013 FIVE INTO FOUR, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2012 dubh / dialogues in Black, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin, Ireland and American Irish Historical Society, New York, USA
2012 domesticMATTERS – Contemporary Applied Arts, London, UK
2010 Treasures of Today, National Museum of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
2008 Cóilín Ó Dubhghaill, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
2007/8 Silver of the Stars, Victoria and Albert Museum, London; The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg; The World Art Museum, Beijing; The Museum of Kyoto, The National Museum of Scotland, UK / Russia / China / Japan