Debbie Godsell

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Debbie Godsell graduated with a Masters in Fine Art Research in 2002 from C.C.A.D. Since then Debbie has been working fulltime as an Artist and an Art educator, specialising in printmaking. Her work is widely collected in Ireland by The OPW, The National Gallery of Ireland, The Crawford Municipal Gallery, Universities of Cork and Dublin, Cork Opera House and the Port of Cork, to name a few. She is a recipient of the Cork County Arts Office Ballinglen Arts foundation residency 2019 and the Tyrone Guthrie bursary award 2017. Debbie curated and exhibited in ‘Visions of half light’, Macroom Town Hall Gallery, funded by Cork County Arts office for July 2018. Recent exhibitions include ‘Time and the other’, Doswell Gallery, (2019) ‘Site’, Doswell Gallery (2018) ‘The infinite Whatever’ at the Garter Lane Arts Centre and Cork Printmakers Gallery, (2017). She has previously been a recipient of an Arts Council travel award and a Cork City Council Visual Arts bursary. Debbie is a full member of Cork Printmakers and the V.A.I. Debbie was a shortlisted Artist for the Zurich Portrait Prize 2018 at the National Gallery of Ireland.


Selected Group Exhibitions
2023 Winter Exhibition, SO Fine Art Editions, Dublin
2023 Decennium, 10th Anniversary Exhibition, SO Fine Art Editions, Dublin
2023 194th RHA Annual Exhibition, Dublin
2023 Harvest, Bandon Library, Cork
2023 Body work, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, curated by Dawn Williams
2023 Expanded, Graphic studio, Dublin, curated by Dr Andrew Folan
2023 Flail, Cork Printmakers Studio Gallery, Cork
2022 Winter Exhibition 2022, SO Fine Art Editions, Dublin
2022 Summer Exhibition 2022, SO Fine Art Editions, Dublin
2021 Winter Exhibition 2021, SO Fine Art Editions, Dublin
2019 Seen, Not Heard, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork
2018 Zurich Portrait Prize 2018, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin
​2018 Site, summer group exhibition, Doswell Gallery. Rosscarbery, Cork
2018 Visions Of Half-light, Sarah O’Flaherty, Fiona Kelly, Debbie Godsell, curated by Debbie Godsell, funded by Cork County Arts office, Macroom Town Hall Gallery, Cork
2018 Art & Style, Brown Thomas, Cork
​2017 Halcyon Days, Glor Arts centre, Ennis, Co. Clare
2017 Impressions Printmaking Biennial, G.M.I.T, Galway, curated by Jason Hicklin
2017 Ballot, First Editions Print Symposium, Nua (Norwich University Gallery), Impact 18, curated by Carl Rowe/Catherine Hehir
2017 Here and Now, First Edition Print Symposium 2017, Cork Printmakers Gallery, curated by Dr Andrew Folan
2016 Present, Centre of Contemporary Printmaking, Connecticut, curated by Sarah Kelleher
2016 Hope, Selected national Printmakers, Glor, Ennis, curated by Mike Byrne
2015 All things considered, Cork Printmakers members exhibition, Wandesford Quay, Cork
2015 Limerick Printmakers ‘Open Submission’, 69 OConnell Street, Limerick
2015 Tweetbox, Impact 8, Shanghai, China, curated by Hehir Noonan
2015 Here and Now, Macroom Town Hall Gallery 2014 and 2015, curated by Norah Norton
2014 Woven into Memory, Waterford Arts Centre, Waterford
2013 Aether, Macroom Town Hall Gallery, Cork
2013 21, Cork Printmakers at the Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork
2012 Excavate, Cork Printmakers selected exhibition Cork City Museum, curated by Breda Lynch
2013 Art Style, Brown Thomas, Cork
2012 Tales from the Road, Bluewell Gallery
2012 The Mythical and the Mundane, Cork Printmakers selected exhibition, Siamsa Tire
2010 Backwater 2010, Crawford Art Gallery
2009 Charles Tyrell Selects Kinsale Arts Festival
2008 Node, National print exhibition, original print Gallery
2008 Group Exhibition MacBride Gallery
2007 Death and Desire, Sirius Arts Centre, curated by Sandra Minchion
2007 Time and Place, Macroom Town Hall Gallery, curated by Norah Norton
2005 C2, Crawford Gallery, Cork
2004 Taking Stock, Triskel Art Centre, curated by Brian Kennedy.

Selected Awards
2023 Arts Council of Ireland Visual Arts Bursary Award.
2022 Arts Council of Ireland Visual Arts Bursary Award.
2022 Cork County Arts Creative Arts Bursary Award.
2019 Ballinglen Arts Foundation Bursary Award.
2018 Shortlisted Zurich Portrait Prize
2017 Cork County Arts office Tyrone Guthrie Bursary
2004 Cork City Council Arts Award
2002 C.I.T Research Bursary
2002 Arts council Travel Award
1997 Cork Printmakers Bursary Award

Commissions and Collections

2022 Cork Arts Office and Cork Library Services.
2021 Crawford Municipal Gallery, Permanent Collection as part of the National Collection
Dean Hotel, Cork. Dean Hotel, Galway.
2020 Office of Public Works, Permanent Collection
2019 National Gallery of Ireland, Permanent Collection.
2015 Cork Opera Commission for 160th Anniversary
2005 Port of Cork commission for Cork capital of Culture