Joe Hogan

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Joe Hogan has been making baskets at Loch na Fooey, Galway, since 1978 and in that time has earned a reputation for making strong, durable baskets of the highest quality. The colours in these award winning baskets are those of the natural willows which are grown at Loch na Fooey, and also include found materials such as bog wood from around the area. Joe Hogan was initially attracted to basketmaking because he wanted to grow his own willow, the raw material for most of his baskets. His practice allows him the opportunity to live rurally and to be involved in the entire process, from growing the material to making the finished object. Hogan’s works have been exhibited in Ireland and internationally and he has authored two books on the craft, ‘Basketmaking in Ireland’ (2001) and’ Bare Branches, Blue Black Sky’ (2011).

Solo Exhibitions
2023 At Home in the Wild, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
2018 Learning from the Earth, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

Selected Exhibitions
2023 Birds and Beasts Exhibition, Cork City Library, Cork, Ireland
2023 Anam, Ardnagreevagh, Renvyle, Connemara, Ireland
2023 Uncommon Beauty, Makers Guild, Wales
2022 The Golden Fleece Award: 21 Years, Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland
2022 Timpeallacht, Kilcoe studios, Ballydehob, Co Cork, Ireland
2022 Festival of the Lakes, Portumna, Co. Galway, Ireland
2022 Conjuring Forms, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland
2021 Monument, Galway City Museum, Galway, Ireland
2020 Celtic Connections – Willow, Scottish Gallery, Dundas Street, Edinburgh
2020 The Natural Room, Sarah Myerscough Gallery, London, UK
2019 Monumentality / Fragility, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland
2019 Surface Matters – Portfolio Exhibition 2019, The Coach House, Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland
2019 Taking Time, Lexicon, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland
2018 Homo Faber Exhibition, The Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, Italy
2017 Elements: The Beauty of Imperfection, Bamford, Daylesford/Knightsbridge, UK
2017 Lost and Found, Oxford Ceramics Gallery, Oxford, UK
2017 Narratives In Making, National Craft Gallery Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Ireland
2017 Narratives In Making, Ruthin Craft Center, Wales
2017 Tight Lines , Happy Hunting, Galerie Handwerk, Munich, Germany
2017 Triennale of Kogei, Kanazawa, Japan
2016 Ex Libris II, Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
2016 Garden, Walford Mill Crafts Centre, Dorset, Uk
2016 RHA Annual Open Exhibition, RHA Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2015 Willow Weavers, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
2015 Basket Identity, Riverhouse Gallery, West Sussex, UK
2015 Side by Side, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland
2015 Joe Hogan and Akiko Hirai, Oxford Ceramics Gallery, UK
2014 Portfolio at the RHA, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland
2014 This Beloved Earth: Basketry, The Barony Centre, West Kilbride, Scotland
2014 Materialisation: Mapping the Making, Link Gallery, Carlow, Ireland
2014 Material Subversion, Naughton Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland
2014 Woven Wild, Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2014 Taste Artisans, Blondeau Fine Art Services, Geneva, Switzerland

2021 Lifetime Achievement Award presented by President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins, Irish Craft Heroes information trail at Dublin Castle, Dublin
2007 Special Mention Juan González Farina, Pinolere International Basketry Competition, Canary Islands, Spain
2007 1st Prize Basketmaking Category, National Crafts Competition, RDS National Crafts Competition, Dublin
2006 Crafts Council of Ireland Bursary
2005 Award at Pinolere International Basketry Competition, Canary Islands, Spain