selected solo exhibitions from 1997 - 2020



Time, Tide and the Memory of the House, Hunt Museum, Limerick 


Scorched Earth, Marlborough Fine Art, London 


The Tempest: Ireland; Memory; Identity, Belfast International Arts Festival 


The Red Earth, Visual Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow, Ireland 


Seven Halts on the Somme, Leighton House Museum, London 

One Hundred Years and Four Quarters, Galway International Art Festival, Galway, Ireland 


Permanent Green, Marlborough Fine Art 


The Measure of all Things, The Chapter House, Westminster Abbey, London 

Seven Halts on the Somme, Verey Gallery, Eton College, Windsor 


A Need for Gardens, The Hunt Museum, Limerick, Ireland

A Need for Gardens, Marlborough Fine Art 


Painting/Memory, Artist’s Laboratory 05, Royal Academy, London 

Vivid Field, Abbot Hall Gallery, Kendal 

A Moments Liberty, Marlborough Fine Art 


Road, Dox Museum, Prague, Czech Republic 

Excavations, Trinity Hall, Cambridge 


Last Days on the Islands, Oliver Sears Gallery 


The Journey, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds 

Hughie O’Donoghue, Recent Paintings and Selected works from the American Ireland Fund Donation, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland 

Spirit of the Figure, Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury Christ Church University 

Lost Histories; Imagined Realities, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Netherlands 

Parables, Centre Cultural Irlandais, Paris, France 


Last Poems, Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin, Germany 


Souvenir of St. Valery, Purdy Hicks Gallery, London 

Parable of the Prodigal Son, Fenton Gallery, Cork, Ireland 

Venice Project: The Drunkenness of Noah, Purdy Hicks Gallery 


Fiume, Purdy Hicks Gallery 

Crucifixions, Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, off site project at Duiske Abbey Graiguenamanagh and Callan Friary, Callan. Ireland 


Painting Caserta Red, Imperial War Museum, London; Imperial War Museum North, Manchester


Course of the Diver, Purdy Hicks Gallery 

Course of the Diver, Galerie Karl Pfefferle, Munich, Germany 


Richer Dust, Carborundum Prints and Related Paintings, touring exhibition opened at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge travelling to the Djanolgly Art Gallery, University of Nottingham, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath; Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery


Naming the Fields, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin, Ireland 


Ancient Music, Galerie Helmut Pabst, Frankfurt, Germany 

Smoke Signals, Purdy Hicks Gallery 


Niobe’s Children, Galerie Karl Pfefferle 

Episodes from the Passion, RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin, Ireland 

Corp, Paintings and Drawings of the Human Body 1984-1998, Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester 


Corp, Paintings and Drawings of the Human Body 1984-1998, Irish Museum of Modern Art 

Crossing the Rapido: An Italian Campaign 9 October 1943-29 April 1998, Purdy Hicks Gallery


Via Crucis, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany 

A Line of Retreat, Paintings & Carborundum Prints, Purdy Hicks Gallery


selected group exhibitions from 1997 - 2020


The Power of the Sea, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol 


The Mechanical Hand, Kings Place Gallery, London

Borrowed Memories, Luan Gallery, Athlone, Ireland 


Afterlife, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge 


Retrospective, Visual, Carlow, Ireland 


Night, A Time Between, Royal West of England Academy 


I’m Always Touched by your Presence, Dear – New Acquisitions, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland


Then and Now, James Hyman Gallery, London 


Drawing Inspiration, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal

Bodies of Water, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath; Southampton City Art Gallery 


Ljubljana International Graphic Biennale representing Great Britain. Ljubljana, Slovenia

Eye of the Storm, Irish Museum of Modern Art 


Views from an Island, Contemporary Irish Art from the Collection of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Millennium Museum, Bejing; Shanghai Art Gallery, China 


Past Memory/Present Feeling, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA, USA

Contemporary Prints, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

The Journey, Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester 


Geschichte und Erinnerung Kunst der Gegenwart (History and Memory in Contemporary Art) Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany 

Five Centuries of Genius: European Master Printmaking, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia 

An Artist’s Century, Masterworks and Self Portraits of 20th Century Irish Artists, RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin 

The Times of Our Lives: Endings, Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester 


Graphic! British Prints Now, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut, USA 

Last Dreams of the Millennium: The Re-emergence of British Romantic Painting University Art Gallery, California State University, Stanislaus; Main Art Gallery, California State University, Fullerton; University of Hawaii USA 


When Time Began to Rant and Rave: Figurative Painting from 20th Century Ireland, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK : University of California Art Museum, Berkeley; Grey Art Gallery & Study Centre, New York; University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbour, USA

Andata e Ritorno: British Artists in Italy 1980-96, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter

public collections

Arts Council of Great Britain

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

British Museum

Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford

Chester Beatty Library, Dublin

Cleveland County Museums, Middlesbrough

Crawford Art Gallery, Cork

Djanogly Art Gallery, University of Nottingham

Dublin City Gallery, Hugh Lane, Dublin

Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire

Ferens Art Gallery, Hull

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag, Netherlands

Huddersfield Art Gallery

Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin

Hunt Museum, Limerick

Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow

The Imperial War Museum, London

The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

Mayo General Hospital

Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbour, USA

National University of Ireland, Cork 

National University of Ireland, Galway

National University of Ireland, Maynooth

The National Gallery, London

The Royal Collection, Windsor Castle

St John’s College, University of Oxford

Trinity College Dublin

Trinity Hall, Cambridge

Ulster Museum, Belfast

Victoria Art Gallery, Bath

Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

Yale Center for British Art, New Haven USA