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Pól O'Connaill

Pól O'Connaill (b. Cork, 1997) is an Irish contemporary visual artist and educator, whose work concerns a contemporary mythopoeia as a response to and means to understand or resolve a relationship with national and personal heritage.

Broader common interests in his work include responding to legacies of Drawing and Cinema, Classical and Celtic mythology, and mongrel sensibilities towards the English and Irish languages.

Graduated in 2019 with a First Class Honours Degree (BA Hons) in Fine Art in the Crawford College of Art and Design, Pól's drawing-centric practice led to his first accomplished work OCRAS: the boy who ate the crocodile to achieve a record breaking score in the institute's Artist's Moving Image examination.

Pól is currently working on a series of works that surrounds a blackboard, actually drawn on by German Fluxus Artist, Joseph Beuys, in 1974.



You breathe differently down here

Draíocht Gallery, Dublin • March 2022

To Hell or to Connacht: A Pilgrim's Prayer

Solo showcase & Lecture, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork • 25th February 2022

B o l g 

Cork County Hall, Cork • September 2020

IndieCork Film Festival: art(ist)FILM

Gate Cinema, North Main St, Cork • October 2019 


CIT James Barry Exhibition Centre, Cork • September 2019


Lavitt Gallery, Cork • September 2019


CIT CCAD, Sharman Crawford St, Cork • June 2019

IndieCork Film Festival: art(ist)FILM

Gate Cinema, North Main St, Cork • October 2018 

TAUTOPHONY: Why do we rattle? Why do we sweat?

Kino Café, Washington St, Cork • May 2018

D.I.V.A at Electric Picnic: ORPHEUS

Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Laois • September 2017


Royal Dublin Society Visual Art Awards Long-list • 2019


Cork County Council Emerging Artist Solo Exhibition Award • 2019


Enclave Review Commission Award • 2019

Irish Arts Review New Generation Gallery Official Selection • 2019

CIT Student Engagement Exhibition Selection Award • 2019 

CIT Collection Purchase Prize • 2019

Eli Lilly Commission Award • 2019

Highly Commended Visual Art Awards Global Undergraduate Awards • 2018 

D.I.V.A at Electric Picnic Artist in Residence Award • 2017

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 © Paul Connell 2019

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