With my sculptures my aim is to inspire people who see my work to look more carefully at the world around them to discover beauty at a glance through their, tactile and visual simplicity and I want to challenge the spectators imagination.
Through my sculpture I free my Spirit that is within and tell my story but I also want the viewer to be inspired to see their story too that is my motivation to create.
My inspiration is life and the world around me, the visible and the invisible, expressing emotion, imagination, identity, story, life force and nature. As I work the clay I get immersed in the energy of creation and we grow together.
My art is my life.
Alliance Francaise Dublin
Oireachteas National Exhibition, selected on each occasion submitted work, won Sculpture award in 2002.
Kilkenny Castle Tower, solo exhibition "Women in Celtic Mythology"
The Granary Waterford, 6 week exhibition 2001
Kilkenny Arts Week, 5 solo exhibitions.
The Kilkenny Gallery exhibition Kilkenny Arts Festival, last 6 years
Shared exhibition with Janet Brabazon called The Stable, equestrian art exhibition Kilkenny.
Short-listed for Royal Ulster Academy 2014, 2017 and 2018
Sculpture in Context, Botanic Gardens, Dublin. Selected each time submitted, 5 times. 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017
2017 Selected for Society of Equestrian Artists summer Exhibition at The Palace Gallery Newmarket, England, 2 sculptures.
2018 Business to Arts Award with Macdonough Junction Famine Experience
3rd place international art on-line exhibition also highly commended. 2018
Selected for 10x10x10 exhibition at The Puffin Gallery Northern Ireland. 2018
2020 Sculpture accepted for Royal Ulster Academy
2020 Sculpture accepted for the exhibition with The National Society of Animal Artists France.
2020 Hon. Mention and Special Merit awards in Light Space, time international Art competition.
2020 Hare sculpture on permanent exhibition in The Butler Gallery Kilkenny; Butler Gallery is a contemporary art gallery and museum, with works by important Irish and International artists, from 18th centaury to present day.
2020 Selected for Lacuna Arts festival Fuerteventura, "Lost".
Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Trophy 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018
Godolphin Stable Staff awards, international annual award, annual awards
Irish Breeders Classic Perpetual Trophy, Barnadown Co. Wexford
Dame Alice Kyteler, Kytelers Inn, Kilkenny. Large sculpture of Witch Dame Alice
Large sculpture for McDonough Junction Shopping Centre, Kilkenny Famine Experience
Horse Racing Ireland awards trophies 2020
Work in private collections in: Ireland, England, France, Holland, Australia, Hungary, Japan, USA and Singapore.
Galleries: Whitethorn Gallery Clifden, Co Galway, Alan Redmond Fine Arts, Kildare, Sol Art Gallery, D'Olier St, Dublin, Hambly and Hambly, Enniskillen.
Ani's Website: www.animollereausculpture.com