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frances lambe biography

Lambe is a graduate of the National College of Art and Design, Dublin.

She taught Art at Secondary School for several years.

She began making ceramic sculpture in 1993 in a studio at her home.

She became a founder member of Bridge Street Studios and worked there
from 1996 until 2009. She now works in a studio at her home
at Allardstown, Knockbridge in County Louth, Ireland.

++ AWARDS ++

2014
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005

Mullan Award, RUA Annual Exhibition
Crafts Council of Ireland Travel Grant, Crafts Council of Irelandís Merit Award
Sculpture in Context Award
Cast Award, Sculpture in Context
Crafts Council of Ireland Travel Grant
Piece Prize Award

++ PUBLIC COLLECTIONS ++

2012
2011
2010
2009
2006
2006
2005
2005

Office of Public Works
National Museum of Ireland
Ulster Museum, Northern Ireland
Department of Foreign Affairs of Ireland, Embassy Collection
Department of Foreign Affairs of Ireland, Embassy Collection, Belfast
National Museum of Ireland
Louth County Council
Department of Foreign Affairs of Ireland, Embassy Collection, Tokyo

++ COMMISSIONS ++

2014
1998
1997

Ballagan/Liverpool Map Oval Moonsundial
Vertical Wave, Per Cent for Art, Louth County Council
Seated Figure, Private Commission

++ LIST OF EXHIBITIONS ++

2015

Taste Contemporary Craft at Artgenève 2015, Switzerland

2014

Verling Fine Art Winter Exhibition, Dundalk
Annual Exhibition 2014, Ulster Museum, Belfast
Vase, Vessel, Void, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin
Centred, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin
Taste Contemporary Craft 2014, Génèva, Switzerland

2013

Future Beauty, Farmleigh, Dublin
Five into Four, Oliver Sears, Dublin
Collect 2013, Saatchi Gallery, London
Bricks in the Rain, Wandesford Quay, Cork
Landmarks, Blue Egg Gallery, Wexford
Out of the Marvellous, Solstice Arts Centre, Navan
Future Beauty, NCG

2012

Out of the Marvellous, NCG, Kilkenny
Bricks in the Rain, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin
Distant Worlds, Het Bildt, Netherlands
Irish Craft Portfolio, Bluecoat, Liverpool
Dubh: dialogues in black, Oliver Sears, Dublin

2011

Dubh:dialogues in Black, American Irish Historical Society, New York
Irish Pavillion Exhibition, FuLe International Art Museums, Fuping China
Song of Amergin, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda
Solo Show, Kinsale Arts Festival
Transform, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin and MCAC Portadown
Irish Craft Portfolio, NCG, Kilkenny
Two-person Show with Lut Laleman, Galerie Helene Poree, Paris

2010

Material Poetry, American Irish Historical Society, New York
European Ceramic Context 2010, Bornholm, Denmark
Ceramics Ireland, Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin
Collect, Saatchi Gallery, London
Microcosmos, Solo Exhibition, Basement Gallery, Dundalk, NCG, Kilkenny
Irish Craft Portfolio, NCG, Kenny Gallery, Galway, Farmleigh Gallery

2009

Object, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny
Microcosmos Solo Show, MCAC, Portadown

2008

North Louth Artists, Louth County Museum, Dundalk
Going Green, Louth County Museum, Dundalk
Us and More, Louth County Museum, Dundalk
Going Green
, SpaceCraft, Belfast

2007

I’m dreaming of… Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda
Sculpture in Context, National Botanic Gardens, Dublin
North Louth Artists, Louth County Museum, Dundalk

2006

Sculpture in Context, National Botanic Gardens, Dublin
North Louth Artists, Louth County Museum, Dundalk
St. Patrick’s Presence, London

2005

Piece, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny
Christmas Presence, RDS, Dublin
Christmas Presence, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny
Inspired by… Island Arts Centre, Lisburn
Bridge Street Studios, Basement Gallery, Dundalk
Piece, Context Gallery, Derry
Piece, Arts Centre, Downpatrick
Playthings, The Maltings, Kilkenny
Playthings, Droicht Arts Centre, Dublin
00-04 CCOI Review Exhibition, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny
House and Gardens Show, RDS, Dublin
Iomhá, Basement Gallery, Dundalk