Rachel Doolin


Doolin graduated with a BA in Fine Art from the Crawford College of Art & Design in 2015, receiving several graduate awards including the RDS Taylor Art Prize and the National Sculpture Factory Graduate Residency Award for her degree show installation Promethean Illusions. She has since pursued her practice with great energy and ambition, her multifaceted oeuvre including exhibition works, public artworks and socially engaged projects.
Doolin’s’ recent commissions and awards include: Arts Council of Ireland Visual Arts Project Award 2022, Cork Life Long Learning Award 2021 and the DLR Lexicon Visual Arts Commission Award 2020 and BioMarin Tree of Life Percent for art commission 2019. Upcoming exhibition’s include: Parklife, Biodiversity in Contemporary Irish Art @ The Glucksman, Cork April-July 2022, Heirloom @ DLR Lexicon Gallery, Dublin- Solo Show, Dec 2022 – March 2023.

Artist statement

Rachel Doolin is a visual artist, arts facilitator and project designer based in the South of Ireland. Doolin’s multidisciplinary practice merges art, experimentation and ecology to create work that is inextricably linked to material research, driven by a desire to test the parameters of materiality, media and the criticality of issue-based practice.

Doolin frequently collaborates with artists, NGO’s as well as community and professional organisations to create meaningful artworks that intersect current social and environmental practices. Doolin is currently collaborating with Irish Seed Savers Association on a project titled: Heirloom, a celebration of seeds, past, present and future.

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