Pádraig Spillane works with photography, appropriation and object-based assemblages. These different media allow explorations on the boundaries of desire engaging contact points and intersections between images, anthropomorphic arrangements and the viewer. His employment of materials explores gestural potentials and animations of various forms with works performing as gatherings of disruption and appeal.
Exhibitions include: The Irish Nude, (Group Exhibition), Crawford Art Gallery, Cork (Forthcoming - 2018); What Passes Between Us, (Solo Exhibition), Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co, Cork, (Forthcoming - 2017); Shills, 126 Gallery, Galway, (2016); This is not my voice speaking, CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork, (2015); Magic Touch, CCA Derry - Londonderry, Northern Ireland, (2014); Mammouth, TreignacProjet, France, (2014); Fortnightly Features Presents, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland, (2014); Periodical Review #3, Pallas Projects/Studios, Dublin, Ireland, (2013).
Activities 2016: In the past year he showed a solo exhibition Shills at 126 Gallery in Galway (January 2016), he completed a residency at Centre CulturelIrlandais in Paris (March 2016), Pádraig Spillane spoke at the Visual Artists Workers Forum at Lewis Glucksman Gallery (July 2016), and he contributed to volume seven of Paper Visual Art Journal (Released October 2016). He was also awarded a Visual Arts Bursary for 2016 by Cork City Council.