Hilary Morley BComm BA
Hilary Morley lives in Galway in the West of Ireland.  Her studio is in the heart of the city centre.

Her themes are based on her passion for landscape and suburbia, as well as a colourful view of life as a homemaker.  She has curated multi-disciplinary exhibitions for The Galway International Arts Festival, Ceramics Ireland, Galway Design Week, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin and The Wandesford Quay Gallery Cork. 

She edits an online journal about Irish traditional and contemporary craft called MAKING.IE


2009-2015 BA in Fine Art & Design, CCAM @GMIT
1986-87 Batchelor of Commerce, UCC
1985-86   NCEA Certificate in Foundation Studies, Crawford College, Cork

Solo Exhibition
2017       Knocknacarra : Living on the Edge at Murray's Galway

Group Exhibitions
2018       'Fragmented Shore', as part of Cúirt International Festival of Literature
2018        'Narrating Self Translating the Other', Galway Arts Centre
2018        'Daughter of the Dagda', NUI, Galway
2017         M'asal beag Dubh : Contemporary Imaginings, Galway City Library
2017         Summer exhibition at KAVA, Kinvara Co. Galway
2017        'Daughter of the Dagda', KAVA, Kinvara Co. Galway
2016        1ft sq @Higher Bridges Gallery, Fermanagh
2015        Galway 2020 Hub, The Cornstore, Galway
2015        Galway Design Week Selected Exhibition, CCAM Galway
2015        CCAM Graduate Degree Show 2015 @GMIT
2014        126 Small Paintings auction
2014        Sherkin Island, West Cork Islands Festival
2014        Art of Galway, Selected Exhibition, Galway Fringe Festival
2011        126 Open Call Members’ exhibition

   Engage Studios, Galway
                    Kinvara Area Visual Artists
                    126 Artist-Run Gallery
                     Visual Artists Ireland

2018       'Introspective/Retrospective' Jim Turner Gallery Zozimus, Dublin
2017        'Jugs' at The Blue Egg Gallery, Wexford and Galway Fringe Festival
2015-16    ‘Teapots’ at McCambridge’s & The Blue Egg Gallery, Wexford
2012-13    ‘Bricks in the Rain’  - Ceramics Farmleigh Gallery and Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork
2002        ‘Soundshapes’ – multi disciplinary - Galway Arts Festival,  NCG Kilkenny, Flowerfield Arts Centre, NI.
2000        ‘Containers’ – multi-disciplinary Galway Arts Festival, NCG Kilkenny, Limerick City Art Gallery
1999        ‘Chairs’ – sculpture and furniture Galway Arts Festival, Bridge Gallery Dublin, Derry City NI.

Published Writings
ongoing   Making - a journal of Irish Craft online at :  several articles
2017       'Jim Turner - a potter with clay in his DNA' - Ceramics Ireland Magazine
2012        ‘Bricks in the Rain’ – Irish Arts Review
2008        Exposing Craft – Design & Crafts Council commissioned guide
ongoing    Articles & Reviews: ‘Ceramics Ireland’ Magazine
2004        ‘Making an Exhibition for yourself’ - Crafts Council of Ireland
2000        ‘Potting into the Millenium’ – Ireland of the Welcomes Magazine

Mentoring and Facilitation
2016        Design & Crafts Council of Ireland Centre of Excellence
2014        MADE in Kilkenny – Focus on Exhibitions
2013        Ceramics Ireland – Forging forward
2006-12    Member of Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s mentoring team

Event Organisation
2015&16    ‘Offsketch Galway’ – day-long sketch event with exhibition & Galway Arts Centre & Galway 2020 Hub
2000-08    Regional events for Design & Crafts Council of Ireland

Other experience
2015&16    Education Assistant and Documentation Tulca Festival of Visual Art, Galway
2016              Production Assistant Galway 2020 bid event 'Cros-sing' in association with Tulca Festival of Visual Art