The Executive Committee of the Trinity Retirement Association is organising a lecture for members entitled ‘The Challenge of Being an Irish Woman Sculptor’ The lecture will be presented by Paula Murphy UCD via Zoom on Tuesday October 13th at 11AM.
The Challenge of Being an Irish Woman Sculptor
Paula Murphy UCD
Paula Murphy is an emeritus professor in the School of Art History and Cultural Policy in UCD. She specialises in the area of sculpture and has published extensively on Irish sculpture. In 2015 she was awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Hibernian Academy for her contribution to Irish art. In 2016/17 she held a Senior Fellowship at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC, where she undertook research on Irish-American sculptors. Her books include Nineteenth Century Irish Sculpture, Native Genius Reaffirmed (Yale 2010) and Sculpture 1600-2000, vol 3 in the RIA 5-volume Art and Architecture of Ireland (Yale 2014). She has served on the board of IMMA and the Sculptors’ Society of Ireland (now Visual Artists Ireland), on Dublin City Council’s Arts and Cultural Advisory Group and is currently a member of the Steering Group of DCC’s Sculpture Dublin.