Jim Savage image

Jim Savage was born in Manchester 1950. He studied at the Manchester School of Art and at the Slade School of Art London. His work is primarily concerned with drawing.
He moved to Ireland in 1982. He lives in Co. Cork and is married to the sculptor Sarah O’Flaherty.


British Drawing, 1982 Hayward Gallery, London and
Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh.

The London Group, Camden Arts Centre, London.

Two Painters, a joint show with the painter David Redfern at the Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff.

Living Arts 1985,1986, Dublin.

Independents 1986, Dublin.

Recent Work : 1988  joint exhibition with the printmaker Jim Sheehy at the Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick. 

Art Network 1992,1995, Holland, Belgium and Russia.

New Work : 1993 joint exhibition with the painter Jill Denis and Jim Sheehy at the Vangard Gallery, Cork.

Vangard Gallery at Sheen Falls 1999. 

Terrain : 2000 solo exhibition of landscape drawings at the Vangard Gallery, Cork. 

EVA 1984,1993,1994,1999, 2000, Limerick.

RHA 1996,1997,1998,1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, received RHA Drawing Prize 2004, invited artist 2005.

Line/Exploration, 2002, the Lavit Gallery, Cork; curated by Maria Simonds-Gooding. 

In 2001 with the printmaker David Lilburn, founded
Occasional Press

Organized the exhibition Focus on Drawing at the Limerick City Gallery of Art and at the Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork.

Edited Drawing Texts, (an anthology of writings on drawing by Artists, critics, curators, and historians), published by
Occasional Press.

Large drawing purchased by the National Collection of Drawing, Limerick City Gallery of Art.

In 2005 curated From Landscape, an exhibition of large-scale drawings by 29 contemporary artists working in Ireland, touring throughout 2005/2006 to The Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray; Limerick City Gallery of Art, Galway Arts Centre and the Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork.

Organized (for Cork 2005: European Capital of Culture) an exhibition of drawings by John Berger and Marisa Camino, at the Vangard Gallery, Cork and edited Berger On Drawing, an anthology of John Berger’s writings on drawing, published by Occasional Press, 2005.

Most Recent Publications

Some Thoughts On Getting From A To B: an interview with the Irish sculptor Tom Fitzgerald in the artist’s monograph The Ministry of Dust, (Gandon Editions 2004); and Intelligent Missiles: essay in Tom Fitzgerald: The Ministry of Dust Drawings, (Gandon Editions 2004).


David Lilburn image

David Lilburn is an artist, whose current work predominantly involves the graphic processes of drawing and printmaking. He studied history and political science at Trinity College Dublin, (MA); lithography at the Scuole D’Arte, Urbino and art and design at Limerick School of Art and Design, (Dip. AD), where he taught for a number of years.

Recent Solo Exhibitions

2007 Glór, Ennis, Co. Clare, ‘Way Points

2007 James Joyce Centre, Dublin, ‘In Medias Res

see Tabula Press , publisher of ‘In Medias Res

Recent Selected Group Exhibitions

2009 ‘Artist’s Proof’, Chester Beatty Library, Dublin,

7th Biennale Internationale de gravure Contemporaine, Liège, (February – April)

2008 Prints from Ireland, touring exhibition,

Donkey Mill Art Centre, Hawaii, Horace Mann Gallery’, New York, curated by Prawat Lauchareon

Presence 2’, Limerick City Gallery of Art

Impressions’, Galway Art Centre, Curated by Norman Ackroyd

BIMPE V’, Fifth Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition, Vancouver

178th Annual Exhibition’, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin,

Open Submission Print Show’, Limerick Printmakers, selected by Suzannah O‘Reilly

Charles Tyrell Selects’, Cork Printmakers, Kinsale Arts Week

Into landscape’, Galway Arts Centre, Macroom and travelling Ireland, curated by Jim Savage

All Hung Up’, Limerick Printmakers

Is Mise Ireland’, Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou,

Selected Public Collections

Allied Irish Banks

Chester Beatty Library

Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork

Dublin Corporation

Dublin City Library and Archive

Graphic Studion Dublin

Guinness Ltd.

Limerick City Gallery of Art

Limerick Corporation

Mary Imaculate College of Education, Limerick

National Collection of Artists’ Books, NCAD, Dublin

National Drawing Collection, LCGA

National Library

National Self-Portrait Collection of Ireland,
University of Limerick

National University of Ireland, Cork

National University of Ireland, Galway

Office of Public Works

Palazzo della Penna, Perugia (Italy)

Shannon Development Company

University of Limerick


2005 Glimpses of Four Cities, Dublin-Berlin-Moscow-Warsaw, or, Reflections on Trams and Lines, Impact IV, Berlin Poznan, (Germany/Poland) with Dr. Joachim Fischer

2003 Urbs Antiqua Fuit Studiisque Asperrima in Causa Belli - (Re)Presenting the City (in Print), Impact III, CapeTown(SA)

Member of

Limerick printmakers

Cork printmakers

Visual Artists Ireland