Stunning creation by Killybegs artist Alva Gallagher

Stunning creation by Killybegs artist Alva Gallagher

A sculpture by Donegal visual artist Alva Gallagher has been unveiled at one of Dublin’s newest buildings.
Ms Gallagher, pictured fourth from right, was commissioned to create the new artwork, called Rise, having been selected after an open call to Irish and international artists for The Sharp Building Commission.

A view of Alva's piece as it now hangs in The Sharp Building


The artist, who is from Killybegs, said: “I am so honoured to be the selected artist for The Sharp Building commission and to have my work interwoven into this stunning new landmark building in Dublin’s urban landscape.
“I am thrilled to have worked alongside the McGarrell Reilly team and G&S Stainless Services Ltd and to now see my piece ‘Rise’ ascending within the unique contemporary aesthetic of the Sharp Building as a modern sculptural portrait to signify the evolving future of the city that the Sharp Building exudes."
Alva Gallagher is a visual artist whose work involves a continuous exploration of oceanic movements and elements.
Her work appears in state, national and international collections, including the Office of Public Works, The National Museum of Ireland Collins Barracks, BMW and in the iconic Gherkin building in the city of London.

A view of Alva's piece from directly below

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