Influenced as a teenager by the assemblages of English sculptor Bill Woodrow
he pursued this interest and studied fine art at the Crawford College of Art and
Design in Cork. Here he developed his love for steel and the workshop
environment and was influenced by visiting artists such as Dorothy Cross, John
Gibbon, John Behan and Vivienne Roche . Majoring in sculpture he graduated in
He has also lived and worked in London, New York and Melbourne, primarily at
his arts practice but also in the field of community arts and in the building
Dónal migrated to Australia in 1997 and became an Australian citizen in 2011.
He works at his Banyena studio in the Wimmera region of Victoria, is a regular
exhibitor, with work in public and private collections worldwide, including
Microsoft Dublin, South Dublin County Council, the Australian Air Force Canberra
and Horsham Rural City Council.
Favouring building materials, wood, plaster, concrete and stainless steel to
create polished abstract sculptures he continues to push these materials and
2018 will see him exhibiting new work in Melbourne and Sydney.