Ramble to Sea – 36cm
Stainless steel, plywood veneer
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Donal Molly Drum
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 1988.
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 industry.
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.