The Artist – Ken Bolger
A Graduate of Ireland’s National College of Art and Design, Ken Bolger is a native of Dublin city and an adopted son of Kerry and the wild Dingle Peninsula where he raised his family and built his home and workshop since the late ‘90s.
Ken’s work is inspired by the myths of ancient Ireland and the stunning County Kerry Landscape.
From the Ogham stones that use Ireland’s first language of symbols to the ancient slate work techniques he employs to the use of recycled copper from the area, his work preserves and makes new timeless aspects of Ireland’s rich landscape, lore, and language. Focusing on sustainability, he uses recycled materials wherever possible and implements the ancient Valentia Island stone work skills in his slate work in an effort to preserve traditions and techniques in danger of extinction.
Ken’s work has been exhibited in Dublin, Dingle, and even Hong Kong. In addition to making art, Ken passes on his skills through workshops, including at England’s Glastonbury Festival and Electric Picnic.
Ken’s work is available for purchase through his website and in shops throughout Ireland. He is also available for commissions, exhibitions, demonstrations and interactive workshops. firstname.lastname@example.org
Ken’s art has appeared at the following galleries
Standing Matters The Ireland Institute Dublin
Slinnte Peig Blasket Centre Kerry
Cath Finntrágha Original Kerry Kerry
Garden Wars with Rónán Ó Snódaigh Kerry
Islands The Blasket Centre Dunquin
The Brendan Voyage Original Kerry Kerry
Seascapes & Legends Feile Na Bealtaine Dingle
Copper work The Cormac Centre Hong Kong
Copper work Macau Design Centre China
Weapons of Redemption Other Voices Dingle