Danny’s artwork added to the National Collection

Danny McCarthy.

Danny McCarthy, formerly from Croke Place in Mallow, is among 70 artists whose work has been added to the National Collection. His artwork ‘Found Sound (Lost at Sea 11.1.11)’ has been purchased by the Crawford Art Gallery in Cork city to form part of the National Collection. It is the first outdoor sound installation to form part of this great collection, and Danny thanked Director Mary McCarthy and curator Dawn Williams who supported his work from its inception.
Danny has pioneered performance art and sound art in Ireland and he continues to be a leading exponent, exhibiting and performing in Ireland and abroad. His work has appeared on numerous CDs and he has been broadcast widely on both radio and TV. He was a founding member of Mallow Arts Lab in his younger years, and is founding director of Triskel Arts Centre in Cork and of the National Sculpture Factory. He is also a director of Art Trail and the Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh. He is the recipient of numerous awards and bursaries from both the Irish Arts Council and Dept. of Foreign Affairs, and has represented Ireland abroad at various exhib-itions. In recent years he was a nominee for the Cork Person of the Year Award.