Neither memoir nor manifesto: I create what I see, and I see more clearly as I create.
Dirk Hudson is a sculptor and conceptual visual artist working in metals, wax, bronze, stone, found objects, drawing, and installation. He has worked in industry as a master craftsman and in other associated roles with a strong interest in and understanding of materials and process. Dirk is motivated by finding ways of seeing more clearly, attempting to bridge the gap where words fail, often focusing on human endeavour and unseen forces. He uses metaphor to challenge preconceptions, asking, “what does it look like?” when confronted with engaging ideas, objects, or situations.
Royal Ulster Academy of Art 139th RUA Annual Open Submission 2020.
Sculpture in Context, The National Botanic Gardens: 2020,’19,18,’17,’15,’14
VANISHING ART Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition Carton House 2016,’17.
BLOOM in The Phoenix Park, Dublin 2018,’17,’16.
CEAD Summer Exhibition at NCAD. 2017,’14 ’13.
The Kildare Gallery, Carton House, Maynooth, since March 2016.
SHOMERA village, Dunshaughlin, Co.Meath.
OPW State Collection.
Corporately; Daragh Health, Alberta, Canada.
Private collections ; Ireland, the U.K., Canada, Australia, and the USA.
2018-Sculpture in Context, Winner; Public Vote for Most Popular Indoor Sculpture.
2017- Visual Arts Practice Certificate NCAD, (1st Class Honours)
2013 – CEAD Annual Summer Exhibition; RPM Prize for Sculpture.