Originally from Carlisle, Northern England, Peter Nash is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Cork, Ireland. He obtained a BA Honours Degree in Fine Art (Sculpture) from Sheffield Hallam University, England in 2003 and graduated in 2016 with an MA in Art & Process from CIT Crawford College of Art and Design. Nash is a studio member of The Backwater Artists Group and Cork Printmakers and a part-time lecturer at MTU Crawford College of Art and Design. His work is widely exhibited throughout Ireland and the UK, and is held in private and public collections in Ireland, the UK and US. 

Informed by an ongoing research into pre-internet sources of knowledge and methods of communication, Nash’s practice includes drawing, printmaking, animation and sculptural assemblage. Embracing a deliberately hand-made aesthetic, and drawing on influences including 1970s & 80s children’s television programmes, fairy tales, reference books and museum visits, his work is an exploration of human fallibility in an age of digital perfection, alternative facts and increasing automation.

Current & Upcoming

2025 Visual Archive, Project Residency, Studio 12, Cork

2024 Groundwork: Climate awareness in the UCC art collection. Glucksman Gallery, Cork.        

Solo & Two Person Exhibitions

2019 The Future is Not Necessarily Set in Stone, Studio 12, Cork. Solo exhibition.

2019 I Remember Nothing, I Remember This, Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford. Solo exhibition.

2018 The Paradise of The Heart, TACTIC Gallery, Cork. Joint show with Tomas Penc.

2017 Exit Strategy, Clonmel Junction Festival, joint show with The Project Twins.

2017 We will be sorry. Former Government Buildings, Sullivan's Quay, Cork, solo show.

2010 Chess Sets and Drawings. High Head Sculpture Valley, Cumbria, England. Solo exhibition

Selected Group Exhibitions

2023 Faint/Sustain, Macroom Town Hall, Macroom

2023 Associative Relations, Studio 12, Cork.

2023 Bodywork, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork

2022 Behind The Scenes: Collection at Work. Crawford Art Gallery, Cork   

2022 Drawing Connections. Lord Mayor’s Pavillion, Cork

2022 Odysseys. Crawford Art Galley, Cork

2022 Parkilfe. Glucksman Gallery, Cork      
2021 STEAM Art Collaboration. Commission for Science Foundation Ireland, Virtual Exhibition.

2021 Menagerie: Animals By Artists. Crawford Art Gallery, Cork

2021 Beyond Survival, Studio 12, Cork.

2020 Stories From Lismore And Beyond, Lismore Castle Arts, Lismore. 

2020 UCC Art Collection: Selected Works, Glucksman Gallery, Cork.

2020 New Light, Cork Midsummer Festival, Cork.

2019 Summer Members Exhibition, Cork PrintmakersLavit Gallery, Cork.

2019 Open Ear festival, Sherkin Island.

2019 See You Tomorrow, Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh.

2018 Terra Incognita, Skibbereen Arts Festival, Skibbereen.

2018 Stockton Contemporary, Stockton on Tees, England.

2018 Sweet Autos, Doswell Gallery, Roscarberry.

2017 The Present, Past, Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork.

2017 Zine Hotspot, First Edition, Cork Midsummer Festival.

2017 Paradise Poetry Dispenser, Quarter Block Party, Cork.

2016 Dublin Art Book Fair, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin.

2016 Cabinets of Wonder, Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Mayo.

2016 The End, SOMA Contemporary Gallery, Waterford.

2016 Perceptions 2016, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork.

2016 Postcard 1916, Galeria La Vieille Poste, Larroque, France

2016 Internal Dialogue, K-Fest Music and Art Festival, Killorglin Kerry.

2016 Postcard 1916, The Old Post Office, Clones.

2016 Draw, Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork.

2015 What Happens When Nothing Else Does, Crawford College of Art and Design, Sullivan's Quay, Cork.

2014 The Art of Mathematics, School of Mathematics, NUI, Galway.

2013 End of Year Show, Debora Ando Print WorkshopCulture Box, Temple Bar, Dublin.

2002 Anti Festival, Kuopio, Finland.

2002 Koneisto Festival, Helsinki, Finland

2002 Tampere Biennale, Tampere, Finland

2001 Lightshift, Forest of Dean, England

Selected Reviews

2019 Circa Art Magazine I Remember Nothing, I Remember This by Clare Scott

2018 Circa Art Magazine The Paradise of The Heart by Catherine Harty

2018 Headstuff.org The Paradise of The Heart by Daire O'Shea

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Contact: peter.nash7@gmail.com