Mobile: 087 654 6678
Address: 17 Corrovorrin Avenue. Ennis, Co. Clare
Website www.barrywrafterfineart,com

Key Skills

  • Dynamic
  • Creative
  • Focused and Driven
  • Eye for Detail
  • Flexible
  • Project and Goal Orientated

Personal Profile

  • A self-starter that is motivated towards project completion whilst ensuring the highest level of quality to ensure that his sculptures reflect both the aesthetics of their surroundings, whilst satisfying client requirements in each commission secured.
  • Reliable with a high level of attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills in dealing with both the private and public sector.
  • Testimonials of his work can be found through multiple national media sources: Nationwide, Gerry Ryan Show RTE, Irish Examiner, and other national newspapers.

Relevant Experience

2013 - present Won a large public sculpture competition of a monument to the Kilkenny Hurling Team. This commission was so extensive it took three years to complete receiving nationwide press coverage.

At this moment in time I am continuing to be engaged in producing private commissions, whilst awaiting approval of funding for further public commissions.
2012 - 2013 Won a commission situate off the square in Ennis for a marble sculpture showing the charitable works of The Sisters of Mercy.

Successful in a competition for a sculpture for victims of abuse by Religious Orders, my scale model made the front page of the Irish Examiner.

Won a commission for the GAA for a statue of Maurice Davin, the first President of the GAA. Took part in the Clones Stone Sculpture Symposium, I was one of five sculptors selected for this event which was subsequently features on RTE's Nationwide.

Exhibiting my work in Gallery 52, Kilbeggan which was features in Private Eye magazine.
2010 - 2011 Won a commission for Newcastle West, Co. Limerick for a sculpture of a 'Cattle Drover' in abstract form. I was composed of cut limestone and twisted forms in stainless steel.

Shortlisted for a public sculpture in the Plaza at Dungarven, Co.Waterford.

Shortlisted for the Docker Memorial for Limerick City Council.

Created a large bronze sculpture for a private estate in Cork.

Won a major commission for Ennis Town Centre to produce an over life-size sculpture of 'A cow & two men of the land making a deal for said cow'. This sculpture also received national press attention.
2009 Won an open submission competition for a sculpture for The Cavan Institute of Technology for a sculpture for the entrance to the College, I made an abstract version of a Celtic Cross.
2007 - 2008 Won a commission for a sculpture for Tuamgraney, Co. Clare called 'Adam and Eve No Reprieve'.

Won a large commission for Longford Town Centre entitled 'Squirrel Quarrel'. This commission was made in bronze and stone and the theme of the sculpture was the persecution of the red squirrel by the grey squirrel in Ireland. This sculpture is now housed in an estate in Cork alongside sculptures by Barry Flanagan, John Kelly and Tony Cragg.

Commissioned to make a depiction of the 'Knights Templar' in bronze and stone in Co. Limerick.

Was commissioned to make a 'Totem Pole' in bronze and stone depicting spheres of different shapes being compressed with the attributes of a totem pole for Co. Limerick.
2006 Won a major commission for the Mullingar By-pass and, the entrance for Belvedere House of 'A man bringing a horse home after a days cutting turf'. This is made of Irish limestone, stainless steel and bronze. It is titled 'Portrait of the Past'. This was featured on RTE's Nationwide and also featured in the UK's Natural Stone Specialist magazine.
2004 - 2005 Won a commission for Ennis, Co. Clare for a marble and limestone and stainless steel sculpture in three separate sections. This sculpture was titled 'Circle of Life'.
2003 - 2004 Won a commission for Pallasgreen, Limerick. This sculpture title was 'The Perch'.
2002 - 2003 Won a commission for a sculpture for Fedamore, Limerick, entitled 'The Chase'.
2001 - 2002 Carving sculptures and fine carved fireplaces for private individuals. Won a commission for a sculpture for Foynes, Co. Limerick, entitled 'Heavens Reach'.
2000 - 2001 Undertook commissions for a luxury mansion producing porticos, sculptures, carved arches etc. I also carved an 8 - foot stone statue of St. Francis, with four flanking side stones for The Friary, Ennis.
1999 - 2000 I took part in the Riverwalk Sculpture Trail in Ennis.

Education and Training

1995 - 1999 Completed Senior Trades Stone carving from Moylish College, Limerick. During this time I was employed by Irish Natural Stone, Tubber, Co. Clare, where I engineered Products for the stone carving trade.
1994 - 1995 Acquired Junior Trades Stone carving from FAS Centre, Monavally, Tralee, Co. Kerry.
1986 - 1991 Completed a course in Art & Design in Limerick Senior College for which I obtained a Merit.
1986 - 1991 Christian Brothers Secondary School, Ennis