Mary Callaghan




In To Black – Christmas Art ExhibitionBullRockFromDursey

The Loft Gallery & Frames, Clonakilty, Co. Cork

December 2019

Marys Dursey Collection was has been included in a group exhibition in The Loft Gallery in Clonakilty alongside 9 Irish artists, all showing work on the theme ‘In To Black’.  The original prints are floating in a 12″ x 15″ frame, showing the dappled edges of the Arches paper. The other artists included in the show are John Beasley, John Brennan, Stephen Hayes, Helle Helsner, Brigid Madden, Christina Todesco Kelly, Cathy Twomey and Laura Wade




Crow Head – An Investigation 


Sarah Walker Gallery, Castletownbere, Co. Cork

September 2014

Mary held her first solo exhibition ‘Crow Head – An Investigation’ in the Sarah Walker Gallery, Castletownbere in September 2014.  The subject matter included birds, cliffs and turf thulies presented on an array of media. She used watercolour, acrylic, oil paint and ink on paper from different sources. Her large aerial drawings of Crow Island brought a sense of place and context to the exhibition. A ruined turf thuile, found on Crow Head and other coastal regions like the Burren, was re-constructed for the exhibition.

Photos from the opening of the exhibition can be viewed here

There are a limited number of pieces still on show in the Sarah Walker Gallery for purchase. Please visit for more information.




Cliffs II circular_1kpx

Alchemy, 123 Barack Street, Cork

6th February – 6th April 2015


This Cliffs II exhibition comprised two large drawings, several smaller framed sketches and 3 embroidered pieces. The subject matter of cliffs, influenced by the dramatic coastal scenery of West Cork, were presented on various media. Mary uses what is readily available to create new works including pages from her collection of old books and found material.