Robert Ballagh (b. 1943)
A Kite for Kilkenny
- Unframed size: 60 x 59cm; Framed size: 62.5 x 62.5cm
- Gouache, watercolour and black ink
- Purchased under the Arts Council Joint Purchase Scheme, 1983
Born in Dublin in 1943, Ballagh studied architecture in the Bolton Street College of Technology before becoming an assistant to Michael Farrell (q.v.). In 1968 he won the Carroll’s prize at the IELA and in 1969 he represented Ireland at the Paris Biennale. In 1971 Ballagh won the Alice Berger Hammerschlag Scholarship and the Douglas Hyde Medal at the Oireachtas Exhibition. In 1972 he represented ireland at the Florence Biennale of Graphics and subsequently he has been the Irish representative at graphics exhibitions in Yugoslavia, East Berlin and Tokyo. He has had one man shows in Ireland, Britain, France and Sweden. Robert Ballagh by Ciaran Carty was published in Dublin in 198.