Sarah Iremonger was born in Dublin in 1965, lives and works in Kinsale, Co. Cork, Ireland, as a visual artist.

Recent work includes: Vessels, a solo exhibition at Oliver Sears Gallery in Dublin (May 12 - June 16 2022) supported by a 'Cork County Council Creative Artists Bursary 2022'; Build Your Own Horizon, a public participation project with Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Bealtaine Artist in Residence and Cork County Council 2022; Re:Group, Constellations of Fragmentation collaborative project with Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre and Skibbereen Arts Festival 2022; Change 'Hunters Hide' a group exhibition at Emmanuel Walderdorff Galerie, Hofgut Molsberg, Westerwald, Germany May-July 2021; 24/7 online slide show for the National Sculpture Factory, Cork 2020; Horizons, a collaborative project with the late poet Derek Mahon 2014-22, and was funded through a Cork County Council Arts Grants Scheme Award 2015 and exhibited at Oliver Sears Gallery in Dublin 2018 & 2019.

Iremonger illustrated Atlantis, a poetry pamphlet by Derek Mahon in 2019 and The Rain Bridge, a children's book both published by The Gallery Press 'is a story written by Derek Mahon for his son, then aged six, a tale of loss, kindness and recovery. Iremonger’s illustrations match, in their simplicity, the purity of the author’s style.' The Gallery Press 2017 and IL Ponte Della Pioggia Valigie Rosse, Italy 2018 and in Macedonia 2019.

Education
1997-98
MA European Fine Art, Winchester School of Art / Southampton University, Park Avenue, Winchester, Hampshire, UK and Barcelona, Spain
1985-87
Diploma in Fine Art Print, CCAD, Crawford College of Art and Design, Sharmen-Crawford St. Cork, Ireland 
1983-85
Foundation and First Year Fine Art, NCAD, National College of Art and Design, 100 Thomas St. Dublin, Ireland

Memberships
VAI Visual Artists Ireland 2016 - present
Cork Film Centre, Cork 2007 - present
National Sculpture Factory, Cork 2007-2013 & 2017 - present
Backwater Artists Group 2000 - 2009
Teaching Council 2010 - 2011 (further education)

Collections
OPW Office of Public Works, Northside Civic Centre, Coolock, Dublin & Government Offices at Tullamore, Co. Lois; The Arts Council of Ireland, Dublin; Micro Soft Ireland, Dublin; University College Cork, Cork; Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork; Kerry UDC, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Recent activity
2022

Vessels, solo exhibition at Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin (May 12 - June 16)
Bealtaine Artist in Residence, Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Co. Cork - Funded Studio Residency - with Build Your Own Horizion, funded by Cork County Council (May)
Space Time: Horizons, Atlantis and A Rain Bridge, Derek Mahon Conference, Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris, France (May 23)
Re:Group, Constellations of Fragmentation collaboration project facilitated by Kate McElroy and Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, online collaborative meetings throughout 2021 and 2022, projects will take place at the O'Driscoll building for the Skibbereen Arts Festival (July)
2021
An Incandescent Connection, studio group exhibition, Kinsale, Co. Cork
Floating Above the Horizon, Derek Mahon 80th Birthday Celebration Conference, Trinity College, Dublin (November)
Evanescent group exhibition, Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Co. Cork
Friends and Members group exhibition, Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Co. Cork
New & Recent Work, group exhibition online, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin (ongoing)
30 Years of Making, group exhibition, Signal Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow
Change 'Hunters Hide' group exhibition at Emmanuel Walderdorff Galerie, Hofgut Molsberg, Westerwald, Germany
2020
Outdraw, Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Co. Cork
24/7, onlie event with the National Sculpture Factory Cork
Arts for All, online feartured artist (May & June)
The Time of Our Lives, online with Oliver Sears Gallery Dublin
Irish Examiner Wish List, Irish Examiner (Sunday 12 Jan)
2019
Knsale Art Exhibition RNLI Fundraiser, Rincurran Hall, Summercove, Kinsale, Co. Cork
VUE Ireland's National Contempory Art Fair, Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA) with Oliver Sears Gallery Dublin
Press Play, Oliver Sears Gallery, Molesworth Street, Dublin
Heroes and Villains, Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place, Cork

Curatorial projects
2021
An Incandescent Connection, studio group exhibition, Kinsale, Co. Cork
2013
World View of an Oyster, with Helen Horgan, Maximilian Le Can, Mick O’Shea & writer Danyel Ferrari for Cork County Council and Macroom Town Council
2012
Sub-plots, with Marianne Keating, Mick O’Shea & Stephen Brandes, Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork
2011
Sub-plots, with Marianne Keating, Mick O’Shea & Stephen Brandes, allerArt, Bludenz, Austria
2009
Containers, with Stephen McGlynn and the Port of Cork, Custom House Quay for ArtTrail, Cork
2008
Cork Harbour Project, Beyond the Myths, exhibition, seminar, school projects & off-site projects, Cork Harbour and Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork
2007
Cork Harbour Project, Labs 1 & 2, Sirius Arts Centre Residency Program, Cobh Co. Cork

Publication projects
2019
The Rain Bridge,
published in Macedonia www.pnv.mk
2018
IL Ponte Della Pioggia / The Rain Bridge, a children's book written by Derek Mahon and illustrated by Sarah Iremonger, published in Italian by Valigie Rosse, Italy 2018
Atlantis, illustrations for poetry pamphlet by Derek Mahon, published by The Gallery Press
2017
The Rain Bridge, a children's book written by the late Derek Mahon and illustrated by Sarah Iremonger, published by The Gallery Press 'is a story written for his son, then aged six, a tale of loss, kindness and recovery. Iremonger’s illustrations match, in their simplicity, the purity of the author’s style.' The Gallery Press 2017

Commissions
2004-05
Freedom Box & Where’s Me Cork? video works for Arigador - Cork Silver and Gold Exhibition, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork for European Capital of Culture 2005 and Bowen Construction
2003
Upside-down Mountains, neon and mural installation, Northside Civic Centre, Coolock, Dublin, for the OPW Office of Public Works (updated in 2012)

Awards
2022
'
Cork County Council Creative Artists Bursary' towards Vessels project
'Artist in Residence with Bealtaine Festival' at Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Co. Cork May with funding from Cork County Council
2015
‘Cork County Council Arts Grants Scheme Award’ towards the development of new work for Horizons project
‘Residency’ Cill Rialaig, Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry
2014
‘Residency’ Cill Rialaig, Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry
2011
‘Culture Ireland Award’ towards exhibition Sub-plots allerArt Bludenz, Austria
‘Culture Ireland Award’ towards exhibition Magaslesek (Hochsitze – Raised Hides) Knoll Gallery Budapest, Hungary
‘Culture Ireland Award’ towards exhibition Buffer Zone at The Armory, Sydney Olympic Stadium, Sydney, Australia
‘Art Exchange Residency’ Broken Hill, Australia
2010
‘Culture Ireland Award’ towards exhibition Tears Trash and Decay at the Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
‘Culture Ireland Award’ towards exhibition I thought I dreamed of you Gallery 817, Anderson Hall, UARTS, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, USA
‘Von Hess Residency’ at the Borowsky Centre & ‘UARTS Multidisciplinary Fine Arts Program Visiting Artist’ UARTS, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, USA
2008
‘Cork County Council Arts Grants Scheme Award’ towards development of new work for project I thought I dreamed of you at the West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Co. Cork
2007
‘Residency’ Cill Rialaig, Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry
2005
‘Bursary Award’ Arts Council of Ireland, towards development of new work The Hunting Box Party shown at the C2 exhibition at the Crawford Art Gallery, Cork 2005, Buffer Zone The Armory, Sydney Olympic Stadium, Sydney, Australia, Magaslesek (Hochsitze – Raised Hides) Knoll Gallery Budapest, Hungary 2011 & Hochsitze (Raised Hides) Knoll Gallery Vienna, Austria 2010
2004
‘Bursary Award’ Arts Council of Ireland, towards the development of new work The Hunting Box Party
2003
‘Fellowship Stipendiatin der Stiftung Kulturfonds’ Residency at Kunstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf, Wiepersdorf, Germany
‘Cultural Relations Committee Award’ Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism, Ireland, towards Lumpy Art History exhibition at Turku Art Museum, Turku, Finland
2002
‘Bursary Award’ Arts Council of Ireland, towards new work for The Top Half of the Hero Triskel Arts Centre, Cork
‘Residency Award’ Arts Council of Ireland, towards a residency at Kunstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf, Germany
‘Project Award’ Arts Council of Ireland, towards the research and development of contacts in Germany
2001
‘Publication Award’ Arts Council of Ireland, towards a catalogue Lumpy Art History Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin
‘Materials / Documentation Grant’ Arts Council of Ireland
1999
‘Materials / Documentation Grant’ Arts Council of Ireland 
1998
‘Cultural Relations Committee Award’ Department of Foreign Affairs, towards exhibition an investigation into the act of interpretation in relation to the area of representation Vizivarosi Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
1996
'DHL ArtLift Award' for Cork Paintings J. D. Mooney Foundation, Chicago, USA & L’Imaginaire Irlandais Villesalem Abbey in association with Le Confort Modern, Poitiers, France

Solo shows
2022
Vessels, Oliver Sears Gallery
, Dublin
2011
Desert Union, at World’s End, The Guesthouse, Cork
2010
I thought I dreamed of you, Gallery 817, Anderson Hall, UARTS, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, USA
2009-10
I thought I dreamed of you, West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Co. Cork
Hinterland Tom Barry’s, Cork in association with Cork Arts Collective, Cork
2007
Myths, Alliance Francaise de Cork, Cork
2004
Research & Process Room, interpretative room for George Petrie exhibition, Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork
2003
Lumpy Art History, paintings and drawn murals, Turku Museum, Turku, Finland
2002
Top Half of the Hero, interactive installation with drawn murals, photography & video work Triskel Arts Centre, Cork
2001
Lumpy Art History, paintings & painted mural, Temple Bar Gallery, Temple Bar, Dublin
2000
from effect to ideology and back again, CIT Exhibition Centre, Cork Institute of                            Technology , Cork
1998
an investigation into the act of interpretation in relation to the area of representation,                   Vizivarosi Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
1996
Cork Paintings, J. D. Mooney Foundation, Chicago, USA

Selected group shows & projects
2022
Re:Group, Constellations of Fragmentation
collaboration project facilitated by Kate McElroy and Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, online collaborative meetings throughout 2021 and 2022, projects will take place at the O'Driscoll building for the Skibbereen Arts Festival (July 2022)
2021
An Incandescent Connection, studio group exhibitionin Kinsale, Co. Cork
Evanescent, Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Co. Cork
Friends and Members Exhibition, Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Co. Cork
New & Recent Work, online exhibition, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin
30 Years of Making, Signal Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow
Change 'Hunters Hide', Emmanuel Walderdorff Gallery, Hofgut Molsberg, Westerwald, Germany
2020
Outdraw, Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Co. Cork
24/7,
onlie event with the National Sculpture Factory, Cork
Arts for All, feartured artist for May & June
The Time of Our Lives, online exhibition Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin
2019
Press Play, Oliver Sears Gallery, Molesworth Street, Dublin
Heroes and Villains, Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place, Cork
2018
Heroes and Villains, Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place, Cork
Gallery Artists and Guests, The Salon, Oliver Sears Gallery, Molesworth Street, Dublin
2016 -17
Cover Photo Retrospective, Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/sarah.iremonger (weekly)
2014
The 184th RHA Royal Hibernian Academy ​Annual Exhibition, Dublin (invited artist)
2013
World View of an Oyster, Macroom Town Hall, Macroom, Co. Cork
2012
Sub-plots, Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork
2011
Art Work Embassy, ArtTrail, Cork
Sub-plots, AllerArt, Bludenz, Austria
Buffer Zone, The Armory Gallery, Sydney Olympic Stadium, Sydney, Australia
Magaslesek (Hochsitze – Raised Hides), Knoll Gallery Budapest, Hungary
Land/e/scape, Art Walks, Historic Centre of Kalamata, Greece
Living in Interesting Times, Tom Barry’s Light Boxes exhibition, in association with Backwater Artists Group and the Cork Artists Collective, Cork
When Flanders Failed, The RHA Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
2010
Rushbrooke Links, Tank.tv on line museum of the moving image, London, UK
Land/e/scape, Festival Midden 2010, Historic Centre of Kalamata, Greece
Hochsitze (Raised Hides), Knoll Gallery Vienna, Austria
Tears Trash & Decay, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Souvenirs from the Celtic Tiger, Xuhui Arts Museum, Shanghi, China
West Cork Artists 2010, West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Co. Cork
Backwater 2010, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork
2009
Video Screening, Skibbereen Arts Festival, Skibbereen, Co. Cork
The Hero of a Thousand Faces, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork
Fruitcakes and Furrycollars, off-site project in association with West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Co. Cork & Cork Film Centre, Cork
V for Video, video event, The Roundy, Cork
2007
Posted 3 – Future World, posted photographic project, Cork
Wreck, video projection, Backwater Artists Group & Cork Printmakers open studios, Cork
Tensions, Former Court House with the Cork Film Centre & ArtTrail, Cork
2006
We must follow the circle, Triskel Arts Centre & Backwater Artists Group, Cork
Coffee Project, Temple Bar Studio’s, Temple Bar, Dublin
2005
Secret Archeology of an Artist, Backwater Artists Group open studios, ArtTrail, Cork, Cork for European Capital of Culture
Un/Inhibited, video projection, Backwater Artists Group open studios for European Capital of Culture
Arigador, Cork Silver & Gold exhibition, Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork for European Capital of Culture
The Hunting Box Party, at C2 Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork for European Capital of Culture
2004
Trunk Show, (artist as traveller) King House, Boyle, Co. Roscomon
The Hunting Box Party, ArtTrail critical essays & Backwater Artists Group open studios, Cork
2003
Crawford Open 4, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork
ArtTrail,  cover image of catalogue; critical essays; open studios; electric-rain
Hunting Boxes, video projection IAWS building & Backwater Artists Group, Cork
Fake installations, FLIX Rubicon Gallery, Dublin
Forbidden Writings, photographic exhibition, The Ping Pong Room, Kunstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf, Germany
2002
Lumpy Art History, EV&A Limerick City Art Gallery, Limerick
Dedalus - Bloomsday # 1, mural installation, Context Gallery, Derry, Northen Ireland
2001
Crawford Open 2, painted mural installation, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork
Homage, painted mural project Backwater Artists Group, ArtTrail, Backwater Artists Group open studios, Cork
Shh.. outline, drawing project, ArtTrail, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork
Projections, Parochial Church Hall, Old St. Mary’s Church, Clonmel the South Tipperary Arts Centre, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary
2000
Crawford Open, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork
Samhain Swing, Art Gallery, Deptford, London, UK
Stuffed, Stuff Gallery, 5 Palmers Rd. Bethnal Green, London, UK
M for Millennium, Cork Midsummer Festival, The Lavit Gallery, Cork
from effect to ideology and back again, CIT Cork Institute of Technology, Rossa Avenue and Guy’s Buildings for the Cork Midsummer Festival, Coal Quay, Cork
1999
Fresh Art Studio, with Danny McCarthy, Helen O'Leary and Michael Daley for ArtTrail, Princes St. Cork
1998
Cork Artists Collective, Proby’s Restaurant for ArtTrail, Cork
Industria Art, Clifton Hall, Dublin
MA Exhibition, Winchester School of Art, Winchester, Hampshire, UK
Top ’98, Tallers Oberts Poblenou, Barcelona, Spain Can Filipi Centre Civic & Winchester School of Art, Barcelona, Spain
1997
Micro Soft Touring Exhibition, Ireland
Scoip ‘97, Siamsa Tire Arts Centre, Tralee, Co. Kerry
Kunst aus Irland Nordirland Schottland, Catalyst Arts, Arts Club, Burgwedel, Germany
1996
Volume, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork
L’Imaginaire Irlandais, Villesalem Abbey in association with Le Confort Modern, Poitiers, France
Model Home Ideas for Living, The Clock Tower PS1 Museum of Contemporary Art, Long Island City, NY, USA
COE ’96, Claremorris Open Exhibition, Co. Mayo
Art of The State, touring exhibition, Ireland and France

Talks & seminars
2022
Space Time: Horizons, Atlantis and A Rain Bridge, Derek Mahon Conference, Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris, France (May)
2021
Floating Above the Horizon, Derek Mahon, 80th Birthday Celebration Conference, Trinity College, Dublin (November)
2018
Artists of Cobh and Great Island 'This Must Be the Place' Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork
2011
Cork Harbour Summer School, Port of Cork, Cork
Artist Presentation, at ERIA  Environmental Research Initiative for Art, COFA College of Fine Art, UNSW University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
2010
UARTS Multidisciplinary Fine Arts Program, visiting artist University of the Arts, Philadelphia, USA
2007
Cork Docklands Seminar & Tour, Port of Cork, ArtTrail, Cork
2005
Culture 2000 Seminar, artist presentation for the Arts Council of Ireland, Malta
BAG Backwater Artists Group at the Crawford, artist talk Crawford Art Gallery, Cork
Where’s Me Cork? video presentation UCC University College Cork, Sociology Dept. Cork
Where’s Me Cork? video presentation Green Party Convention, Cork
2003
Artist Presentation, Kunstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf, Germany
2002
Top Half of the Hero, artist talk Triskel Arts Centre, Cork
Manifesta 4, presentation Crawford Art Gallery, Cork
2001
Projections, artist talk Parochial Church Hall, Old St. Mary’s Church, Clonmel in association with the South Tipperary Arts Centre, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary
Lumpy Art History, artist talk Temple Bar Gallery, Temple Bar, Dublin
1996
Cork Paintings, artist talk J. D. Mooney Foundation, Chicago, USA

Work experience
2015-2020
Bookstór, Kinsale, Co. Cork (part-time)
1999–2015
Visual Arts Curator and Artists Liaison, Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork (part-time)
1985-99
Co-founder and volunteer, Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork

To view recent work contact Oliver Sears Gallery +353 1 6449459 / 33 Fitzwilliam St Upper, Dublin 2, Ireland