Debbie Godsell


Debbie Godsell studied at the TUS Limerick School of Art & Design and the MTU Crawford College of Art & Design where she graduated with an MA in Art. Since then she has worked full time as a professional artist and educator. She has lectured at MTU Crawford, Limerick School of Art and Design-TUS, School of Design and Creative Arts ATU, and is currently Course Director of Level 6 Art at Tramore Road Campus Cork. Debbie’s work is collected by the National Gallery of Ireland, the OPW and the Crawford Art Gallery as part of the National Collection. She is a recipient of the Arts Council Visual Arts Bursary Award 2022 and 2023, Cork County Arts Bursary 2022, Cork County Arts Ballinglen Artist Residency 2019, Cork County Arts Office Tyrone Guthrie Bursary 2017 Award, to name a few. She is a full time member of Cork Printmakers, Backwater Artists Group and Visual Artists Ireland.

Godsell makes work that is primarily lens-based and has evolved to produce outcomes both in two dimensional works, sculptural forms and video. Interrogating and re-evaluating themes of identity and belonging through our contested historical relationship with land are the motivational forces underpinning each work. Recent work encompasses a peripatetic culture clash of history, tradition, custom and ethno cultural notions as seen through the lens of the harvest.

Recent and forthcoming solo shows include

Flail Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre 2025

Flail Source Arts Centre 2024

Flail Cork Printmakers Studio Gallery 2023,

Residues, Grilse Gallery Kilorglin, 2022.

Recent group shows include

194th RHA Annual Exhibition, 2024

VISIONS of an unsettled Earth, Hunt Museum, 2023

193th RHA Annual Exhibition, 2023

Expanded Graphic Studio Dublin 2023

Visions of an Unsettled Earth, Hunt Museum, 2023,

Body Works Crawford Art Gallery 2023,

Radharc, Perspectives in Print, Crawford Art Gallery 2023

Botanica, The Art of Plants, Crawford Gallery, 2022

Expanded Graphic Studio Dublin 2022

New Threads Crawford Art Gallery, 2021,

Visions of an Unsettled Earth, Sirius Art Centre, 2020.

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