Catherine McWilliams CV

Solo Exhibitions
2023 Catherine McWilliams : Selected Work 1961-2021 , F.E.McWillam Gallery & Studio, Northern Ireland
2013 Gerard Dillon Gallery,Belfast
2011 Marketplace Gallery, Armagh
2010 Island Arts Centre
2006“Rooks & Other Birds” Clotworthy Arts Centre Antrim
2004Retrospective 1961-2004 Naughton Gallery @ Queen’s University, Belfast
1999 Collaborative exhibition with poet Tom Morgan, Sligo Art Gallery
1997/92/88 Cavehill Gallery Belfast
1981 Tom Caldwell Gallery, Belfast
1978 Queen’s University Common room

Two-person Exhibitions
2022 Catherine McWilliams | Simon McWilliams: Root and Branch, Golden Thread Gallery, Project Space 20th Aug - 15th Oct 2022
2019-2020. Rebel Goddess, Seen Fifteen, London
2000/’86 Cavehill Gallery, Belfast
1993 Hallward Gallery, Dublin
1983 Riverside Gallery, UU at Coleraine
1983 Peacock Gallery, Craigavon
1972 Octagon Gallery, Belfast
1971 Tom Caldwell Gallery

Selected Group Exhibitions
2023 Art Unwrapped - Margaret Clarke & Catherine McWilliams, University of Ulster
2022 Royal Ulster Academy 141st Annual Exhibition at the Ulster Museum
2021 Royal Ulster Academy 140th Annual Exhibition
2021 Portrait of Northern Ireland: Neither an Elegy nor a Manifesto, Golden Thread Gallery, October 9th
2020 Royal Ulster Academy 139th, Ulster Museum
2019 Royal Ulster Academy 138th Annual Exhibition at the Ulster Museum
2019 "Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen" Hamilton Gallery Sligo, Irish Consulate, New York.
2019 St Brigid's Day Based on Poem by Leland Bardwell, 12 Star Gallery, London, touring Berlin, Dublin, Sligo.
2018 An Irish Airman foresees his death, Hamilton Gallery Sligo
2017 Royal Ulster Academy at the Ulster Museum, Belfast 136th Annual Exhibitiion
2017 "Crazy Jane" Invited Artists, Hamilton Gallery Sligo
2016 A Terrible Beauty is Born, Hamilton Gallery Sligo
2015 Royal Ulster Academy, Ulster Museum, Belfast.
2015 Group Show Hamilton Gallery, "Impressions of W.B.Yeats", Sligo
2014 - 2015 Art of the Troubles - Ulster Museum, Belfast and Wolverhampton Art Gallery
2014 - 2015 "Beonasc - Thoir agus Thair" Dillon Gallery, Belfast & An Gailearaí, Donegal
2014 - 1985 Royal Ulster Academy Exhibition at the Ulster Museum
2014 Royal Hibernian Academy 184th Annual Exhibition, Gallagher Gallery, Dublin
2012-1986 Cavehill Gallery
2009 Tom Caldwell, 40th Anniversary Exhibition
2008 “Innislacken: A Place Apart” Galway Arts Centre and USA
2007 “A Northern Light” The Kenny Gallery, Galway Arts Festival
2006 “Northern Prepositions” An Gailerai, Fal Carragh, Co.Donegal
2006 Boyle Arts Festival, Co.Roscommon
2005 “Vis-onic, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast
2005 “The Nude” Emer Gallery, Belfast
2004 “Currents” Office of public Works & N.I. Civil service touring Ireland
2009-’85 Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast
2007/’92 Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
2004-’94 Hallward Gallery, Dublin
2009-’86 Cavehill Gallery, Belfast
2003 Tom Caldwell memorial exhibition
2003-2000 The Discerning Eye, The Mall Galleries, London
2003 Kelly’s 28th Festival Art Exhibition, Rosslare
2001 Sidebyside, Nashville & Belfast
2001 The President’s Selection, R.U.A., Dyehouse Gallery, Waterford
2001 Spring Exhibition, BBC, Belfast
2001/’99 R.U.A. Ashford Gallery, RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin
2000 Basil Blackshaw & Friends, Boyle Arts Festival, Co-Roscommon
2000/1999 Millennium Images, Ireland & America, Washington, U.S.A
& Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast
2000 Matisse’s Armchair, members of RUA at The Balance House, Co-Antrim
1999 R.U.A., The President’s Choice, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin
1997 Landscapes North & South, Touring Ireland & New York
1996 The Atrium Gallery, London
1995 Portobello Open, Tabernacle Gallery, London
1995/93 Iontas, Sligo, Dublin, Belfast
1994 Exhibition of 7, Model Arts Centre, Sligo
1994 Síolrú, RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin
1994 Gendered Narratives, Foyle Arts Centre, Derry
1994 N.I. Women’s Art; Festival Interceltique, Brittany
1989/87 Art beyond Barriers, WAAG Inagural exhibition, Kilmainham and Guinness Hop store,Dublin
1987 Identities, Art & Research Exchange, Belfast
1985/84 Pandora’s Box, Arnolfini, Bristol and touring Britain
1980 Listowel National Graphics Show
1979 An T-Oireachtas, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
1976 N.I. Workshop: Joseph Beuys Free International University, Kassel, W.Germany
1975 Creative Women, Arts Council Gallery, Belfast
1966 Cuimhneachan 1916, Municipal Gallery, Dublin
Commissions and Book Covers
2007 Book Cover “John Hewitt, selected poems” pub. Blackstaff Press
2006 Book Cover “Ballintrillick by tom Morgan” pub. Lagan Press
1995 Unison Presidential commission
1995-91 Illustrations for
A Little Coffee Cookbook, Scottish Toasts and Graces &
A Little Book of Irish /Scottish /Bewley’s Baking Book
All published by Appletree Press, Belfast
1995/91 Book covers for Lagan Press & Community Relations Council
1990 Stations of the Cross, Loughguile, Co-Antrim
1989 Belfast is Buzzing, ACNI and Housing executive
1974 Mural, Belfast Banker’s Club

2020 Sculpture Prize Sponsored by Hamilton Architects, Royal Ulster Academy, 2020
2003 General Arts scheme award, Arts Council of N.Ireland
1999 Arts Council of N.Ireland award for materials
1992 Arts Council of N.Ireland award for materials
1992 British Council Travel award
1992 An Chomhairle Ealaion travel award


Ulster Museum,
Royal Hospitals
Haverty Trust,
National Self-Portrait Collection, Ireland,
Arts Council of N.Ireland,
Guardian Insurances, Ireland,
Ulster Television collections
BBC. N.Ireland,
Civil Service, N.Ireland,
Unison N.Ireland collection
Unison U.K.,

2018 "Tell them everything, three women artists from Northern Ireland Conflict.
Margot E.Yale, Aware magazine
2006 “Rooks and other birds” Essay by S.B. Kennedy. Pub to accompany exhibition
2003 “A Retrospective 1961-2004”. Essay by S.B. Kennedy. Pub. to accompany exhibition
1997 Landscapes North and South, Art of the State; accompany exhibition
1996 Thinking Long; by Liam Kelly; Pub.Gandon editions, Kinsale
1994 Síolrú; Pub. To accompany exhibition
1990 Mirrors by Belinda Loftus; Pub Picture press, Co-Down
1989 Beyond Barriers; Pub.WAAG, Dublin to accompany exhibition
1987 Identities; Pub.ARE, Belfast to accompany exhibition
1984 Pandora’s Box; Pub. To accompany exhibition, Trefoil Books, London
1985-80 Articles by A.Davy-Orr, B.Loftus, S.Sverakova for Fortnight, Circa &
The Crane Bag