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Robert Connolly

Lecturer in Sculpture

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Belfast School of Art


Art and Design Research


Room BB-06-002 Belfast BT15 1ED



Brian Connolly is an Associate Lecturer in sculpture and fine art. Currently a member of the Research Institute of Art & Design, Brian is a multi-media artist whose works often relate to ‘place’ or context. He employs a wide range of artistic processes, including performance art, public sculpture, installation art, and collaborative projects.

He has performed & exhibited in diverse contexts throughout Europe, North America and China. Brian has initiated and curated events and projects both nationally and internationally and has been involved with artist run organizations throughout Ireland including Bbeyond, The Sculptors Society of Ireland, Visual Artists Ireland, Flax Art etc. He has created more than twelve Public Artworks/Commissions in a range of media and has experience of working as an artist on design teams. He established The Belfast International Festival of Performance Art in 2013, which is an annual festival based in the Belfast School of Art.