Rachel Joynt
Irish Contemporary Artist, Public Art Sculpture: Biography, Paintings.

The Mothership, Dunlaoghaire,

Rachel Joynt (b.1966)

Born in County Kerry, Rachel Joynt is one of the most popular contemporary Irish artists, noted for her recent works of Public art. She studied at the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) in Dublin, from which she graduated in 1989 with a first class honours degree in sculpture.

Rachel Joynt's notable works include: People's Island (1988), a design of brass footprints and bird feet, south of O'Connell Bridge, Dublin; a Viking-style pavement artwork, outside Christ Church cathedral, Dublin; Perpetual Motion (1995), a joint work with Remco de Fouw, featuring a large sphere with road markings situated on the Naas dual carriageway, used in a popular Guinness advertisement to signify leaving the capital.

Perpetual Motion, Naas By-Pass
(With Artist Remco de Fouw) 1995.

Other artworks include: Noah's Egg (2004), a commission for the UCD Veterinary School in Belfield; and 900 underlit glass cobblestones (2005), a work of visual art incorporating bronze and silver fish, installed alongside Dublin's Liffey river.

Rachel Joynt has shown in solo exhibitions at the Project Arts Centre and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Gallery in Belfast, as well in a variety of group exhibitions including: ESPACE, Oireachtas and Fernhill’s Sculpture in Context. Her work is represented in several collections of Irish art, including those of AIB Bank, Bank of Ireland, and others.

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