At Home in the Wild 


30 March 2023 - 29 April 2023  ::   The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh


Joe Hogan presents a solo exhibition, At Home in the Wild, in April 2023..






March 2023   ::   Somerset House, London


Collect 2023 takes place from 03 - 05 March (Previews 01 and 02 March) at Somerset House, followed by a virtual showcase on Artsy.net.


The fair presents a cohort of leading galleries from across the globe, altogether representing over 400 outstanding artists. Most of the work has been made in the last five years, with many artists creating new work for the fair. Ceramics, glass, lacquer, art jewellery, precious metalwork, textiles and fibre, wood and paper are all displayed side-by-side to create a unique opportunity for collectors and craft enthusiasts alike.




Birds and Beasts Exhibition 

January 2023 :: Cork City Libarary.

Cork County Council’s first exhibition of 2023 ‘The Museum of Birds and Beasts’ will open on Thursday January 26th in the LHQ Gallery at Cork County Hall. The exhibition has been co-created by artists Tess Leak and Sharon Whooley with the residents of five community hospitals in West Cork.


Uncommon Beauty 

1 April to 29 May 2023 :: Makers Guild, Wales.

Curated by Verity PulfordCabinets of curiosities were encyclopedic collections of objects - the forerunner of museum collections.

The cabinet of curiosity was seen as a microcosm, a theatre of the world and was often a wonderfully eclectic range of objects- made and found.

Uncommon Beauty – Objects of Curiosity and Wonder is a mixed exhibition which includes artists working in metal, ceramics, glass, textiles, natural materials, paper, print, bone and beeswax. The exhibition is a treasure trove of exquisite works which play with the idea of natural history artifacts, wunderkammer collections, the macro and micro. A collection of beautifully made objects, intriguing textures, materials and unusual forms; blurring lines between the real and the imagined; inviting the viewer to look closely, to question.

Artists were selected for their ability to create an intriguing narrative in their use of materials and form. How they transcend the making of realistic, representational work and instead create their own form of magical realism.




July 2022 :: Villadonga.

Museo Villadonga.


The Golden Fleece Award: 21 Years


Sat 23 Apr 2022 - Sat 4 Jun 2022 :: Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, Co. Meath.

In association with the Golden Fleece Award, Solstice Arts Centre presents The Golden Fleece Award: 21 years, an eclectic and diverse group exhibition, to mark twenty-one years of the Golden Fleece Award.




July 2022 :: Kilcoe studios  Bayydehob, Co Cork.

This is an exhibition of exploration and discovery. Many artists and crafts people are looking more and more to work with their local environment and learn from old ways of using local materials to create both beautiful and practical things.

Artists from all parts of the country have submitted work for this timely exhibition that deals with our need to look to what we have in our local environment. Approximately 20 different artists have taken part, and all have their own story to tell.

Various plant materials give us fibrous weaving materials and many artists have used these in their work. The colour from plants was not that long ago used to dye our clothes and exhibitors here have re looked at these in imaginative ways.

Minerals from the earth have been used to glaze and create pottery, and wood from our too few but beautiful native trees gives crafts people endless creative uses.

The exhibition is curated by Anna Crudge and Sonia Caldwell and supported by the Design and Crafts council of Ireland and Kilcoe Studios.


 Festival of the Lakes


September  2022 ::  Portumna, Co. Galway.

Our visual arts programme at Portumna Castle includes work in the Castle Gallery above the café and in the grounds of Portumna Castle.


The main exhibition will focus on the basketwork and sculpture of the great Joe Hogan and some impressive rushwork pieces from local artist Gerardine Wisdom..


 Conjuring  Forms


August to October 2022 ::  National Craft Gallery,  Kilkenny.

Conjuring Form is curated by Alice Stori Liechtenstein and produced by the Design & Crafts Council Ireland in partnership with the Office of Public Works.



Until January 2021 :: Galway City Museum, Galway.

MONUMENT is presented by Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture and Galway City Museum as part of the cultural programme.  With a primary focus on the stone forts of Aran, and on Dún Aonghasa in particular, this innovative exhibition investigates some of Europe's most impressive stone monuments located on some of Europe's smallest islands.  MONUMENT is a multidisciplinary exhibition platform. It represents a collaborative process that brings together agencies, institutions and individuals representing the archaeology, architecture, craft and design, cultural landscapes, tangible and intangible heritage, construction, sustainability and the social history associated with the monuments and the islands.


The National Museum of Ireland have installed a selection of artefacts found during excavations at Dún Aonghasa, Inis Mór, into the MONUMENT exhibition at Galway City Museum. The archaeological excavations of the fort at Dún Aonghasa were undertaken between 1992 and 1995 as part of the Discovery Programme’s Western Stone Forts Project.


MONUMENT will also feature specially commissioned craft pieces by some of Ireland’s most respected makers. They include textile artist Áine de Blácam, glass artist Róisín De Buitléar; silversmith Cóilín Ó Dubhghaill; ceramicist Katherine West; basket-maker Joe Hogan; knitter Elain McBride; graphic artist Maeve Clancy; woodturner Alan Meredith; currach-maker Patrick Flaherty, designer Sarah Joyce and film-maker Colm Hogan.)


More Info Here 

Celtic Connections - Willow

28 Oct - 25th Nov 2020 :: Scottish Gallery, Dundas Street,  Edinburgh.


This November The Scottish Gallery present Celtic Connections - Willow featuring new work from Lise Bech, Lizzie Farey, Alison Fitzgerald and Joe Hogan.

More Info Here 

The Natural Room, Sarah Myerscough Gallery,

17 Sep 2020 - 7 Nov 2020 :: Sarah Myerscough Gallery, London.


THE NATURAL ROOM collection is an approach to living through design that respectfully connects us to the natural world. It aims to create interiors that are of our moment – to focus our thoughts and reflect on our lives - while embodying a long-term vision of how we might live in the future.


See our gallery collections & objects: www.sarahmyerscough.com

Follow on Instagram: @sarah_myerscough_gallery



Monumentality / Fragility,

9 Feb 2019 - 23 June 2019 :: National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny.

We host this exhibition in Kilkenny in celebration of creativity and innovation in craft across Europe. In a time of discord, we are more than ever aware of our enduring connection as Europeans, and the importance of our shared heritage, cultural connections and contemporary collaborations. Highlighting new work by 74 of the most skilled, creative applied artists from across the continent - this exhibition brings together both artworks and makers to explore parallels in their approaches, thinking and techniques. .

Website link


Surface Matters - Portfolio Exhibition 2019,

21 Feb 2019 - 19 May 2019 :: The Coach House, Dublin Castle, Dublin.

An exhibition of new and innovative works from the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s PORTFOLIO: Critical Selection 2019-20.

Surface Matters, curated by Liz Cooper, considers the extraordinary skill and attention to detail involved in the creation of these contemporary craft objects; from the application of an exquisite patina to the repetition of building a complex form and a deep understanding of how their materials perform which has set these makers apart.

Website link


Taking Time, Dun Laoghaire.

From 13th April 2019 :: Lexicon, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.


Website link


Homo Faber Exhibition,

14 - 30 September 2018 :: The Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, Italy

Homo Faber is an inspiring exhibition of European craftsmanship, an international cultural event to showcase fine contemporary, traditional and rare craftsmanship and its link to the world of creativity and design. Encounter master artisans and discover their multifaceted know-how through live demonstrations as well as the latest virtual reality technology. Listen to new ideas and expert voices throughout the program of Creativity and Craftsmanship Conferences. From breathtaking jewellery to bespoke bicycles, from fascinating skills on the brink of disappearing to some of the most sought after icons associated with European style, Homo Faber covers a wide range of materials and disciplines and celebrates the human spirit and talent of the creators.

Website link


LOEWE Craft Prize Shortlist,

4 May - 17 June 2018 :: Design Museum, London, UK

Joe has been shortlisted for the LOEWE Craft Prize 2018. The LOEWE Craft Prize 2018 recognises the entirety of the shortlist as having made fundamentally important contributions to the development of contemporary craft and the legacy of the exhibition will be documented by a specially produced catalogue containing each of the finalists’ pieces.

Each finalists’ work will be exhibited at the Design Museum, London from 4 May – 17 June 2018..



Learning from the Earth

4 April - 28 April 2018 :: The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

Learning from the Earth presents new willow work from traditional basketmaker and fine artist Joe Hogan. Joe has worked from his studio in Loch na Fooey in West Ireland since 1978. He grows his own willow and harvests other naturally occurring materials such as wood, bark, larch, birch, bog myrtle twigs, willow twigs and catkins that he incorporates in his work. Joe Hogan is regarded as one of Ireland’s master craftsmen and has gained a worldwide reputation for his work.



Elements: The Beauty of Imperfection,

2 - 24 September 2017 :: Bamford, Daylesford / Knightsbridge, UK
The show brings together a group of highly skilled International craft artists and innovative designers who respond to elements of nature, through process, material and philosophy. This exhibition is particularly interesting because it demonstrates how traditional processes of hand-crafting with organic materials such as clay, wood and natural fibres are very much relevant in design and art today.



Lost and Found

August and September 2017   ::   Oxford Ceramics Gallery, Oxford


Lost & Found: featuring works from Robert Cooper, Joe Hogan, Paul Scott & Edward Teasdale.




May to July 2017 :: National Craft Gallery Kilkenny

July to September 2017 :: Ruthin Craft Center, Wales
An exhibition of new and innovative works from the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s PORTFOLIO: Critical Selection 2017-18. The 28 designer makers represented were selected by an international panel, for demonstrating excellence in craftsmanship, design quality and technical skill.



Tight Lines , Happy Hunting

May to July 2017 :: Galerie Handwerk, Munich, Germany


Triennale of Kogei

January to Feburary 2017 ::  Kanazawa, Japan
The exhibition approaches kogei art, which has changed and expanded with the times, with a worldwide perspective, serving as a venue to introduce new kogei art pieces, rich with expressiveness, while the latter exhibition focuses on the kogei art pieces that belong to the collections of Kanazawa City's museums. These exhibitions serve as Kanazawa City's way of sharing with the world a new era of kogei expression and possibility.






7 September to 1 October 2016 ::  Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
A showcase of new work from basket maker and visual artist Joe Hogan and ceramicists Claudia Rankin and Ben Arnup.






June to August 2016 ::  Walford Mill Crafts Centre, Dorset, U.K
Craft and the garden have enjoyed a symbiotic relationship for centuries, providing a continual source of inspiration for both artists and makers. 

Colour, texture, shape and the ever-changing seasons unite to provide the perfect muse and evidence of this will be in abundence at Walford Mill Crafts this summer.



RHA Annual Open Exhibition,

March to June 2016 ::  RHA Gallery, Dublin
The RHA is an artist-led organisation, a 32-county body with charitable status. Its core remit is to support contemporary art and artists in Ireland through exhibition, education and advocacy.





Modern Masters, Handwerkskammer fur Munchen und Oberbayern,

February 2016::  Intrernational Trade Fair, Munich




Open Studio @ Centre Culturel Irlandais

19th & 25th Sep 2015  ::   Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris

Basket-maker Joe Hogan invites you to come and see the work he is creating during his residency at the CCI.

19th Sep: 15:00

25th Sep: 18:30 to 20:00.


Basketry and Wood Turning

4th to 26th Sep 2015   ::   The Solomon Gallery, Dublin

This stunning exhibition will showcase exceptional pieces created using materials from the natural world; including dyed wooden bowls and vessels with precious metal inlay, woodturned pieces designed with the line of the grain as an integral part and willow woven sculptural basketry. Each of the artists are exploring and developing new designs based on old traditions and promoting a deeper connection to nature.


Willow Weavers

9 Sep to 3rd Oct 2015   ::   The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh.

Basketry is an ancient and elemental craft reminding us of a simpler life; a yearning for something going back to our basic roots. It is also a universal craft; basketry gives both urban and heritage spaces an essential human dimension. Willow Weaving is by no means a survey exhibition, it is instead a glimpse into a genre which has been in decline as a world craft due to increasing industrialisation but in recent years has enjoyed a renaissance as an art form in its own right. Each artist and craftsman included in this exhibition contributes to this renaissance.

The exhibition includes work from:   Lise Bech, Dail Behennah, Lizzie Farey, Rosie Farey, Joe Hogan, Owen Jones, Stefan Meiners  

Basket Identity

Mar to May 2015   ::   Riverhouse Gallery, Storrington, West Sussex, UK.



Side by Side

27 Mar to 28 Apr 2015   ::   National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny

An exhibition of contemporary work from the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s (DCCoI) PORTFOLIO: Critical Selection 2015-2016 publication, it features 22 makers who have been selected for achieving excellence in craftsmanship, design quality and technical skill by comparative international standards. 


Joe Hogan, Akiko Hirai

Feb to Mar 2015   ::   Oxford Ceramics Gallery




"Design Island" - Dublin Airport

Jan 2015 onwards   ::   Dublin Airport

"Design Island", is a photography exhibition at Dublin Airport that communicates  the breadth of Irish creativity in 2015.

Each grouping features designers photographed in their studios by award winning Irish photographer Peter Rowen. 



To Capture Silence

4th December 2014 to 31st January 2015   ::   Source Art Centre, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

“To Capture Silence”, a joint exhibition featuring Joe Hogan’s basketry and Liz Nilsson’s textiles.


30th October to 2nd November 2014   ::   RHA Gallery, Dublin

Showcasing the best of contemporary Irish craft from world-class makers with international reputations, PORTFOLIO will feature unique and innovative objects across a variety of disciplines including: furniture, ceramics, jewellery, glass, metals, paper, textiles, calligraphy, woodwork and basketry.

'This Beloved Earth': Basketry

September 26th to November 23rd 2014   ::   The Barony Centre, West Kilbride, Scotland


"This Beloved Earth" from the poem "For Instance" by Denise Levertov


This exhibition comes about as a direct result of a short residency at The Barony Centre in September 2013, when Ewan Balfour (Shetland), Lise Bech (Denmark/Ayrshire), Mary Butcher (England), Carlos Fontales (Spain), Joe Hogan (Ireland) and Barbara Ridland (Shetland) spent a weekend 'hanging out' having conversations,'playing' with weave using natural and found materials and sharing skills via drop in workshops open to the public.



Materialisation: Mapping the Making

June to August 2014   ::   Link Gallery, Carlow


Following on from the success of ‘An Irish Wall’, five makers based in Ireland were invited by the Festival at the end of last year to produce a work in response to Vasconcelos’ Valquíria Enxoval, working with collaborators of their choice.

This exhibition charts their journey to the finished work and will include notebooks, photographs, prototypes, samples and statements that illustrate the process and the narrative of each collaboration.



Material Subversion

June to August 2014   ::   Naughton Gallery , Belfast


Material Subversion will run concurrently with the Crafts Council exhibition Hidden Agenda and explores the ways in which local craft makers subvert preconceptions about materials and their function. The ten makers involved include Stuart Cairns, Patrick Colhoun, Andrew Cooke, Rachel Dickson, Joe Hogan, Ingrid Houwers, Catherine Keenan, Gail Mahon and Rachel McKnight.


Material Subversion explores how these makers - working with a wide range of materials including glass, ceramics, taxidermy, wicker, textile and paper – subvert the perceived functionality of their work and prompt viewers to question the role of material and its relationship to form.




May 2014   ::   Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh


Joe Hogan will be exhibiting a selection of his contemporary baskets at The Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh.





January 2014   ::   Blondeau Fine Art Services, Geneva, Switzerland



December 2013   ::   Oxford Ceramics Gallery, Oxford


The work of basketmaker Joe Hogan is strongly influenced by the landscape of Connemara, where he lives and works. His robust, increasingly sculptural pieces are woven from native willow, and often incorporate twisted bog wood – reminiscent of bleached horns or antlers - from an area of bogland near his home. They are strong, physical pieces with a raw beauty.




December 2013 - January 2014   ::   Wayne Arts Centre, Philadelphia, USA

Featured this year, in conjunction with Craft Forms, is a dynamic exhibition, Nature In Craft, that will focus on mixed mediums and how the artist incorporates nature through material, concept and execution. Over 40 international artists will be featured.



6th November - 30th November 2013   ::   Waterways Museum, Pearse St, Dublin

Water Land' an Exhibition of Crafted Objects Inspired by Water.


This exhibition brings together the heritage of the inland waterways with new work by contemporary artists and craft makers. Curated by Sarah Ross, it will feature a selection of Ireland's most well known and recognised artists and crafts people.



November 2013   ::   RHA Gallery, Dublin




14th - 20th October 2013   ::   Fortnum and Mason, London

Collaborations with Clare Corrigan, Designer. Part of Freize week, Fornum & Mason are hosting a pop up exhibition, Nusch Fleuriste. The exhibition is a modern day survey of craftspeople and makers and includes collaborations between Clare Corrigan, the former Marc Jacobs Homeware Designer, and glass blowers, ceramicists, weavers, metal workers and flint knappers. 



29th July - 22nd August 2013   ::   London Street Gallery, Derry/Londonderry

A large craft exhibition featuring many of Ireland’s leading craft workers; part of the programme for Derry/Londonderry city of culture.







12th June - 11th August 2013   ::   The Harley Gallery, Welbeck, Nottinghamshire

Making and Drawing reveals the secret lives of artists and makers; showing their private drawings alongside the finished works that they inspire, inform or create.


This exhibition celebrates the publication of Kyra Cane’s new book, Making and Drawing. Showing work by artists’ featured in her book, this exhibition will focus on how these makers use drawing for reference; planning and design; surface; making; thinking; with technology.






ICON  (at Brown Thomas)

15th May - 26th June 2013   ::   Brown Thomas, Grafton St, Dublin

A display of  craft work by makers in the Crafts Council of Ireland  “Portfolio” in the Brown Thomas store in Dublin.


Video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CKJ6tdXVGA





June 2013   ::   Dartington Hall, Devon

In conjunction with Basketry and Beyond Festival.


‘FROM BARE STEMS’, focuses on the fishing, farming and fashion theme of the festival. Curated by Hilary Burns, the exhibition will show traditional and contemporary work side by side together with information about materials and techniques. Images showing how baskets have been and in some places still are used in everyday lives will put the work into context.



Until 16th January 2013   ::   National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny
9th February - 6th April 2013   ::   Solstice Arts Centre,  Navan


Curated by Maureen Kennelly and Ann Mulrooney.


“Out of the Marvellous is an exhibition of work by some of Ireland’s foremost makers and poets(the title is taken form Seamus Heaney’s poem “Clonmacnoise”). Just as the best poetry can create moments of epiphany in the reader, so too can the finest objects stir in the observer feelings of pure emotion and understanding. This show seeks to trace the connections between both art forms, through an exploration of work by Sonja Landweer, Seamus Heaney, Angela O Kelly, Gerard Smith, Frances Lambe, Derek Mahon, Joe Hogan, Anne Michaels, Vona Groarke and Colin O Dubhghaill.”

Maureen Kennelly, co –curator.




25th January 2013 - 13th March 2013   ::   National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny

On Tour: 2nd August 2013 - 29th September 2013   ::   Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin


Curated by Amanda Game.


Future Beauty?  is an exhibition of everyday and extraordinary objects designed and made in twenty six independent Irish  studios in the past year.   Future Beauty will be a rare collision of materials, technologies and cultural influences, all linked by the experience of intelligent making.  The show invites us to consider the current shape of art and design in Ireland, and, to consider the ways in which the thinking and the objects from these makers may influence our understanding of art and design in the future. 

The twenty six participating studios were originally selected as part of the Irish Craft Portfolio critical selection process initiated and organised by the Crafts Council of Ireland in January 2012






10th - 13th May 2013   ::   Saatchi Gallery, London


The international fair for contemporary objects.

Represented by the National Craft Gallery, Ireland.




Contact:  -  joe@joehoganbaskets.com  -  +353(94)9548241