'Wild Thing, Kinsale’,

drypoint, chine collé, watercolour, chinecolle, 25 x 25 inches 


Eli Lily Purchase Prize, '25' Cork City Hall

‘Island Series, The Blaskets’,
drypoint, watercolour, chine collé, 70 x 100cms, 2012


King and Piercy Mid-Career Award, 'Impressions', 2012, Galway, curator/adjudicator Norman Ackroyd

Residency in Ballinglen


Fellow of the Ballinglen Arts Foundation

Black Head (R),
etching, 70 x 100 cms    


First prize, Impressions Open Print Exhibition, Galway

Curated by Mike Moon
Pages from submission to the Michael Byrne Print Award


Michael Byrne Award for Print, administered by the Arts Council

'Devil’s Ladder', drypoint, 200 x 70 cms,    


Mary Farl Powers Printmaking Award, administered by the Arts Council

Dancing Desires, Fallen Angels’, drypoint, 13 x 13 cm 
‘Failing Star’,
drypoint, 13 x 13 cm

First Prize, Second Limerick Small Print Exhibition, Chris Doswell Gallery, Limerick,

curated by Paul O’Reilly
drypoint, 70 x 100 cms, c.2000
Arts Council Bursary
Bewick etching press


Arts Council materials grant. This grant went towards purchasing an English made Bewick     etching press – which has been central to my work ever since.

Cover of the first ‘On Tour’ exhibition


European Commission Award – ‘Kaleidoscope’ to Art Network Europe ‘Art Network Europe’ was established by Irish Artists Michael Byrne and David Lilburn to develop cultural links between Ireland and other European countries for contemporary visual artists.

Between 1993 and 1996 a number of exhibitions and events were organised involving artists from, and venues in, Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium and Russia.   

Was awarded a number of Arts Council/Aer Lingus funded travel awards for projects related to Art Network Europe in this period.

Cover of Homeground catalogue


Arts Council grant to travelling exhibition  ‘Home Ground, Monoprints by David Lilburn’

Towards from the Forceps to the Chains of Office’,
monoprint, 30 x 20 cms, 1984


Graphics prize, Limerick Exhibition of Visual Art, Selector Peter Fuller

Further information relating to Towards from the Forceps to the Chains of Office’,

link to: Extract from report on eva’84.pdf

and A Rocky Road by Sean Lynch

‘Don’t Let Then Die’,
coloured etching, relief print, 30x45 cms, 1977


Setanta Gallery Award, Listowell III