About us

Since completing his Masters degree at the Royal
College of Art in 1978, Eamonn McGovern has
spent over 30 years working as a professional artist.
From his studios in Teesside Eamonn explores a wide
range of media and subjects in his art. He is also an
active member of ‘Platform Arts’ – a studio group
based in Middlesbrough whose aim is to bring
contemporary art and craft to a wider audience.
Eamonn has exhibited widely for many years. His most recent
exhibitions include: the Manchester Academy Show
(prizewinner); Darlington Art Gallery (Dover Prize); Eye Opener
Exhibition, DLI Museum, Durham; The Sculpture Trail, Hebden
Bridge; The Crossings at St Paul's, Walsall; Royd's School,
Leeds; Urban Edge, St-Martin-in-the-Fields Gallery, Trafalgar
Square London; Churchfield Contemporary Pub Company,
London; The Horse in Art Exhibition, Obsidian Art,

1975                   Bachelor of Art (BA) – 1st Class Honours
1978                   Master of Art (MA) – Royal College of Art (RCA)
Specialist Subjects Studied: Ceramic Sculpture
Additional Subjects: Drawing, Painting, Sculpture
2009         Master Class for Portrait Sculptors (The Society of Portrait Sculptors) -
Heatherley School of Fine Art, Chelsea, London.

EXHIBITIONS (since 1993)       
1993         Ceramics Exhibition, Blackfriars Arts Centre, Boston, Lincolnshire.
1993         Dukes Oak Gallery, Cheshire.
1994         ‘The Naked Face’, Contemporary Portrait Society, London.
1995         One Man Show, South Square Gallery, Thornton, Bradford.
1995         Leigh Gallery, Bloomsbury, London.
1996         Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Award, Auckland, New Zealand.
1996         Dukes Oak Gallery, Cheshire.
1996         ‘Mortal Coils Exhibition’, Batley.
1997         Cleveland International Drawing Biennale
1997         Summer Show, Leigh Gallery, London.
1997         British Workhouse Gallery, Texas, USA
1997         Summer Show, Leigh Gallery, London.
1998         Manchester Academy Show.
1998         Inde Gallery, Nottingham.
1998         The British Lime Gallery, Laguna Beach, California.                      
1999         Montage Studio Gallery, Castleton.                                   
2000         Sui Generis, Cheltenham.    
2000         Men’s Work Exhibition, Art Link, Hull.      
2000         Manchester Academy Show.
2001         Prize Winner, Manchester Academy Show.
2001         Dover Prize, Darlington Art Gallery.
2002         ‘Eye Opener Exhibition’, DLI Museum, Durham.
2002         Installation: “The Lost Children”, The Sculpture Trail, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.
2003         One Man Show: The Crossings at St. Paul`s, Walsall.
2003         Installation Sculpture at Royds School, Leeds.
2004         One Man Show: ‘Urban Edge’, St.Martin-in-the-Fields Gallery,
                  Trafalgar Square, London.
2005         One Man Show: The Churchfield Contemporary Pub Company, West London (exhibition is ongoing)
2006         The ‘Horse in Art’ Exhibition, Obsidian Art, Buckinghamshire.
2007         ‘The Lifeboat Show‘, Staithes Gallery, North Yorkshire.
2008         The Staithes Gallery Exhibition.
2010         ‘Atmosphere and Emotion’, Dover Prize Darlington Art Centre  
2010         ‘A Spot on the Wall’, The Station Gallery, North Yorkshire.
2010         Member of Platform Arts Studio Group Middlesbrough Cleveland www.platformarts.net -- ongoing exhibition and studio space