Coming up:

Boyle Arts Festival Main Exhibition

'Visual Presence'

Runs 18 July - 04 August 2024

King House, Boyle, Co Roscommon

11am to 5pm daily

Free Admission



2024 

Group Exhibition, The Engine Room Gallery. March 2024.

Group Exhibition, Art for Gaza, The Copper House Gallery. 29 Feb. - 2 March 2024.

Group Exhibition, Emergence VII, QSS Gallery. February 2024.


2023

Group Exhibition, Architects as Artists, Royal Society of Ulster Architects. December.

Jury Selected Exhibition, Royal Ulster Academy. RUA annual open exhibition, Ulster Museum 13 October to 1 January 2024.

Group Exhibition, Christmas Exhibition, The Engine Room Gallery. December.

Group Exhibition, Summer Exhibition, The Engine Room Gallery. July and August.


2022

Group Exhibition, Architects as Artists, Royal Society of Ulster Architects.

Group Exhibition, Christmas Exhibition, The Engine Room Gallery.


2021

Group Exhibition, Architects as Artists, Royal Society of Ulster Architects.

Jury Selected Exhibition, John Richardson French Residency Award, Hambly and Hambly Gallery.

Group Exhibition, Morning Light, Group Exhibition from early morning art practice (Online https://hub.link/vBBzETA)

Printed Article, Rioja, Perspective Magazine. Text and drawings on La Guardia in Italy.


2020

Group Exhibition, Architects as Artists, Royal Society of Ulster Architects.

Online Solo Exhibition, Transmission by the Hearth, (Online https://www.michaeldohertyart.com/gallery/Transmission ).


2019

Group Exhibition, Conversations on the Periphery. Pollen Studios, Belfast. Work produced as a part of 'The Inishlacken Project' residency.

Group Exhibition, Architects as Artists, Royal Society of Ulster Architects.

Group Exhibition, Citizens. Pollen Studios, Belfast.

Jury Selected Exhibition, Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize Exhibition. (Formerly the Jerwood Drawing Prize). 'Paper Cup',  The premier UK drawing exhibition and prize. Group exhibition of selected works from an open submission process to reflect contemporary drawing practice in the UK. Opening September 2019 in London and then touring. Salisbury Museum, Trinity Buoy Wharf, Leicester http://trinitybuoywharfdrawingprize.drawingprojects.uk/ 

The Salisbury Museum,  12 October 2019 to 11 January 2020.

Trinity Buoy Wharf, London, 18 January to 1 February 2020.

The Gallery at De Montfort University, Leicester, 21 February to 18 April 2020.

Group Exhibition, Harlequins Bi Annual.


2018

Group Exhibition, Architects as Artists, Royal Society of Ulster Architects.

Jury Selected Exhibition, Royal Ulster Academy. RUA annual open exhibition, Ulster Museum 18 October 2018 to 7 January 2019. 'A Line on a Map'.  Oil Painting.

Group Exhibition, Secret Postcards, Group exhibition at the Ulster University.


2017

Lecture, Royal Ulster Academy programme to accompany the Annual Exhibition.  November 2017 ‘Sources & Inspirations‘

Architects drawing in Italy and Australia: Michael Doherty and Marcus Patton, RUA.

'‘Sources & Inspirations’ will give AS and A2 pupils the opportunity to hear one or two professional artists talk about the origin and development of their ideas, view original studies of the artists’ work and ask questions.'

Jury Selected Exhibition, Cathedral Totem, Royal Ulster Academy. RUA annual open exhibition, Ulster Museum 6 October 2017 to 7 January 2018. Pencil drawing which was included as one of the illustrated works in the catalogue.

Film, Chaos and Butterflies, a short film about the U.S. decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord. Syracuse International Film Festival, New York.

Jury Selected Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, Shortlisted.

Group Exhibition, Harlequins Bi Annual.

Group Exhibition, Life Drawing, Crescent Arts Centre. 

Solo Exhibition, Disassembled Sketchbooks, Royal Society of Ulster Architects Feb 2017, Drawings and Watercolours of Matera, Ostuni and Polignano a Mare in Italy.

Printed Article, Limestone and Light, Perspective Magazine Jan/Feb 2017, text and Drawings on Matera and Puglia in Italy.


2016

Group Exhibition, Architects as Artists, Royal Society of Ulster Architects.

Book, Notations, is a collection of eight individual books that together form a folio of drawings, notes, collages, photographs and appropriated images taken from the notebooks of architects who use them as both reflective and reflexive forms of thinking.  It includes work by Tom dePaor, Michael Doherty, Grafton Architects, Seamus Lennon, McCullough Mulvin, O’Donnell + Tuomey and Nigel Peake.  Based on the principle that notebooks provide unique insights into personal worlds of drawing, this publication offers a set of open notations that can be interpreted and experienced as directly as they were drawn and made: unselfconsciously curious about the world.    Published by Gall Editions Editors: Paul Clarke and Peter Maybury  ISBN 978-0-9566293-4-0

Film, Drawing on Life,  A film by Paul Clarke and Conor McCafferty Screening daily 15-29 July, Mon–Sat 9.30–6.00pm Taking place at the Irish Architecture Foundation HQ: 15 Bachelors Walk, Dublin 1.  "....through to the Belfast architect Michael Doherty’s vivid pencil studies – why architects draw is evocatively captured and documented in this film." http://drawingonlife.com/ 


2015

Group Exhibition, Architects as Artists, Royal Society of Ulster Architects.

Printed Article, Sicily, Perspective Magazine July/August 2015. Text and drawings on Ceflaou in Sicily.

Group Exhibition, Harlequins Bi Annual.

Group Exhibition, Meitheal Ealaine, Gleann Cholm Cille, as a part of the Blue Stacks Festival.


2014

Group Exhibition, Architects as Artists, Royal Society of Ulster Architects.

Group Exhibition, Thoir agus Thiar. November 2014 until 10 January 2015, Culturlann McAdam O Fiaich and An Gailerai in Gaoth Dobhar, Co Donegal.

"For generations, Belfast’s Irish community has drawn on the wealth of language and culture of the Donegal Gaeltacht and maybe, in recent years, the urban Gaeltacht of Belfast has offered hope to Donegal. This November we will celebrate that connection with a ‘bi-located’ exhibition when a group of artists will have a piece each in the Dillon Gallery in Belfast and another in An Gailearaí in the heart of the Donegal Gaeltacht.  We will have a video link between the two galleries so that visitors to either can get a sense of both."

Artists: Brendan O’Sullivan, Bridget Ryan, Caomhán Mac an Iomaire, Catherine McWilliams, Cliodhna Cussen, Gerard Dillon, Eoin Mac Lochlainn, Jennifer Cunningham, Michael Doherty, Rosie McGurran, Seán Ó Flaithearta, Stuart Calvin, Susan Hughes, Úna O’Grady. 

Group Exhibition, Idir Da Aigne, Cultúrlann McAdam O Fiaich.

TV, Imeall, arts magazine, TG4.

Film, Drawing on Life. Drawing on Life is a film about architects, and how they see the world through drawing. Featured architect and engaged in panel discussion.: Screening as part of the Irish Architecture Foundation’s The Everyday Experience at Filmbase, Temple Bar. 22 February 2014. 

'The film frames eight short portraits of architects and practices as cinematic windows that look into this very individual world of drawing.......From the meditations on use and the travellers’ tales of Grafton Architects; the building of the drawing by O’Donnell+ Tuomey; writing as drawing by the architect and critic Shane O’Toole; through to the Belfast architect Michael Doherty’s vivid pencil studies – why architects draw is evocatively captured and documented in this film.' 

http://drawingonlife.com/ 


2013 

Group Exhibition, Architects as Artists, Royal Society of Ulster Architects.

Film, Drawing on Life. Drawing on Life is a film about architects, and how they see the world through drawing. Featured architect in showing IMMA Irish Museum of Modern Art. December 2013. Lisbon: Arquiteturas Film Festival. 27 September 2013.

Group Exhibition, Culture Night, Inishlacken, Group exhibition on the Island as outputs from the Inishlacken Project residential organised by artist Rosie McGurran. 

Group Exhibition, Meitheal Ealaine, Ballyshannon, Group Exhibition as a part of the Blue Stacks Festival.

Group Exhibition, Life Drawing, Crescent Arts Centre.

Workshop Lead, Súil an Dearcadóra – Eye of the Beholder, Artist exchange project between Turas and Colaiste Feirste. Artist workshops, sketching walking tours. 

Exhibition of the archaeological dig at Drumclay Crannog in Enniskillen Museum. Pencil sketches of the dig as a part of the exhibition. 


2012 

Architects as Artists Group Exhibition at Royal Society of Ulster Architects, December 2012. 

Jury Selected Exhibition, Royal Ulster Academy of Arts Annual Exhibition, Ulster Museum, Visual Artists Open Submission Exhibition.

Group Exhibition, Meitheal Ealaine, Gleann Cholm Cille, as a part of the Blue Stacks Festival.

Group Exhibition, Notebooks and Narratives: The Secret Laboratory; Obel Tower Belfast 09 August 2012 to 06 September 2012.  Derry in the Verbal Arts Centre untill Monday 11 March 2012 and then The Playhouse from the 12th to the 26th March 2012.  Dublin City Council, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 31 January to 17 February 2012.

Group Exhibition, Life Drawing, Crescent Arts Centre.

Solo Exhibition, Idir Peann Luaidhe agus Páipéar, Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich.


2011 

Group Exhibition, Architects as Artists, La Boca, Fountain Street, Belfast to 7 January 2012.

Group Exhibition, Notebooks and Narratives: The Secret Laboratory, Fumbally Exchange Dublin as a part Of Innovation 2011. October/November 2011, UCD, Feb -March 2011 & Cork City Hall 12 May -05 Aug 2011.

Group Exhibition, Meitheal Ealaine, Gleann Cholm Cille, as a part of the Blue Stacks Festival.

Workshop Lead, Irish Architecture foundation Sketching tour of Belfast.

Printed Article, Valencia Travelogue, Perspective Magazine July/August 2011. Article and Sketches on Royal Society of Ulster Architects Field Trip.

Group Exhibition, Life Drawing, Crescent Arts Centre.

Jury Selected Exhibition, Ciall 2011: Visual Artists Open Submission Exhibition, Bunbeg, Co GrArchitects as Artists at Royal Society of Ul


Group Exhibition, Architects as Artists.

Solo Exhibition, Gleann Cholm Cille drawings, as a park of the McCracken Summer School.

Group Exhibition, Crescent Arts Centre, Group Exhibition, Summer 2010. 

Group Exhibition, Notebooks and Narratives: The Secret Laboratory; PLACE, Feb -March 2010 & University of Ulster June 2010.


2009 

Group Exhibition, Architects as Artists.

Printed Article, Lindian Walkways, Perspective Magazine. Article and sketches of Village of Lindos on Rhodes Island. 

Online Publication, Seacht mBliana de Líníocht. Article which appeared in the online magazine 'Beo'.

Solo Exhibition, Seacht mBliana i nGleann Cholm Cille, Gerard Dillon Gallery, Cultúrlann McAdam O Fiaich.