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Dorothy Cross - Artists - Kerlin Gallery

Working in sculpture, film and photography, Dorothy Cross examines the relationship between living beings and the natural world. Living in Connemara, a rural area on Ireland’s west coast, the artist sees nature, the ocean and the body as sites of constant change and flux. Her works harness this fluidity and generative power, staging unexpected encounters between plants, animals, body parts and everyday objects, resulting in strange, hybrid forms that range from the lyrical, sublime and meditative, to the erotic, humorous and playful. Her sculptures might incorporate classical materials such as Carrara marble, cast bronze or gold leaf alongside discarded antiques, old boats, washed-up jellyfish, whale bones or animal skins found on the shore. Treating these materials with equal reverence, Cross honours the legacy of art history but also the geological and ecological histories that far predate it, reflecting upon our place within the environment. Her works also draw upon a rich store of symbolic associations across cultures to investigate the construction of religious, social and sexual mores, subjectivity, memory and vulnerability.

 

Dorothy Cross lives and works in Connemara.

Dorothy Cross - Artists - Kerlin Gallery

Generations, 2022
Statuario Marble
66 x 60 x 40 cm / 26 x 23.6 x 15.7 in 

Selected Works

Selected Works Thumbnails
Dorothy Cross  Bloodlines Series (Bow & Stern), 2024 diptych, framed photographs with red glass, unique 63.7 x 90.7 cm / 25.1 x 35.7 in framed, each

Dorothy Cross 
Bloodlines Series (Bow & Stern), 2024
diptych, framed photographs with red glass, unique
63.7 x 90.7 cm / 25.1 x 35.7 in framed, each

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Dorothy Cross 
Bloodlines Series (Under sail), 2024
framed photograph with red glass, unique
54 x 93.3 cm / 21.3 x 36.7 in framed  

Dorothy Cross 
Bloodlines Series (Under sail), 2024
framed photograph with red glass, unique
54 x 93.3 cm / 21.3 x 36.7 in framed  

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Dorothy Cross  Bloodlines Series (Bow & Stern), 2024 diptych, framed photographs with red glass, unique 63.7 x 90.7 cm / 25.1 x 35.7 in framed, each
Dorothy Cross 
Bloodlines Series (Binoculars & Window), 2024
diptych, framed photographs with red glass, unique
63.7 x 90.7 cm / 25.1 x 35.7 in framed, each
Dorothy Cross 
Bloodlines Series (Binoculars & Window), 2024
diptych, framed photographs with red glass, unique
63.7 x 90.7 cm / 25.1 x 35.7 in framed, each
Dorothy Cross  Bloodlines Series (Bow & Stern), 2024 diptych, framed photographs with red glass, unique 63.7 x 90.7 cm / 25.1 x 35.7 in framed, each

Dorothy Cross 
Bloodlines Series (Binoculars & Window), 2024
diptych, framed photographs with red glass, unique
63.7 x 90.7 cm / 25.1 x 35.7 in framed, each

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Generations
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Dorothy Cross
Dorothy Cross
Generations

Dorothy Cross
Generations, 2022
Statuario Marble, hand carved
66 x 60 x 40 cm / 26 x 23.6 x 15.7 in 

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Dorothy Cross 
Branch, 2017
cast bronze branch and three polished bronze eggs
20 x 203 x 15 cm / 7.9 x 79.9 x 5.9 in
Dorothy Cross 
Branch, 2017
cast bronze branch and three polished bronze eggs
20 x 203 x 15 cm / 7.9 x 79.9 x 5.9 in
Dorothy Cross 
Branch, 2017
cast bronze branch and three polished bronze eggs
20 x 203 x 15 cm / 7.9 x 79.9 x 5.9 in
Dorothy Cross 
Branch, 2017
cast bronze branch and three polished bronze eggs
20 x 203 x 15 cm / 7.9 x 79.9 x 5.9 in

Dorothy Cross 
Branch, 2017
cast bronze branch and three polished bronze eggs
20 x 203 x 15 cm / 7.9 x 79.9 x 5.9 in

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Dorothy Cross
Foxglove, 2024
cast bronze
125 x 58 x 43 cm / 49.2 x 22.8 x 16.9 in
39 x 79.5 x 64.5 cm / 15.4 x 31.3 x 25.4 in plinth
Dorothy Cross
Foxglove, 2024
cast bronze
125 x 58 x 43 cm / 49.2 x 22.8 x 16.9 in
39 x 79.5 x 64.5 cm / 15.4 x 31.3 x 25.4 in plinth
Dorothy Cross
Foxglove, 2024
cast bronze
125 x 58 x 43 cm / 49.2 x 22.8 x 16.9 in
39 x 79.5 x 64.5 cm / 15.4 x 31.3 x 25.4 in plinth
Dorothy Cross
Foxglove, 2024
cast bronze
125 x 58 x 43 cm / 49.2 x 22.8 x 16.9 in
39 x 79.5 x 64.5 cm / 15.4 x 31.3 x 25.4 in plinth
Dorothy Cross
Foxglove, 2024
cast bronze
125 x 58 x 43 cm / 49.2 x 22.8 x 16.9 in
39 x 79.5 x 64.5 cm / 15.4 x 31.3 x 25.4 in plinth
Dorothy Cross
Foxglove, 2024
cast bronze
125 x 58 x 43 cm / 49.2 x 22.8 x 16.9 in
39 x 79.5 x 64.5 cm / 15.4 x 31.3 x 25.4 in plinth
Dorothy Cross
Foxglove, 2024
cast bronze
125 x 58 x 43 cm / 49.2 x 22.8 x 16.9 in
39 x 79.5 x 64.5 cm / 15.4 x 31.3 x 25.4 in plinth
Dorothy Cross
Foxglove, 2024
cast bronze
125 x 58 x 43 cm / 49.2 x 22.8 x 16.9 in
39 x 79.5 x 64.5 cm / 15.4 x 31.3 x 25.4 in plinth

Dorothy Cross
Foxglove, 2024
cast bronze
125 x 58 x 43 cm / 49.2 x 22.8 x 16.9 in
39 x 79.5 x 64.5 cm / 15.4 x 31.3 x 25.4 in plinth

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2010 Stalactite
Dorothy Cross 
Earth, 2011
cast bronze
195 x 35 x 35 cm / 76.8 x 13.8 x 13.8 in 
Dorothy Cross 
Earth, 2011
cast bronze
195 x 35 x 35 cm / 76.8 x 13.8 x 13.8 in 
Dorothy Cross 
Earth, 2011
cast bronze
195 x 35 x 35 cm / 76.8 x 13.8 x 13.8 in 
2010 Stalactite

Dorothy Cross 
Earth, 2011
cast bronze
195 x 35 x 35 cm / 76.8 x 13.8 x 13.8 in 

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Everest Erratic
Dorothy Cross
Everest Erratic, 2019
Carrara marble
172 x 136 x 243 cm / 67.7 x 53.5 x 95.7 in 
Dorothy Cross
Everest Erratic, 2019
Carrara marble
172 x 136 x 243 cm / 67.7 x 53.5 x 95.7 in 
Everest Erratic

Dorothy Cross
Everest Erratic, 2019
Carrara marble
172 x 136 x 243 cm / 67.7 x 53.5 x 95.7 in 

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Dorothy Cross
Fingertip Pearl, 2011
Hand bones and fingertip overgrown with black-lipped oyster nacre
22 x 16 x 2 cm / 8.7 x 6.3 x .8 in
Dorothy Cross
Dorothy Cross
Dorothy Cross
Dorothy Cross
Dorothy Cross
Dorothy Cross
Fingertip Pearl, 2011
Hand bones and fingertip overgrown with black-lipped oyster nacre
22 x 16 x 2 cm / 8.7 x 6.3 x .8 in

Dorothy Cross
Fingertip Pearl, 2011
Hand bones and fingertip overgrown with black-lipped oyster nacre
22 x 16 x 2 cm / 8.7 x 6.3 x .8 in

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Dorothy Cross
Damascus Pillow, 2021
Damascus rose marble
12 x 52.5 x 42.3 cm / 4.7 x 20.7 x 16.7 in
 
Damascus Pillow, 2021
Damascus rose marble
12 x 52.5 x 42.3 cm / 4.7 x 20.7 x 16.7 in
53 x 42 x 72 cm / 20.9 x 16.5 x 28.3 in plinth
Damascus Pillow, 2021
Damascus rose marble
12 x 52.5 x 42.3 cm / 4.7 x 20.7 x 16.7 in
53 x 42 x 72 cm / 20.9 x 16.5 x 28.3 in plinth
Dorothy Cross
Damascus Pillow, 2021
Damascus rose marble
12 x 52.5 x 42.3 cm / 4.7 x 20.7 x 16.7 in
 

Dorothy Cross
Damascus Pillow, 2021
Damascus rose marble
12 x 52.5 x 42.3 cm / 4.7 x 20.7 x 16.7 in
 

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ROOM 2
Dorothy Cross
ROOM, 2019
Carrara marble
24 x 240 x 480 cm cm / 9.4 x 94.5 x 189 in 
Dorothy Cross
ROOM, 2019
Carrara marble
24 x 240 x 480 cm cm / 9.4 x 94.5 x 189 in 
ROOM 2

Dorothy Cross
ROOM, 2019
Carrara marble
24 x 240 x 480 cm cm / 9.4 x 94.5 x 189 in 

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Hand and Foot

Dorothy Cross
Hand and Foot, 2017
cast bronze, alabaster and steel wire
alabaster disc: 50 cm / 19.7 in diameter, height variable

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Everest Floor
Dorothy Cross
Everest Floor, 2017
Carrara marble
200 x 320 cm / 78.7 x 126 in 
photo: Jason Wyche
Dorothy Cross
Everest Floor, 2017
Carrara marble
200 x 320 cm / 78.7 x 126 in 
 
Dorothy Cross
Everest Floor, 2017
Carrara marble
200 x 320 cm / 78.7 x 126 in 
Everest Floor

Dorothy Cross
Everest Floor, 2017
Carrara marble
200 x 320 cm / 78.7 x 126 in 
photo: Jason Wyche

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Dorothy Cross
Arms, 1996 – 2017
cast bronze, gilded 24 carat gold
16 x 80 x 9 cm / 6.3 x 31.5 x 3.5 in each
Collection of The Tia Collection

Dorothy Cross
Arms, 1996 – 2017
cast bronze, gilded 24 carat gold
16 x 80 x 9 cm / 6.3 x 31.5 x 3.5 in each
Collection of The Tia Collection

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2014 Eye of Shark
Dorothy Cross
Eye of Shark, 2014
9 cast iron baths, marble panel, shark eye and display box, amber glass, dimensions variable
Installation at Lismore Castle Arts, Waterford
Dorothy Cross
Eye of Shark, 2014
9 cast iron baths, marble panel, shark eye and display box, amber glass, dimensions variable
Installation at Lismore Castle Arts, Waterford
2014 Eye of Shark

Dorothy Cross
Eye of Shark, 2014
9 cast iron baths, marble panel, shark eye and display box, amber glass, dimensions variable
Installation at Lismore Castle Arts, Waterford

Inquire
Dorothy Cross
Overlap (Merge), 1991
archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308
edition of 4 + 2 AP
81 x 61 cm / 31.9 x 24 in image size
95 x 76 cm / 37.4 x 29.9 in framed size
Dorothy Cross
Dorothy Cross
Overlap (Merge), 1991
archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308
edition of 4 + 2 AP
81 x 61 cm / 31.9 x 24 in image size
95 x 76 cm / 37.4 x 29.9 in framed size

Dorothy Cross
Overlap (Merge), 1991
archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308
edition of 4 + 2 AP
81 x 61 cm / 31.9 x 24 in image size
95 x 76 cm / 37.4 x 29.9 in framed size

Inquire
Whale  2011

Dorothy Cross
Whale, 2011
Cuvier whale skeleton, cord, wood, rusted bucket and marble plinth
700 cm / 275.6 in
Installation view at Turner Contemporary. Photo: Stephen White

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2002 jellyfish lake
2002 jellyfish lake
2002 jellyfish lake

Dorothy Cross 
Jellyfish Lake, 2002
DVD PAL, duration: 6 minutes

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Dorothy Cross 
Lover Snakes, 1995
stuffed snakes and cast silver reliquaries containing snake hearts
37 x 14 cm / 14.6 x 5.5 in
Collection of Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

 

Dorothy Cross 
Lover Snakes, 1995
stuffed snakes and cast silver reliquaries containing snake hearts
37 x 14 cm / 14.6 x 5.5 in
Collection of Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

 

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1999 ghost ship

Dorothy Cross 
Ghost Ship, 1999
DVD PAL, duration: 12 minutes 17 seconds, loop 

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Dorothy Cross  
Virgin Shroud, 1993
cow hide, satin train, steel structure
201 x 81 x 120 cm / 79.1 x 31.9 x 47.2 in 
Collection of TATE, London

Dorothy Cross  
Virgin Shroud, 1993
cow hide, satin train, steel structure
201 x 81 x 120 cm / 79.1 x 31.9 x 47.2 in 
Collection of TATE, London

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Dorothy Cross  Bloodlines Series (Bow & Stern), 2024 diptych, framed photographs with red glass, unique 63.7 x 90.7 cm / 25.1 x 35.7 in framed, each

Dorothy Cross 
Bloodlines Series (Bow & Stern), 2024
diptych, framed photographs with red glass, unique
63.7 x 90.7 cm / 25.1 x 35.7 in framed, each

Dorothy Cross 
Bloodlines Series (Under sail), 2024
framed photograph with red glass, unique
54 x 93.3 cm / 21.3 x 36.7 in framed  

Dorothy Cross 
Bloodlines Series (Under sail), 2024
framed photograph with red glass, unique
54 x 93.3 cm / 21.3 x 36.7 in framed  

Dorothy Cross  Bloodlines Series (Bow & Stern), 2024 diptych, framed photographs with red glass, unique 63.7 x 90.7 cm / 25.1 x 35.7 in framed, each

Dorothy Cross 
Bloodlines Series (Binoculars & Window), 2024
diptych, framed photographs with red glass, unique
63.7 x 90.7 cm / 25.1 x 35.7 in framed, each

Generations

Dorothy Cross
Generations, 2022
Statuario Marble, hand carved
66 x 60 x 40 cm / 26 x 23.6 x 15.7 in 

Dorothy Cross 
Branch, 2017
cast bronze branch and three polished bronze eggs
20 x 203 x 15 cm / 7.9 x 79.9 x 5.9 in

Dorothy Cross 
Branch, 2017
cast bronze branch and three polished bronze eggs
20 x 203 x 15 cm / 7.9 x 79.9 x 5.9 in

Dorothy Cross
Foxglove, 2024
cast bronze
125 x 58 x 43 cm / 49.2 x 22.8 x 16.9 in
39 x 79.5 x 64.5 cm / 15.4 x 31.3 x 25.4 in plinth

Dorothy Cross
Foxglove, 2024
cast bronze
125 x 58 x 43 cm / 49.2 x 22.8 x 16.9 in
39 x 79.5 x 64.5 cm / 15.4 x 31.3 x 25.4 in plinth

2010 Stalactite

Dorothy Cross 
Earth, 2011
cast bronze
195 x 35 x 35 cm / 76.8 x 13.8 x 13.8 in 

Everest Erratic

Dorothy Cross
Everest Erratic, 2019
Carrara marble
172 x 136 x 243 cm / 67.7 x 53.5 x 95.7 in 

Dorothy Cross
Fingertip Pearl, 2011
Hand bones and fingertip overgrown with black-lipped oyster nacre
22 x 16 x 2 cm / 8.7 x 6.3 x .8 in

Dorothy Cross
Fingertip Pearl, 2011
Hand bones and fingertip overgrown with black-lipped oyster nacre
22 x 16 x 2 cm / 8.7 x 6.3 x .8 in

Dorothy Cross
Damascus Pillow, 2021
Damascus rose marble
12 x 52.5 x 42.3 cm / 4.7 x 20.7 x 16.7 in
 

Dorothy Cross
Damascus Pillow, 2021
Damascus rose marble
12 x 52.5 x 42.3 cm / 4.7 x 20.7 x 16.7 in
 

ROOM 2

Dorothy Cross
ROOM, 2019
Carrara marble
24 x 240 x 480 cm cm / 9.4 x 94.5 x 189 in 

Hand and Foot

Dorothy Cross
Hand and Foot, 2017
cast bronze, alabaster and steel wire
alabaster disc: 50 cm / 19.7 in diameter, height variable

Everest Floor

Dorothy Cross
Everest Floor, 2017
Carrara marble
200 x 320 cm / 78.7 x 126 in 
photo: Jason Wyche

Dorothy Cross
Arms, 1996 – 2017
cast bronze, gilded 24 carat gold
16 x 80 x 9 cm / 6.3 x 31.5 x 3.5 in each
Collection of The Tia Collection

Dorothy Cross
Arms, 1996 – 2017
cast bronze, gilded 24 carat gold
16 x 80 x 9 cm / 6.3 x 31.5 x 3.5 in each
Collection of The Tia Collection

2014 Eye of Shark

Dorothy Cross
Eye of Shark, 2014
9 cast iron baths, marble panel, shark eye and display box, amber glass, dimensions variable
Installation at Lismore Castle Arts, Waterford

Dorothy Cross
Overlap (Merge), 1991
archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308
edition of 4 + 2 AP
81 x 61 cm / 31.9 x 24 in image size
95 x 76 cm / 37.4 x 29.9 in framed size

Dorothy Cross
Overlap (Merge), 1991
archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308
edition of 4 + 2 AP
81 x 61 cm / 31.9 x 24 in image size
95 x 76 cm / 37.4 x 29.9 in framed size

Whale  2011

Dorothy Cross
Whale, 2011
Cuvier whale skeleton, cord, wood, rusted bucket and marble plinth
700 cm / 275.6 in
Installation view at Turner Contemporary. Photo: Stephen White

2002 jellyfish lake

Dorothy Cross 
Jellyfish Lake, 2002
DVD PAL, duration: 6 minutes

Dorothy Cross 
Lover Snakes, 1995
stuffed snakes and cast silver reliquaries containing snake hearts
37 x 14 cm / 14.6 x 5.5 in
Collection of Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

 

Dorothy Cross 
Lover Snakes, 1995
stuffed snakes and cast silver reliquaries containing snake hearts
37 x 14 cm / 14.6 x 5.5 in
Collection of Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

 

1999 ghost ship

Dorothy Cross 
Ghost Ship, 1999
DVD PAL, duration: 12 minutes 17 seconds, loop 

Dorothy Cross  
Virgin Shroud, 1993
cow hide, satin train, steel structure
201 x 81 x 120 cm / 79.1 x 31.9 x 47.2 in 
Collection of TATE, London

Dorothy Cross  
Virgin Shroud, 1993
cow hide, satin train, steel structure
201 x 81 x 120 cm / 79.1 x 31.9 x 47.2 in 
Collection of TATE, London

Dorothy Cross - Artists - Kerlin Gallery

Bible, 1995
 

Dorothy Cross has exhibited in museums including Tate; MoMA PS1; ACCA, Melbourne; ICA, Philadelphia; Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio; the National Gallery of Ireland; the Irish Museum of Modern Art; The Hugh Lane Gallery; the Douglas Hyde Gallery; the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin; Crawford Art Gallery, Cork; Modern Art Oxford; Turner Contemporary, Margate; the Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol; Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry; Camden Arts Centre, London; and Fries Museum, The Netherlands. Cross is currently working on an ongoing project titled KINSHIP, a ritualised journey returning a mummified body from Ireland to Egypt. Forthcoming exhibitions include Kerlin Gallery (Solo, 2024); Bath Abbey (Group, May 2024); On Art and Motherhood, Hayward Touring (March 2024); A Matter of Time, Crawford Art Gallery (Group, February 2024). The artist has recently had work included in The Recent, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh; Reimag(in)ing the Victorians, Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham; Following Threads, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork; Her Back to the World, The Model, Sligo; Healing Ruins, Cinili Hamam, Istanbul; The Art of Sport, Butler Gallery, Kilkenny; It Took a Century, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin; Total Recall, Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate (all 2023); Tangible/Nothing, Ruby City, San Antonio, Texas; girls, girls, girls, curated by Simone Rocha, Lismore Castle Arts, Ireland; Performing PAC: Take Me to the Place I Love, PAC Milano; Bones in the Attic, The Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin (all 2022). Cross has participated in the Venice, Istanbul and Liverpool biennales.

Dorothy Cross - Artists - Kerlin Gallery

Mollusc, 2012

Exhibitions

Exhibitions Thumbnails
Dorothy Cross
Desire: A Revision From The 20th Century To The Digital Age, 2019-20
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland 
Dorothy Cross
Desire: A Revision From The 20th Century To The Digital Age, 2019-20
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland 
Dorothy Cross
Desire: A Revision From The 20th Century To The Digital Age, 2019-20
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland 
Dorothy Cross
Desire: A Revision From The 20th Century To The Digital Age, 2019-20
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland 
Dorothy Cross
Desire: A Revision From The 20th Century To The Digital Age, 2019-20
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland 

Dorothy Cross
Desire: A Revision From The 20th Century To The Digital Age, 2019-20
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland 

Dorothy Cross
Glance, 2017
New Art Centre, Roche Court, Salisbury, UK
Dorothy Cross
Glance, 2017
New Art Centre, Roche Court, Salisbury, UK
Dorothy Cross
Glance, 2017
New Art Centre, Roche Court, Salisbury, UK
Dorothy Cross
Glance, 2017
New Art Centre, Roche Court, Salisbury, UK
Dorothy Cross
Glance, 2017
New Art Centre, Roche Court, Salisbury, UK

Dorothy Cross
Glance, 2017
New Art Centre, Roche Court, Salisbury, UK

Dorothy Cross
Riddle of the Burial Ground, 2016
Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp, Belgium
Dorothy Cross
Riddle of the Burial Ground, 2016
Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp, Belgium
Dorothy Cross
Riddle of the Burial Ground, 2016
Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp, Belgium
Dorothy Cross
Riddle of the Burial Ground, 2016
Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp, Belgium
Dorothy Cross
Riddle of the Burial Ground, 2016
Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp, Belgium
Dorothy Cross
Riddle of the Burial Ground, 2016
Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp, Belgium

Dorothy Cross
Riddle of the Burial Ground, 2016
Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp, Belgium

Dorothy Cross
Eye of Shark, 2014
Lismore Castle Arts, Co. Waterford, Ireland
Dorothy Cross
Eye of Shark, 2014
Lismore Castle Arts, Co. Waterford, Ireland
Dorothy Cross
Eye of Shark, 2014
Lismore Castle Arts, Co. Waterford, Ireland
Dorothy Cross
Eye of Shark, 2014
Lismore Castle Arts, Co. Waterford, Ireland
Dorothy Cross
Eye of Shark, 2014
Lismore Castle Arts, Co. Waterford, Ireland
Dorothy Cross
Eye of Shark, 2014
Lismore Castle Arts, Co. Waterford, Ireland

Dorothy Cross
Eye of Shark, 2014
Lismore Castle Arts, Co. Waterford, Ireland

Dorothy Cross
Connemara, 2013
Turner Contemporary, Margate, Kent, UK
Dorothy Cross
Connemara, 2013
Turner Contemporary, Margate, Kent, UK
Dorothy Cross
Connemara, 2013
Turner Contemporary, Margate, Kent, UK
Dorothy Cross
Connemara, 2013
Turner Contemporary, Margate, Kent, UK
Dorothy Cross
Connemara, 2013
Turner Contemporary, Margate, Kent, UK
Dorothy Cross
Connemara, 2013
Turner Contemporary, Margate, Kent, UK

Dorothy Cross
Connemara, 2013
Turner Contemporary, Margate, Kent, UK

Dorothy Cross
Gravity, 2011
Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland
Dorothy Cross
Gravity, 2011
Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland
Dorothy Cross
Gravity, 2011
Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland
Dorothy Cross
Gravity, 2011
Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland
Dorothy Cross
Gravity, 2011
Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland
Dorothy Cross
Gravity, 2011
Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland

Dorothy Cross
Gravity, 2011
Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland

Dorothy Cross
Desire: A Revision From The 20th Century To The Digital Age, 2019-20
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland 

Dorothy Cross
Desire: A Revision From The 20th Century To The Digital Age, 2019-20
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland 

Dorothy Cross
Glance, 2017
New Art Centre, Roche Court, Salisbury, UK

Dorothy Cross
Glance, 2017
New Art Centre, Roche Court, Salisbury, UK

Dorothy Cross
Riddle of the Burial Ground, 2016
Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp, Belgium

Dorothy Cross
Riddle of the Burial Ground, 2016
Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp, Belgium

Dorothy Cross
Eye of Shark, 2014
Lismore Castle Arts, Co. Waterford, Ireland

Dorothy Cross
Eye of Shark, 2014
Lismore Castle Arts, Co. Waterford, Ireland

Dorothy Cross
Connemara, 2013
Turner Contemporary, Margate, Kent, UK

Dorothy Cross
Connemara, 2013
Turner Contemporary, Margate, Kent, UK

Dorothy Cross
Gravity, 2011
Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland

Dorothy Cross
Gravity, 2011
Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland

The Works presents a five-part series in which John Kelly meets five women in Irish culture. In this second episode John meets artist, Dorothy Cross. In conversation with John, Dorothy explains how nature nurtures her and how she has always wanted to live by the sea. Dorothy is someone who cherishes our native landscapes and all the life they hold. Her works bring nature very much into our cultural life. 

Working from a remote studio on the west coast of Ireland, Cross often uses the remains of dead animals or other found natural materials in her sculptures. In this film she talks about transforming shark skins by coating them in gold and casting them in bronze, and how the coastal landscape around her inspires and feeds her art.

From 5 October 2013 - 5 January 2014 Turner Contemporary presents Dorothy Cross: Connemara. Here the artist talks about her work, the exhibition, her home Connemara, on the wild west coast of Ireland, and the connection with Margate's coastal location.

TEDxDublin was hosted by Science Gallery at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on September 8th, 2012.

Dorothy Cross explains how she made ‘Virgin Shroud’, by stitching together a cow-hide, complete with udders, and her grandmother’s old wedding dress. The extraordinary sculpture that resulted is a favourite in Tate’s Collection.

2019 The Works

The Works presents a five-part series in which John Kelly meets five women in Irish culture. In this second episode John meets artist, Dorothy Cross. In conversation with John, Dorothy explains how nature nurtures her and how she has always wanted to live by the sea. Dorothy is someone who cherishes our native landscapes and all the life they hold. Her works bring nature very much into our cultural life. 

2014 TATE

Working from a remote studio on the west coast of Ireland, Cross often uses the remains of dead animals or other found natural materials in her sculptures. In this film she talks about transforming shark skins by coating them in gold and casting them in bronze, and how the coastal landscape around her inspires and feeds her art.

Turner

From 5 October 2013 - 5 January 2014 Turner Contemporary presents Dorothy Cross: Connemara. Here the artist talks about her work, the exhibition, her home Connemara, on the wild west coast of Ireland, and the connection with Margate's coastal location.

TED

TEDxDublin was hosted by Science Gallery at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on September 8th, 2012.

2008 TATE

Dorothy Cross explains how she made ‘Virgin Shroud’, by stitching together a cow-hide, complete with udders, and her grandmother’s old wedding dress. The extraordinary sculpture that resulted is a favourite in Tate’s Collection.