Tanya Elliott Nyegaard -
Tanya Elloitt Nyegaard was
born in Copenhagen IN 1965 and came to Ireland as a child. A graduate of the
Limerick School of Art and Design (1983 - 1987) Her influences include Ingres,
Matisse and Brancussi. She runs the Dublin Art Foundry along with John Gannon
and Les Manning.
Tanya worked in a Pottery Studio in Denmark for one year with Tue Poulson
Her uncommissioned work is mainly figurative capturing the essence of a pose,
mood or emotion.
"My uncommissioned work is mainly figurative and has been since I began making
sculpture. If you were to try to find an underlying aspiration in my work it
would be an attempt to get the essence of a pose, mood or emotion in the figure.
I prefer to work directly from a model and often you will see I have not "filled
in all the gaps" for the audience. I like the notion also of working in wax, a
soft malleable material and then casting in bronze. The transition from one to
the other fascinates me."
Her public commissions
include a special commission for the Imperial Prince of Japan from the Irish
Government. A "Fish Column" for Dundalk UDC and a life size "Garda and Park
Bench" for Glen Dimplex (documented in an exhibition at the R H A. She has
exhibited her work in Limerick City Art Gallery R H, Iontas and Oireachtas
Other works include three, three foot figures (De La Salle Brother and Two
Boys), pieces for I A V I (Irish Auctioneers and Valuer's Institute), Woman of
the Year Award '93, 94, 95', Large Bronze piece for Blackrock (Louth) Millennium
Project. Piece commissioned as award for Wild Goose Award for French/Ireland
Fund, D C U Calmative Plaques (portraits) 1992, presentation to Justice
O'Higgins, A I B Export Award 1995 - 1996, Environment Awards (Tara Mines), R T
E 25 year Award, Lahinch Golf Trophy's, Royal Dublin Captain's Prize.
Self Portrait in the National Collection (MAJOR ACHIEVEMENT) Tanya was asked to
submit a piece of her work in 1998. It is now housed in Limerick
Work in Law Library
Work in A I B Collection.
A I B
Melanie Le Brocquy