The History of the Team
The core of Duthain Dealbh is made up of two Irish sculptors, Daniel Doyle and Niall Magee, both graduates of the Fine Art Sculpture course at The Dublin Institute of Technology. For over 15 years now they have been participating in Sand, Snow, Ice & Fire sculpture festivals and symposiums all over the world from Siberia to Singapore, Canada to China and everywhere in between.
Duthain Dealbh, meaning Fleeting Sculpture in Gaelic and pronounced [du-hawn dah-liv], was formed officially in 2001 to facilitate the production of large scale sculpture projects and documentary film making.
The origins of their involvement in this area stemmed from in an invitation to participate in an international Sand Sculpture event, which arrived at the university for fellow sculptor Fergus Mulvaney, back in 1993. After this introduction more invitations came which allowed both members of Duthain Dealbh, Niall and Daniel to be introduced to, and becomes masters of, the various ephemeral media; Ice & Snow Sculpture, Sand Sculpture, Fire Sculpture and Film making.
Their first documentary "Cool Carvings" was extremely well received and had its first airing on TG4 in 2003, and also received great praise when it was screened at the Izmir International Film Festival in Turkey in 2004.
We hold an archive of older photos here on our website www.duthain-dealbh.com with newer work uploaded on our FaceBook page: Irish Sand Sculpture
Last updated: February 2014