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Dr Donal Moloney

Senior Lecturer
Fine Art

Donal Moloney was born in Cork and lives and works in Manchester. He studied at the Crawford College of Art (BA), the Slade School of Fine Art (MFA) and University of the Arts London (PhD).

His research interests include debates surrounding contemporary painting as well as the interplay between specular highlights and Cartesian perspectivalism.


'Teaching painting' An organisation

Teaching painting is the name of an organisation, formed at Manchester school of art in 2015 whose remit is to investigate the teaching of contemporary painting practices within art schools. Along with Magnus Quaife and Ian Hartshorne, we organise a range of activities which include publications, conferences, exhibitions and workshops. Details…


Donal Moloney is a member of the Art Research Group.

A selection of recent research outputs.


Moloney, D., 2016. Bankley Open Call Exhibition, Bankley Gallery, 2016.

Moloney, D., 2016. John Moores Painting Prize Exhibition, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.

Moloney, D., 2016. New Works on Paper, A Small View, Liverpool, 2016.

Moloney, D., 2016. ‘The Abject Object', Wimbledon Space, London.

Moloney, D., 2015. ‘Exhibition of Irish Art’, Sol Art Gallery, London..

Moloney, D., 2015. ‘Hammersmith Arts Festival’, Austin Forum Arts Centre, London..

Moloney, D., 2015. ‘Kaleidoscopic Eyes’, Austin Forum Arts Centre, London.

Moloney, D., 2015. ‘PhD Exhibition’, Chelsea College of Art, London..

Moloney, D., 2015. ‘There’s a Ghost in my House 2’, Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork..

Moloney, D., 2015. ‘Under the Shadow of Natural Things’, Benzie Building, MMU..

Moloney, D., 2014. ‘Head to Head’, Standpoint Gallery, London..

Moloney, D., 2013. Paint Club, Beaconsfield, London.

Moloney, D., 2013. ‘At Home’, 137 Graham Road Project Space, London..

Moloney, D., 2013. ‘Copy’, Paper Gallery, Manchester.

Moloney, D., 2012. A Wall is a Surface, Londonewcastle Project Space, London..

Moloney, D., 2011. Group Show, Taylor Galleries, Dublin, Ireland..

Moloney, D., 2011. Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition (Invited), Dublin..

Moloney, D., 2011. Summer and Autumn Group Shows, Taylor Galleries, Dublin, Ireland..

Moloney, D., 2010. Frank Phelan and Donal Moloney, Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork, Ireland..


Hartshorne, I. Moloney, D. Quaife, Magnus, 2016. 'Teaching painting', Black Dog, London.