Gráinne Nagle | New Collection

Welcome to the Smithson Collector's pre-sale for Gráinne Nagle's debut Smithson release.

• The collection is available to pre-purchase now via our online checkout on a first come, first served basis.

• Artworks are available unframed only during the pre-sale, with framing options and pricing upon request. If you would like to add a frame to your your chosen artwork(s), please complete your purchase via our online checkout and write your framing request/enquiry in the order notes. We will then quote and invoice for the frame and additional shipping separately. 

• Further details including framing & shipping notes can be found on the product tabs on each artwork page. 

The artworks will go live to the public on our main website at 3pm (GMT) Wednesday 24th November 2021. 


After two fantastic Art Car Boot Fair releases, we are honoured to be launching Gráinne Nagle's debut collection for Smithson. 

Gráinne is a contemporary collage artist from Cork, Ireland, whose colourful constructions explore the possibilities of shape and colour. This new exclusive collection for Smithson presents drawings, paper collages and small-scale wall sculptures, each independent but corresponding elements and stages of Gráinne's creative process, singing and dancing with harmonious colour palettes and playful compositions.⁠

Titles such as ‘Small Parts Of A Bigger Picture’ and ‘Inside Each Thing Is Some Thing’ nod to this interconnectedness, as well as an overall desire by Gráinne to push her practice further through experimenting with materials. The introduction of drawing adds a new sensibility to the collection, seen in the hand-drawn elements within the larger assemblages as well as the drawings in their own right. Here, each one may be considered as an end or starting point, punctuating Gráinne’s creative process and adding expressions of the artist’s hand not tangible within the physicality of collage in the same way.

Beyond these motivations, spontaneity and playfulness rest at the core of Gráinne’s approach. Aesthetically delicious and beautifully constructed, her works truly look good enough to eat.

“I’ve been thinking about the potential of the collage existing as a tangible object for quite a while. In this new series of works, the small collages are not attached to the ground completely, they are slightly raised from it unlike traditional collages. The wooden assemblages go one step further and are completely removed from the page so to speak, they are no longer contained within a defined space. The drawings within the collection may be considered as end points or starting points. They may be directly related to a finished piece or not, but they are always an integral part of how I work.”


Collector's Pre-sale