Vivienne Roche is a sculptor who lives and works near the sea in Co. Cork, Ireland

Over the last 35 years she has worked in large-scale bronze, glass, steel, sailcloth, stuccodore plaster, and reconfigured landscape.  Drawing, watercolour and photography have also been central to her work. Her artistic themes derive from site-specific dialogues between architecture and sculpture, the emotional resonances of the coastal landscape in which she lives, relationships between male and female, archaeology sites and their artefacts, and between music and the visual.  Light has been a central focus as is evidenced in commissioned artworks such as NC Iris (2006), Whitelight Garden (2006), Light Ensemble (2008) and Light House (2009)


  • 2015-2018 Board member National Gallery of Ireland
  • 2004 Elected Member, RHA
  • 1996 Elected Member of Aosdana*
  • 1995 Associate Member, RHA
  • 1993-98 Member of the Arts Council/ An Comhairle Ealaíon
  • 1989-1998 Co-founder and chairperson, National Sculpture Factory, Cork
  • 1970-75 School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • 1970-74 Crawford School of Art, Cork
  • 1953 Born in Cork