Recent commissions include: You are here, a site integrated sculptural installation in collaboration with architect Jan Frohburg, In progress, Client: Galway County Council; Farther Away and Nearer Still for ’1916 Ireland in Contemporary Art – Éire 1916 san Ealaín Chomhaimseartha’, A multi-disciplinary art exhibition in response to 1916
and the events of the past 100 years and Watermark,
to mark the Twentieth Anniversary of the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, 2014.
Recent awards: Eli Lily Purchase Prize, 25 Cork City Hall, 2016; King and Piercy Mid-Career Award, Impressions, 2012, Galway, curator/adjudicator Norman Ackroyd, and Fellow of the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, 2011.
Works by David Lilburn are included in a number of Public Collections, including The National Gallery of Ireland, 2019.
…Lilburn’s work has often taken the form of map-like drawings, dispatches from the front-line of his life…His way of working always creates a way in, a conceptual space for us, the viewers.
Aidan Dunne, Irish Times September 2018