Vivienne Roche RHA


Vivienne Roche is a sculptor who lives and works near the sea in Co. Cork. Over the last 35 years Roche has worked in large-scale bronze, glass, steel, sailcloth, plaster, and reconfigured landscape.  Drawing, watercolour and photography have also been central to her work.


Roche’s 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. 


Roche is a member of Aosdána and the Royal Hibernian Academy, a former member of the Arts Council and board member of the National Gallery of Ireland. She has exhibited widely in Ireland and internationally and is represented in public and private collections in Ireland and abroad. Roche has also created many notable large-scale public commissions throughout Ireland.