Director at CAST Bronze Foundry

Leo Higgins was born in Dublin in 1951,  he currently works as a part-time lecturer at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin and is a self-taught sculptor. Higgins is a director of CAST Bronze foundry in Dublin and he  is one of the founding members of the Sculptor’s Society of Ireland, which is now called Visual Arts Ireland.

View ‘Wave Series’ within the Collection

Wave Series by Leo Higgins

Wave Series by Leo Higgins

Oireachtas Prize for Sculpture

Winner of the Oireachtas Prize for Sculpture in 1984 and 1985, Higgins has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout Ireland, including the Royal Hibernian Academy, Wexford Festival Exhibition and Sculpture in Context, Dublin. Large public commissions include ‘Justice’ for the new Criminal Courts in Dublin and ‘Rivverrun’ for the UNESCO/Dublin City of Literature Library Garden.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • Grapevine Arts Centre,Dublin
  • Lincoln Gallery
  • Bell Gallery, Belfast
  • Cork Arts Society

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • Independent Artists
  • Oireachtas
  • Aer Rianta “Gateway To Art”, Dublin Airport
  • R.H.A., Dublin
  • “Little Sculpture”, Solomon Gallery, Dublin
  • Solomon Gallery, Dublin
  • R.H.A. Banquet


  • Oireachtas Prize for Sculpture
  • Polish Biennale “Art of Architecture”
  • Pillar Project (with Shane O’Toole)


  • Irish Life
  • Memorex Computers
  • Bank of Ireland
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants Awards
  • Suqerquinn – Finglas
  • A.I.B
  • Aer Rianta – Dublin Airport
  • Denisco
  • National Media Awards