Awards: 

 

2017 Soul Noir Festival Exhibition,'Best In Show Award'  

2016 Playground: Performing Arts Residency, supported by Arts & Disability Ireland and axis: Ballymun with funding from the Arts Council, Dublin City Council and Ballymun Regeneration Ltd.

Music: 

 

2018 How is it how it is? - The Songs of Kevin Nolan

(Album of various artist's interpretations of the work of Kevin Nolan)

2018 Absent At The Moment When He Took Up The Most Space - Selected Recording 1997 - 2005 (Retrospective conceptual Album)

2017 You Know I Love You Baby (music in the third person) A split cassette tape release, released by 33/45 Records

 

2016 Musical Gallery curated by Dylan Tighe, funded by the Arts Council, song “The Coming of Complete Night”

2015 It Made You, Compilation album produced by the Twilight programme and Gavin Glass, St. Patrick’s Hospital, Dublin

 

2014 Fredrick & The Golden Dawn, Debut Album. 

 

The Alternative with Chris Atwood Compilation

Russian Winter Records, Song “Splinter”

 

2013 'There is A Light' Compilation album by First Fortnight, song “Drowning”

 

Hot Press / NDT Winners Compilation Album, Head engineer Skip Christophers, Songs “Last Days Of Harry Carey” and ”Splinter”

 

2009 Here’s A Piece Of Ivan’s Head, EP.

Selected Performances: 

2018 Cursed Murphy's Laboratory 3, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford 

 

2017 Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival, CCA Glasgow (SCO)

 

2017 Au Contraire Film Festival, Montreal (CAN)

2016 Mental Health Conference, Black Box Theatre, Galway

 

2015 Kevin Nolan’s Hootenanny, First Fortnight,

St. Patrick’s Hospital, Dublin

 

Kevin Nolan & Friends, with Thomas Truax,

Workman’s Club, Dublin

 

2014 Fredrick & The Golden Dawn Album Launch,

The Grand Social, Dublin

 

2011 Supporting Julie Feeney, The Model Gallery, Sligo

                                                      

Hot Press Winners Concert, Button Factory, Dublin

Music used in Film: 

 

2006 "Landslide" appeared on the soundtrack of the independent Irish film Apollo Music Club, RHL Films.

Exhibitions:

 

2019 Kinderkurheim / A Vague Anxiety IMMA 

Audio work installation with collaborator artist Susanne Wawra, currently showing as part of A Vague Anxiety Exhibition IMMA, The Irish Museum Of Modern Art, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Military Rd, Co Dublin, Ireland

2017 Wake Narrow The Naked Phrase 

A conceptual volume of poetry + accompanying installation. Nolan's second collaboration with Artist/poet Susanne Wawra. Exhibited in The Baby Forest Gallery, Co. Cork, Ireland

2012 We are not the voices, they are but shadows now

Sound exhibition, Weimar, Germany in association with The Bauhaus-University, 12-minute piece

2008 The Road To Natural Music

Art/Musica Festival Photography Exhibition, Arezzo, Italy

Books: 

2017 Wake Narrow The Naked Phrase 

A conceptual volume of poetry + accompanying installation. Nolan's second collaboration with Artist/poet Susanne Wawra. Exhibited in The Baby Forest Gallery, Co. Cork, Ireland

 

2015 Fragments Of Mind

A conceptual volume of poetry with Co-Author Susanne Wawra published with Shine Arts, Foreword by Patrick Deeley

 

2012 Vibrations Of The Soul

Self-published volume of Poetry with artwork by John Nolan, Foreword by Patrick Deeley

2007 My Cat's a Vicious Drunk 

a collection of Photographs by Kevin Nolan with text by David Noone

Selected Poetry Publications: 

 

2014 Boyne Berries 16

 

2013 Colony - The Galway Review - Decanto Magazine 

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2012 Maintenant 7 // The Shine News Letter

 

2010 The Jack Kerouac Family Association News Letter

 

2007 Studies, An Irish Quarterly Review, Volume 96

Film:

 

2017 'HUM' is a short documentary portrait of artist and musician Kevin Nolan. The film explores the relationship between Kevin's music and his lifelong struggle with schizo-affective disorder.

 

Selected Screenings and Prizes:

  • Best Short Documentary, Guth Gafa International Film Festival (IE)

  • Best Short Documentary Award, Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival, CCA Glasgow (SCO)

  • Best Documentary Short, Barcelona International Short Film and Video Festival (SP)

  • Au Contraire Film Festival, Montreal (CAN)

  • First Fortnight Festival 2018, Irish Film Institute, Dublin (IE)

  • FICAE International Short Film and Art Festival (SP)

  • Irish Shorts 5 – Documentary Portraits, Cork Film Festival (IE)

  • Ficsam Festival, Faro (PT)

  • Astra Film Festival (RO)

  • Still Voices Short Film Festival (IE)

2009 'Windswept' is a short experimental film directed by Nolan shot in the west of Ireland. Music composed by Berlin based Composer Brian Flynn, Engine Room Orchestra.  

Theatre: 

2017 Underscore, songs and acting in, The Sea Brothers AN ORIGINAL IRISH MUSICAL written by Joanna Crawley and Directed by Lee Wilson.    

  

Selected PR: 

2018 Panel talk and performance in The Leonardo, Salt Lake City, Utah.

2018 Panel talk and performance in University Collage Dublin Cinema Stage, Dublin, Ireland.

 

2017 Panel talk and performance in Musée des beaux-arts de Montréa, Montreal, Canada.

2016 Kevin Nolan – Fredrick & The Golden Dawn (Album Review), Pure M Magazine, 4.5 out of 5

 

2015 Locals Only, Radio NOVA, Interview + live performance

 

Gaba Jaworska's show on Radio na Life, live performance

 

Interview on Arena with Sean Rocks, RTÉ Radio 1

 

Everybody Hurts, Guest writer Kevin Nolan Musician & Poet writes the mental health SOAPBOX, Hotpress, Vol 39, Issue 17

 

2014 Interview on Arena with Sean Rocks, RTÉ Radio 1

 

When Art is Good For The Mind and Mind Yourself: Kevin Nolan On How To Beat The Blues, Irish Independent  

 

Dodging the disease, one line, one note, one beat at a time, Irish Times