Manus began his career in the field of stained glass, working
for the famous Abbey Stained Glass Studios in Dublin during the sixties. It was
during his time there that he met George Campbell R.H.A., who became his mentor
and friend and also encouraged him to take up painting full time. Among many of
Manus' stained glass designs at that time, were five windows for Galway Cathedral,
and more recently the Michael Greene Memorial window which can be seen in St.
John's Church, Ballyvaughan.
Manus has been living and working in Ballyvaughan
for thirty years. The Burren (he moved thirty-one years ago in New Quay), this
unique corner of Ireland, has had a major influence on his life and work. Manus
has also travelled widely, especially through Spain and Chile. His association
with Spain goes back to the sixties, where he spent many formative months with
George Campbell in Malaga. Manus has kept up this association to the present day,
and for the past four winters has had the opportunity to live and work in various
parts of Andalucia.
1967 Dublin Painters Gallery.
1968 R.H.A Gallery,Dublin
1969 R.H.A. Gallery,Dublin.
1973 Project Arts
1974 Cork Arts Society Gallery.
1975 Caldwell Gallery,Dublin.
1978 Kenny Gallery,Galway.
1979 Cork Arts Society Gallery.
1983 Brogan Gallery,Ennis.
1984 Brogan Gallery,Ennis.
1984 Kenny Gallery,Galway.
1984 Ennistimon Arts Festival.
1986 Kenny Gallery,Galway
1987 Listowel Writers Week.
1991 Kenny Gallery,Galway.
1991 Vina Del Mar
1992 Riverrun Gallery,Dublin.
1993 Sligo Art Gallery.
1997 Centro Cultural,Vina Del Mar,Chile.
1998 Kenny Gallery, Galway.
1999 Lavitt Gallery Cork.
2001 La Sebastiana
2001 Origin Gallery Dublin.
2002 Mrua Gallery,Bellharbour,Co.CLARE.
2003 Wexford Arts Centre.
2003 Kilcock Art Gallery.
2004 Moulin Gallery,Limerick.
2005 Rincon Del La Victoria,Malaga.
2005 Origin Gallery,Dublin.
2006 Kilcock Gallery,Co. Kildare.
2006 The Russell Gallery,
2007 Kenny's Art Gallery, Galway
2008. Leinster Gallery,Dublin
2008. Kilcock Gallery
2009,"Waves" Kenny Gallery ,Galway
group shows around Ireland, and in Spain.
The Arts Council, A.I.B., O.P.W..I.C.I.
Private collections in Chile, Spain,
England, France, Germany, U.S.A, Italy