Born in Cork, Ireland 1957. Attended Crawford School of Art, Cork in 1975 and completed Post Grad. Studies in Sculpture and Photography in 1980. Based in Scotland for the past 19 years. 

Part-time lecturer is Sculpture, Glasgow School of Art 1983-88. Co-Founder and Chairman of Glasgow Sculpture Studios 1988 – 91. Lecturer in Sculpture, Gray's School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, since 1989 and Subject Leader in Sculpture 1995 –2001. Board of Directors, Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen since 1996. Member of Visual Arts Awards Panel, Scottish Arts Council 2000 and Artists Awards Panel, Glasgow City Council 1999 – 01.




:neon, CCA Glasgow. First in a series of site-specific works at CCA by J2 (Jim Buckley & Jim Hamlyn) 


Light Flow, The Space, School of Contemporary Dance, Dundee College, Dundee. *

Thresholds, a series of site-specific artworks integrated into the fabric of the new school and community building. Fortrose, Black Isle, Scotland. Highland Council commission.


Fall, R&H Hall, Cork, Ireland. Temporary Public Art Work, Fall is a single image large format slide projection of a waterfall, ( Bushkill Falls, Pennsylvania) projected on to the facade of R&H Hall grain silo at Kennedy Quay in Cork City. The work was commissioned by the National Sculpture Factory and Triskel Art Centre as the first in a series of temporary public art projects which bring attention to neglected architecture in run down parts of the city.

Flow, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin. Permanent. 

With Flow I wrapped Fibre-Optics around the branches of two trees beside The Deputy Masters House so that green and lavender light punctuate and connect the architectural and landscape features of the site as well as creating a feeling of calm and serenity. The audience's experience of the work changes in relation to the time of day or night, the foliage on the trees, the weather conditions and the time of year.

Thin Blue Line, commission for Star Cinema, Thurso, Scotland. AIP Commission


'All that Glisters.....', Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham.. PACA Commission.

Fade away and Radiate(FAAR), Generator, Dundee..


Blue Velvet commission for Cineworld, Shrewsbury. Collaboration with Jim Hamlyn.*

Fold, Manningham Mill, Bradford England: Photo 98 Commission.*


Connexion Mauve, Installation, Lille, France. I created this work for the Imaginaire Irlandais exhibition. I attached mauve filters to the internal lighting of 21 triple telephone kiosks in the centre of the town, thereby transforming everyday pieces of street furniture, at night, into beacons which seeped a particular quality of light into the atmosphere. 


Neon Installation, Fitzwilliam Square, Green on Red, Dublin.

Jim Buckley, New Work, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.

Jim Buckley, Morioka Crystal Gallery, Morioka, Japan.

Photo commission for @Art Connexion, Lille, France


Kyoni Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.* 

INTERIM, Triskel Art Centre, Cork, Ireland.

The Witches Tower, Light installation, Slupsk, Poland,


Flood, Meiho, Japan. Light work installation in abandoned fish farm.

ACCESS Gracefield Art Centre, Dumfries, Scotland. *


ACCESS, Tully House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle, England. *

ACCESS, Walsall Museum and Art Gallery, Walsall, England.*

ACCESS, Collins Gallery, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.*

ILLUMINATIONS, The Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland.*


Glasgow Milestones, Dennistoun Sculpture commission, Glasgow.*

British Institute of Management Awards, Glasgow 1990. Commission




Somewhere: places of refuge in art and life, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, England*

RECENT ADDITIONS: a public art initiative, Port Glasgow Old Library, Scotland

Somewhere: places of refuge in art and life, Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, England*


Open Studio, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, New York

Somewhere: places of refuge in art and life, Angel Row Gallery,Nottingham, England* 

New, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

Apartment, tranceformation project, Aberdeen.


Hear and Now, Scottish Art 1990 to 2000, McManus Galleries Dundee, Scotland. *

I'm a stranger here myself, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh. ( with the artist collective e@t )

Blue Skies, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh. (collaborative work as part of e@t ) * 


Illuminations: artists using light as a medium: Grundy Art Gallery Blackpool,England.*

*IMAGINE ABERDEEN......IMAGINE THE BEACH, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen 

Fade away and Radiate (FAAR), Generator, Dundee

tranistors, Royal Scottish Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

ALL THAT GLISTERS, Jewellery Quarter ,Birmingham


tranistors, Trondhems Kunstforening, Bispegt 9A, Trondheim, Norway

tranistors, Morioka Hashimoto Museum of Art, Japan. *


European Couples and Others, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow.


Imaginaire irlandais, @Art Connexion, Lille, France. *

Imagine all the people.... Transmission Gallery, Glasgow.

City Limits, Staffordshire University, Stoke.


Irish Steel, The Model Art Centre, Sligo; Crawford Gallery, Cork, Ireland. *

Art Container, Ricen Museum, Cebu, Philippines.

Swarm, Scottish Arts Council Travelling Gallery. *

Building Blocks, Ikon Touring, Birmingham, England.

Art Container, Suri Sumi Kohen Kankio Center, Meiho, Gifu Prefecture, Japan.


Small World-Small Work, Galerie + Edition Caoc, Berlin.

Worlds in a Box, City Art Centre, Edinburgh; Graves Art Centre, Sheffield; 

Sainsbury Centre, Norwich and Whitechapel Art Gallery, London. *

The sum of all parts, City Art Centre ,Edinburgh. *

Installation, House Project, Ugawa, Meiho, Gifu Prefecture, Japan, October 1994.

New Visions, International Festival of Video and Film, GFT Glasgow.

Meiho International Art Symposium, Meiho, Gifu Prefecture, Japan.

Übergänge, Galeria Medium, Bratislava, Slovakia.

Two Person Exhibition, with Sandra Johnston, Front Art Gallery, Berlin, 

Irish Days II, Baltic Art Centre, Ustka, Poland.


A Barrel of Whiskey, Kyoni Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.

Myogata International Art Symposium Exhibition, Meiho, Gifu Prefecture, Japan Open Crossing, BBK Gallery Dusseldorf, Germany. *

Home and Away, Intermedia Gallery, 65 Virginia St., Glasgow, Scotland.


Human Properties, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, England.

Salon Glasgow, CCA, Glasgow, Scotland.


EspaCe, RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin, Ireland. * 

Parable Island, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, England. *

Kunst Europa, Kunstverein, Konstanz, Germany. *

Speed, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland.


New Directions in Scottish Sculpture, The Barbican Centre, London. *

* denotes publication



Circa 95, REVIEWS, Cork…Jim Buckley, Fall, Alannah Hopkins, 2001

Contemporary Sculpture in Scotland, Andrew Patrizio, pub. Craftsman House, Sydney,1999

PUBLIC SIGHTINGS, The Public Art Programme of the UK Year of Photography and Electronic Image, Ed Andrew Cross & Simon Grennan, Pub. PhotoArts 2000, 1999.

1998 Yorkshire, UK Region of PHOTOGRAPHY & ELECTRONIC IMAGE, pub. The Arts Council of England 1998.

Fold, Jim Buckley: an APT Film and TV Production for Channel 4 Television, May 12 1998

Art & Design, Public Art, Profile No 46, THERE'S NOT MUCH ART THAT'S LIKE A GOOD STORY, Judith Finlay, 1996, pp 8 - 15

The Sunday Times, Jim Buckley, Green on Red Gallery, 7 May 1995. MedbRuane p52

Circa 69, Irish Days II, Autumn 94, Sandra Johnson & Brian Connolly. pp53 - 57.

Gallery 12,1994,( monthly art magazine ) Interview with a Key Person in Tokyo,Takahiko Honda

The Japan Times, Artists boxes reveal other dimensions', Angela Jeffs, , Sept. 18 1994. p12

Jim Buckley, published by The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen to coincide with exhibition at Kyoni Gallery, Tokyo, Euan McArthur September 1994. 24pp

Worlds in a Box, The South Bank Centre, Touring Exhibition catalogue, 1994.p18

The Sum of All Parts, City Art Centre, Edinburgh, Jane Warrilow, May 1994.

VARIANT, Recent Art in Glasgow, review, issue 12, 1992, Craig Richardson.

ACCESS, Jim Buckley, Euan Mcarthur. pub Collins Gallery, Glasgow. May 1992

Human Properties, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, review, Kaleidoscope, Radio 4, 3rd Feb1992

Human Properties, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, review, Robert Clark, Guardian, 4th Feb 1992.

EspaCe, Dublin, August 1991, The Sculptors Society of Ireland, exhibition catalogue.

INTERVALS, Glasgow, May 1991, review, VARIANT issue 9 Autumn 1991,Fiona Byrne Sutton.

KUNST, EUROPA, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutscher Kunstvereine, Germany, ex catalogue, 1991.

PARABLE ISLAND, Some Aspects of Recent Irish Art, Brian McAvera, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, England, exhibition catalogue, 1991.

ILLUMINATIONS, Jim Buckley, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, catalogue, 1991.

NEW DIRECTIONS IN SCOTTISH SCULPTURE, Barbican Art Gallery, Barbican Centre, London, exhibition catalogue, 1990.




Scottish Arts Council, Creative Scotland Award


Scottish Arts Council, Small Assistance Grant.


Scottish Arts Council, Small Assistance Grant.

Arts Council of Ireland Bursary. (exhibition Morioka Crystal Gallery, Japan)


Glasgow District Council Grant (exhibition, Kyoni Gallery, Tokyo )

Scottish Arts Council, Small Assistance Grant.( exhibition, Kyoni Gallery, Tokyo )

Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation grant ( International Art Symposium, Meiho, Japan.)


Glasgow District Council. ( Japan )

Carnegie Trust/ Grays School of Art. (Japan )

British Council, Kyoto, Travel Grant. ( Japan )

Scottish Arts Council, Small Assistance Grant.


Scottish Arts Council Bursary.

Hope Scott Trust Award. 



Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland 

Scottish Arts Council, Edinburgh, Scotland

Cork City Corporation, Cork, Ireland 

Contemporary Irish Art Society, Dublin, Ireland

'Forma Viva', Ravne, Yugoslavia. 

Szatmar Museum, Hungary.

Le Ministere de la Culture Francaise.

Arts Council of Ireland/An Chomhairle Ealaoin, Dublin, Ireland

Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork, Ireland.

Glasgow City Council, Glasgow, Scotland 

Viking Bowl, Thurso, Scotland 

Motherwell District Council, Scotland

The Highland Council, Scotland

Private collections in Scotland, Ireland, England and Japan.



CCA, Glasgow. Collaboration with Jim Hamlyn on a series of site specific works using light, wind, water and glass, which respond to the CCA venue a year after its re-launch. Research and development ongoing. First project CCA: Neon completed in Jan 2003.

Aberdeen Beach, ('The Strip', a half mile section along the Promenade which represents the historical centre of activity at the beach) As part of a major environmental improvement project I was selected to create work using light which will enhance the built environment and bring a distinctive and coherent image to the area. Other artists selected in the overall project include Vito Acconci. Art in Partnership commission.

Inverclyde Public Artwork. Shortlisted to develop public artworks along the A8 corridor in Port Glasgow. Research and development stage Feb/ April 2003.

The New Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital, Aberdeen Commissioned to design a new light-tower for courtyard 1. Design development stage Jan/April 2003. Production stage May – October 2003. Commissioned by PACE, Edinburgh.

A13 Towers, London Collaboration with Tom de Paor architect, b consultants, artists Julie Myers and Gudrun Bielz on three 30 metre towers located along six miles of the A13 in the east end of London. Each tower is designed to respond to the environment incorporating elements such as planting, sound and light. Design stage May- July 2003. Commissioned by pArts.