Sculpture Galway

About Me

Mike Weerakoon "Since childhood he has analysed,experimented,studied,made."

I was born and raised in Sri Lanka-or as it was still known at the time,Ceylon.From an early age, how things worked intrigued me.Some of my happiest memories are of a chilhood spent fixing and making.When I was 12 years old,my grandfather set a challenge for me to repair a broken wall clock.I embraced the project enthusiastically and was successful.The seeds were sown for a lifetime of discovery and exploration.


For the last 20 years I have been designing and making.

Living on the western seaboard has had a huge influence on my work-Galway,its’ people and sea-faring tradition.

I am fascinated by the 'old' world and how it has developed.Ancient ideas with new thoughts,the contrast of traditional materials fused with contemporary design.

Science,nature,the elements...I love to combine these and create art.


Mike's work has been purchased by hotels and companies:

  • Radisson Hotel, Galway,Ireland
  • Inchadoney Island Lodge & Spa,Co. Cork,Ireland
  • ESB Ardnacrusha,Co. Clare
  • R.N. Murphy - Consultant Engineers,Dublin.

Awards and presentations  

Awards and presentations designed and made by Mike have been numerous.They include:

  • Maritime Person of the Year 2005 -2008 Marine Institute,Ireland
  • Galway International Motor Rally Perpetual Trophy 1996 Galway Motor Club
  • Presentations to government ministers and Departments.

His work has been purchased by clients and private collectors worldwide:
Ireland,UK,Europe,South Africa,Australia and the U.S.A.

Outdoor Sculpture "Through travel he has explored,discovered and been inspired..."
My hunger for knowledge was greater than anything else. Leaving Sri Lanka,I travelled over 30,000 miles,by land to get to Europe. I made my way across India,Pakistan,Afghanistan,Iraq,Persia,Turkey and Bulgaria,finally settling in Germany where I studied engineering.I eventually made my way to Ireland where I have lived and worked for more than 35 years.I still travel at every oportunity available. It's truly inspiring to visit and meet different places and people.

I am an artist.I am a scientist.I am an inventor.

Recent News

Sep 12
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Nov 24
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For the third year running, Galway based maker, Mike Weerakoon was commissioned to design and make the Science Foundation Ireland Researcher of the Year Award 2011.

Nov 23
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This years, IOSH Ireland Branch Occupational Safety Person of the Year Award 2011 designed and made by Galway artist, Mike Weerakoon.

Jun 23
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