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The Ballinglen Arts Foundation is committed to comply with the governance and transparency requirements as outlined by the Arts Council of Ireland. Ballinglen is in the process of adopting and ultimately complying with The Governance Code for the Community, Voluntary and Charitable Sector in Ireland. The Ballinglen Arts Foundation pledges a commitment to comply with the Charity SORP where appropriate. The Ballinglen Arts Foundation has been added to the List of Organisations on the adoption journey, now up on


Margo Dolan (US)
Since 1968, Margo Dolan has been working in museum education and non profit institutions and galleries devoted to modern and contemporary work. In 1984 she and her husband, Peter Maxwell, founded the internationally known Dolan/Maxwell Inc specializing in works of art from the 1930's to the present. In 1992 they founded The Ballinglen Arts Foundation Ltd.

Randall Exon (US)
Randall Exon is the Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot Professor of Art at Swarthmore College. He has taught at Swarthmore, located just west of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, since 1982. He is a painter whose works have been acquired by many public and private collection in the United States, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. In 1985 he was awarded a Henry Luce Scholarship to Bali, Indonesia where he lived and worked for over a year. In 1997 he was awarded a Fellowship to the Ballinglen. He and his wife Brenda have returned every year since marking 2017 his 20th year as a returning fellow. He is represented by Hirschl and Adler Modern gallery in New York.

John Gordon
John J Gordon is a graduate of University College Dublin and qualified as a Solicitor in 1971. He worked in the firm of Eugene F Collins then at 61 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2 for four years and became a partner in that firm. In 1976 he joined the family firm of John J Gordon & Son in the town of Ballina, Co Mayo as a Partner and has been in continual practice there since then.

Susan Kellett
Susan Kellett owns and manages Enniscoe House and Gardens situated on the shores of Lough Conn, County Mayo. She is involved in a number of local community projects and is a board member of Mayo North East Leader Partnership. She is Chairman of the Irish Historic Houses Association and has recently co-chaired a Steering Group with the Department of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht on the future of privately owned historic properties in Ireland.

Josephine Kelliher
Josephine Kelliher works as a curator and project manager in the Arts/ Visual Arts. She is founder & director of Rubicon Gallery/Projects and Manager of Facebook AIR (Artist in Residence) EMEA. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Management and a post graduate diploma in the History of European Painting from Trinity College, her involvement with artists began in 1990. Kelliher is a member of the Expert Advisory Committee at Culture Ireland, the government body promoting Irish arts worldwide.

Pauline O'Donovan
Pauline O'Donovan is a retired solicitor – formerly a Partner at Matheson formerly known as Matheson Ormsby Prentice, Dublin.

Ronald Rumford (US)
Ron Rumford has worked with Dolan/Maxwell since 1985—as Director since 1991. A graduate of Philadelphia College of Art, Ron is himself a serious, recognized artist. His expertise, experience and belief in the the works he shows at Dolan/Maxwell are well known and respected by museum professionals, collectors, artists and art friends internationally.



Registered Address: The Ballinglen Arts Foundation Ltd. Main St. Ballina Co, Mayo F26 X5N3.