David Archbold

David Archbold is an arts manager, curator and art historian. Having graduated with a 1st class Masters degree in Art History from University College Dublin in 2016, David has been conducting research and working as an arts professional ever since.

David has worked in various aspects of the art world, from project managing public and private art collections, to managing a contemporary art gallery. From 2020 David Archbold offered his services as a freelance art advisor, consultant, curator, copy-writer and project manager. David is currently an Exhibition Coordinator at the National Gallery of Ireland.

David is continually producing new research as an art historian, specifically in relation to the mathematics of Ancient Greek & Roman Sculpture. His work as an art historian also influences his artistic practice, as he also produces original artworks inspired by his art historical research.

Member of UCD School of Art History & Cultural Policy Alumni Development Committee

Member of Irish Association of Art Historians

Member of Irish Institute of Hellenic Studies at Athens

Member of Visual Artists Ireland


‘In Conversation with Contemporary Artists’, Essay in Colleen M Thomas and Paula Murphy’s Ireland: The Matter of Monuments, 2024.

‘Sculpture at the Wilton Gallery’, Exhibition Text for Winter Exhibition at the Wilton Gallery, David Archbold, 2021.

‘Butterflies’, Exhibition text for Fabio La Fauci, David Archbold, 2021.

‘Is It You? The Hybrid Session’, Exhibition text for Fabio La Fauci’s showcase at Rhodes Contemporary Art, David Archbold, 2021.

‘Collector’s Guide’, Short guide to collecting art, David Archbold, 2021.

‘Articles’, Series of 38 exhibition & event reviews, David Archbold, 2021.

‘Art in lockdown’, Series of 37 interviews, David Archbold, 2020.

‘Introduction’, Bert Van Pelt’s New Men, David Archbold, 2020.

Contributor, ‘How to build an art collection’, Press #1, Press Up, David Archbold, 2020.

Iverna, Series of 17 articles, interviews and exhibition reviews, David Archbold, 2019.

Exhibition Expedition, Series of 66 articles, David Archbold, 2015 – 2017.

‘The Measure of an Athlete: Mathematical Proportion in Greek Sculpture’, School of Art History, University College Dublin, David Archbold, 2016.

‘The Measure of an Athlete: A Mathematical Study of Polykleitos’ Athletes’, MA Thesis, School of Art History, University College Dublin, David Archbold, 2016.