2020  The Four Ferns sculpture commission, integrated sculpture installation at the Four Ferns, rescheduled for unveiling in late                            2020, Foxrock, Dublin, Ireland
2019   Winner of the Business to Arts Awards Jim McNaughton Award for Best Commissioning Practice with the McGarrell Reilly                              group for my integrated sculpture piece 'Rise' at The Sharp Building Dublin, IE
2019   Shortlisted for the inaugrual Merrion Plinth Award, Dublin, IE
2019   'Art in the Garden' at Russborough House and The Culloden Estate Belfast with Gormleys Fine Art; Belfast and Dublin IE,
2019   CAST; Art and Objects Exhibition by invitation at The Wayne Institute of Art Centre, Philadelphia, USA
2019   'Life Protected' bronze, concrete and glass sculpture by Alva Gallagher acquired by DCU Campus, DCU, Dublin, IE
2018   Winning artist of The Sharp Building Commission following an international call out
2018   Hamilton Gallery Winter exhibition; 6 works by 6 Invited Artists, Sligo, IE
2018   Open 18 Sculpture; sculpture garden juried exhibition at the FE Mc William Gallery, Banbridge, NI 
2018   Sculpture in Context at the National Botanic Gardens, 2018 overall winner of the Sculpture in Context Award for outdoor                              work of distinction, Dublin, IE
2017   Cairde Visual juried exhibition at the Model Gallery, Sligo IE
2017   'Ebbs and Remnants', Solo Exhibition Alva Gallagher at the Catherine Hammond Gallery, West Cork, IE
2016   RSMA Annual juried exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London, UK 
2016   Annual Vanishing Art Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition at Carton House, Ireland
2016   'Adaptations' at OPW Farmleigh Gallery Dublin, Ireland
2016   Inaugural exhibition of Sculpture and Painting at the Kildare Gallery at Carton House, Ireland
2015   RSMA Annual juried Exhibition at Mall Galleries London, UK 
2015   'Portfolio at Solomon' Exhibition, Solomon Fine Art, Dublin, Ireland
2014   'Verling Fine Art' Inaugural Exhibition Winter, Creative Spark, Dundalk, IE
2014   'Vanishing Art' Exhibition of Outdoor Sculpture at Carton House, Ireland
2014   RSMA juried Annual exhibition at Mall Galleries, London, UK
2014   Residency Award, Cill Rialaig Artist Studios, Kerry, IE
2014   'In the House' Select group exhibition at Castle Ward, Co. Down, N. Ireland
2014   NLA Annual Exhibition at the Dundalk Museum, Dundalk, Ireland
2014   Crystal Bronze; Alva Gallagher Solo Exhibition at the Gibson, Point Village, Dublin, IE
2014   ‘CultureCRAFT’ City of Culture exhibition opened by President Michael D. Higgins, London St. Gallery, LondonDerry, N. Ire
2013   The Irish Sculpture Awards at The Millcove Gallery, Cork, Ireland
2013   NLA Annual Group Exhibition at Dundalk Museum, Dundalk, IE
2012   ‘Royal Society of Marine Artists’Annual Exhibition at Mall Galleries, London 2012 - ‘Engaging with glass’ at the Travers                                    Gallery, Seattle, USA
2012   Invited to propose for a new outdoor sculpture for Áras an Uachtaráin, the residence of the President of Ireland. Pheonix                              Park, Dublin, IE
2012   Sculpture Biennale, Kings Garden, Copenhagen 
2012   Represented by the Oisín Gallery, Dublin, IE
2011   ‘Engaging with Glass’ at Solstice Gallery, Navan, Ireland 
2011    Winter Group Exhibition of Applied Art, OPW Farmleigh Gallery, OPW Phoenix Park, Dublin, IE
2011    DCCoI, Irish Craft Portfolio; Publication Launch at Collect at Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
2010    Sculpture in the Gardens, Castlecomer Estate, Kilkenny, Ireland
2010    ‘Art Below’ London – 1 of 14 International Artists selected to Exhibit throughout the London Underground, London, UK

2009   ‘Pillar of Art’ touring exhibition Tokyo, Japan
2009   ‘Pillar of Art’ 16 Selected International Artists at HOF 96 Gallery, Berlin Mitte, Germany
2009   RDS Annual Exhibition at The Dublin Horse Show, The RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin, Ireland
2009   Irish Contemporary Applied Art; La Galerie de la S.E.M.A, Ave. Daumesnil, Paris, France
2009   Piece acquired to a private collection; Agip oil, The Hague, Holland
2009   Sculpture in Context at the National Botanic Gardens, Dublin, Ireland
2009   127th Royal Ulster Academy of Art Annual Exhibition at the historic Titanic Drawing Offices, Belfast, N. Ire
2009   Summer Annual Exhibition at the Hallward and Millcove Galleries, Ireland
2008   ‘Is Mise Ireland’ curated by 411 Gallery Shanghai and at the Central Academy of Fine Art Beijing, China
2008   Winner of The Jim McNaughton/ TileStyle 10,000 Bursary Award with The Beacon Medical Group, Dublin at the Allianz                                   Business to Arts Awards, Dublin, IE
2008   European Glass Context Biennale; Invited by The National Museum of Ireland Collins Barracks to Represent Ireland in this                           major biannual exhibition of European Glass at Bornholm, Denmark
2008   Winter group Exhibition at The Claremorris Gallery, Claremorris, IE
2008   'Hallward Winter Collection’; The Hallward Gallery, Dublin, IE
2008   RUA 126th Annual Exhibition – Royal Ulster Academy of Art, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast
2008   ‘Margin’ at The OPW Gallery, 51. St. Stephens Green, Dublin, IE
2007   'Contemporary Irish Art' Annual exhibition at King House Boyle, IE
2007   ‘Seomra’ Contemporary Irish Applied Art, Castle Yard, Kilkenny, IE
2007   Group Summer Exhibition; The Hallward Gallery Merrion Sq, Dublin, IE
2007   ‘From Cobblestones to Carcasses’; The Tramyard Gallery, Dalkey, Dublin, IE
2007   'Heal' at The Naughton Gallery at Queens, Belfast, N.Ire. Alva received the main award for work of distinction and                                         excellence at ‘Heal’ 
2007   Alva chosen as the Awards sculptor for the Allianz Business to Arts Awards at the Mansion House black tie event presented                         by President of Ireland Mrs. Mary McAleese, Dublin, Ireland
2007   Gallagher was Nominated for the AIB Award by the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin, IE
2007   Beacon Medical Group Corporate Commission; 6ft Site Specific Bronze installation sited at The Beacon Hospital, Dublin,IE
2006   ‘Art in State Buildings’ 1995 – 2005 OPW; Exhibition of Works from the Irish State Collection, Alva’s exhibited work was                                   from the collection of the Secretary General – Dept of Education, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin, IE
2006   'Body of Work'; The Naughton Gallery at Queens University, Belfast, N.Ire
2005   Winter Exhibition; Stone Gallery, Pearse St. Dublin, IE
2005   Contemporary Art from Ireland hosted by the European Central Bank – Major International Group Exhibition, ECB HQ,                                 Frankfurt, Germany
2005   BMW Corporate Commission to commemorate 25yrs. BMW Collection, IE
2005   Group show of Female Contemporary Irish Art; Tramyard Gallery Dalkey, IE
2005   Solo Exhibition, Hamilton Gallery – Sligo, Sculpture and Print
2004   Exhibition of Sculpture; Whichcraft Gallery, Templebar, Dublin, IE
2004   The National Museum of Ireland Collins Barracks, Piece purchased for permanent collection for ‘What’s In Store’ – National                          Collection of Ireland, Dublin, IE
2004   OPW Ireland – Piece purchased by the Office of Public Works for the State Art Collection, Dublin, Ireland 
2004   RDS National Craft Competition; Dublin, Ireland 
2004   Art In Envelope; Fine Print donated to raise funds for Marie Keating Foundation for Cancer Research, Dublin, Ireland
2004   NCAD Final year Degree Exhibition, Sold out Opening Night. Dublin, Ireland
2003   Summer group student exhibition; Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, USA, 
2003   Pilchuck, Seattle, USA – Awarded the first Irish Partner Scholarship for the worlds most prestigious Glass School in the USA
2003   Inspirational Awakening; Waterford City, Ireland
2003   Studio Venini Sculptural hot work, Murano, Italy
2002   Macnas Ireland – National Street Theatre Art Group. Fisheries Field, Galway. St. Patrick’s Day Parade Float, Dublin, Ireland