I have a BA in Fine Art and a MA Art in Public, and have had shows at home and abroad, creating and commissioning art that has tried to think about the world and society. I have worked with others through my art works, through work I have produced in various arts management roles, and through disaster response work in the USA, Vanuatu and Nepal. I try to be a humanitarian even when I am not in a disaster zone, and I am glad there is art in the world.
April 2019 Ni Neart Go Chur Le Cheile
Dialogical research into alternative currencies, in collaboration with Ciaran Nash, as part of the Laboratory of Common Interest
November 2018 Artist Residency, Athens
Funded by Limerick Arts Office, researching humanitarian issues
July 2017 Grounding
Co-Founder and leader, multi-disciplinary peer learning project in Ormston House, Limerick
February 2017 The City Doesn't Know
Mobile art installation in Kathmandu, in collaboration with a local rickshaw driver.
December 2016 - February 2017 Kathmandu Artist Residency
Research and production residency with Sattya , Nepal.
August - October 2015 Project Joy
Creative program in IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) Camps in Nepal in Partnership with All Hands Disaster Response and Sattya.
August - October 2015 Bode IDP Camp Cinema
A cinema project in an IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) Camp in Nepal with All Hands and Bato Ko Cinema/Sattya.
October 2015 Kite Flying in Halchowk
Kite-flying ceremony to mark the completion of 50 transitional homes for a displaced community in Nepal.
July 2011 We'll Build You A House, We're Good At That
Temporary public art project by the Sociable Science Collective in Den Helder, Holland
June 2011 Babylon Kulturelles Ubersetzungsburo/Babylon Cultural Translation Agency
Participatory live Intervention, commissioned by NGBK Berlin and the Berlin Underground.
Sept 2010 - May 2011 Just Keep Shopping (everything will be okay)
Series of socially engaged projects with the Sociable Science Collective. Appeared in Cork Art Trail; Live Mart, Dublin; Beyond Growth Congress, Berlin.
March 2010 - March 2011 Public Facilities
Series of temporary public art interventions. Undertaken in Belfast, Dublin and Manchester, as part of Re:Public Exhibition in Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin an Hazard Live Art Festival, Manchester.
June 2009 The Embassy
Socially engaged participatory project with Catalyst Arts Gallery in Belfast about those from the south living in the north.
June - Aug 2009 Travelfreetravel
Transatlantic socially engaged project, bridging Limerick City Gallery of Art; The Other Gallery at the Banff, Centre, Canada and Oxegen Art Centre, Nelson, Canada. Collaboration with Candadian artist Maggie Shirley
December 2008 The Ditto Dance Project
Participatory dance event in Daghdha Dance Space, Limerick. Commissioned as part of Excursions Performance Festival and featuring the work of contemporary dance artists Ailish Claffey and Frej Tiljander.
Sept 2012 - June 2014 Public Art Manager, Galway County Council
Curating and commissioning a number of socially engaged projects, incuding:
- Illuminate. Ruby Wallis and Brothers of Charity
- Aughty Film Tour. Megs Morley & Tom Flanagan
- Christine. Amanda Dunsmore and Older LGBT Community
- David. Amanda Dunsmore and Older LGBT Community
- Gareth Kennedy and Headford Mens Shed Building Project
- Inis Bhearachain – Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey, in partnership with Tulca Festiva of Visual Arts
- Iascealaiocht – Ceara Conway, in partnership with Tulca Festiva of Visual Arts
- Oileanra Architecture based residency with Rionach Ni Neil (Dance), Michelle Browne (Visual Art/Performance), Danny McCarthy (Sound) and Fantastic Norway (Architecture) on Inis Oirr.
IGNITE Galway coordinator and working group member for this Disability Arts Commissioning Program, in partnership with four local authorities, the Arts Council, ADI (Arts and Disability Ireland), and the British Council.
Disaster response worker with american NGO All Hands in Detroit, Vanuatu and Nepal. This work involved muck and gut work in food damaged homes, moving rubble from collapsed homes, program development, relationship management, delivering training, communications, humanitarian story-telling and community engagement.
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I Wanted To Be Surrounded By White. The Frozen Lake Washed Into The Frozen Sky. This Man Had Drilled A Hole And Was Fishing In It When We Came Along.