Education

2012 Arts, Development and Participation HETAC Level 8 – Cork Institute of Technology and Mayfield Art Centre, Cork City

2004 Fine Art (Print): First class honours B.A. – National College of Art and Design, Dublin 8

2002 Participatory Arts Placement Programme Certificate – Create: National Development Agency for Collaborative Arts, Dublin

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Solo Exhibitions

2007 The Star, Custom House Gallery, Westport, Mayo; Work of the Devil, Galway Arts Centre, Galway

2006 Devil in the Dancehall, Charlestown Town Hall Arts Centre, Mayo; Kaeru 1 frog 2, The Return, Goethe Institute, Dublin

2005 CAP Foundation Exhibition, CAP Studios, Dublin

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Group Exhibitions – Selected

2017 Another bite of the cherry, National Botanics Garden, Dublin

2016 Impressions Book Art exhibition, Galway Arts Centre, Galway

2015 Strangers; Here; Ourselves, IMOCA, Dublin

2013 Sheffield Artist’s Book Exhibition, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield;  Wexford Book Art Exhibition, various venues, Ireland

2012 Hack The CityScience Gallery, Dublin

2011 Dublin Artists Book FairTemple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin;  Upstart, various outdoor venues, Dublin

2010 Visual Arts Open, Enniskillen, Fermanagh; Home, Draiocht Art Centre, Dublin; Guck-in-der-Luft, 48h Neukölln, Berlin

2009 ZOOart, Cuneo, Italy; Raumlandschaften, 48h Neukölln, Berlin; Graduate Award Exhibition, Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin

2008 Go West, Kennys Gallery, Galway

2007 Treat 07, Talbot Gallery, Dublin; X Equals, NUIG Gallery, Galway

2006 Impressions 2006, Galway Arts Centre, Galway; Annual Group Exhibition, Custom House Gallery, Westport, Mayo

2005 Spailini, Airfield House, Dundrum, Dublin

2004 Wexford Travelling Book Exhibition, various venues, Ireland; NCAD Degree Show, Dublin

2003 RDS Student Travelling Exhibition, various venues, Ireland; 3P, Cross Gallery, Dublin; Green, The Project, Dublin

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Residencies, Projects & Awards

2018 Creating Space Award: Clare County Council Bursary to develop herding art project

2018 Féile Síle na Gig: X-PO, Kilnaboy, Co Clare – Organised day-long event with art workshop, archaeological talk, participatory game and art performances.

2016 Collaborative Art: Centre for Artistic Activism and the Sex Workers Alliance of Ireland – One-week intensive collaborative art and activism project with sex workers and artists from around Europe.

2013 Artist Residency: Studio 468, Common Ground, Rialto, Dublin –  Three-month residency working in a community context

2011 Collaborative Art Residency: Creative Campus, South Dublin County Council, Dublin – Three-week collaborative project working with artists to produce digital artworks

2009 Materials Assistance Award:  Mayo County Council Arts Office, Mayo

2005 Artist Residency:  Custom House Gallery and Studios, Westport, Mayo – Three-month residency in print studio and visiting artist’s studio

2004 Artist Residency:  CAP Foundation Award, Dublin – One-year residency: bursary of studio space, exhibition and publication

2003 Artist Internship:  The Centre for Book Arts, New York – Three-month internship specializing in book making and letterpress printing

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Art Facilitation & Lectures – Selected

2018   

Medieval Bindings workshop: National Print Museum, Dublin

Print workshops for Design & Craft Council of Ireland CraftEd programme in national schools in Co Clare

2017   

Bookbinding 101 workshop: Hunt Museum, Limerick city

Artists’ Books workshop: Coláiste Dhúlaigh, Dublin

Bookbinding and craft workshops for Design & Craft Council of Ireland CraftEd programme in national schools in Co Limerick and Clare

Experimental Artists’ Books workshop: Graphic Print Studio, Dublin

Children’s Bookbinding workshop: Museum of Country Life, Mayo

2016   

Frames of Reference and Distribution in Contemporary Art: Lecture and group tutorials for two-week module, NCAD Paint and Print Department, Dublin

Sticker and Wheatpaste Poster making workshop: A4 Studios, Dublin

Mosquito Press DIY newspaper making workshop: Filmbase, Dublin

Archival Portfolio workshop: Graphic Print Studio, Dublin

2015

Artist’s Books workshops: Two-week block in National College of Art & Design, Dublin

Letterpress & bookbinding workshop: Creative spark, Dundalk, Louth

Sculptural books workshop: Lorg Printmakers, Galway

2014

Games Reminiscence workshop with older people: St Andrew’s Centre, Rialto, Dublin

Needlework craft workshops with multicultural women’s group: F2 Centre, Dublin

Mapping workshops with men’s gardening group: St Andrew’s Centre, Rialto, Dublin

2013

DevEd multimedia workshop for PDE students: National University Ireland Maynooth, Kildare

Traditional street games workshop for children: Granby Park, Upstart, Dominick St, Dublin

2012

Sculpture workshop with visually impaired adults in repsonse to Nevan Lehart’s exhibition Won-Nil: Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin

Creative craft using recycled materials for children: Greystones Resource Centre Youth Group

Creative actions using stop motion workshop for adults: Gluaiseacht gathering, NUIG, Galway

2011

Mask-making workshops for visually impaired adults: National Council for the Blind, Dublin

Mask-making workshops using recycled materials for young adults: Young Urban Arts, Dublin

Weaving, crochet and knitting workshops for women: St Margaret’s Travellers Community Association, Ballymun, Dublin

2008

Sculpture and animation workshops for teenagers in response to John Byrne’s work Misneach: Breaking Ground, Ballymun, Dublin

2006 – 2008

Artist in Schools Programme: Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Arts Office, Dublin

Specialising in mixed media, bookmaking, print and drawing

2002

Collaborative art children’s project involving sculpture, print and painting – School Street Community Group and Create, Dublin

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Art Administration

2015 – 2016 Graphic Studio Dublin, Temple Bar and North Circular Road, Dublin – Art administration

2010 Berlin Biennale, Contemporary Art exhibition, Berlin – Art invigilation

2007 – 2008 Breaking Ground, Per Cent for Art Scheme, Ballymun, Dublin – Projects worked on include: Hotel Ballymun; Art in the Life World Conference and Exhibition; Supporting commissioned artists

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