Artist CV

Selected Exhibitions – Invited Artist

  • East Belfast Partnership drawing commission 2017
  • ‘What If?’ performance art festival, Townhall Cavan Arts Space 2017
  • Breath, Breathless. Two person show with Kevin Killen, R-Space Gallery Lisburn 2017
  • Solo Exhibition of Live Drawings, Johnston Central Library, Cavan, 2015
  • Artist in Residence, National Circus Festival of Ireland, Tralee, 2015
  • Performances for Yvonne Cullivan’s Percent for Art Public Art Commission, 2013/2014
  • FIX 2013 Tenth International Live Art Biennial, Published by Catalyst Arts Belfast, 2013
  • LIPS at Ormston House, Limerick, documenting through drawing, 2013
  • Collaborations ’13, Smock Alley Theatre with Unit 1, Dublin 2013
  • Dublin Live Art Festival at The Back Loft, Dublin, 2011
  • 11’11’11’ In Remembrance, live art event curated by Michael Mayhew, Manchester, 2011
  • Scoping Worlds,  Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton, 2011
  • Seeing and Being in the Landscape, Bluewall Gallery, Cavan, 2011
  • Mortas an Cabhain – Pride of Cavan public art symposium for Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann 2010
  • Siteshow3, Maida Vale, London, 2009
  • 15 Minute Factory, the Rag Factory, Brick Lane, London, 2009
  • art art art Launch Party, Royal Standard Studios, Liverpool, 2009
  • Visions of Excess, invited participant in Franko B’s “I’m Thinking of You”, curated by Ron Athey and Lee Adams, SPILL Festival of Performance, Shunt Vaults, London, 2009
  • SHIPS performance at Fieldworks Artist Collective, Participatory live art, Kent, UK, 2008
  • Live @ 8: New York No Wave Super 8, Bar no. 8, Galway, film screening, curated by Vivienne Dick, 2008
  • The Big Day, Fieldworks Artist Collective group show at The Arches, London, 2007
  • Oliver Herring’s first TASK Party, invited participant, Great Eastern Hotel, organised by Rhodes and Mann Gallery, London 2002

Selected Exhibitions – Curatorial

  • Belfast Bankers, Goose Lane Gallery, Belfast 2017
  • Johanna Nulty, Townhall Cavan Arts Space 2017
  • Liam Crichton, Townhall Cavan Arts Space 2016
  • Festival of the Dead, Jane McCormick, Townhall Cavan Arts Space, 2015
  • trans-art Christmas Pop-up Shop, Townhall Cavan Arts Space, 2015
  • Developing Creative Practice Across Borders, 34 artists, three venues, 2015
  • Solo Exhibition, Laura O’Connor, trans-art hub, 61 College Street, Cavan, 2014
  • Solo Exhibition, Edwin Lynch, trans-art hub, 61 College Street, Cavan, 2014
  • Uncompromised, No Rules, pop-up art shop, 61 College Street, Cavan, 2013
  • trans-art Festival of Contemporary Art, 61 College street Cavan and off-site locations, 2013
  • trans-art Festival of Contemporary Art, 11 locations across Cavan Town, 2013
  • The Unnameable Tent, Flatlake Festival, Clones, Co. Monaghan, 2011
  • art, art, art’ launch events, curatorial team with Matt Roberts and Lorena Rivero de Beer at East Street Arts, Leeds, Royal Standard Studios, Liverpool and Vyner Street, London, 2007 – 2008
  • New Graduate Shorts, Film screening, Curzon Cinema, London, 2003
  • Body Motions, Quicksilver Place Gallery, Middlesex University, London, 2002

Awards

  • 2017 Arts Award, Cavan County Council Arts Office
  • 2016 R&D Arts Award, Cavan County Council Arts Office
  • 2015 Professional Development Arts Award, Cavan County Council Arts Office
  • 2014 Tyrone Guthrie Artist Residency Centre, Cavan Arts Residency Award
  • 2014 Tartu Paper and Print Museum Residency Estonia, awarded by Developing Creative Practices Across Borders, Leonardo Workplace Programme
  • 2013 Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards for Sustaining the Arts with trans-art 2012
  • 2013 CREATE Artist in the Community R&D Award, Arts Council of Ireland
  • 2011 Arts Award, Cavan County Council Arts Office
  • 2011 Backstage Pass Award, Cavan County Council Arts Office and the Gonzo Theatre
  • 2010 Travel and Training Award, Arts Council of Ireland
  • 2010 Arts Education and Participation Award, Cavan County Council Arts Office
  • 2008 Artist in Schools Award, Brent London Borough Council
  • 2007 Thomas McLoughlin Memorial Award, Cavan County Council

Selected Symposia and Writing

  • Catalogue text for Johanna Nulty’s solo exhibition 2017, commissioned by Cavan County Council Arts Office
  • Visual Artists Ireland GetTogether annual conference at IMMA, invited panellist 2015
  • Invited writer, introduction to post-event publication of Cache Tomb Street, Belfast curated by Tonya McMullen and Colm Clarke 2014
  • Paper Visual Art, by Adrian Duncan, Cork 2013
  • Manual, OUTBOX MA: Art and Process Degree Show catalogue CIT Crawford College of Art and Design 2012
  • Documentation of Performance Art panel discussion at Dublin Live Art Festival 2011, panel member with Sue Rainsford and Amanda Coogan
  • trans-art Festival of Contemporary Art, catalogue text 2012
  • There is no grass under my Feet, invited participant for performance research symposium held at GrenzART Performance Art Festival, Kirschau, Germany 2010

Professional Membership

  • LUX Moving Image Critical Forum Belfast at The MAC, Belfast
  • Visual Artists Ireland
  • Catalyst Arts Belfast

Employment Highlights

Founding Partner, Townhall Cavan Arts Space, Cavan 2015 to present
One of five founding partners of this non-profit artist-led multi-disciplinary contemporary arts venue

Curator, trans-art Curatorial Collective, Cavan, Ireland 2011 to present
Co-curator of the award winning trans-art collective

Artist and Curator January 2007 to present

  • Shortlisted for the Irish Pavilion at Venice International Architectural Biennial to assistant curate with Noel Kelly (Curator) and Siobhan Harton (Assistant Curator), for Artist/Architect Ben McCabe
  • Curator with Siobhan Harton & Joe Keenan for The Unnameable Tent, Flatlake Festival, Clones
  • Curator with Matt Roberts and Lorena Rivero de Beer for “art art art” events at galleries and studios in Liverpool, Vyner St London, and East Street Arts, Leeds
  • CREATE Artist in the Community Research and Development Award recipient to collaborate with a women’s social group on UN Legislation on Women’s Rights and other related material, towards a live art performance
  • Commissioned artist for Article 2: How to Fold A Sheet, four-day durational live art performance for the Cavan Theatre Festival
  • Lead artist and project manager for the Non-Parade Parade collaborative street spectacle, devised with Jessie Keenan (contemporary dance) and trans-art colleagues, funded by International Fund for Ireland (IFI) Culture Cavan
  • Visual Art Director for a three month programme designed for children and young people, culminating in the festival ‘Young Arts at The Old Abbey’, a fringe event for Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann 2011

Studio Assistant, Damien Hirst, Science Ltd., London 2006 – 2007
Fabricated artwork for Damien Hirst

Art Facilitator / Tutor 2003 to present

  • Workshop Coordinator and facilitator with people of all ages and abilities
  • Life drawing tutor
  • Lecturer and workshop facilitator, Ledri School of Art & Design, Cyprus, 2003-2005