Artist CV

Recent Highlights 

  • Work aquired for the Royal Historic Palances Collection, 2023
  • Work aquired for the Northern Ireland Civil Service Collection 2021
  • Work aquired for the Arts Council of Northern Ireland Collection 2020
  • Breastival at the Ulster Museum,  Artist in Residence, August 2019
  • The Mothership Project’s Satellite Residency, Cow House Studios, Wexford, November 2018
  • C.S. Lewis Festival Glider Artist-in-Residence, Belfast, October 2018

Selected Exhibitions – Invited Artist

  • Upcoming: Joseph Beuys 50 Years anniversary at the Ulster Museum, October 2024
  • 193rd RHA Annual Exhibition, RHA, Dublin, May-Jul 2023
  • The Lay of the Land with Array Collective at Townhall Cavan, Apr-May 2023
  • Remotely Radical: A Contemporary Drawing Exhibition, Vault Artist Studios Belfast, Sep 2022
  • The Major’s Parlour, Belfast City Hall, Curated by Jane Morrow and Array Collective, ongoing June 2022
  • Daydream outdoor billboard exhibition, Faoin Speir Arts Council Ireland Programme, Cavan town, Sept 2021
  • BIFPA21 Belfast International Festival of Performance Art at the University of Ulster Belfast, and online 2021
  • Cavan Arts Festival 2019, exhibiting artist
  • Lovely Weather (for this time of year), performance art festival, Cavan, December 2018
  • Mother’s Milk, Framewerk Gallery, Belfast, September 2018
  • 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
  • National Circus Festival of Ireland Artist in Residence, 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

Exhibitions – Curatorial

  • Diamond, Marlborough House Gallery & Project Space, Vault Artist Stdios, Belfast, December 2023
  • Now That’s What I call Vault, MART Gallery, Dublin, Feb 2023
  • I Remember Damage, International Women’s Day exhibition, Vault Studios Belfast, March ‘23
  • Belfast Bankers, Goose Lane Gallery, Belfast 2017
  • Johanna Nulty, Townhall Cavan Arts Space 2017
  • Liam Crichton, Townhall Cavan Arts Space 2016
  • Array Studios 20 Years, Townhall Cavan Arts Space 2015
  • 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


  • 2024 Professional Artist Award, Cavan Couty Council Arts Office
  • 2023 Artist Career Enhancement Scheme, Support for Individual Artist Programme, Arts Council of Northern Ireland
  • 2023 CCA X Jerwood Supports ‘Testing Ground’ at CCA Derry~Londonderry
  • 2023 a-n Monthly Bursary
  • 2021 Arts Council Northern Ireland Creative Individuals Recovery Programme
  • 2021 Professional Artist Award, Cavan County Council Arts Office
  • 2020 Arts Council Northern Ireland Individual Emergency Resilience Programme
  • 2019 Professional Development Arts Award, Cavan County Council Arts Office
  • 2018 Support for Individual Artists Programme, Arts Council of Northern Ireland
  • 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

  • Second Collective Introducing, artist talk introducing female artists, online talk via Belfast, April 2021
  • 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

  • Visual Artists Ireland

Employment Highlights

Founding Member, Vault Artist Studios, Belfast 2016 – present
A founding member of this community driven, not-for-profit arts charity.

Founding Partner, Townhall Cavan Arts Space, Cavan 2015 – 2017
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 2017
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

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

Studio Assistant, Neal Scanlon Studios, London 2002 _ Fabricated Prosthetics and costume for the BBC, and Miramax Films.

Art Facilitator / Tutor 2003 to present _ Workshop Coordinator, life drawing tutor, and facilitator with people of all ages and abilities