Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

 

2001 – 2003

Masters Degree in design, National College of Art and Design.

2000 – 2001

Art and Wall Murals Course, FAS

1994 -1998

1st Class honours degree in Design, specialising in Embroidered Textiles. National College of Art and Design.

1993-1994

Ballyfermot Art College, portfolio preparation course in Art, Design and Crafts

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2006

No Flightplan’, The South Tipperary Arts Centre, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary

www.southtipparts.com

2006

‘Swiftist’ , The Cockleshell Arts Centre, Duncannon, Co.Wexford.

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2008

2008

2007

‘s-t-i-ch’ exhibition at the Grange Gallery, Oldtown, North County Dublin.

Ladyfest Exhibition 2008, ESB Building, Caroline St, Cork.

The Canvas Project, Cornucopia Restaurant, 19 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2.

2007

Radiant Exhibition, China Pink, 38 Dunville Avenue, Ranelagh, Dublin 6.

2007

Margin 18x 21 exhibition, OPW, 51 St. Stephens Green, Dublin 2.

2006 – 2007

Currently represented by The Bad Art Gallery, On Francis Street in Dublin. www.thebadartgallerydublin.com

2006

Sculpture in Context, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9. www.sculptureincontext.com

2006

Sculpture in Context exhibition, Airfield House, Upper Kilmacud Road, Dundrum, Dublin 14.  www.airfield.ie.

2005

"Sculpture in Context", Botanical Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 11.
www.sculptureincontext.com

2005

Cashel Arts festival, Cashel, Co.Tipperary. www.cashelartsfest.com

2005

Roundstone's Artists in Residence Exhibition, The Starric Art Gallery, Roundstone, Connemara, Co. Galway. http://www.roundstoneartsweek.com/round.html

2005

Eigse Open Submission Exhibition, Carlow Arts Festival. Selected by Tim Goulding, Institute of Technology , Carlow. www.eigsecarlow.ie

2005

Participated in the 'Solo Sheep Trail ‘, which coincided with the 'Solo festival' at the Model Arts and Niland Gallery, in Sligo. http://www.modelart.ie/solo/index.html

2005

Invited to exhibit in the “Two to Tango” exhibition at the Waterfront Gallery, Rosses point, Co. Sligo.

2004

“Continuity” Open Submission Exhibition. Selected by Dr. Peter Jordan. Waterford Treasures Museum, The Granary, Merchants Quay, Waterford.

2004

Sculpture in Context, Botanical Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 11, and Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin. www.sculptureincontext.com

2004

Wexford Artists Book Exhibition, Dennis Collins & Andy McGarry, co-curators. Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket , Wexford and The Verbal Arts Centre, Derry (as part of “the Gathering Festival”.)

2004

MCAC Open Submission Textile Exhibition. Millennium Court Arts Centre, William St, Portadown, Co.Armagh. www.millenniumcourt.org

2004

All Animals Great and Small, The Kelleher Gallery, Galway

2004

Peace Exhibition, The Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin.

2003

Knit and Stitch, RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin.

2003

MA Exhibition NCAD, 100 Thomas St, Dublin.

1999

Paws, Claws and Scales Exhibition. Bliston Craft Gallery, Wolverhampton, UK.

1998

Guinness Art Group Annual Exhibition, Guinness Hop Store, Dublin.

1998

Clondalkin Arts Festival, Clondalkin, Dublin 22.

1998

New Designers Show, Islington, London, UK

1996

Knit and Stitch Exhibition, RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin & Alexandria palace, London.

1991

 

Guinness Art Group 8th Annual Exhibition, Guinness Hop Store, Dublin.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

2006

 

2004

 

2004

1998

Conor Kane, ‘Explosion of artistic ability driven by Nelson Street Centre.’ (The Nationalist, 18th February 2006.)

Scott Browning. ‘A dog named bear…’ (Hall Farm Center for arts and Education, Fall 2004 newsletter.)

Liam Murphy. ‘Continuity’. Munster Express, 29th October 2004

Kerry Pocock. NCAD Degree show. (Irish Patchwork Society Newsletter, No.67, Autumn 1998.)

 

AWARDS/ RESIDENCIES

 

2005

Artists in Residence in Roundstone, Connemara, Co. Galway as part of the Roundstone Arts Festival. http://www.roundstoneartsweek.com/round.html

2005

Artist in residence for six months at Draiocht in Blanchardstown.

www.draiocht.ie

2004

I have spent one month on an Artist residency at the Hall Farm Center for Arts and Education in Vermont in June/July of 2004. www.hallfarm.org

2004

Arts Council Travel and Mobility award.

 

COLLECTIONS

 

2004

Wexford Arts Centre

 

PROFFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

2008

 

 

 

2008

 

2007 - 2008

 

 

 

2006

 

 

I worked at ‘Sculpture in the Parklands’, in Lough Boora Parklands, Co. Offaly running “hands on” workshops with primary school children, during Patrick Dougherty’s residency.(internationally renowned environmental Artist)

I completed a Child Protection Awareness workshop and was awarded a Certificate from the HSE.

I took part in the ‘Craft in the Classroom’ programme run by the Crafts Council of Ireland. I was placed in St. Mary’s National School in Tagoat in Co. Wexford, where I was Artist in Residence. I ran crafts workshops over a number of weeks.

I conducted workshop’s with St. Marys primary school in Clonmel, over a period of 5 weeks. The aim of the workshop was to make a banner that would hang across the street during the Clonmel Junction Festival in July 2006. http://www.junctionfestival.com/participation/index.html

2006

 

 

I held sculpture workshops for children and adults in the South Tipperary Arts Centre in Clonmel in February.

2002

I completed a mural commission (20ft x 8ft), for the Irish Cancer Society’s annual daffodil Day.

2000

I was commissioned to design and craft individualised wedding invitations while travelling around Australia

1998 –1999

I have completed a number of private commissions of textile sculptures.

1997

Erasmus Exchange to Winchester Art College, during my 3rd year in NCAD.