BA Sculpture and Painting at MTU Crawford College of Art & Design 1988
Masters in Fine Art by Research, Crawford College of Art & Design 2008-2010. (The first academic research masters for the college) My thesis explored the work of the Irish artist Mary Swanzy: Mary Swanzy 1882-1978: An Evaluation of her Career; This is our gift our portion apart.
AWARDS / RECOGNITION
Arts Council Northern Ireland SIAP Award 2022
Arts Council Northern Ireland Creative Recovery Programme 2021
Future Screens Future Creatives 2021
Irish Writers Centre ACNI Bursary 2020 & 2021
National Lottery Heritage Fund Northern Ireland/Community Fund 2020
Arts Council Northern ireland Commisioning Fund with Kabosh Theatre company 2019
Arts Council Northern Ireland SIAP Award 2020
Arts Council Northern Ireland SIAP Award 2013
Publicity Association Northern Ireland Craft Award NI Fire Authority Commerical Campaign 2003
Northern Ireland Screen Award Being Special experimental short film 2002
Irish Arts Councill Inaugural bursary for stage design 1991 (Phelim Donlon award)
I’m a multi-disciplinary artist, I paint, make films, compose music & write. My studio practice is in drawing, painting, collage, photography and 3D assemblage pieces.
My music composition includes the co-production of Wonders of The Wake by BAFTA awarded writer Kevin Toolis at The Lyric Theatre 2019. I collaborated with two musicians to compose the eight piece soundtrack for Woe:WalkingOnEggshells. (Aided by a Commissioning grant from ACNI 2020)
I write on early C20th Irish art since. Most recently published in Mary Swanzy:Voyages published by IMMA to accompany her retrospective where I was also Artist In Residence. I was recently selected in two competitive writing opportunities. In Sligo Library with writer-in-residence, Susan McKay the second with Karis Kelly, writer-in-residence at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast.
I produced and directed the Wake project in 2020/21, making three short films funded by the Lottery Heritage Community with Féile Women Singers.