Change, in-betweenness, thresholds of light and dark, ambiguity and indeterminacy are irresistible constants. The period of transition, where normal limits of thought, self-understanding and behaviour are relaxed, lead to new perspectives. Insight comes after the making, understanding when it is finished. I meet it coming back. This is important as here clarity comes in traces and cyphers, words in the wake. The work may finally be titled when I understand, when knots are loosed. Whilst this is also true for the poems I write, writing becomes a catalyst for making, when the words become inadequate.

Art Education

Currently pursuing Masters of Fine Art, Ulster University 2020–2023.

B.A. (Hons)Fine Art, 2.1, University of Ulster, Belfast, Co. Antrim 2010–2013

Foundation Diploma in Art &Design, Distinction, Southern Regional College, Newry, Co. Down 2008-2011


Alice Berger Hammerschlag Award Recipient 2021

Group Exhibitions

f(US)e, 12–26 May 2022, Queen Street Studios, 11–13 Bloomfield Avenue, Belfast BT5 5AA

Polyphony 21, 6–27 May 2021, Queen Street Studios, 2nd Floor, The Arches Centre, 11-13 Bloomfield Avenue, Belfast BT5 5AA

Moving Forward, University of Atypical, 7–23 May 2019, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Islands, Fenderesky Gallery, 7–30 June 2016, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Open Season, The Dock, 27 Nov–8 Dec 2015, Carrick-on- Shannon, Co. Leitrim.

Graduate Summer Show, Sarah Walker Gallery, 3–30 August 2013, Castletownbere, Co. Cork.

On the Waterfront, Fine Art Collective, 7–28 February 2013, Belfast School Art and Design Waterfront Hall, Belfast

BA (Hons) Fine Art Degree Show, University of Ulster, 7–28 June 2013, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Arthú, Sean Hollywood Arts Centre, 3-28 June 2019 Newry, Co. Down Exhibition of painting, photography, poetry. This exhibition is supported by an Artist’s Talk Arthú: Art, Advocacy and Alzheimer’s 10 June 2019

Arthú, Spy Pond Gallery 3-28 June 2019 Newcastle, Co Down

4NR, Exhibition of painting, photography, poetry The Glass Gallery,13-20 0ctober 2018 Newcastle, Co. Down.

To say the things that are one’s own , Exhibition of painting The Glass Gallery, 3-30 September 2013 Newcastle, Co. Down.

BA (Hons) Fine Art Degree Show, Exhibition of painting University of Ulster, 7-28 June 2013 Belfast, Co. Antrim.

The Miranda Warning, The Glass Gallery, 17 Nov-8 Dec 2012 Newcastle, Co. Down.

Per Se, Exhibition of painting and drawing The Glass Gallery, 19Nov- 10 Dec 2011 Newcastle, Co. Down.


My work has been purchased and held in private and public collections including South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust.


Per se, A Critical Review by Dr John Brown (writer) 2011