CV

Art Education

Master of Fine Art with Distinction University of Ulster 2020-2023
Certificate Arts and Health Waterford Healing Arts Trust Waterford November 2014
BA(HONS) Fine Art 2.1 Ulster University Belfast 2010-2013
Foundation Diploma in Art & Design Distinction Southern Regional College Newry Co Down 2009-2011

FORTHCOMING EXHIBITION

August 2024 Silent Disco Greystone House Wickham Market Suffolk Selected Group Exihbition Curated by Graham Crowley
September 2024 Interface Galway Selected Group Exihibition Curated by Lenka Sýkorová
May 2025 solo exhibition Down Arts Centre Downpatrick

Projects

porousboundaries 2022 A dialogue between two artists and two friends
Inscape 2022 Project involving local musicians and archaeologists in Co Mayo August 2021-ongoing
Lore 2021 Project involving local community to explore shared narrative 2021-ongoing
Something Dún Project part of creative writing project The Cultural Afterlife of Ruins from Making the Future Project 2021-2022
The Light Collector Project involving Newcastle Community Services staff in South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust during the Covid 19 pandemic 2020-ongoing
Suigh Síos Project involving exploration of different languages amongst international students during the Covid 19 pandemic 2021
Soma Project involving the community to curate and exhibit local artists’ work in shop front windows for the inaugural Soma Festival Art Exhibition Castlewellan Co Down 2013
To say the things that are one’s own Series of paintings created following collaboration with dementia patients and their carers 2013
Alone Project involving local single parents and children 2010

Selected Solo Exhibitions

MFA Ulster University Belfast anama June 2023
Gallery Kronborg Bergen, Norway Synnøve June 2023
Centre for Contemporary Art Derry elsewhere May 2024
Galleri Kronborg Beyond Silence Listened For Bergen Norway 3-18 December 2022
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre Arthú Exhibition of painting photography poetry sculpture supported by an Artist’s Talk Arthú: Art Advocacy and Alzheimer’s Newry Co Down 3-28 June 2019
Spy Pond Gallery Arthú Exhibition of painting  photography poetry sculpture Newcastle Co Down 3-28 June 2019
The Glass Gallery 4NR Exhibition of painting photography poetry Newcastle Co Down 13-20 0ctober 2018
The Glass Gallery To say the things that are one’s own Exhibition of painting Newcastle Co Down 3-30 September 2013
BA (Hons) Fine Art Degree Show To say the things that are one’s own7-28 June 2013 Ulster University Exhibition of painting Belfast
The Glass Gallery The Miranda Warning Exhibition of painting Newcastle Co Down 17 Nov-8 Dec 2012
The Glass Gallery Per Se Exhibition of painting and drawing Newcastle Co Down 19 Nov-10 Dec 2011
Southern Regional College Foundation Diploma in Art & Design Show Newry Co Down June 2009

Selected Group Exhibitions

Engine Room Belfast MFA postgraduate exhibition September 2023
Catalyst Arts The Green Room Part 1 Belfast 06-12 January 2023
Queen Street Studios f(US)e Belfast 12-26 May 2022
Queen Street Studios Polyphony 21 Belfast 06-27 May 2021
University of Atypical Moving Forward Belfast 7-23 May 2019
Fenderesky Gallery Islands Belfast 7-30 June 2016
The Dock Open Season Carrick on Shannon Co Leitrim 27 November-8 December 2015
Sarah Walker Gallery Graduate Summer Show Castletownbere Co Cork 3-30 August 2013
Waterfront Hall On the Waterfront Belfast 7-28 February 2013
Ulster University BA (Hons) Fine Art Degree Show To say the things that are one’s own Belfast 7-28 June 2013

Awards

2023 Long listed for Royal Dublin Society Visual Art Award selected by curator Eamonn Maxwell
2023 Centre for Contemporary Art Graduate Award
2023 Siobhan Mc Quaid Memorial Award selected by Hugh Mullholland curator Metropolitan Arts Centre (MAC) Belfast
2023 Newry Mourne and Down District Council Bursary Award
2022 Arts Council For Northern Ireland Support for Individual Artist Programme Award
2022 Arts Council For Northern Ireland Travel Award
2021 Alice Berger Hammerschlag Award

Residencies

2023 Galleri Kronborg Bergen Norway
2023 Tyrone Guthrie Centre Annamakerrig Monaghan Ireland
2022 Tyrone Guthrie Centre Annamakerrig Monaghan Ireland
2022 Inishbofin Galway Ireland
2021 Nephin Beg/ Ballycroy National Park Mayo Ireland

Collections

Work has been purchased and held in private and public collections within Ireland including South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust

Articles

Per se A Critical Review by Dr John Brown 2011 accompanied exhibition

Books/Published Text

f(US)e Gallery Text for f(US)e Exhibition Queen Street Studios Belfast 12-26 May 2022
Something Dún Inclusion in The Cultural Afterlife of Ruins anthology of creative writing from Making the Future project at National Museums NI 2021
The Year That Followed Inclusion in Vision Anthology of poems long listed Seamus Heaney Award CAP 2020
Per se Book accompanied exhibition 2011
The Miranda Warning Book accompanied exhibition 2012
To say the things that are one’s own Book accompanied exhibition 2013
Islands Book published by Fenderesky Gallery accompanied joint exhibition including artists Robert Armstrong  Natalia Black Peter Burns  Stuart Cairns  David Crone  David Feeley  Richard Gorman  Willie Heron  Tony Hill  Tjibbe Hooghiemstra. Arno Kramer  Paddy McCann  Mark McGreevy  Helen O’ Leary  David Quinn  Martin Wedge 2016

Workshops

4NR Community Dementia Care NI Workshop for individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and their carers Lisburn Co Down 20 February 2020
Arthú: Art Advocacy and Alzheimer’s Workshop Sean Hollywood Arts Centre Newry Co Down 10 June 2019


Artists Talks/Presentations/Poetry Readings

The Crescent Writers Read Belfast Book Festival Crescent Art Centre Belfast 19 July 2022
The Impossibility of Painting Ulster University Belfast MFA 01 December 2021
Arthú: Art Advocacy and Alzheimer’s Artist’s Talk Presentation Q&A Sean Hollywood Arts Centre Newry Co Down 10 June 2019
4NR  Artist’s Talk and Workshop for individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and their carers supported by Community Dementia Care NI Lisburn Co. Down 20 February 2020


PHOTOGRAPHY

My photography has been used to illustrate the following:
The Archaeology of Slieve Donard A Cultural Biography of Ulster’s Highest Mountain Sam Moore NIEA 2012 ISBN: 978-0-9567278-6-2
Promotional material for Madigan Belfast based traditional Irish music group 2018
CD Album cover Into the Blue Ray Coen 2013


Curation

f(US)e Queen Street Studios Belfast 12-26 May 2022
Polyphony 21 Queen Street Studios Belfast 06-27 May 2021
Arthú Sean Hollywood Arts Centre Newry Co Down 3-28 June 2019
Arthú Spy Pond Gallery Newcastle Co Down 13-20 0ctober 2018
4NR The Glass Gallery Newcastle Co. Down 13-20 0ctober 2017 
To say the things that are one’s own The Glass Gallery Newcastle Co Down 3-30 September 2013
To say the things that are one’s own BA (Hons) Fine Art Degree Show Ulster University Belfast 7-28 June 2013
On the Waterfront Belfast School Art and Design Waterfront Hall Belfast 7-28 February 2013
Soma Festival Art Exhibition  Curated and organised the inaugural Soma Festival Art Exhibition involving the community and exhibiting local artists’s work in shop front windows in Castlewellan Co Down 14-21 July 2013
The Miranda Warning The Glass Gallery Newcastle Co Down 17 Nov-8 Dec 2012
Per Se The Glass Gallery Newcastle Co Down 19 Nov-10 Dec 2011