2012 - 13: Diploma in Photography, Photography Institute, Pembroke Rd, Dublin.
2010: B.A. Visual Arts Practices, Hons. IADT, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.
2004: DVI, NCAD, Dublin.
(B.A. Hons French and Irish, Maynooth College; H. Dip. Ed.; T.T.G; Higher Diplomas in Spanish and Italian.)
Current Project: "From Royal Postboxes and Castles to WIndfarms and fast food outlets", A continued exploration of the Irish Midlands.
Curator of Little Stories Little Prints, a year long 1916 commemorative visual arts project through printmaking
The Midland and Broadstone Project, a multimedia project exploring the Midlands of Ireland and the legacy of the MGWR
Coordinator of and participant in “Le Chéile Print Project”,
an International Trilingual Printmaking Project between Ireland, Wales and Australia.
Solo Shows, Ireland
2016/17: Midland/ Lár Tíre,
an exhibition of photographs,
touring Dublin City Libraries and Libraries in Kildare and Offaly
August-September: Midland- Lár Tíre.
and Silence, Broadstone Shed
(part of Heritage Week Programme). Edenderry Library, Co Offaly and at Kildare Town Library, Co Kildare.
Jan– May: Midland- Lár Tíre. Cycling the MGWR from Past to Present.
A multimedia exhibition at the National Photographic Archive,
Temple Bar, Dublin 2
November – January 2015: Mid Land 2 / Lár Tíre 2,
Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
July –August: Mid Land1/ Lár Tíre 1
, (Multimedia) Áras Inis Gluaire, Béal an Mhuiread, Co Muigheo.
February – May: Silence,
an exhibition of photographs and video, The Ivy House, Dublin.
November: As it is
, Iniscarra Gallery, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin.
February – March: First Voice
, Mullingar Arts Centre, Co Westmeath.
June: Radharcanna agus Eile
, Ionad Árainn, Inis Mór, Aran Islands, Co Galway.
I am interested in the Irish cultural and environmental landscape, how objects and images from the past embody cultural memory and characterize the future. A member of the Leinster Printmaking Studio, (L.P.S), Co Kildare, and of the Photography Institute, I work in a variety of media including photography, video, painting and printmaking.
Recent International Group Exhibitions
2018: Bienial Duoro, invited artist
October-November: 3rd International Miniature Print Exhibition,
Manhatten Graphic Art Centre, New York.
August-September: Global Print Bienial
May -- Miniprint exhibitions at Lessidra, Kazanlak, (Bulgaria) and Cadaques, (Spain).
September – November: Le Chéile at Oriel Ynys Mon,
Llangefni, Anglesey, Wales.
June 2009 – July 2011: Le Chéile
10 venues in South Australia.
January and February: Le Chéile, Irish/Welsh collaboration in printmaking,
Rhyl Art Centre, Wales
Festival, Port Arthur, Australia.
Festival, Port Arthur, Australia.
Selection of Recent Group Exhibitions in Ireland (Selected, Invited and/or Curated)
October: Invisible Stories, a project devised and curated by Sheena Malone,
August: Second Harvest
, Riverbank Art Gallery, Newbridge, (invited artist)
LPS @ Castlewarren Studios,
, Galway Arts Festival, Galway
2016: Little Stories, Little Prints
touring venues around Ireland (see www.littlestorieslittleprints.com
, Kenny Gallery, Galway
Book Exhibition, Galway Arts Festival
May-June: Bog 50 x 70, Connemara Bog Week, Letterfrack, Co Galway
July: “Duanaire”, Magill Summer School, Glentees, Co Donegal
June: “Joyce Exhibition” Castle Keep, Maynooth, Co Kildare
February – April: The Big Egg Hunt
, invited artists, various venues, Dublin.
July and August: Printmakers in Residence, Le Chéile at Cill Rialaig
, Urban Retreat Gallery, Dublin.
June: Impressions 11
, Framewell Gallery, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny.
July: Hopkins at The General Stores …artists respond
, Monasterevin, Co. Kildare.
June: Bog 50x 70
, Éigse Fringe, Carlow.
March: Bog 50x 70
, The Factory, Capel Street, Dublin
June: Trace, 10 to12 artists
, Pallas Contemporary Projects, Dublin.
March: Le Chéile
, Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin.
December: Taispeántas Chlub Chonradh,
November: Oireachtas 08,
Little Stories Little Prints,
Limited Edition Publication to accompany exhibition
Le Chéile at Cill Rialaig
(Blurb.com, 2011. http://www.blurb.com/books/2144828-le-cheile-at-cill-rialaig
Silence: Broadstone Shed
Australian catalogue, July 2009
mid-term publication, May 2008
VAI newsletter, April 2008 and 2007
2017: Arts Act Grant Kildare Co Council
2016: 3rd Prize at Lessidra International MiniPrint Competition Bulgaria
2015: Arts Act Grant Kildare Co Council; Foras na Gaeilge award
2013: Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Co Monaghan. Kildare Co Council Award
November and January 2012, January 2011, October/November 2010: Cill Rialaig, Co. Kerry
Kildare Co. Council Municipal Collection
Private Collections in Ireland, England, France, Spain, Bermuda and Australia.