Biography

Born Dublin Ireland, 1963 

 

Education

M.A in Visual art practices. I.A.D.T. www.mavis.ie. 2010

Diploma in Eco-tourism, Sligo I.T. 2006

National Diploma in Art Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design. 1982-86

Certificate in visual education Dunlaoghaire, College of Art. 1982

FAS supervisor training. FAS, Dublin. Firestation Artists Studios. 1994 

 

Work Experience & Related Activities

The Linen Trail, KIDZONE project:  Exploring the shared tradition of the linen industry; north & south of the border. 2002-2003

Rosscommon V.E.C.: Working with prisoners in Castlerea prison, teaching wood carving and stone carving in the education department. 2005-2006

Sculptors Society of Ireland. Assistant to the director. 1989-90

Duties included day to day operations of the society, preparation of reports to the Board, AGM, and Arts Council, management of members slide archive, organization of symposia and events, and advice to members regarding their professional practice.

Sculptors Society of Ireland, Board member. 1991-93

Horizon Training scheme. Co-coordinator and tutor. 1993-94

Firestation Artists Studios, Dublin. The Horizon Training Scheme: Developed training modules for professional artists specializing in sculptural techniques and sculpture technician training for non-artist trainers. 

FAS supervisor, Firestation Artists Studios, Dublin. 1994-96

Duties included artist development training, associated accounts management  and preparation of reports to FAS area co-coordinator.

Lough MacNean Sculpture Trail. Cross border arts initiative counties Leitrim, Cavan and Fermanagh. Initiator and board member. 1997-2001

The Lough MacNean Sculpture Trail included a broad range of events to complement the making of the art works. Community workshops, cross border school programming events and youth group collaborations were integral to the programme of events over a two year time frame. Following the completion of the sculpture trail in 2000.

 

Lecturing / Workshops / Artist In Residence / Schools Programmes

Artist in residence,  Leitrim Sculpture Centre. 2012

New Horizons ,mental health facility Enneskillin, 2011

Geal Scoil, Mannorhamilton, Scoil Samhra, 2009/2010

Willow workshops, Mannorhamilton Library, 2009, (including children with special needs).

Omagh Folk Museum, Co. Tyrone, N. Ireland. Artist in Residence. 2003

Model Arts and Niland Gallery, Sligo. Woodcarving workshop. 2000

St. Clares National School, Manorhamilton.Co Leitrim. Maskmaking workshop. 2001

Masterson School, Manorhamilton.Co Leitrim. Maskmaking workshop. 2001

Burren College of Art, Co Clare. Visiting lecturer. 1999

Dun Laoghaire College of Art & Design, Co. Dublin. Visiting lecturer. 1998

Leitrim Sculpture Center, Manorhamilton Co Leitrim. Woodcarving tutor on FAS programme. 1998, 1999.

Drumkeerin National School. Co Leitrim. Arts workshop with primary school children to create mosaic panels for the school in commemoration of 1798. 1998

St Mary School, Beleek, Co Fermanagh. N. Ireland. Mosaic workshops. 1997

Oideas Gael, Glencolmkill, Co Donegal. Stone workshop with FAS group. 1997

Ballymun Comprehensive School. Sculpture residency with secondary school  students in the creation of a mosaic sculpture for the grounds of the school. 1995

 

Memberships of Professional Organizations / Committee Work

Member of The European Artist Forum (E.A.F)  HYPERLINK "http://www.euroartsforum.com" www.euroartsforum.com. 1999 - present

Committee member of the ARTIST EXCHANGE an Irish point of contact in an organic network of artist initiatives. 2002 – present

Board member The Glens  Centre, Manorhamilton Co Leitrim. 2010- present

Member of Visual artists Ireland. 2005- present

Member of the European Sculpture Network. 2009-present

Former board member of Leitrim sculpture Centre. 2008-2011

 

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

Scales of energy, Leitrim sculpture Centre with Cathal Curtin. 2010

Black The Dock Carrick-on-Shannon. 2007

Black Higher Bridges Gallery, Enniskillen, Northe Ireland. 2006

Tyranny of History Model Arts & Niland Gallery, Sligo, Ireland. 2004

Cierra tus Ochos  Jardin de las Esculptures, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico. 2003

New Work  Kauno Galerija, Kaunas, Lithuania. 1999

HESHEIT Rubicon Gallery. Dublin ( with Anna Macleod). 1993

HESHEIT Cliften Arts Week, Connemara Co Galway. 1993

 

Group Exhibitions

Christmas exhibitions Clinton Gallery Enniskillen& Leitrim Sculpture centre. 2011

Painting on household objects, Enniskellen, Fermanagh. 2011

Alter-Native, Boyle Arts Week. 2010

The Blue Wall Gallery. 2010

The Lab, Foley St Dublin. 2009

Participation in group exhibitions in Ireland, Northern Ireland, India, Korea, Netherlands, Poland, Mexico, Germany and Canada from 1990 – present.  

 

Symposia

Intenational sculpture symposia using olive trees, Dusseldorf, Germany. 2011

Inteational Skulpturen Aussellung, Nurenburg, Germany. 2003

Wood, Space, Art. Oosterhastlen, Netherlands. 2002

Lough MacNean Sculpture Trail, cross border arts initiative. 1999 – 2000

Nature Art Symposium, Konju, South Korea. 1998

Bogland Symposium, Co Wicklow, Ireland. 1990

Mahaballypuram Inteational Sculpture Symposium, India. 1990

 

Commissions / Projects

Currently working on a sculpture project for the new hospital in Enniskellen, Co Fermanagh, to be completed in the spring of  2012

Not Bypassed, public artwork for Leitrim County Council, Roosky Co Leitrim. 2010

Sciob, Aghagallon primary school, Lurgan Co Armagh, Commisioned by arts Council of Nothe Ireland, and S.L.N.R.A.& Craigavon District Council. 2009

Working in collaboration with Craigavon District Council and Sustrans to a sculptural response to the tradition of willow cultivation and manufacture 

around the south Lough Neagh area. 2006-2007

Trap. New Govement Offices, Dundalk. Commissioned by OPW. 2004

7 Sculptures. Suite of seven sculptures for Ravenscourt Business Park, Sandyford, Co. Dublin. Commissioned by Brian O’Halloran Architects. 2003

Flow. Clinton Center, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh. Commissioned by the University of Ulster. 2001

Wishbone. ( with Anna Macleod) Omagh, Co Tyrone. Commissioned by Omagh District Council. 2000

Expo 2000. ( with Anna Macleod) 4 sculptures for the Irish Pavilion at Expo 2000, Hanover, Germany. Commissioned by Oa Hanly Architects. 1999 –2000

Foince na Milloise. Market Yard, Carrick on Shannon, Co Leitrim. Private commission.1999

Suite of sculptures for Sustrans Cycle Network, Acton Lake, Scarva & Partadown. Counties Armagh and Down. Commissioned by the Sustrans Cycle Network. 1999

Roscrea Arch. ( with Seamus Dunbar) Roscrea, Co Tipperary. Commissioned by Tiperary North Riding County Council. 1998 – 1999

St Agnes Church. Crumlin Dublin. Commissioned by Dublin County Council. 1997

 

Collections

The Arts Council of Ireland.

Craigavon District Council.

Down& Banbridge district Councils

Omagh District Council.

Tipperary County Council, (N.R.)

The U.K. National trust.

Lalit Kala Academy, India.

Killorgan Community School, Co Kerry.

Dublin City University.

Dublin Corporation.

Leitrim County Council.

Artists Museum Centre, Lodz, Poland.

Jardin de las Esculptures, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico.

Private Collections in Ireland, USA, Mexico, Scotland and Lithuania.