I am an interdisciplinary artist working in printmaking, painting, photography and audio.

My art practice explores and engages with the changing and evolving social and environmental landscape of Ireland. My work is project based: I focus on a particular aspect of society, research it, engage with relevant people and their stories, explore the location and build up a body of documentation and information which inspires the resulting art work.

2012 - 2015 I followed, by bicycle, an old railway network, which wove its way across Ireland. I concentrated on the Midland section of the country, which is no longer vibrant as it once was. Having documented the journey in notebooks and audio recordings, I produced a series of prints: etchings and collagraphs, in response to the documentation. The aim of the resulting body of work is to approach a dialect between a contemporary and a historical view of this part of Ireland. The project goes beyond topography to interweave history, folklore, hearsay, stories, memory, beliefs, nature, natural history, in an attempt to record the patina and texture of place. It witnesses and records the changing landscape, traditions and attitudes.

                                                                 Current and very recent activity:

Current Project: 

2018        From Royal Postboxes and Castles to Wind-farms and Fast Food outlets, a continuing exploration of the Irish Midlands.

2016-17:  Curator Little Stories Little Prints, 1916 Commemorative Visual Arts Project through Printmaking.

2012-16:  The Midland and Broadstone Projects, a multimedia project exploring the Midlands of Ireland and the legacy of the MGWR 

2008-12:  Coordinator participant Le Chéile Print Project, International Cross Country Printmaking Project

Solo Exhibitions

2018         Oct: Imagine Art Festival, Coastguard Cultural Centre, Tramore, Co Waterford

                Sept: Midland Solo Printmaking Exhibition, Impact 10 Encuentro International, Santander, Spain

2017         Midland/Lár Tíre, photographic exhibition touring libraries in Dublin, Kildare and Offaly.

2015         Aug-Sept: Midland- Lár Tíre, Edenderry Library  (Heritage Week Programme).

                Aug: Silence, Broadstone Shed,  (Heritage Week Programme). Now Permanent Exhibition
                Jan-May: Midland- Lár Tíre, Cycling the MGWR from Past to Present.  Multimedia, National Photographic Archive, Temple Bar, Dub 2

2014         Nov-Jan: Mid Land 2 / Lár Tíre 2, Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

2013         July-Aug: Mid Land1/ Lár Tíre 1,  Áras Inis Gluaire, Béal an Mhuiread, Co Muigheo.

                Nov: As it is, Paintings and Prints, Iniscarra Gallery, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin

Recent International Selected Group Exhibitions 

2018         Aug-Nov: Invited artist, Bienial Duoro, Portugal

                May-Oct: Lessidra International Miniprint Exhibition, Bulgaria

                June-July: Miniprint Kazanlak, International Travelling Exhibition, Kazanlak, Bulgaria

2017         Oct-Nov: 3rd International Miniature Print Exhibition, New York.

                Aug-Sept: 9th Global Print Bieniale,  Portugal 

                June-Oct: Miniprint exhibitions at Cadaques, (Spain), Lessidra, Kazanlak, (Bulgaria)

2016         Banffe International Miniprint Exhibition, Canada

                Miniprint exhibitions at Lessidra, Kazanlak, (Bulgaria) and Cadaques, (Spain).

Selection of Recent Group Exhibitions in Ireland (Selected, Invited and/or Curated)

2018         March: Féile an Earraigh, Ballyferriter, Kerry

2017         Oct: Invisible Stories, a project devised and curated by Sheena Malone, (invited artist)
                Aug: Second Harvest, Riverbank Art Gallery, Newbridge, (invited artist)

                LPS @ Castlewarren Studios, Kilkenny Fringe

                July: Impressions, Galway Arts Festival, Galway
2016         Little Stories, Little Prints touring venues around Ireland 
                Comóradh, Kenny Gallery, Galway
                July: Impressions Book Exhibition, Galway Arts Festival

Awards and Residencies

2017         Arts Act Grant Kildare Co Council

2016         3rd Prize,  Lessidra International MiniPrint, Bulgaria

2015         Arts Act Grant Kildare Co Council; 

                Foras na Gaeilge award

2014         Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Co Monaghan.

                 Arts Act Kildare Co Council Award

Collections: 

                Irish Rail,

                Kildare Co. Council Municipal Collection,

                Dublin City Council

                Private Collections in Ireland, England, France, Spain, Bermuda and Australia.

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