Monday, 9 December 2013

Intercultural Winter Arts Exhibition, Centre for Creative Practices, 15, Pembroke Street Lower, Dublin 2. 5th to the 15th December, 2013.

I have a painting included in this Intercultural Winter Arts Exhibition at the Centre for Creative Practices in Dublin. This Centre has lots of interesting events, courses and exhibitions, and is well worth checking out. 

Culture Night 2013

Contact Studios was open for visitors on Culture Night, 20th September, 2013. All 15 Artists from the studio showed work in their spaces and were there to welcome visitors and talk about their work. 

There was a simple jewellery making class for children and an affordable art sale.

Here are two postcards of mine included in the affordable art sale. These were adapted from my ‘All Fall Down’ series.  I really enjoyed making them..... maybe this is something I will revisit in the future!

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Second Annual Limerick Postgraduate Research Conference

This Conference titled "What is the value of postgraduate research today? The Applicability of Postgraduate Research in Ireland" took place at the University of Limerick on the 6th June, 2013. The conference gives postgraduate students a chance to present their work and to meet students from a wide range of disciplines studying at LIT and UL.

I showed a selection of work from my MA show at the conference and found the feedback from delegates really useful. As always, it’s great to have opportunities to exhibit work in different venues as it only comes alive when it has an audience.

Monday, 2 September 2013

Drawing on the back of an Envelope

The above image was shown in an exhibition at Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar, Co. Mayo. The exhibition was curated by Ian Wieczorek and called ‘Drawing on the back of an Envelope’.  The exhibition played on the notion that sometimes a good idea or project begins with a sketch on the back of an envelope, and was a way of celebrating drawing.  The show was presented in association with Linenhall’s National Drawing Day Programme. The exhibition ran from 18th to 25th May, 2013.

Sunday, 26 May 2013


inEXCHANGE is the title of an exhibition of new work by artists from Contact Studios in Limerick, of which I am a member.  The show is currently running at the Bourn Vincent Gallery, Foundation Building, University of Limerick.  It continues until the 6th June, 2013.
I have two paintings included in the exhibition, and one of them was used as the image for the invitation !

Monday, 28 January 2013

Concealed Revelations

This exhibition titled ‘Concealed Revelations’ considers the imagery of the 1950s and how concealed repression can seep through from the past, sometimes even in smiling faces. The challenge of the practice is to make artwork that contributes to greater cultural understanding of how we live in the presence of the past and the relevance of 1950s nostalgia and repression to today’s society. 
This exhibition ran from the 13th to the 21st December, 2012, at The Church Gallery, Limerick School of Art and Design, Clare Street, Limerick.  The show was the presentation of paintings from the MA research project that has been ongoing for the past two years.