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Sustainability & the Art Studio (2023) Scholarship

Haumea Ecodiversity - Ecoliteracy (2023)

Masters in Art & Process (MA;AP) - First Class Hons Masters degree Crawford Art college/2020 Scholarship student - Cork

Diploma in Botanical Illustration - Society of Botanical Artists - UK (2015)

BA Hons. Fine Art (IADT) - DunLaoghaire (2003)

Diploma in Animation (IADT) - DunLaoghaire (2002)

Awards and Residencies

Ecoartspace Sustainability & the Art Studio Scholarship 2023

Agility Award 2022 - Arts Council Ireland

Residential Artist Space Award 2022 - Dublin City Arts Office

Arts for Health Learning Residency 2021 - Uillinn/Cork County Council and Creative Ireland

Masters Crawford Art College Scholarship 2020

Brelinger International Artist Residency 2019 - Brelinger/Germany

Public/Private collections

National Library of Ireland

National Archive Ireland

Arts Office Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown

Crawford College of Art and Design


2019 - Éireannach – Celebrating Native Plants of Ireland

2017 - ‘Around the Table’, Dublin Culture Connects - Dublin City Council

2016 - Heritage Irish Plants

Irish Society of Botanical artists/Irish garden plant society

Current projects

‘Contemporary Drawing Meets Stem’ - Drawbridge (MIT/Crawford Art College)

“A project exploring and promoting drawing methods within the STEM areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics through a series of informational videos.”  


Upcoming 2023

Looking Seeing Drawing – Curated by Dorothy Smith - Droichead Arts Centre


2010- L’Ouverture - NAG - Dublin



'Drawing Connections' - Sample-Studios in collaboration with CCAD Drawbridge at MTU - Sample-Studios Gallery, The Lord Mayor’s Pavilion, Fitzgerald’s Park (

‘With Other Matter’ - Roscommon Arts Centre


‘Women and the Machine’ - VISUAL & Carlow Arts Festival

‘Soft Rupture’ - GOMA - Waterford

‘Standstill’ - Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre 


‘Outdraw’ – Uilllin West Cork Arts Centre


Artists in residency exhibition - Brelinger Cultural Centre - Germany

‘Hinterland’ - ArtNetDLR - Dublin


‘Shorelines Art festival’ - Portumna

‘Worldwide Botanical Art’ - Glasnevin Botanical Gardens- Dublin


‘Plandai’ -  Botanical gardens- Glasnevin Botanical Gardens- Dublin

‘Lexicon Gallery’ - 'lines of Negotiation' -  Dun Laoghaire


‘Instinct’ - Hive gallery- LA/USA


Selection Box- Talbot Gallery- Dublin


Artists’ studio group show - Market studios- Dublin


The Complex Gallery- Dublin


‘Angels of Perversity’ - Cross Gallery - Dublin


‘Salon’ - Temple Bar Gallery & Studios - Dublin

‘Mark’ - Oonagh Young Gallery - Dublin


‘Big Store ‘ - Temple Bar Gallery & Studios - Dublin

‘Attraction’ - Talbot Gallery & studios - Dublin


TREAT - Talbot Gallery & Studios - Dublin


Handbags and Gladrags - Auction for Crumlin Children’s Hospital – James Adam - Dublin

Teaching & Community art projects


Online - Haumea Ecoliteracy

Hand Hygiene and Safe Guarding cert- 2022

Exploring Working with Cognitive Difference – 2022


Botanical drawing (online) – Age & Opportunity

Flower pot design – (6weeks) - Foroige Youth Centre – Castletownbere


2018 - Present

ETB Beara Adult Education - Art and Design level III, Drawing & Painting Level IV - Castletownbere

Burren College of Art - Ballyvaughan

Geometry and patterns in plants - Botanical drawing


Christmas card design – ETB Castletownbere

Introduction to watercolour – (6 weeks) Richmond Barracks - Dublin

Plant Clinic workshop

Castletownbere Library, VISUAL Carlow, Lexicon Library & Cultural Centre

2021 (online)

Botanical drawing - Bealtaine Festival – Age Opportunity/Chester Beatty Library


Plant Clinic workshop – Two Green Shoots Gardens – Glengarriff – Heritage week

Botanical drawing – Burren College of Art - Ballyvaughan

2017 – 2021 (online)

London Art College - Botanical Art with coloured pencil, Beginners Drawing, Watercolour, Coloured pencil drawing


Comic book illustration – Foroige Youth Centre – Castletownbere

Botanical art - Brelingen Cultural Centre – Germany

Turkish design - ArtNet DLR - Dun Laoghaire

Botanical Art – Castletownbere Library – Beara Art Festival


Artistic Journey (sketchbook workshop) – Anam Cara - Eyeries


Ozanam House (SVP)- Painting/drawing - Dublin

Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design -IADT

Botanical Art (using graphite pencils, watercolour and coloured pencils suitable for beginners and improvers)

Watercolour (various techniques- beginners/improvers)

Introduction to Acrylic/Oil painting + advanced class


Life drawing - Science Gallery Dublin

2016 – 2015

Chester Beatty Library-Dublin

’Drop-in’ Drawing session, Turkish design, Art and science with teens (Fibonacci sequence) working with sweets


Jewish Retirement Home-Dublin

Teaching a group of elderly people (fluctuated between 4 and 13 persons at a time) a simple approach to “still life” drawing using a number of different materials.


Community & participatory creative projects:

2022 Art for Health Programme/Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre


Castletownbere Community Hospital

The project was an introduction to floral designs and patterns from around the world. The aim was for the participants to explore forms, colours and materials through a series of creative short projects while also looking at various cultures. 


Dunmanway Community Hospital

The sessions were part of my training for the AFH programme. My mentor and I facilitated a drawing workshop based on cave painting from around the world and early Byzantine time including Cappadocian caves in Turkey. I selected and photocopied images of early botanical drawings made with natural inks and pigments. The images were going to be used towards the end of my training but due to COVID and the closure of the hospital that project didn’t go ahead.


2021 Arts for Health residency programme

Under the guidance of my mentor, I developed a package which included a series of creative activities based on the theme of human interaction and relationship with nature. The package comprised a blank colour chart, green colour chart, CD case with paint dabs, drawings to work from, selection of small images to use as a collage, an image of my artwork showing my creative process, an invitation indicating the nature of the project and comment forms for the participants.

2020 Plant Clinic Workshop, Glenngarriff/Co.Cork

The Plant Clinic is a workshop where participants can discuss their relationship with plants and society’s role in the current ecological crisis.



-Around the Table (

Around the Table was one of many projects aim to connect Dubliners to their city, tracing the passage of food from the docks to the markets and from our streets to our tables. The legacy of Around the Table has ranged from film screenings in the National Library of Ireland, an exhibition in the Central Library, Dublin City Public Libraries, to aprons, ferry trips with Dublin Dockers, publications, artworks and more.

I was commissioned to design three maps illustrating the various communities of Dublin historic central area. The maps are now part of the National Library of Ireland’s archives.

-Out of the Box (

Out of the Box was a project linking Dubliners through The National Neighborhood from across the city with the national Archives of Ireland, who supported them on a personal research journey.

I was commissioned to work with one of the participants and design her family tree.


2003-2009 Education and Outreach Programme- Outreach Officer

In October 2003 I put together and led a programme facilitating awareness amongst schools in the greater Dublin area. The project aims were to introduce students from secondary schools and portfolio preparation classes to contemporary art and to the ongoing exhibitions taking place in the gallery.


2007 East Wall Youth Centre (

‘Make Your Mark’ Graffiti project in collaboration with project East Wall Youth involving 2 artistes employed by Temple Bar Gallery & Studios.

Duration: 10 weeks

Age group: 7-12

Aim: Introduce the participants to the notion of contemporary art practice by using various techniques  such as Graffiti, animation, sound and video.

Finalisation of project:  Exhibition and performance in front of an audience


2008 Spirasi (National Centre for Survivors of Torture)

This collaborative photographic project between TBG&S and Spirasi took place along with Zineb Sedira’s exhibition named “Saphir”. Coming all from different backgrounds, participants were encouraged to capture and document their daily experiences, feelings and reflections on their life in Dublin.

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