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
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
‘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.”
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 (https://crawford.cit.ie/drawbridge-sample-studios/)
‘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
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 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 (http://www.dublinscultureconnects.ie/out-of-the-box-illustrations/)
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 (http://eastwallyouth.ie/archives/123)
‘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.