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Membership

2015-Present  Member of Royal British Society of Sculptores


Education

1995-1996       St Martin’s Art College (Diploma in Foundation Studies, Art and Design)

1996-1999       London Metropolitan University (BA Hons, Irish Studies with History)


Solo Exhibitions Present - 2004

2014    'Changing Spaces'. Solo Exhbibition at Rich Mix, London

2013    'Changing Spaces'. Solo Exhibition at Tokarska Gallery, London

2012    'Changing Spaces'. Solo Exhibition at the Lee Valley Park Authority Nature Reserve Centre. The exhbition was part of the Cultural Olimpida programme.

2011    ‘London is London, England is England’ Solo Exhibition at the 12 Star Gallery, European Commission, London. I was invited to show my work as part of the European Commission’s cultural programme in London

2010    ‘London is London, England is England’, Solo Exhibition, Vestry House Museum, Walthamstow, London. This exhibition was part of Waltham Forest Borough Council programme for the Cultural Olympiad. The exhibition was part of the Create 10 festival, an annual summer programme of cultural events leading up to the launch of the 2012 Olympic Games.

2009    ‘Parallel Spaces’, The Project Space, Barbican Arts Group Trust, London

Parallel Spaces was my most recent solo show. The exhibition explored the inter-relationship between rural Ireland and rural England.  The exhibition was supported by Apex Arts (the Arts Council Waltham Forest), Embassy of Ireland Great Britain, Barbican Arts Group Trust and Arts Council England.

2008    ‘Transition’, The Original Gallery, London. I was invited by Haringey Borough Council to show new experimental work called ‘Transition’. This exhibition was part the Council annual cultural programme for 2008.

2007    ‘London, Ireland’, Irish Cultural Centre, London

‘London, Ireland’ was exhibition hosted by the Irish Cultural, Hammersmith, London. The exhibition explored the complexities of having a dual identity. The exhibition was support by Dion through the Irish Embassy, London and the Irish Post, London.

2007    Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Ireland

I was invited by the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar to exhibit new paintings that explored rural Ireland and urban London and how art could be used as narrative to reconcile these to different environments.

2007    Clare Hall, Cambridge University, England

I was invited by Clare Hall Collage to show work as part of the collages annual St Patrick’s week celebrations. The exhibition was support by the Irish Embassy Great Britain.

2007    Coatbridge Gallery, Glasgow

In 2007 I was invited to exhibit my work in Coatbridge, Glasgow as part of their week long St Patrick’s Day celebrations.

  • City Hall, London

In 2006 I was invite by the Mayor of London to exhibit new work at City Hall as part of the Mayor’s St Patrick’s week celebrations. The exhibition went on to receive public nominations for the Turner Prize.

  • Foursome Investments, London

This exhibition was held at Foursome Investments, a venture capital company that invested in companies that developed renewable energy technological equipment. The exhibition was supported by the Princes Trust.

  • The Gallery, Haringey, London

This was my first solo exhibition which was supported was by the Princes Trust and Haringey Borough Council.


Selected Group Exhibitions Present-2004

2016    Winns Gallery, London

2012    Hackney Museum, Artist Eye Exhibition       

2011    Bricklane Gallery, London. (Supported by the Olympic Delivery Authority)

2011    Cultural and Environment, Smokehouse Gallery, London

2010    Collecting 2012, Vestry House Museum

2009    Artworks, Barbican Arts Group Trust, London

2009    Beijing, China, Tsinghua Academy of Arts & Crafts (Supported by Culture Ireland)

2008    Blackhorse Lane Open Studios, London

2008    Air Gallery, London (Supported by The Prince’s Trust & LNG Capital)

2006    Barbara Stanley Gallery, London

2006    Artefact Gallery, London

2005    Oisín Gallery, Dublin

2004    Artefact Gallery, London

2004    ‘On the Wall’ exhibition, London (Supported by the Prince’s Trust)

2004    Art Well, Prince’s Trust Exhibition, London

2004    Media Centre Exhibition, London

2004    Barbara Stanley Gallery, London

2004    Irish Cultural Centre, London


Commissions     Present - 2004

2016    Irish Cultural Centre, London.

Commissioned to produce a sculpture to celebarte the redevelopment of the Irish Cultural Centre

2009    Overlay Commission, Cultural Industries Development Agency, London

I was commissioned to produce a large scale out-door painting which was used to place on Brick Lane, East London.

2008    Keeping It Simple Training, London

I was commissioned by Keeping It Simple Training to produce paintings for there London Offices.

2007    Westmead Business Centre, London

I was commissioned to produce paintings for the Westmead Business Centre in North London

2004    Collage Arts, London

Collage Arts commissioned me to produce a series of images that explored the process I use when developing each stage of a painting. The images were used in classes for young people in schools to learn how artists go about developing ideas for new paintings.


Awards      Present - 2003

2010    Arts Council England

I received funding to develop new work for an exhibition which will be part of the Borough of Waltham Forest’s programme for the 2010 Cultural Olympiad.

2009    Apex Arts Grant Award

I received a grant to support the development of my solo exhibition, Parallel Spaces.

2003    Prince’s Trust Grant Award

I received support from the Prince’s Trust to produce a new body of work for my first solo exhibition in 2004, which was also supported by the London Borough of Haringey.


Projects     Present - 2006

2012    Changing Spaces

In 2012 I developed a project called 'Changing Spaces'. The project was founded by Arts council England and form part of the lead up programme to the Cultural Olimpida. The projected was carried out in partnership with the Lee Valley Park and was supported by the ODA.

2010    London is london England is England

In 2010 I developed an Arts Council funded project called London is London, England is England. The final artwork was displayed at the Vestry House Museum, Wlathamstow were it formed part the Cultural Olimpida Programme for Waltham Forest Council in 2010.

2009      Fellowship Project

Worked with young people in schools to develop ideas based on the landscape of Co. Mayo for an exhibition to be part of the Walthamstow Festival. Through the project I created a cultural link with young people in Co. Mayo through the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar. The young people from Castlebar created work based on the ideas f William Morris. Their work was also part of the exhibition in the Walthamstow Festival.

2006    Collage Arts Mentoring Project

The project was to inform young people how to assess their portfolio of work in order to gain access to art college.


Public Speaking

2014    CIDA Creative Xpo

I was invited to talk about my projected 'Chnaging Spaces', which look at how pyhical changes to our phyical enviournment impacts on our visual culture.