C.V

EDUCATION

2003-2004 BA in Fine Art, Sligo Institute of Technology.

1999-2002 National Diploma in Fine Art, Dun Laoghaire Institute of art/ design/ technology

1998-1999 N.C.V.A with distinction in drawing, sculpture, print and graphic design, Sallynoggin Senior College

Adobe Certified Associate in Graphic Design & Illustration Using Adobe Illustrator 2020.

Adobe Certified Associate in Visual Design Using Adobe Photoshop 2020.

Adobe Certified Associate in Print and Digital Publication Using Adobe Indesign cc 2020

May 2021 City & Guilds Auto Computer Aided Design Level 2 and Level 3

January 2021              Microsoft Office Specialist PowerPoint®201

Febuary 2021             Microsoft Office Specialist Word®2016

March 2021 Microsoft office Specialist Excel®2016

 

AWARDS

Dec 2020 Burasy From Louth County Council and Create Louth, Materials Grant

Dec 2016- Jan 2017 Residency in ‘Creative Spark’, Dundalk, Co Louth.

2016 Bursary from Louth County Council and Create Louth for development of website

2010 Bursary ‘Louth County Council Tyrone Guthrie Centre Annaghmakerrig.

EXHIBITIONS

  • ‘In search of the Ancients’ October-November 2018 ‘3rd Place’ The Square, Dundalk. Co. Louth
  • ‘An Introspective’ September-December 2016 Stafford Hair, Lisburn Rd, Belfast. Co. Antrim, N.Ireland
  • ‘An Introspective’ July- August 2016 An Tain Art Centre, Basement Gallery, Dundalk. Co. Louth
  • ‘Eclectic apocalyptical’ January 17th- February 2009, The Mill Theatre, Dundrum. Co. Dublin
  • ‘The media is the message’ July 7- July 30 2005 Basement Gallery, Dundalk Residency ‘Creative Spark’, Dundalk. December 2016- January 2017

Collaborative exhibtions

  • Kevin Haughey and Michael Stafford ‘Face and Headspace’ 15th-29th August 2013, Dundalk County Museum. Co. Louth

Group exhibitions

  • ‘AAEX’ (art as exchange) group show, November-December 2019 ‘Cummiskeys’(empty shop/warehouse) Clanbrasill St ,Dundalk. Co.louth
  • ‘Trasna 8’ December 2018-January 2019 ‘The courthouse gallery and studios’ Ennistymon. Co. Clare
  • Horizon, ‘Creative Spark’ 2nd-1st September 2018, ‘Basement Gallery’ Dundalk. Co. Louth
  • Art as Exchange (AAEX) 17th – 29th May 2018 ‘Long Walk’ Dundalk. Co. Louth
  • ‘Stretch’ October –November 2017, Basement Gallery, Dundalk. Co. Louth
  • ‘The Cuckoo Initiative’ August 210, Dundalk. Co. Louth
  • ‘The Little Picture Show’ February 2010 Crow Gallery, Temple Bar, Dublin
  • B A Exhibition, June 2004 Niland and model arts Gallery, Sligo
  • Graduate Exhibition, June 2002, Dun Laoghaire Institute of art/design/technology
  • End of year Exhibition, May 1999, Sallynoggion Senior College

On-Line Exhibitions

  • ‘Staying Creative in times of Covid-19’ Group exhibition featuring AAEX and the Creative Spark Print Studio 2020
  • ‘Hold Steady’ Creative Spark Print Studio Residents exhibition. Basement Gallery, An Tain Arts Centre. Dundalk. Co.Louth October-November 2020
  • ‘On-Line Printmaking Exhibition 2020’  PRINTMAKERS.016, Instagram July 2020

EMPLOYMENT

January-February 2019, self-portrait project, Toberona youth club, Toberona Dundalk, Co. Louth

Jun 2018 Private drawing and painting taught eight-week course, Wellington Hall, Dundalk.

May 2018 Mural painting, Dundalk Boxing Club.

Feb – Mar 2017 Painting Workshops in Creative Spark, Dundalk, Co Louth

Jan 2017 Painting and dry point printing workshop, January 2017 Creative Spark

Aug 2016 Art Facilitator running painting workshops with children’s group in Toberona

Community Centre and women’s group in the Basement Gallery, An Tain,

Dundalk

Sept 2015 Writer for Tostal magazine.

Jan 2013 – Jan 2014 Project worker, guide and facilitator at the Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda

Aug 2012 Art Facilitator and teacher of outside mural project at The House, Coxs, Dundalk

May-Sep 2012 Art teacher for one to one workshop, the House, Coxs, Dundalk

Mar-Apr 2011 Art facilitator for inside mural project with children, Scoil Mhuire na Trocaire’ Ardee, Co. Louth

Jan 2008 – Aug 2009 Art facilitator running school completion projects in Scoil Eoin Baiste,De la Salle, St Nicolas NS; Castletown girls Scoil; and Gael Scoil, Dundalk.

Jan –Apr 2008 Art facilitator for the VEC running art projects in the Simon Community and Oldbridge Community House, Dundalk.

Oct – Dec 2007 Art facilitator for the VEC running art projects in the Simon Community,

Toberona Community House and the Mix and Match women’s group,Muirhevnamor, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Apr-Sep 2007 Art Facilitator at the Dundalk Institute of Technology’s Border Arts Centre

establishing and running projects with groups in Mosney’s direct provision centre and the Mix and Match women’s group in Dundalk.

May 2007 Facilitated artist bookmaking workshop in Comet, Dundalk, Co Louth.

Oct- Dec 2006 Art facilitator for painting workshops in The House, Coxs Demesne, Dundalk

Nov- Dec 2006 Art Facilitator for painting workshops with cross border organisation Webciter in both west Belfast and The House, Coxs Demesne, Dundalk.

Jun-Jul 2006 Art Facilitator for ‘Studio Painting’ project for Jobstown Community College’s summer project, Jobstown, Tallaght, Co. Dublin.

Nov 2005- 2012 Painting facilitator for Omeath Active Retirement group.

2005 -2012 Art teacher at V.E.C night classes in painting, O’Fiach College, Dundalk.

Apr-Jun 2005 Painting workshops with The House in Coxs Demesne and the Simon community,funded by the Dundalk Arts Office.

Jun-Jul 2004 Art Facilitator for ‘Art Attack’ summer project in Jobstown Community College,

Tallaght, Co. Dublin. (Painting workshop)

Jun-Jul 2004/ 2003 Facilitator for art at St Thomas’s junior school summer break project, Jobstown,Tallaght, Co Dublin.

Jul 2003 Facilitator of craft and art classes ‘Literacy through the Arts’ at St Thomas’s

senior school, Jobstown, Tallaght, Co. Dublin.

Jun 2003 ‘Being Picasso’ Jobstown community college- summer project, Tallaght, Co.Dublin

Other arts practices

  • I am a member of the Visual Artists Ireland, AAEX (Art As Exchange) group and Creative Spark Print Studio Dundalk which have been involved with projects such as a Sculpure of a large flamingo as part of the ’SEEK’ festival Dundalk, Public Postal art project, street art and international ‘20:20 Print Exchange 2017’
  • ‘As the vulture circles’ March 2008 basement gallery, Video and sculpture instillation in experimental theatre production with ‘The spiral staircase’ theatre group.
  • ‘What the thunder said’ April 2007 basement gallery, Video instillation in experiential theatre production ‘The Spiral Staircase’ Theatre group