My practice spans research, creative production, exhibition making and writing, often working in collaboration with others to spark unexpected encounters and interactions.
Currently Gallery Programme Curator at Mermaid Arts Centre, I also have an independent practice, often focusing on the rural. Current and recent projects include She'll Give You All She Has, with artists Orla Barry, Laura Fitzgerald and Chloe McKeown, co-curated with Helena Tobin for South Tipperary Arts Centre; and Lisa Freeman’s site-specific scripted performance Slipped, Fell & Smacked My Face Off The Dance Floor for Mermaid Arts Centre. In 2021 I produced Elisabeth von Samsonow’s experimental film A View, A Ceremony, A Gift, curated by Kate Strain, and commissioned by Rayne Booth as part of the Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture / Tulca Unselfing programme.
I was curator of The Courthouse Gallery & Studios, Ennistymon, Co. Clare from 2016-19 and have curated exhibitions for galleries including Galway Arts Centre, The LAB and Ballinglen Arts Foundation. Independently realised projects and commissions include All Bread Is Made Of Wood (Fingal Public Art 2017), Folk Radio (Clare County Council Gaining Ground Public Art Project 2017-2020), To Follow The Water (2016) and The Artist’s Armada (2015).
I have received bursaries and awards from the Arts Council, European Connections in Digital Arts (EUCIDA), Clare County Council and Dublin City Council, and participated in residencies at Cow House Studios (Wexford, 2023) The Good Hatchery (Co Offaly, 2014) and Kooshk Residency (Tehran, Iran, 2015).
I write exhibition texts, criticism, essays and papers, which have appeared in Paper Visual Art, Visual Artists News Sheet and journals including Partnership & Participation: Community Archaeology in Ireland.
I hold an MA in Cultural Policy and Arts Management from UCD, a HND in Fashion Journalism from the University of the Arts (London), and a Certificate in Art & Design Certificate from DIT.