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Having Studied painting in LSAD (1991-1994) I went on to work with Bedrock Productions & director Jimmy Fay,
designing sets in the City Arts Centre & The Project, Dublin. From there I went to study at the world-renowned
Motley Theatre Design Course, London (1996-1997), grant aided by the Irish Arts Council. During the 30 months
following my return to Ireland, I designed over 20 productions for theatre, dance, opera and film, such as: The
Abbey production of At-Swim-2-Birds 1998, Fragile a FBDT production performed as part of The Dublin Fringe
Festival 1999, also Coriolanus a Loose Canon production for Project @ the Mint. A number of the Productions I
work on were nominated for awards of distinction.
In 2000 due a life-threatening illness I returned to West Cork. Subsequently, my creative path significantly
altered, I published & launched a children’s book Nearly There which I co-illustrated & co-wrote with artist
Gabrielle Byrne, worked with horses, exhibited paintings, illustrations, 3d work and continued to design for the
stage e.g. 2007: I designed The Abbey production and Irish Premiere of Alice Trilogy, written & directed by Tom
I received my masters in: Art & Process, @ CIT Crawford College of Art & Design Cork, 2018. My work from the
MA: AP exhibition 2018 was longlisted for the RDS Visual Arts Award, 2019.
Early 2019 I worked beside Dr. Mairead Kelly: on the Theatre of the Image module, for UCC Drama dept. & we
also co-facilitated a series of drama & visual art workshops for The Lantern Community Project, Cork.
Spring, Summer and Autumn 2019 I exhibited my work in a number of group shows on this year’s calendar @
Blue House Gallery, Schull: Freedom April 19th-May 15th, Alternative views, May 17th – May 29th, Creative Spaces
May 31st – June 12th and Blau Haus / Bauhaus, Aug 9th – Aug 28th and Dystopia Aug 30th- Sep 15th as well as this
year’s West Cork Creates exhibition Into the Woods Aug 29th – Sept 15th.
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