ABOUT ME

 
Experience

I am a freelance project manager and creative producer with over 15 years experience of coordinating, managing and delivering creative and cultural projects of all shapes and sizes. In 2005 I co-founded Fourth Wall Creations (FWC), with friend and colleague Cara Flynn. FWC was an innovative creative practice specialising in site-specific and participatory projects, with an emphasis on community engagement. Over 10 years we devised, developed and delivered a variety of art and design projects around the UK for a range of public and private sector clients, including regeneration specialists, local authorities, housing associations, architects, private developers, arts organisations, museums and schools. I now work on a freelance basis, offering my skills and expertise as a specialist consultant in the coordination and successful delivery of complex cultural and heritage projects with multiple stakeholders. I moved back to West Cork from London in April 2017.

Skills

CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT

2D DESIGN AND 3D MAKING

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS

EVENT ORGANISING

RESEARCH

COMMUNICATION

SOCIAL MEDIA

PRESENTATION

EVALUATION

Professional Services
Project Management & Business Development for SMEs

​2012 - present

 

Drawing on over a decade of experience managing my own business and delivering projects for clients, I now spend some of my time assisting small creative and social enterprises with their day-to-day administration, branding, marketing and strategic development. Among other services, I offer clients help with developing their online marketing and graphic presentation of proposals and other formal documents. Since 2019, I have been employed by University College Cork's school of architecture (CCAE) and Carbery Housing Association, in West Cork, to work on a number of European projects covering sustainability topics such as renewable energy and culture-led urban regeneration.

 

 

Creative Producer/Consultant/Curator

​2005 - present

As a creative as well as a project manager, I really enjoy bringing my organisational skills to artistic projects and working with other artists and designers to help make amazing things happen. I have extensive experience of leading and being part of creative teams, including commissioning and collaborating with other professionals, both within the creative sphere and beyond. In 2019 I curated my first gallery-based art exhibition at Blue House Gallery in Schull, West Cork.

 

 

Artist/Designer

​2005 - present

 

Creativity is at the heart of everything I do. I have a passion for making things with my hands, creating new experiences and communicating and engaging with the wider public. Since embarking on my professional career in 2005 I have worked as an artist and designer on a diverse range of creative projects. My  skills range from traditional drawing and painting; to aspects of theatre design, installation art, textile and costume design. I also have experience of designing for digital fabrication. I love a challenge, trying things I've never done before, and learning new skills. Landscape, environment and community are all key themes that recur in my work. In 2019 I was lead artist on the Skibbereen St Patrick's Day Parade project for Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre and will be again in 2020.

Community Engagement/Advocacy

​2003 - present

 

Sustainable community development has been a passion of mine for many years, so when I moved back to West Cork I took the opportunity to really get involved in my own neighbourhood. Since January 2018 I have been volunteering regularly with Skibbereen Community Orchard and manage their social media presence. In 2018 I joined 'Make Skibbereen Grand' (MSG) a group of volunteers who aim to organise and support accessible alternative social and cultural events for local residents during the Winter months. I am also part of the recently-established group 'Green Skibbereen', which plans to set up a local Better Energy Community to encourage local residents and business owners to switch from fossil fuels to renewables.

Software Experience

PHOTOSHOP

INDESIGN

ILLUSTRATOR

WORD

EXCEL

WIX

Languages

English

Spanish

Education
MA Creative Practice for Narrative Environments, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London

​2006 - 2008

 

​After a year of working together after graduation, Cara and I both returned to further study. I discovered the Creative Practice for Narrative Environments MA and moved back to London to pursue it. This innovative course brought together a multi-disciplinary cohort of creative practitioners with an interest in spatial design, including; architects, graphic designers, writers, curators and scenographers. During this exciting 2-year period I learnt about the area of Public Art, undertook a 2-week work placement at a public art consultancy and met a public artist who I would end up working with for several years after.

 

 

Joint Honours BA Fine Art/Scenography,
Aberystwyth University, Ceredigion, Wales

​2002 - 2005

 

After finishing my secondary school studies in Ireland, I returned to the UK to carry out my third-level studies. Art and Drama were long-standing passions of mine, so I was determined to keep a foot in each camp. After my first year, I switched from Drama to Scenography (Theatre Design), as it was a more natural fit with Fine Art. I found it possible to work in harmony across the two subjects, drawing on the theatre design skills I was learning to create immersive art installations and producing designs for performances inspired by the artists I was studying, such as Christian Boltanski and Joseph Cornell. This was where I met Cara Flynn and we set up FWC in our final year, before embarking on our first professional project together.

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