Project | 01
Project | 01 - Street Spectacle
I was the lead artist on Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre's contribution to the Skibbereen St Patrick's Day Parade 2019 and 2020 (postponed due to Coronavirus). I put together a team consisting of local sustainable fashion designer Alice Halliday, designer/maker, Michael Stephens, and myself. We worked with volunteers from the local community between January and March. We created upcycled costumes and props and also performed in the parade along with the workshop participants, staff from Uillinn and other members of the local community. In 2018 I also worked with Geata Arts in Clonakilty on the Samhain parade. Along with a team of volunteers I helped design and make costumes and props, as well as performing in the parade myself.
Project | 02
Project | 02 - Fine Art Curating
In 2019 I was invited to guest curate my own exhibition of artworks at Blue House Gallery, Schull, in West Cork. My response was to put together a group show for which I asked the artists to consider and respond to the concept of “Alternative Views of West Cork”, in their own preferred medium. The resulting artworks showed a non-traditional side to the landscape of an area well-known and represented for, its natural beauty. In contrast to the usual images of a bucolic rural idyll, the exhibition captured and explored some less-seen and perhaps darker aspects of the area, more often experienced by long-term residents than visitors.
Project | 03
Project | 03 - Public Art
I worked in the field of public art from 2006 until 2014. Working through my creative practice, Fourth Wall Creations, as well as assisting Gordon Young, one of the UK's leading public artists, I worked with a range of public and private sector clients to develop and implement proposals ranging from small-scale temporary interventions to large-scale permanent projects.