BIOGRAPHY

Studied painting at Limerick School of Art and Design, graduating in 1984.

Selected Shows:

2021

‘Curacha’ Áras Éanna, Inis Oírr, Aran Islands and NUIG (July and September 2021)
Side By Side Clifden Arts Festival (Solo) (September 2021)
Cuimhní – Two person show (with Leah Beggs) Oughterard Courthouse
(July 2021)
uachtarARTS monthly exhibition (online)

Art Trail, Clifden Arts Week (September 2021)

2020

Cuimhní – Two person show (with Leah Beggs), Oughterard Courthouse (online)

Art Trail, Clifden Arts Week

2019  

Revisit, Town Hall Theatre, Galway (Solo)

Impressions Biennale, Galway Arts Festival, 

Imprint, uachtarARTS at Oughterard Courthouse

Art Trail, Clifden Arts Week

Group Show, Conamara Sea Week, Letterfrack.

2018

Sowing a Seed : Archives to Art, Creative Ireland /Galway County Council Cultural and Creativity Strategy, Tuam Library.

Armorica, Oranmore Arts Festival. 

Group show, Conamara Sea Week, Letterfrack

2017

Impressions Biennale, Galway Arts Festival (Selected by Jason Hicklin)

Process, uachtarARTS Show at Oughterard Courthouse.

Art Trail, Clifden Arts Week

Conamara Sea Week, Small Works Exhibition

2016  

Side By Side, Galway Decade of Commemoration, The Courthouse, Oughterard. (Solo)

Impressions Book Art, Galway Arts Festival 2016, (Selected by Prof David Ferry)

Rain on the Wind, uachtarARTS Group Show, The Courthouse, Oughterard

‘Legacy’ National Fine Art Print Competition Exhibition, Hyde Bridge Gallery, Sligo. (Selected)

‘From Midnight zone to Abyss’ Conamara Sea Week, Letterfrack.

Small Dogs, Oughterard Library 

Art Trail, Clifden Arts Week

2015

Impressions Biennale, Galway Arts Festival (Selected by Prof. David Ferry)

Transfer Exhibition, Oughterard Courthouse

M’áit dhúchais – My Native Place, Oughterard Courthouse

Bookmarks XIII : Infiltrating the Library System Projects, Centre for Fine Print Research, University of the West of England, Bristol.

Group show, Conamara Sea Week, Letterfrack

2014

Bookmarks XII : Infiltrating the Library System Projects, Centre for Fine Print Research, University of the West of England, Bristol.

Wexford Artists Book Exhibition, Limerick School of Art and Design

By the Lake, uachtarARTS Group Show, pop-up Gallery, Oughterard

6×4 Group Show, Culture Night, Oughterard

Group show, Conamara Sea Week, Letterfrack

Christmas Group Show, Oughterard Courthouse

Galway Design Week, West Shore Studio

2013

On Paper, Galway Arts Festival (Solo)

Resonance, Artspace Group Show, The Shed, Galway

‘A Memory of the Sea’ Conamara Sea Week, Letterfrack.

Wexford Artist’s Book Exhibition, Denis Collins Gallery, Wexford.

Wexford Artist’s Book Exhibition, Daintree Paper, Dublin.

The Lost Archive, Culture Night Oughterard. (Curated by Joan Sugrue)

Soul/Landscape – Presiding Spirit, Inishlacken Island, County Galway.

2012

On Paper, Clifden Arts Week (Solo)

182nd RHA Annual Exhibition

Impressions 2012 Galway Arts Centre (Selected by Norman Ackroyd)

2011

Weep Not, Clifden Arts Week. (Solo)

Artspace 25,  Galway Arts Centre

Supermarket Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden.

The Inishlacken Project, Gerard Dillon Gallery, Belfast.

Reflection, Connemara Sea Week, Letterfrack.

2010

The Small Print Show, West Shore Studio Gallery, Oughterard. (Solo)

Couleurs d’Irlande, Galerie du Faouedic, Lorient, France.

Anniversary Exhibition, Boyle Arts Festival.

Small Art Works! Culture Night,  Oughterard

A Walk in Peatlands, Connemara Bog Week,  Letterfrack

As Light Fades, Connemara Sea Week, Letterfrack.

Impressions, Galway Arts Centre.

Collections:

Galway County Council, 

Galway City Council, 

Western Health Board, 

Stirling Health, 

Bank of Ireland, 

Radisson SAS Hotel Group, 

Office of Public Works, 

NUI Galway

Residencies:

The Shed Middle Pier, Galway Harbour. 

Inishlacken Project, County Galway, 

Artspace 25 Galway Arts Centre, 

The Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig, Co. Monaghan, 

Cill Rialaig Project, Co. Kerry, 

Cuallacht International Art Project, Galway, 

Centrum Foundation Port Townsend, Wa. USA, 

Artist in Residence, St. Paul’s Secondary School, Oughterard, 

Ludwigshafen, Germany, 

L’Ecole de Beaux-Arts, Lorient, France

Membership:

Visual Artists Ireland, 

Founder member and Board member, Artspace Studios, Galway, 

Founder member, uachtarARTS Community Arts Group.

Participation:

Bookmarks XII and XIII : Infiltrating the Library System Projects, Centre for Fine Print Research, University of the West of England, Bristol.

Awards: 

2020 Galway County Council, Individual Artist Bursary

2016 Galway County Council, Individual Artist Bursary

2015 Galway County Council, Decade of Commemoration Event Funding.

2013 Galway County Council, Individual Artist Bursary

2011 Galway County Council, Individual Artist Bursary

2010 Galway County Council, Individual Artist Bursary

2010 Tyrone Guthrie Residency Award, Galway County Council.

2008 McNamara Award, Impressions Exhibition, Galway Arts Centre
(Adjudicated by Robert Kennan, Bonhams London)

2004 Cultural Relations Committee, 

2004 Galway County Council, Individual Artist Bursary

2000 Artflight, 

1998 Arts Council Artist in Residence in Schools, 

1997 Arts Council, Travel Award, 

1987 30 Days of Art in September, Arts Council Award.