Profile

Education & Qualifications

MA Textile Design, NCAD 2006-2008
BA Art and Design Education, NCAD, 2001-2005 (1.1)
Media Training in After Effects and Technology for Education

 


 

Teaching Experience

Tutor, First Year Art & Design Studies, NCAD
Tutor, Classroom Practice & Teaching Methodologies, School of Education, NCAD
Visiting Lecturer, MA Socially Engaged Art, NCAD
Lead Tutor on Future Creators project operated by Digital Hub
Tutor, Graphic Design, School of Education, NCAD
Tutor, Digital Media, School of Education, NCAD
Tutor, Textile Design, CEAD, NCAD
Continual Professional Development Tutor for the Art Teachers’ Association in Embroidery, Film & Digital Media.

 


Selected Exhibitions

Knit and Stitch Show RDS | October 2016 | Group show with Cork Textile Network.

MAKE 2 Symposium | March 2015 | Speaker at symposium with accompanying solo show in Crawford College of Art and Design.

Culture Craft | August 2013 | Group exhibition as part of Derry City of Culture. Textile based typography piece.

Lord Mayor’s Pavilion, Cork | June 2013 | Solo exhibition of textile based typography pieces.

Crafting Type | March  2012 | Group exhibition of textile based typography pieces in conjunction with the OFFSET 2012 Conference.

RHA 180th Annual Exhibition | May  2010 | Exhibition of a stitched drawing in the “Invited Artists” section.

The Social Contract, NCAD Gallery | June  2009 | Dual artist show with Molly Mishkas. Exhibition of textile artworks exploring morality in Ireland through the themes of contemporary living issues prevalent in disadvantaged areas of Dublin.

Art Ireland, RDS | November 2008 | Group exhibition at the Art Ireland Fair, RDS, Dublin.

Faith in Form | October 2008 | Faith in form is a national juried exhibition of contemporary sacred art showcasing challenging approaches from artists articulating Christian faith in a contemporary language. Carmelite Friary, Kinsale.

The RDS National Crafts Competition and Travelling Exhibition | August 2008 | National Crafts Competition Travelling Exhibition at Foxford Woollen Mills, National Craft Gallery, Strule Arts Centre and National Crafts & Design Fair, RDS.

The Grey Area, NCAD MA Exhibition| June 2008 | Masters Degree research exhibition entitled “The Grey Area” at the National College of Art and Design Thomas Street.

Amharc Fhine Gall V, Draíocht Arts Centre | March 2008 | “All In The Detail” was a group show developed by the Fingal Arts Office and the Draíocht Arts Centre (Blanchardstown) to showcase the best emerging artistic talents of County Fingal. Curated by Public Arts Co-Ordinator Caroline Cowley, the show features five Fingal based artists including Logan McLain, Tracy Hanna, Deirdre Byrne, Lorna Fitzsimons and Jennifer Phelan.

White Sight, Hazel Williams Gallery | December 2007 | Group Show at The Hazel Williams Gallery as part of the Culture Night program in Kilkenny.

RDS National Crafts Competition & Traveling Exhibition | June 2007

The More Things Change, Ballina Arts Centre | January 2007 | Solo Exhibition of stitched drawings and drawings on canvas at the Ballina Arts Centre, Ballina, Co. Mayo.

The Knit and Stitch Show, RDS | November 2006 | Exhibition of stitched drawings at the Knit and Stitch Show, 2006 at the RDS, Dublin.

 


Awards

  • Crafts Council of Ireland Postgraduate Award 2008.
  • Awarded 1st Prize in the category of Traditional Embroidery, RDS National Crafts Competition.
  • Máirín O’Brien Flegg Memorial Award for Traditional Embroidery 2008.
  • Nominated for the IACI Muriel Gahan Scholarship and Development Grant 2008.
  • Awarded the Máirín O’Brien Flegg Memorial Award for Contemporary Embroidery 2007.
  • Winner of the Education Prize, NCAD, 2005.

 


Public Collections

Fingal County Council