Kilkenny Arts Festival 2010-present
2015 and 2016 – for south east Ireland’s candidate, ThreeSisters comprising counties Kilkenny, Wexford and Waterford, for the EU Capital of Culture in 2020
‘The Colour Wheel‘ with Jim Moginie’s Electric Guitar Orchestra at the Carlow Arts Festival – Borris House Festival of Writing and Ideas 2015 and Longitude 2015.
With ‘Materialisation: Mapping the Making‘ Textile Collaboration for Carlow Arts Festival 2014 with Curator Anne Montgomery
Wood art collaboration – in Co Carlow, June 2013. The installation was shown in the VISUAL Gallery in Carlow as part of the annual Carlow Arts Festival (Éigse). Titled Improvisations on the Theme of an Irish Wall, made in one week, by 20 wood artists from Ireland, the USA, Canada, France, England, Wales, China, New Zealand and Australia. After the exhibition in VISUAL the wall went to Terminal 1 in Dublin Airport where is was on loan for a year. It can currently be seen in the Dublin Street office of the Carlow Arts Festival.
with OAK 2012 – Open Art Killenure, Co Tipperary
with the Ark Children’s Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin, for the Spring Programme with Year of Craft 2011 ‘Crafted Creatures exhibition‘
Éigse Carlow Arts Festival, from August 2011-2016. Chair 2014 – 2016.
for Blackstairs Opera 2008 and 2009
Creating and implementing projects and training programmes for various bodies. I consult with stakeholders, fundraise, communicate with funders and media, recruit participants and ensure the programmes and events reach conclusion. I have worked freelance in between periods of employment as a manager with the Design Crafts Council of Ireland and the Arts Council of Ireland.