About

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For 20 years I have worked as an interdisciplinary artist and designer in collaborations producing live content through the mediums of theatre, film, live event and performance art. Underpinning my work is an interest in the body’s performative relationship to socially constructed and natural environments.

During my career working as a designer and collaborator, I have been lucky enough to be involved with many committed practitioners who have produced some of the most exciting work in recent years in Ireland. Including dance artists Emma Martin, Lisa McLoughlin, theatre artists Grace Dyas, Dylan Tighe, visual artists Michelle Browne, Fergus Byrne, and theatre designer Jamie Vartan.

I graduated from the London College of Fashion in 2008 with a first class degree in Costume for the Performing Arts. After graduation I worked for 9 seasons at the Wexford Festival Opera, heading the Costume Department for four of those and have worked on numerous award winning productions including; Silent Night (,Winner Best Opera Production Irish Times Theatre Awards ’14), Cristina Regina de Svezia,( Winner Best Opera Production Irish Times Theatre Awards ’13) and No Worst There is None, (Winner Best Theatre Production Irish Times Theatre Awards ’09).

Currently I work at the Wexford Arts Centre teaching children. I like to find ways to make connections between the children through practicing art together and to introduce them to the Visual Arts through the use of Visual Thinking Strategies helping to develop key skills for young practitioners and audiences of the Visual Arts. Together with Ríonach Ní Néill, I am co-lead artist on Weatherproof Me! and Lead Artist on Umbrella Orphanage https://hopeitrains.ie/index.php/en/programme/weatherproofme/umbrella-orphanage part of the Galway 2020 flagship programme Hope it Rains | Soineann nó Doineann https://hopeitrains.ie/index.php/en/

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Hello ,
    I am Tyrese Jibson from SC USA , I actually observed my wife has been viewing your website on my laptop and I guess she likes some of your Art piece, I’m impressed and amazed by your level of creativity; I must also say you are doing great job, I would like to receive further information about your location and what inspires you: ) I am very much interested in the purchase to surprise my wife.
    regards , Tyrese .

  2. Hi Tyrese, it is very lovely to hear your wife is getting some joy from the work that I am producing. I am afraid although I am an artist, I don’t have anything to sell at present, I usually work on live events rather than products. I hope to keep your wife inspired and thank you for your email, all the best for now, Jeni.

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