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 developing a teaching practice that combines somatic learning with the development of visual thinking strategies as devices for developing key skills for young practitioners and audiences of the Visual Arts. Together with Ríonach Ní Néill, I am also co-lead artist on Weatherproof Me!, part of the Galway 2020 flagship programme Hope it Rains | Soineann nó Doineann