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. I work with textiles, nature and the body and look at how these intersect. I am concerned with how we can live responsibly and responsively in our localities and globally, being mindful and creative in our daily lives.
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/