- Curatorial roles are varied and bring different sets of responsibilities. These are devised to suit the context, alongside the individuals, visual arts and non-arts organisations and agencies involved. The approaches that I prefer to use for projects, programmes, and exhibitions have developed over time. These remain informed by my early work as an artist, which was undertaken with a collaborative artist-group making large scale once-off site-specific commissions in Ireland, USA, Australia and The Netherlands.
2021 Réel sans être réel: Vivienne Dick. Co-curator of a retrospective cinema programme with filmmaker Vivienne Dick. Guest screenings of films by Mairéad McClean, Bassam Al-Sabah, Atoosa Pour Hosseini, Moira Tierney, and Sarah Pucill. Performances by Isabella Oberlander, Vicky Langan, Rhys Chatham and Martin Wheeler, with a special appearance by Felice Rosser. Lectures by Élisabeth Lebovici, Maeve Connolly, and Rachel Garfield. Presented by Jeu de Paume, Paris.
2019 Active Archive-Slow Institution: The Long Goodbye. Advisor on research for the exhibition, contributor and co-commissioner of original photography in Isla Blue by Miriam O’Connor. This was the first chapter in a series of exhibitions curated by visual arts curator Lívia Paldí about imagined futures and transformations that can be traced in Project Arts Centre’s archives. Presented by Project Arts Centre, Dublin.
2017 - 2018 Museum. Advisor to the Heritage Office Dublin City Council and Public Arts Officer. Support from the DCC Public Art Officer. Photobook by Dragana Jurisic and Paula Meehan about 14 Henrietta Street. Designed by Oonagh Young. Published by Dublin Culture Company and distributed by 14 Henrietta Street.
2016 - 2017 Central Bank of Ireland Building. Advisor to the Central Bank of Ireland Change Management Team and Archivist. Photographs by Aisling McCoy, Ros Kavanagh and Mandy O'Neill. Digital portfolios of photographs about the bank building designed by Stephenson, Gibney and Associates on Dame Street, Dublin. Accessioned into the permanent records of the Central Bank of Ireland Archives.
2016 Abstract Beaded Pattern by Patrick Scott. Advisor to the Central Bank of Ireland Art Collection Management Team. De-installation, photo-documentation, conservation and storage of the artwork originally commissioned by Stephenson, Gibney and Associates for their bank building on Dame Street. Professional services by Ruairí Ó Cuív, Maurice Ward Art Handling, Aisling McCoy, Lorna Barnes and Claire Lymer. Research at National Irish Visual Arts Library. Art collection of the Central Bank of Ireland.
2016 They Are Of Us All by Barbara Knezevic. Co-curator with Ruairí Ó Cuív of a permanent children's commission. Located at the Witness History Centre, General Post Office, Dublin.
2016 Embodied by Dublin Dance Festival. Co-curator with Ruairí Ó Cuív of a commissioned dance programme devised by Liz Roche. Original performance works by Jessie Keenan, Liv O'Donoghue, Sibéal Davitt, Jazmín Chiodi, Junk Ensemble, and Emma O'Kane. Film by Luca Truffarelli. Presented at the Parcel Office, Public Letters Office, Witness History Centre and Courtyard of the General Post Office, Dublin.
2016 Stormy Petrel by Orla Ryan, Alanna O'Kelly and Brian Hand. Co-curator with Ruairí Ó Cuív. Commissioned events devised by Orla Ryan, Alanna O'Kelly, and Brian Hand. Limited edition poster and artist book designed by Eilis Murphy with CD Tom Tailor Waterwitch mixed by Pól Brennan. CD and artists' book designed by Folded Leaf and published by GPO An Post. Live performance presented at the Witness History Centre and Courtyard of the General Post Office, Dublin.
2014 - 2015 Still, We Work Tour. Commissioner-curator for the National Women's Council. Tour Management by Monica Flynn. Posters designed by Oonagh Young. Partner organisations Callan Workhouse Union, Regional Cultural Centre Letterkenny, and Dance Limerick. Touring curators Rosie Lynch and Hollie Kearns, Marie Barrett, Michele Horrigan. Touring funded by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon with support from the partners and Kilkenny Arts Office, Limerick Gallery of Art, Hunt Museum, Limerick.
2013 Île Seguin 11/25/11 by Tim Maul. Curated for Blackchurch Print Studios. Managed for Blackchurch Print Studios by Rachel Gilbourne. Unique poster designed by Peter Maybury. Presented at the Library Project, Dublin.
2013 Golden Mountain: Tulca Festival of Visual Arts. Curator and commissioner for the annual festival programme of exhibitions and events. Artists presented in various locations in Galway city and county. Tulca Festival Gallery: Neal White and Tina O'Connell [and at the Computer and Communications Museum], Kasia Kaminska, Barbara Knezevic, Nuala Ni Flaithúin, Stefan Malicky, Jolene Mok, Bojan Fajfric, Colin Martin. Niland Gallery: Sandra Johnston. 126 Gallery: Anne Tallentire, Miriam O'Connor, Sarah Browne, Vagabond Reviews. The Shed: Colin Martin, Jessica Conway, Lorenzo Gattorna and Mary Ancel, Maria McKinney, Michele Horrigan, Cliona Harmey. Galway Arts Centre: Nicos Nicolaou, Mairéad McClean, Jenny Brady, Sara Amido, Emma Finn, Melanie Jackson, Karen Conway. Lazlo Jewellers: Michele Horrigan. Nun's Island: screen programme by Cecilia Dougherty and Ann Curran. Tuam Public Library: J Pasila. Druid Theatre: Ruth le Gear, Michelle Doyle, Austin Ivers, Caoimhin Mac Giolla Leith, Kasia Kaminska, Gavin Murphy, Lisa Marie Johnson, Bob Quinn and screen programme with Dennis McNulty. DJs DAS DJ and Double V.
2013 Still, We Work Exhibition. Commissioner-curator for the National Women's Council. A legacy project funded by The Atlantic Philanthropies. Commissioned artworks by Anne Tallentire, Sarah Browne, and Vagabond Reviews. Supported by SIPTU and the partner exhibition venue Gallery of Photography Ireland. Archiving underway through a wider curation partnership between the Digital Repository of Ireland and The Atlantic Philanthropies.