I have worked in project and exhibition management across visual arts, theatre and performance in an independent capacity and under contract. Following undergraduate study in Fine Art I joined an artists cooperative, All + 10 Sorts in Limerick, Ireland. As a member of the cooperative I managed their exhibition space at Ormston’s Building, on Ellen Street, Limerick (1986-1988) coordinating, installing and promoting the exhibition programme.
While teaching part-time at University College Dublin, three colleagues and I set up a production company, Bright Boy, to produce site-specific theatre works. A highlight of the company’s work was the event doubl’n babble on (a celebration of the work of James Joyce and Samuel Beckett) which was presented at Newman House, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin by Bright Boy Productions, in May 1996.
I worked as a design, production or marketing assistant on a number of community and locally engaged arts projects for companies including Greenwich and Docklands Festival, Box Clever Theatre Company, LIFT, and Greda Arts (1999-2000). In 2001 I worked as project manager for Artsadmin on Bobby Baker’s Box Story which was first presented as part of LIFT’01, June 2001. Following this I managed the UK and international tour of this project through 2001 to 2003.
My interest in the intersection of visual and verbal art works resulted in the joint curation with Robert vas Dias of Verbal inter Visual, a day of workshops and papers at Birkbeck College, London with an accompanying exhibition at the Lethaby Gallery, Central St Martin’s College of Art & Design (May 2001).
Curating and Project Management Work
Constrained Radio Show editor and presenter of a series of one-hour selected shows of words and sounds, Soundart Radio, March – July 2020
VAP Platform 2018 mentor for the VAP Platform project for Plymouth Art Weekender 2018, funded by Horizon Project Plymouth and Arts Council England, January – October 2018
In Other Tongues organising committee member for In Other Tongues: creating metaphysics, embodying language, art.earth, Dartington Hall, June 2017
Language Landscape and the Sublime organising committee member for Language Landscape and the Sublime, art.earth and Schumacher College, June 2016
‘Organ of Corti’ project manager for Liminal on Organ of Corti (PRSF New Music Award); UK tour to five sites and festivals; February – August 2011
MA Platforms, Dartington, 2007-2010 creative producer of MA Platform in Art, Performance and Writing; Dartington Campus, University College Falmouth; September 2007; September 2008; September 2009; July 2010.
‘Public Pages’ exhibition curator of exhibition ‘Public Pages’ as part of conference Poetry and Public Language 2007 at School of English, University of Plymouth (April 2007)
‘Performance Writing 1994-2004’ exhibition curator with Deborah Price of the exhibition Performance Writing 1994-2004; Exeter Phoenix Galleries, April 29 – May 16 2004; the Gallery, Dartington College of Arts, May 24-30 2004; Fine Arts Gallery, George Mason University, November 10 – 18 2004
tour manager on Bobby Baker’s Box Story, and project manager for Artsadmin on Bobby Baker’s Box Story at LIFT’01, London and UK; May 2001 – August 2003
organiser and administrator on Verbal inter Visual for Gresham College, London; and joint curator on the accompanying exhibition with Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design; April 2000 – May 2001