Wire sculptures and dioramas, capturing the wild, resilient nature of urban birds and windswept trees.
Predominately working in wire, using various metals, finishes and techniques, the wire is the sculptural interpretation of the drawn line.
The wild within us. Capturing the stubborn beauty of windswept trees and urban crows, an ode to their resilience.The windswept trees, twisted from the elements, grow triumphant. The crows, take ownership of their harsh, urban environment and stand proud.
Graduated with a 2:1 in Fine & Applied Art from University of Ulster, 2007. Specializing in sculpture, often with textile elements, over the last few years I have been working extensively with wire.
Currently a member of the Creative Peninsula. Over the last ten years I have exhibited throughout Northern Ireland in venues such as the RUA Annual Show (Ulster Museum), Ards Art Centre, Down Arts Centre, Castleward, the Walled Garden, Bangor and in Mountstewart. I currently have work in many respected galleries within Northern Ireland.
Artistic Group Membership Currently -
September 2018 Sculpture in Context, Dublin
August 2018 Creative Peninsula, Ards Art Centre
June 2018 ForM, Walled Garden, Bangor
July 2017 Cairde Visual, Sligo
June 2017 ForM, Walled Garden, Bangor
May 2017 Solo Show, Sunburst Gallery, Ards Art Centre, Newtownards
Oct-Jan 2016 RUA Annual Exhibition, Ulster Museum, Belfast
August 2016 Stitchery 2016, Topfloor Gallery, Saintfield
August 2016 Creative Peninsula, Ards Art Centre
August 2016 Creative Peninsula, North Down Museum
June 2016 ForM, Walled Garden, Bangor
May 2016 Meet the Maker, Ards Craft Centre
August 2015 Mount Stewart Sculpture Trail
August 2015 Creative Peninsula, Ards Art Centre
August 2015 Creative Peninsula, North Down Museum
June 2015 ForM, Walled Garden, Bangor
August 2015 Sculpture trail, Castleward, Downpatrick
March 2014 Down Arts Centre, Downpatrick
Sept 2013 Ards Art Centre, Newtownards
June 2013 ForM, Walled Garden, Bangor
April 2013 Castleward, Downpatrick
June 2012 Walled Garden Sculpture Exhibition, Bangor
March 2011 North Down Museum, Bangor
June 2010 Museum Restaurant North Down Museum
June 2007 End of Year Show, University of Ulster, Belfast
March 2006 The Student Artist in Residence Project, Belfast City Hospital
Feb 2012 - Feb 2015 Artist in Residence The Clock Tower, Castleward, Strangford
Community Art -
July 2013 Springfield Charitable Trust, Belfast
July 2012 Springfield Charitable Trust, Belfast
Feb- April 2012 St. Vincent DuPaul Centre, Belfast
August 2010 Art on the Seafront, Bangor
April 2008 Clandeboye Primary Scool, Bangor Summer 2006 C.V.C.A Mural, Bangor
Education - BA HONS Fine and Applied Art, 2:1, University of Ulster, 2004-2007
Additional Training Dec 2011 Dementia Awareness Training, delivered by NI Arts Council Oct 2011 EDI Level 3 Cert in Management Principles July 2006 Undergraduate Digital Scholarship, Queen Street Studios. Intensive training program at DAS, training in Final Cut Pro, Macromedia, Dream Weaver and Flash.