As part of my practice I organise and run events, projects, and new ventures in art, academia and commercial areas.
I hold a Certificate in High Impact Leadership from the Irish Management Institute (2018).
I have been involved in events planning and management since 2006.
From 2013 I have worked with academia and since
2017 with commercialisation, leading projects for major institutions.
role: project manager/curator
Creative Sligo/Creative Ireland
Awarded funding to pursue a three-person exhibition about the overlap between art, technology, nature and place, to be staged in October 2020 at St. George's Hall, Tubbercurry.
role: expert panelist
Invited to become a panelist for review of applications in the area of
security for European Commission Horizon 2020 funding.
role: european manager
Kinobar Prager Frühling
Renewed role as European Manager for
Gstaadfilm: Festival for Short Art Films. 14 films from countries including Japan, Iran, Germany,
the USA and France were screened, selected from over 350 entries.
The 2019 festival took place in
Kinobar Prager Frühling, Leipzig.
The festival will continue its tour, screening in Carlisle later in 2019.
role: project manager
funder: Enterprise Ireland
trinity college dublin
Project manager on project FÍOSÍN,
a two-year commercialisation project funded by Enterprise Ireland's
Commercialisation Fund. This project brought the results of Project Slándáil (see below, 2014-17)
forward with plans to commercialise academic software.
Role included meeting and presenting to funders, legal teams, financial teams and external
advisers. Led strategic development, including planning
for financial and legal apparatus in running an independent university spin-off.
Was lead author on the application for funding for this grant.
funder: Atlantic Bridge
Trinity College Dublin
Project manager on project Éadáil, a one-year Proof of Principle project funded as pre-commercialisation
by Atlantic Bridge. Managed finance, logistics,
external contracts, and funding applications.
Was contributing author and editor on the application for funding for this grant.
funder: European Commission
Project manager on EU-FP7 funded project Slándáil,
a research project exploring the use of social media in emergency management. Managed finance, logistics,
strategic planning and project development planning for twelve partner organisations in four EU
countries, with a team of over 60 people.
funder: Swiss Embassy, Montevideo, Uruguay
Centro Cultural Terminal Goes
Renewed role as European Manager for
Gstaadfilm: Festival for Short Art Films in 2017 during a tour to Montevideo, Uruguay. 22 films
from 12 countries were screened.
My role included liaising with Swiss Tourism and the Swiss Embassy in Montevideo, liaising with
filmmakers and submission platforms online, promotion and online updates, and technical setup and
screening at the cinema at art centre in Montevideo,
Centro Cultural Terminal Goes.
The festival continued its tour with a screening in Brazil in late 2017.
funder: Leitrim Arts Office
The Dock Arts Centre, Carrick-on-Shannon
Curated and organised the visual art programme for the 2015
Phase One Electronic Music & Arts Festival,
which included interactive audio and video work, sculpture and film from 12 artists
The festival included music, interactive art, visual art and film screenings.
funder: Swiss Embassy, Dublin, multiple commercial, Gstaad Tourism
The Elbow Room, Dublin
Appointed in role as European Manager for
Gstaadfilm: Festival for Short Art Films in 2015 the festival began its 'moving mountains' campaign,
leaving the Swiss Alps for the first time and touring to Dublin.
My role involved sourcing a venue and liaising with artists, arranging the films and technical
screenings, liaising with the jury and arranging screenings for jury members, and developing the
program and promotional material. I created the 'moving mountains' campaign to signal the
first time the festival began touring.
The film festival, orginally founded in Gstaad, Switzerland, featured a jury from four countries
and over 2500 entered films from nearly 100 countries. The final selection of 20 films was screened to
The festival then toured to the UK and Sweden.
role: Irish manager
Ormston House, Limerick; BayArt, Cardiff
Developed exhibition and touring plans for international art exhibition featuring internationally
known artists Max Roth, Harold Reichenbach, Andrew Cooper, Paco Simón and Zimoun.
Role included liaising with venues and arranged publicity for the events.
The exhibition featured artists from Swiss gallery
Wandelbar Art International.
role: Founder, Director
funder: Private commercial, Design Week, Creative Frame
Glass House Hotel, Sligo
Co-founded the annual conference with designer Paul McNama, which took place in 2013 and 2014
in Sligo, Ireland. Organised and liaised with speakers and funders. Developed design and promotional
material for conference.
role: Founder, Coordinator
Market Yard, Sligo
Collaborating with designer and promoter Cian Flynn (Look Alive),
organised a series of music events with national and international artists, including US performers
Brendan Benson and Jeffrey Lewis, UK-based
Milk Kan, and Irish artists including Jinx Lennon,
O Emperor, and Rarely Seen Above Ground.
The role included liaising with promoters, organising fees, organising riders, timetabling, and promotion.
Established an art group in 2007 in Manorhamilton, Leitrim, later moved to premises at Market Yard,
Sligo, where an art studio and gallery was established. The group was established to support artists recently
graduated and to help them get exhibition experience. It was used to give advice and conversation between
artists facing similar challenges at a particular point in their careers.
The associated studio/gallery opened in 2009, and remained open until 2011, hosting
three artists at a time in the studio spaces, and holding exhibitions at intervals of 2-4 months.
It closed finally due to lack of available funding.
role: Founding member
funder: Culture Night
The Mall, Sligo; Various venues
In 2009, working with artists Lisa Cannon, Siabhra O'Brien and Sophie Murray, I co-organised the
exhibition ArtCrawl 09, which took place over five venues throughout Sligo town. The
exhibition featured over 60 artists working in different media, and was assisted .
The artist's space ArtMart opened following this exhibition, and ran for another two
years. I was involved in initial negotiations and logistics for the opening and setup of ArtMart,
leaving after establishment to run Push Remote Studios.