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Selected Exhibitions

2018, Mar 19-31 Cinderella Complex Framewerk Gallery, Belfast
2017, June -August In Flux ‘Process and Duration’ Ulster University Belfast (UUB)
2017, Jan 5-1Collect and Connect Pollen Studio, Belfast
2019, Aug 22-31 Expanded Studio Project 2019 (with Primary Studios, Nottingham) PS2, Belfast
2019, Aug 24 – Sept 9 Paper Gothic (Belfast Artists Paper Society) Framewerk Gallery, Belfast
2019, May 25 – Jun 29 Where You are lost, We are Sídhe Engage Art Studios, Galway
2019, Apr 5-19 Tiny Pricks: Tweets, Textiles and Trump Mule Gallery, San Francisco
2018, Feb 7-10 The Odd Collection Pollen Studio, Belfast
2018, Jun 8-15 End of Year Show (Graduate Artist in Residence) Ulster University, Belfast
2018, May 3-19 The Big Red Button (Belfast Artists Paper Society) Pollen Studio, Belfast
2017, Dec 1-23 Festive Focus R-Space Gallery, Lisburn
2017, Nov 13-17 Performance Object Archive BIFPA 17  Ulster University, Belfast
2017, Aug 11-13 Liminal-Hydrangea Project Still Bunker 3 (Eastside Arts Festival) St Martin’s Church, Belfast
2017, Jun 5-10 Belfast School of Art Degree Show UUB
2016, Jul 21-23 Summer Showcase Canvas Galleries, Belfast
2016, Apr 21-26 Sephour 06 Catalyst Arts, Belfast
2016, Apr 7-14 UUSU Arts and Culture Society (Members Show) Goose Lane Gallery, Belfast 2016,
Apr 7-14 Raw (Catalyst Members Show)Catalyst Arts, Belfast
2015, Dec 3 Dromore Cathedral Art Exhibition Dromore, Co. Down
2014, Mar 7-31 Inspire International Woman’s Day Exhibition Andrew’s Gallery, Titanic Quarter, Belfast
2013, Mar 14 Off the Cuff  Derry City of Culture Event NWRC, Londonderry


Performance Art


2019, May 25 Cinderella Re;visited Engage Art Studios, Galway

2018, Mar 24 Cinderella Complex Framewerk Gallery, Belfast

2017, Nov 17 The Glass Slipper Belfast International Festival of Performance Art Glass Box Gallery, BIFPA 17

2017, May 24,26,30, Jun 7 In Flux ‘Process and Duration’ Glass Box Gallery, UUB

2017, Jan 5 Collect and Connect Pollen Studio, Belfast

2016, Nov 25 Penny for your Thoughts Foyer UUB, BIFPA 16

2016, Apr 22 I Have A Voice Catalyst Arts, Belfast

2015, Oct 16 Tall, Model, Pretty, Place Performance with welded prop Sephour 15, UUB

2015, Apr-May Mask 1,2, 3  performances Orpheus Building, UUB

2015, Mar 27 Cenotaph performative reading of text written by Tony White (http://pieceofpaperpress.com/2015/04/13/on-the-old-bill/ ) F15, Orpheus Building, UUB

2015, Feb 2-27 Crocheting Matter in Time and Space Orpheus Building, UUB


2019, Jul 20 Voicing the Bridge Project (Bbeyond) Clady, Co. Tyrone

2017, Sept 22 Day of Public Actions for Freedom and Democracy Hanover, Germany

2017, Sept 21-24 Boondocks III Performance Festival (BBeyond) Hanover, Germany

2016, Nov 5 November Cumulator 11 artists/11 hours. Curator - James King Void Gallery, Londonderry

2016, Sept 22 Equinox to Equinox International performance event. BBeyond Quayside, Belfast

2016, Sept 16 Safety Knit with Alice Clarke, Jayne Cherry and Anthea McWilliams Culture Night, Belfast 2016

2016, Sept 8 September  Cumulator 9 artists/9 hours. Curator - James King Pollen Studio, Belfast

2015, Dec 3 Murmurations Sound bath improvised performance, part of Bi-Annual FIX Festival Pollen Studio, Belfast

2015 Oct 30/31 Run to the Rock curator - Amanda Coogan, part of Belfast Arts Festival Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast

2015, Mar 13 Helge Meyer Workshop Presentation, part of the Belfast International Festival of Performance Art Pollen Studio, Belfast


Awards and other experience

Acheivements and Awards

2018, Oct SIAP Award Arts Council for Northern Ireland

2018, Jun Associate Fellowship of HEA

2017/18 Graduate Artist in Residence (Fine Art)Ulster University

2017 Placed on Ulster University Deans List Ulster University

2017, July BA (Hons) Fine Art with 1st Class HonoursUlster University

2017, JulyEDGE Excel Award Ulster University

2017, June Long Listed for RDS Visual Arts Awards Royal Dublin Society

2017, MarA Practical Guide to Curating

Node Centre for Curatorial Studies, Berlin

2016, Oct SIAP Award (Single Independent Artist Payment) Arts Council for Northern Ireland


2017 - present exhibition curation/secreatry/website management Pollen Studio and Gallery, Belfast

2017 - present Bbeyond member and meeting secretary

2013-present facilitator/administrator R-Space Gallery, Lisburn

2015-2019 Curator/administrator Goose Lane Gallery, Belfast

2015-present Facilitator/artists talks SERC, Lisburn

2018, Oct-Nov Curator 'Dance, I am' Artist Anthea McWillams R-Space Gallery, Lisburn

2018, May-Nov Volunteer Manager, administrator Linen Biennale 2018

2017-2018 Workshop artist register Upper Springfield Development Trust (USDT)

2017, Nov 6-20 Co-Curator Department of Justice Peace Wall Exhibition Foyer, Ulster University

2016 -present Social media editor for Late Night Art Belfast Belfast Visual Arts Forum

2016, Aug 8-27 Eastside Arts Festival 20/20 Volunteer manager Creative Exchange Studios (CEX), Belfast

2016, Mar 12 Documentation of Inter-Being Performances BBeyond, Ulster Museum