The work I've produced has dealt with issues and ideas about the Irish Diaspora and cultural identity. Living in both the UK and France I've explored the similarities and differences in European culture and environments with the use of objects, digital imagery and installations.
CV & Education
Selected Exhibitions / Projects
2017 Hangar en bois, Bordeaux, France.
2016 Déraciner, mac Birmingham, UK. Sculpture, print and weblink to the garden Cairnhill.
Metavilla, Bordeaux, France.
2014 Apporter sa pierre à l'édifice / Bring to the table, Rugby Museum and Art Gallery, UK
2014 / 15 / 16 / 17 Rendez-vous aux jardins, Cairnhill, France
2014 Facebook page Cairnhill https://www.facebook.com/Cairnhill-526403557465892/
2013 - ongoing Cairnhill blog http://jardin-cairnhill.tumblr.com
2013 - ongoing DIALOGUE blog http://dialogue-uk-fr.tumblr.com
2012 ‘Allotment’ Plot 10 DIALOGUE mac Birmingham, installation and digital prints. Web link from France to digital display in the gallery.
2011 ‘Dialogue’ Group exhibition. Digital prints, Oxford Brooks University, UK.
Ludovic, Claude et Christophe Masse. “ Un siècle de passion pour l’art et la littérature” Digital prints selected by Christophe Masse. Pôle culturel du Bois fleuri, Lormont, France.
‘Transitions’ Exhibition coordination of French artists exchange. ARTicle Gallery, Birmingham.
2010 ‘Dialogue’ Art Chartrons group exhibition. Installation and digital prints, Bordeaux, France.
Jardin de la Lezardiere, solo exhibition of sculpture and digital prints, Charente, France.
2009 Re-Place Curator / exhibiter in an Anglo / French group exhibition Birmingham, UK.
2008 Art Chartrons Curator of British artists shown at le Hangar en Bois, Bordeaux, France.
Art Chartrons, Installation and drawings, Le Hangar en Bois, Bordeaux, France
Artyshow Marche des Capucin, Bordeaux, France
2007 L’Abranet – Solo exhibition. Digital prints embedded in resin. Bordeaux, France
Epicier d’art. Digital prints. Studio of artist Isidore Kropo. Group show, Bordeaux, France
2006 Novart – ‘Open doors Open eyes. Instillation, digital imagery and text. Bordeaux, France.
2005 Cru Bourgeois – Digital prints and resin sculpture. Chateau tour Castillon, Medoc France.
‘the window’ – Digital Print installation. Birmingham. UK
2003 ‘Maison du Vin’ - Solo exhibition, Bourg sur Gironde, France.
2002 ‘All in the Text’ – Stroud House Gallery, Stroud. U.K.
‘1V Salon y Coloquio Internacional de Arte Digital’ Digital Prints. Havana, Cuba.
‘The Cow Parade’ - ‘Lucky Cow’ London. U.K. Ceramic replica of ‘Lucky Cow’ in production.
‘Birmingham Works’ Selected exhibition of Contemporary art in Birmingham. U.K.
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists - Digital prints. Birmingham. U.K.
2001 Derby Open - Digital prints with cast resin. Derby, U.K.
1998 - 99 ‘Site Specific’ - Group show of sculpture, painting, photography and installation work. Melbourne, Australia.
‘Gallda’ - Group exhibitions. 4 Artists of Irish ancestry making work about the Irish Diaspora and cultural identity. Liverpool, Birmingham and London, U.K.
Awards / Research
2010 Support from the Association Art Chartrons, Bordeaux
2009 / 10 Arts Council of England support for exhibitions of work in Birmingham and Bordeaux.
2006 Development of digital printing and resin lamination with Dome Plastics, France.
2002 University of Wolverhampton award for research into the lamination of digital print in resin.
2001 Creative Ambitions award for the research and development of Digital Imagery.
1999 / 98 Sabbatical. Travelled through: - U.S.A., Canada, Alaska, India. Nepal, Thailand, Laos, China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.
1998 West Midlands Arts award for the exhibition of new work. University of Wolverhampton research award for travel.
1997 Lottery funding, Arts for Everyone award to enable the production of new work.
Education / Teaching
2013 - 18 Birmingham City University, Visiting Lecturer, Programme Manager Joshibi Summer School.
2005 – 12 Birmingham City University, Programme Manager for Joshibi University and J. F. Oberlin University, Japan. Visiting Lecturer.
2005 ‘Classworks’ Birmingham Artists Schools Project. Lead Artist.
2004 Lead Artist, Gallery 37, Birmingham City Council, Birmingham, U.K.
2003 Joshibi University – University of Central England. Visiting Lecturer.
Lead Artist, Gallery 37, Birmingham City Council, Birmingham, U.K.
University of Central England, Visiting Lecturer in 3 Dimensional Design, Furniture.
2003 – 5 Ecole de Communication Visuelle, Bordeaux, France. Visiting Lecturer.
1990 /2003 University of Wolverhampton, Senior Lecturer in 3 Dimensional Design. M.A.+ B.A. (Hons.) 3 D Design in Wood, Metal, Plastics.
1989 - 90 Sandwell and Dudley College. Lecturer in Art and Design.
1986 / 87 M.A. Textile Design, specialisation Print. Birmingham Polytechnic. U.K.
1983 / 86 B.A. (Hons.) Furniture Design. Birmingham Polytechnic. U.K.