Joining Cathy Fitzgerald as a participant on her HAUMEA short online course.

Eco-literacy for creatives Excited to participate in next HAUMEA short course on eco-literacy for creatives run by Dr. Cathy Fitzgerald and Dr. Nikos Patedakis. Cathy is an artist and scientist who has developed a guiding theory-method framework to improve understanding of the value and potential of long-term eco-social art practices that are embedded in communities.Continue reading “Joining Cathy Fitzgerald as a participant on her HAUMEA short online course.”

National Sculpture Factory Cork, Ireland

I’m the new Board Member, and proud to be given an opportunity to contribute to the national cultural landscape. I’m honoured to invited to be one of the newest Board Members of the National Sculpture Factory. The National Sculpture Factory (NSF) is an Irish arts organisation which provides and promotes a supportive and enabling environmentContinue reading “National Sculpture Factory Cork, Ireland”

CONJUNCTION Public Art Curatorial Collective

Announcing a new collective. CONJUNCTION – a globally dispersed collective of 25 mid-career and established curators, artists, designers, educators, and public arts practitioners who first met in January 2020 while attending the year-long professional development course Curating and Commissioning Contemporary Public Art at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. The ‘naming ceremony’ of our collective coincidedContinue reading “CONJUNCTION Public Art Curatorial Collective”

People’s Land Trust Project progress report

Excerpt from the report written for the COMMISSIONING AND CURATING CONTEMPORARY PUBLIC ART course with Valand Academy at the University of Gothenburg.  The progress report outlines the work undertaken through 2020 on the People’s Land Trust art project. As the climate becomes wetter and tides higher, Cork city centre is undergoing a difficult transition. A riverContinue reading “People’s Land Trust Project progress report”

Commissioning and Curating Contemporary Public Art, University of Gothenburg

A year of professional development comes to a close. Over the past year I’ve been a participant on the continuing professional development course, Commissioning and Curating Contemporary Public Art by Valand Academy at University of Gothenburg, in partnership with Public Art Agency Sweden and the University of Arts Helsinki. I highly recommend the online courseContinue reading “Commissioning and Curating Contemporary Public Art, University of Gothenburg”

Awarded – Arts Council of Ireland, Arts Participation Project Award funding (2021)

I’m delighted to write that the Peoples Land Trust art project I’ve been working on in partnership with artists Colette Lewis and Elinor Rivers has been successful in its application to the Arts Council of Ireland for Arts Participation Project Award funding. The project is growing a presence in Cork city and we’re looking forwardContinue reading “Awarded – Arts Council of Ireland, Arts Participation Project Award funding (2021)”

PLoT School hosts screening of Holding Ground documentary.

Holding Ground: The Rebirth of Dudley Street This inspiring film chronicles the decade-long struggle of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) and community members of the Roxbury section of Boston to transform their neighborhood from one of vacant lots used for illegal dumping, red-lining by banks, and misguided city planning. Through retrospective interviews with communityContinue reading “PLoT School hosts screening of Holding Ground documentary.”

Self Organised Architecture

Developing People’s Land Trust project associates. The People’s Land Trust is delighted to meet Tom O’Donnell of Self Organised Architecture. SOA’s work involves research into collaborative housing models, publishing their research in a series of bite-sized zines which will be combined into a ‘Manual For Cohousing in Ireland’. They run co-housing events and seminars. SOAContinue reading “Self Organised Architecture”

MA Social Practice and the Creative Environment MA SPACE

Limerick School of Art and Design, Limerick Institute of Technology Early in 2020 as joint programme leaders, Sean Taylor and I decided to move MA SPACE online. The Masters programme was in its 10th year, an interesting moment. In early spring we were forced to find ways to deliver the programme and maintain our learningContinue reading “MA Social Practice and the Creative Environment MA SPACE”

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