Curriculum Vitae

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Qualifications


2015 – 18

Practice-led PhD, ‘Coded Cloth’: An investigation into generative design as a digital-led design process for jacquard weave, using code to program, and as a tool to reanimate historical jacquard pattern archives. NWCDTP funded research within MIRIAD, MMU, Manchester.

2013 – 14

M.A. Textile Practice, Distinction, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester

2006 – 10

B.A. (Hons) Fine & Applied Arts, First Class Honours, University of Ulster, Belfast

2008 – 09

Diploma in Area Studies (Business Education Initiative), College of Saint Elizabeth, NJ

2005 – 06

Foundation Studies in Art and Design (Pass with Commendation), University of Ulster, Belfast


Employment History


2014 – Current

Part Time Associate Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester

2012 – Current

Part Time Lecturer, University of Ulster, Belfast

2012 – Current

Workshop Facilitator, Island Arts Centre, Lisburn

2012 – Current

Workshop Facilitator, Atlas Women’s Group, Lisburn

2010 – Current

Visiting Textile Artist at the University of Ulster, Belfast

2011- Current

Workshop Facilitator, Dromore Nursery School, Dromore

2012

Workshop Facilitator, St Aloysius PS, Lisburn

2012

Workshop Facilitator: 6 week program. Oakwood Integrated PS, Lisburn

2010 – 2012

Weave Workshop Facilitator, Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra

2011

Textile Workshop Facilitator, Irish Linen Centre, Lisburn

2007 – 2011

Art Facilitator, Friendly Faces, Lurgan

2008 – 2009

Gallery Assistant, Malony Art Gallery, College of Saint Elizabeth, NJ

2007

Art Workshops: Individually Themed Projects, 6 week program. Pineview Day Nursery, Lurgan

2007

Art Workshop: Mixed media. Individual Themed Projects, 6 week program. Drop Inn Ministries, Richill

2006

Art Workshops: Drawing Projects, Lisnally Special Needs School, Armagh

2004

Art Classroom Assistant, Lurgan Junior High, Lurgan


Voluntary Work


2013

Online Communications Director, The 62 Group of Textile Artists, UK

2011

Director of Development, UmeU, Belfast


Selected Projects


2016

DISTINCTIVENESS“, Digital Designer in Residence, Artist in Residence, Falinge Park HS, Manchester. Code Workshops of which students and staff from both ICT and Art participated in. Resulting artwork from these workshops were produced for the school. Funded by The Ideas Foundation and Comino Foundation.

2015

“DIVERSITY”, Digital Designer in Residence, Artist in Residence, Abraham Moss HS, Manchester. Code Workshops of which students and staff from both ICT and Art participated in. Resulting artwork from these workshops were produced for the school. Funded by The Ideas Foundation and Comino Foundation.

“Art and Textiles Masterclass”, project inspired by the current exhibitions at The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester. Participants used code to manipulate the textile archives into new designs.

2014

ORDER : CHAOS“, Digital Designer in Residence, Artist in Residence, St Ambrose Barlow RC HS, Manchester. Code Workshops of which students and staff from both ICT and Art participated in. Resulting artwork from these workshops were produced for the school. Funded by The Ideas Foundation and Comino Foundation.

“{MACC} : CARD“, project funded by the Arts Council of England. A collaborative exhibition and interactive data collection of socio economic demographics with Gemma Latham. The main exhibition site was during the Barnaby Festival, Macclesfield.

2013

“Laser Cut Media“, project that followed alongside the Childrens’ exhibition ‘LOOP the LOOP’ at the Island Arts Centre, Lisburn. Participants engraved Perspex components for an outdoor public art piece. LAAC Funded.

Digital Textiles“, Lagan Valley Hospital, Lisburn. Patients at the Lagan Valley Hospital learnt how to weave and then they used their skills to translate their patterns into digital versions of them. An exhibition of work is now on permanent display at the Hospital. LAAC Funded.

Digital Textile Trial“, Dromore Nursery School, Dromore. Textile theory was combined with iPad applications in a six week workshop programme. Exhibition of work followed this programme. LAAC Funded.

Yarn Bomb Your City“, working with eight community groups creating an outdoor textile installation through the Island Arts Centre, Lisburn.

Techno Textiles“, incorporating basic textile skills with modern technology to create digitally formed textiles in eight schools. Island Arts Centre, Lisburn. LAAC Funded.

2012

Collaborative Textiles“, community arts facilitation. Large-scale textile installation in Wallace Park, Lisburn. Participants included Harmony Hill Craft Group and selected students from the BA Fashion and Textiles Degree at the University of Ulster, Belfast.


Residences


2016

DISTINCTIVENESS“, Digital Designer in Residence, Artist in Residence, Falinge Park HS, Manchester

2015

DIVERSITY“, Digital Designer in Residence, Artist in Residence, Abraham Moss HS, Manchester

2014

AA2A Artist in Residence, Sheffield Hallam, Sheffield

2014

ORDER: CHAOS“, Digital Designer in Residence, Artist in Residence, St Ambrose Barlow RC HS, Manchester

2011 – 2012

Making it programme, Artist in Residence, University of Ulster, Belfast

2011 – 2012

Making it programme, Artist in Residence, R-Space Gallery, Lisburn

2010 – 11

Artist in Residence (Teaching one day a week), University of Ulster, Belfast

2007

Arts Care, Belfast City Hospital.

Publications accompanied the residency

Moment by Moment: A Pilot Arts Programme at the Cancer Centre for Northern Ireland
DVD and Information pack. Belfast Health and Social Care Trust in association with Artscare. 2007

Moment by Moment: A collection of writings and artworks created by patients and staff of the Cancer Centre
Belfast Health and Social Care Trust in association with Artscare. 2007


Exhibitions


Solo Shows

2013

“Construction” NI Libraries, Lisburn

2012

“Woven Structures” Lisburn City Library, Lisburn

“T3: Textile x Technology x Technique”, R-Space Gallery, Lisburn

Group Exhibitions

2016

“Fifteenth International Triennial of Tapestry”, Central Museum of Textiles, Lodz, Poland

“Making Space”, 62 Group Exhibition, Macclesfield Silk Museum, Macclesfield

2015

“Upfront”, The 62 Group of Textile Artists group exhibition, Penrith, Cumbria

2014

“endofthebeginning”, MA Show, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester

“CultureCraft: Culture in the Making”, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland

2013

“British Textiles”, Koyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

“Pattern”, CCOI Exhibition of Textiles, Limerick, Ireland

“Anna Cheyne Visual Arts Exhibition 2013”, Biannual Exhibition, Island Arts Centre, Lisburn

“LOOP the LOOP”, Children’s Interactive Exhibition, Island Arts Centre, Lisburn

“Making it 11”, Seacourt Print Workshop, Bangor

“CultureCRAFT”, London Street Gallery, Londonderry

“Small Talk” at the Constance Howard Gallery,Goldsmiths, University of London, London

“MADE”, SpaceCRAFT, Belfast

2012

“RDS National Crafts Exhibition”, RDS, Dublin

“(work in progress)”, Craft NI Gallery, Waring Street, Belfast

“RDS National Crafts Exhibition”, RDS, Dublin

2011

“Material Messages”, R-Space at the Linen Rooms Lisburn, Lisburn

“A Christmas Trilogy”, SpaceCRAFT, Belfast

“Making Christmas Special”, Craft NI Gallery, Belfast

“Xmas Art at the Ivory”, Victoria Square, Belfast

“130th Annual Exhibition”, RUA, Ulster Museum, Belfast

“Fragments”, Craft NI Gallery, Waring Street, Belfast

“RDS National Crafts Exhibition”, RDS, Dublin

“+1 Residency Show”, University of Ulster, Belfast

2010

“The Christmas Exhibition”, Waterfront Hall, Belfast

“Christmas 200”, Canvas Gallery, Belfast

“RUA Annual Artists’ Exhibition”, Ulster Museum, Belfast

“CRAFTFEST 2010”, Tower Gallery, Castle Ward

“RDS National Crafts Exhibition”, RDS, Dublin

“Common Thread”, Arts Care gallery, Musgrave Park Hospital, Belfast

“Degree Show 2010”, University of Ulster, Belfast

2008

“Fusion II”, SpaceCRAFT gallery, Belfast

2007

“Going Green”, Touring Exhibition, SpaceCRAFT, Belfast and The County Museum, Dundalk

“Fusion”, SpaceCRAFT gallery, Belfast

2006

“Foundation End of Year Show”, University of Ulster, Belfast


Tender


2012 – 2013

Allianz Arts and Business Awards NI 2013. Design and Construction of 18 CNC milled and laser engraved awards.


Public Art


2013

“Wheels of Change”, Ulster Bank Commission for the Balmoral Show. Project involved the interpretation of a local school pupils’ drawing into a public art piece. This is now on permanent display at the new site at the Maze, Lisburn.


Collections


2013

“Double Weave II”, Lisburn Arts Advisory Committee, Lisburn

2012

“Basket Weave”, purchased by private collector, Dublin

“Embossed Print Series”, purchased by The Drawing Rooms, Belfast

2011

“Composition I-III”, purchased by private collector

2010

“Crepe Weave Series”, Open University Art Collection, Belfast

2008

“Yellow”, purchased by private collector

2007

“Look A Little Closer”, purchased for private Collection

“Recycled and Reused Fragments I”, purchased by private collector

“Untitled I”, purchased by private collector


Awards


2014

Arts Council of England Award, England

2013

Arts Council SIAP AwardM, ACNI, Belfast

Anna Cheyne Visual Art Award Winner 2013, Island Arts Centre, Lisburn

Lisburn Arts Advisory Committee Project Award, Lisburn

2012

Young Artist of the Year, LAAC, Lisburn

Arts Council SIAP Award, ACNI, Belfast

Lisburn Arts Advisory Committee Project Award, Lisburn

1st Prize Multimedia Textiles, RDS Crafts Competition, RDS Dublin

Material grant recipient, LAAC, Lisburn\

2011

Arts Council SIAP Award, ACNI, Belfast

Murial Gahan Scholarship Nominee

1st Prize Multimedia Textiles, RDS Crafts Competition, RDS Dublin

2010

Murial Gahan Scholarship Nominee

1st Prize Multimedia Textiles, RDS Crafts Competition, RDS Dublin

Shortlisted for Future Makers 2010

2008

Faculty of Arts, University of Ulster Belfast, Dean’s Prize

(Dean’s List in Second year FAA)

2007

Faculty of Arts, University of Ulster Belfast, Deans Prize

(Deans List in First year FAA)

2006

Faculty of Arts, University of Ulster Belfast, Deans Prize

(Top mark in Foundation Studies)


Publications


2014

CultureCraft: Culture in the Making Exhibition Catalogue, National Craft Gallery, Ireland, England

2013

Dromore Leader, 25th June 2013, National Craft Gallery, Ireland, England

Ulster Star, June 2013 May 2013

Belfast Telegraph, 18th May 2013, June 2013 May 2013

Daily Mirror, 18th May 2013

Farm Week, 16th

2012

Ulster Tatler, June 2012

Ulster Star, June, July and August 2012

Belfast Telegraph, July and August 2012

Newsletter, August 2012

RDS National Crafts Catalogue, RDS, Dublin

2011

RUA Exhibition Catalogue, June 2012

RDS National Crafts Catalogue, RDS, Dublin

2010

RUA Exhibition Catalogue, 129thAnnual Exhibition, Ulster Museum, Belfast

RDS National Crafts Catalogue, RDS, Dublin

2008

Going Green, An exhibition of Craft, Applied Art and Design by 13 selected Arts/Designers/Makers, CRAFTMARK, pp.30-31 Robinson, J. Northern Ireland Homes and Lifestyle, May 08, Issue 21, pp. 99-102


Memberships


2012 – Current

The 62 Group of Textile Artists

2011 – Current

Visual Arts Ireland

Digital Arts Studios

2011 – Current

Craft and Design Collective

Crafts Council of Ireland


Committees


2012 – Current

LAAC (Lisburn Arts Advisory Committee)

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