Being an artist is not a choice

Being an artist is not a choice

‘Being an artist is not a choice. How you express it is’ An artist is enviably hardwired differently to other people in society. They are often highly sensitive to their environment and the emotions of others around them. This is very much a positive attribute of the...
Connecting through art, for all

Connecting through art, for all

The Art and Ageing programme at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) in partnership with Creative Ireland is being extended countrywide from Autumn 2020. I have just completed the very exciting and eye opening Azure Training on Dementia-Inclusive Arts Programming, as...
Shaping the place of the arts in schools

Shaping the place of the arts in schools

I will be working this year as a Creative Associate (CA) with the Creative Schools project. I am very excited to be given this opportunity and I am really looking forward to meeting the school and all the pupils. This project is an initiative of the Creative Ireland...
Nurturing the creative voice of the child

Nurturing the creative voice of the child

I make a return to university this week, late September 2020 for the forthcoming academic year. I return to an educational campus not as a student but as occasional lecture of Visual Arts in Education. I will be working in Froebel Department of Primary and Early...
Eggshells, Pandemics and Artists’ Incomes

Eggshells, Pandemics and Artists’ Incomes

The Visual Artists’ News Sheet have generously published the following article which I wrote in response to COVID -19, about my lockdown, entitled Eggshells, Pandemics and Artists’ Incomes. Published in Issue 5: September – October 2020, see full...