Arts at the heart from the very start in Wicklow!

Having recently relocated to Bray in County Wicklow, I'm delighted to have been successful in my first application to the Wicklow Strategic Arts Project Fund; and so in 2017 I'll be taking my mantra of 'arts at the heart from the very start' into three different early years settings in my new home county. Working with three other artists from different disciplines in a week-long residency in each setting, we'll be exploring what it might mean for us to dialogue with the very fabric of the early years day - exploring arts as a strategy, as an environment, as a way of being rather than just an activity that happens at 2pm on a Tuesday! We'll be working in close creative consultation and dial

International Artists Lab

I've just heard that I'm one of the two Irish artists selected to be part of a team of 14 artists from 5 different countries on the PUSH residency project. An EU project set up by The Ark, Ireland, Imaginate Scotland and partner organisations in Denmark, Belgium and Norway, I'll be part of the first of three 8-day intensive 'labs' exploring difficult topics from the world of Theatre for Young Audiences. This one is about gender and sexual identity and will be led by the fabulous Eilidh McAskill, a Scottish artist who, amongst many many other things, runs a project called Gendersaurus Rex!

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