Future Maker Artist Labs

I am delighted to have been selected as the artist representing Northern Ireland on the Future Artist-Maker Labs, an exciting international programme of art-making, exhibition, and networking.

Future Artist-Maker Labs will include artist residencies in each of the FabLabs during which established international artists will create new pieces of work for display in a major touring European Future Artist-Maker Exhibition scheduled for late 2016 / early 2017.


Invite: Exhuming the Archive Symposium

MCAC is holding a symposium exploring the themes of the exhibition Exhuming the Archive. This event will examine the unstable materials relied upon in contemporary remembering, the bodies that they reconfigure, and how they come to matter. This half day symposium will include lunch followed by presentations from three speakers, Michael O'Rourke, Tina Kinsella, and Rachel O'Dwyer. Matt Packer (Director, CCA Derry~Londonderry) will lead discussion afterwards.

exhuming the archive symposium


21 January 2016, 1-3.30 PM FREE. Places are limited, to book your free place contact or call MCAC on 0044(0) 28 3839 4415.

More information about the symposium here


Lightness I am delighted to have been invited to partake in the upcoming show at R-Space gallery, entitled 'Lightness'. I will be showing a new work, an outdoor interactive projection in a one off event at the gallery on Culture Night on the 19th September at 7pm.

This exhibition features five artists from Northern Ireland responding to the theme of ‘Lightness’. The exhibition looks at the artists’ different approaches to the materials they choose to work with, the methods of production and process they use to make the work and the messages and meaning they wish to convey using those materials.

The exhibition features exquisite, delicate glass sculpture from Alison Lowry; ethereal uplifting photography from Damian Magee; playful and thought provoking sculpture made from everyday objects from Anne Marie Taggart and interactive multimedia installations from Paul Moore and me.



Sizzling Babes at Color Art Festival

These little piggies are off to Hungary this weekend... My video work Sizzling Babes was selected to be shown as part of the Color Art Festival in Zalaegerszeg, Hungary. The festival takes place on June 13th & 14th.sizzling babes Other works being screened include: APOTROPIA >>> K FATIH BILGIN >>> HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO MIGRATE ISABEL LAYTON >>> LITTLE BLACK DRESS JEAN-MICHEL ROLLAND >>> SON ET LUMIERE JOANNA TAM >>> REDUCTION STUDY (PING PONG) LEI HAN >>> EPHEMERA SERIES I LEYLA AKDOGAN >>> THE KING OF SILENCE MITCH GOODWIN >>> MINERAL MACHINE MUSIC PAUL O´ DONOGHUE >>> PRETTY IN PINK RUSSOSKY >>> NO TITLE SAITO MIKIO >>> VERY LONG DISTANCE

VAI common Room - Digital Practice

VAIVisual Artists Ireland (VAI) and Digital Arts Studios (DAS) are partnering to offer a day long event focusing on digital arts practice. I will be among five other artists presenting on my practice in the 'Show and Tell' session. The event also features presentations from Barry Cullen and Robin Price, and an afternoon workshop with Barry Cullen on ‘Audacity’ a free and open source audio software application. The event will take place at the Black Box (11am-2pm presentations) and DAS (3pm-5pm workshop), in Belfast on 5 June 2014.

State Of Play

state_of_playThe exhibition State of Play is opening this Thursday 5th June 6-9pm at Pollen Studios, featuring new work by Helen Lavery, Johanna Leech, Jacqueline Wylie, Andrew Molloy, Sean Campbell, Jiann Hughes.
You can see the debut of my new work Disrupted portrait.
From 5th to 13th June from 11am to 5pm.
Pollen Studios, 37-39 Queen Street, 1st Floor, Belfast BT1 6EA

Translating Improvisation

Translating improvisation I was delighted to have been invited to join the Translating Improvisation Research Group at Queen's University Belfast where researchers from many disciples are investigating how improvisational practices, discourses and pedagogies from the musical realm may be translated across disciplines.   

Translating Improvisation project is lead by Dr. Sara Ramshaw and Dr. Paul Stapleton. It engages with improvisation as a social practice through an exploration of the possibility of translating improvisational practices, discourses and pedagogies from the musical realm to other disciplines in the humanities. One of the key tenets of this research is the belief in improvisation’s emancipatory promise. Instead of being purely spontaneous, improvisation self-consciously engages with tradition, enabling resistance to oppression and injustice and opening up possibilities for new ways of conceiving community, both locally and at the global level.



This non-contact, bio-sensing work reveals the magic of a world where our vital signs are secretly measured. When a face is detected the participant’s pulse is read, heart rhythm amplified and manipulated video footage of them displayed. The work considers how exposing this rhythm of life, affects the subject, their heart, and their social interactions.

TICKER TAPED PARADE exposes the increasingly permeable boundaries of the body due to developments in biometric data mining. As an intervention it questions our bodily and social agency, the privacy of our data, and the purpose for which our data is being analysed juxtaposing this concerns with the allure of social connection.