I'm a visual artist, writer and arts manager based in Dublin, Ireland. In 2007 I co-founded The Market Studios, Dublin and since 2011 contribute to the studios as a board member. I also works as Professional Development Officer with Visual Artists Ireland, where I programme professional development events aimed at visual artists. I have almost 14 years experience in cultural admin and hold an MA Visual Arts Practices from IADT, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin.
My creative work encompasses drawing, audio-visual media, photography and text, which I present as portraiture; staged events and as works co-authored with the audience.
One strand within my work at present reflects on groups and group action and the creation of events and happenings where I can engage others in dialogue or shared experience. At its core this work aims to explore the connections between the individual, the collective, asking questions about collective agency and how we think and work in concert.
I occasionally write responses to other artists’ works which can be found on my blog Nellysroom.