Education //

 

September 2015 – June 2018

B.A.  Fine Art, Ulster University, Belfast.

 

September 2012 - June 2013

Level 3 BTEC Foundation Art and Design, Manchester Metropolitan University.

 

 

Awards and Commissions //

 

October 2019

Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Travel Award to Thailand.

 

October 2019

Belfast School of Art, Ulster University. Performance and Installation for World Mental Health Day.

 

August 2018

Stendhal Festival, Limavady. On-site Sculptural Installation.

 

 

Solo Performances //

 

October 2019

Rebel Live Action - ECO ART, Bangkok Thailand. Work shown: "Nurture Nature"

 

October 2019 

World Mental Health Day, Belfast School of Art, Ulster University. Work shown: "State of Mind"

 

September 2019 

RE-VISION performing arts festival 2019, the Accidental Theatre, Belfast. Work shown: "Grow a Pear" 

 

August 2019

The 343 presents: Phil Keers, The 343 studios, Belfast. Work shown: “Needs Must”.

 

March 2019

‘Cut it Out’, Pollen Studios and Gallery, Belfast. Work shown: “Boys will be Boys”.

 

February 2019

BIFPA '19, the Glass box Gallery, Belfast School of Art, Ulster University. Work shown: “Mute/Unmute".

 

June 2018

View from the Balcony, The degree shows 2018 at Belfast School of Art, Ulster University, the 6th floor sculpture deck. Work shown: You Need To MAN UP.

 

March 2018 

LIVESTOCK Performance Art Platform, the Mart, Dublin. Work shown: “That’s So Gay…?”

 

November 2017

BIFPA ’17, in the Glass box Gallery, Belfast School of Art, Ulster University. Work shown: “Poof”.

 

 

Group Performances //

 

October 2019

Rebel Live Action #3 – ECO ART, ChangChui Creative Park, Bangkok, Thailand.

 

October 2019

Rebel Live Action #3 – ECO ART, Bangkok Arts and Culture Centre (BACC), Thailand.

 

November 2017

BIFPA (Belfast International Festival of Performance Art) ’17, at Pollen Studios and Gallery, Belfast.

 

Solo Exhibitions //

 

May 2022

“Control Room”, Platform Arts Gallery, Connswater Shopping Centre, Belfast. In collaboration with artist Katharine Paisley, and in 

association with Northern Ireland Mental Health Arts Festival 2022. 

Work shown: "Burden", "Black Dogs", and "Not Empty, FULL".

 

November - December 2021

Art residency showcase at The Second Fiddle Bar, Belfast. In partnership with Belfast School of Art. Work shown: a selection of works from the 'Notes to Self' placard series.

 

March 2019

“Cut it Out”, Pollen Studios and Gallery, Belfast. Work shown: “Boys will be Boys” (performance), “be Silent and Listen” (sculpture) and “Cut it Out” (installation).

 

 

Group Exhibitions //

 

February 2022

“Here’s Me Here”, Flax Project Space, Flax Art Studios, Belfast. Work shown: “I Placed U & I on a Pedestal”.

 

October - November 2021

Portrait of Northern Ireland : Neither and elegy nor a manifesto, The Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast. Work shown: a selection of works from the 'Notes to Self' placard series.

 

October & December 2020

“Business as Usual”, Making Space Art Space, Bow Street Mall, Lisburn. Work shown: “fragile MASCULINITY”.

 

September 2019 

Flax Art Studios 30th Anniversary, Havelock House, Belfast. Work shown: "Notes to your-self"

 

June 2019

The degree shows 2019 at Belfast School of Art, Ulster University. The Graduate Artists in Residence showcase. Work shown: selection of placards from an ongoing project "Notes to Self".

 

December 2018

“Sec2nd”, Vault Artist Studios, Belfast. Hosted by Second Collective. Work shown: “Looking at the world through…rose tinted glasses” and “As Hard As Nails”.

 

June 2018

The degree shows 2018 at Belfast School of Art, Ulster University.

Work shown: ‘Untitled’ (U&I together forever) + sound piece, LOVE is LOVE, H I M (Hymn In Mind) + sound piece and prints of performance documentation.

 

September 2017

“Second”, Culture Night Belfast ’17, Smithfield Market, Belfast and Cotton Court Gallery, Belfast, Hosted by Second Collective. Work shown: “As Hard As Nails”.

 

April 2017

“Re:nouveau”, Catalyst Arts Gallery, Belfast. Work shown: “You’re Giving Me Mixed Signals (YesNo)”.

 

 

Residencies and relevant experience //

 

14th-16th September 2020

Residency with Making Space Art Space, Bow Street Mall, Lisburn (online - Instagram take over)

 

24th September 2018–10th June 2019

Graduate Artist in Residence within the Ba Hons Fine Art Sculpture and Lens area, at Belfast School of Art, Ulster University.

 

6th–12th August 2018 

Resident Artist at Stendhal Festival, Limavady. Commissioned sculpture made on site: LOVE is LOVE / LOVE is STENDHAL.