who i am

I assemble artworks from interactive contemporary technologies, found objects and traditional artistic media. My work is based in rural environments and examines technologies in human and nonhuman entanglements.

I always collaborate, most recently working with lichen, artists, epidemiologists, historians, salmon and fungi. As part of my practice I organise and run collaborative projects, often inviting artists and academics as collaborators.

I was awarded the 2022 Decade of Centenaries artist-in-residence at the Jackie Clarke Collection (Ballina, Co. Mayo, Ireland), where I developed a new site-specific interactive art installation about the (hi)stories we tell, and those we do not. I have explored experimental forms of collaboration with a research team in a rural space in west Austria on residency with Swap Space (University of Performing Arts and Music, Graz, Austria). In previous years, I completed residencies with the 6-university collaborative research project FIELD (2020-21, led by the University of Lincoln, UK) developing work on the complex entanglements of farm animal epidemiology, and on the project ENTWINED (Visual Arts in Rural Communities, Northumberland, UK) where I was partnered with the Northumberland Wildlife Trust on natural entanglements in a large project where 39,000 native trees are being planted near the Scottish-English border.

In other work, I plan, coordinate, source funding, create a publication and manage the tour of a 3-artist collaborative research project, Púca in the Machine, as both artist and organiser (2021-date). And I co-founded the art collective and workspace ^ in Manorhamilton in September 2022 for experimental collaboration and research around art, landscape and technology.

I have received an Arts Council of Ireland Bursary Award (2023) and Agility Awards (2022, 2021, 2020), and have been funded by Culture Ireland (2018, 2021), Creative Europe (2020), Wicklow Arts Office (2023, 2022, 2021), Leitrim Arts Office (2021) and the Irish Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media: Decade of Centenaries (2022).