Medtronic Site Visit

It is such a great experience to have a tour of the Medtronic Meruve plant. I went to college right beside there – Centre for Creative Arts and Media GMIT. I knew of Medtronic and that they made medical devices, but I didn’t realise the Meruve plant made ventilators. How amazing! ‘Ventilator’ was a word we heard so often in the last few years.

Even now, the word ventilator makes me think of the Covid 19 pandemic.

Breathing Life into Art

I am so pleased to be awarded the Breathing Life into Art commission with Medtronic Galway and Atlantic Technological University’s School of Design & Creative Arts.

For more information on the commission please click HERE.

Here’s an image of some ventilators from my site visit to Medtronic Galway, it is such an amazing place to visit.

Brain Drain – Fragility

Fragility – the fragility of feeling secure – is an installation made from gorse (whin) bush collected around my home in the west of Ireland. The work explores what it is like for me navigating life as a new mother and artist living in the west of Ireland. It is suspended from the ceiling and shaped like a cloud as the thoughts of feeling secure as an artist now that I am a mother are always there in the back of my mind, hanging over me.

Opening of Brain Drain

Brain Drain with Anathema opening today at 6 – Incubation Space 6 – 10pm (D01 N5H6).

Brain Drain is a loose term used to describe the substantial emigration or migration from countries. The result of this actionhas been the loss of expertise, and Ireland has a lon history of brain drain as a result of colonialism and financial crises; conflict and hunger. Someone who we know is moving away every week.

Pertinent to this project is creative Brain Drain, in which the artists exhibiting and exploring this theme have acknowledged the factors behind the phenomenon, whilst not disparaging Ireland as a creative inspiration and landscape.

From here to there, and everywhere

Happy Earth Day 🌎
The perfect day to launch my latest work, a short film I made with my gorgeous pal Martin Gaughan and the super talented Andrew Cummins – ‘From here to there, and everywhere’.

This project was an initiative of Mayo County Council Arts Service in partnership with the Arts Council and funding received from the Jobs Stimulus Package for innovative place-making projects in local areas, co-ordinated by Creative Ireland . @mayonorth @creativeireland