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Artists Panel

Dublin City Council Arts Office operates a panel of enthusiastic, motivated and skilled artists in all many disciplines – architecture, circus, dance, literature, film, music, opera, theatre, visual arts, traditional arts and animation, and more.

These artists are qualified to work in a range of different settings in all areas of the city, which can include once-off and medium-term quality arts projects with people of all ages. Supporting artists’ development and the Artists’ Panel is a priority area of The City Arts Office, as laid out in the Arts Plan 2014-18.

The Arts Office highlights the Artists’ Panel as a vehicle for the development of artistic practice in city neighbourhoods, and showcases best practice on its online resource. It also offers professional development opportunities to members of the panel as part of this work. For example, artists from the panel are supported to lead projects as part of:

Current Panel 2015 - 2018

Name Discipline Email

Description / Website

Eamon
Sweeney
Music email Musician specialising in plucked-string instruments with experience in research and teaching all age groups.
Paul
Maher
Music email Percussionist delivering European Award-winning percussion performance & technology workshops as well as iPad music composition workshops, which are designed to enhance the individual’s music development and performance skills using technology as a learning tool (4 to 17 years). website
Imogen
Gunner
Music email Postgraduate in Ethnomusicology and musician/performer/composer/singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist and RIAM lecturer.  website
Evan
Kenny
Music email Director and leading artist for The Music for Youth Project Ltd with extensive experience as a tutor, facilitator, performer & event organiser. website
Martina
Galvin
Visual Arts email Fine Art practice and theory post-graduate with experience in facilitating workshops ranging from Public Art to Ecology to a variety of age groups. website
Geraldine
O'Reilly
Visual Arts/
+Multi-disciplinary
email Established Visual Artist and Printmaker. Fulbright scholar and international residency awardee with artist in school residency experience. website
Claire
Halpin
Visual Arts/
+Multi-disciplinary
email Visual Artist/ Curator/ Workshop Facilitator with experience working with a range of groups and contexts including museum, healthcare, classroom, and community settings as artist in residence, Public Art Projects, and longer term programmes working in a wide variety of media.   website

Niamh
Lawlor

Visual Arts/
+Multi-disciplinary

email

Puppeteer and visual / film / theatre artist who works primarily collaboratively. Founding member of Púca Puppets which has supported performance and workshop programmes for adults and young people.  website

Elaine
Leader

Visual Arts email Multidisciplinary practice incorporating drawing, architectural models and temporary interactive installations. Art Educator with experience in facilitating workshops and collaborative projects.  website

Margaret
Callan Bergin

Literature /
Theatre
email Writer, Director, Actor, Theatre-maker and Producer, working extensively in Arts in education for both primary and secondary levels  website

Kathryn
Maguire

Visual Arts email Visual Artist / Educator, having studied Arts Participation and Development in CIT with Mayfield Arts Centre, uses social history and story-telling as exploratory methods to engage with groups  website

Kitty
Rogers

Visual Arts email Postgraduate in Visual Arts Practice from IADT working as workshop facilitator for the Hugh Lane Gallery, the National Gallery and Dublin City Libraries, exloring the ideas of function, form and aesthetic. website

Debbie
Jenkinson

Visual Arts email Comics-maker, illustrator who creates stories that come from the small frustrations and triumphs of real everyday lives.  Educator and deliverer of workshops and member of Stray Lines, a group of Irish illustrators and comic artists. website

Fiona
Harrington

Visual Arts email Fine Art graduate from Crawford College of Art and Design graduate from NCAD, Thomas Dammann Bursary recipient and National Craft Award winner. Tapestry workshop facilitator in Mountjoy prison and artist in residence in Gaelscoil Cholmcille.  website

Julie
Merriman

Visual Arts email Professional Visual Artist with studio practice based in drawing and research. Postgraduate degree from IADT. Awarded a Public Art Programme, Strand 2, commission by Dublin City Council.  Has worked with all age groups in the community as well as facilitating workshops within a gallery setting.  website

Jeanette Lowe

Visual Arts/
+Multi-disciplinary
email Professional Photographer who explores the relationship between people and place with emphasis on the concept of community. Has worked with children and adults introducing them to the gallery environment.  Documentor of Charlemont Street flats (now demolished)  through photography and video.  website

Josephine
May

Visual Arts email Practice primarily revolves around working with children in a community context that focuses on a collaborative arts engagement.  Visual Arts Facilitator with The Ark, a Cultural Centre for Children.  website

Jim
Cathcart

Visual Arts email Graduate in Fine Art (Printmaking) from Glasgow School of Art and community based artist tackling social issues.  Rua Red Drawing workshop facilitator, working with a range of age groups including people from multi-cultural backgrounds and people with special needs.  website

Brian
Duggan

Visual Arts email Professional Visual Artist whose work is included in the permanent collections of the Hugh Lane Gallery, OPW and Irish Museum of Modern Art.  Has undertaken international residencies in New York and Thailand.  Co-Founder, co-Curator and co-Director of Pallas Heights, Studios and Dublin from 1996 to 2009.  website

Gabrielle
Breathnach

Theatre email Professional drama facilitator and drama school founder, using drama as a technique to increase confidence, with track record in collaboration with other artistic practitioners.

Thomas Johnston

Music /
Theatre
email Practice includes Irish traditional music, performing arts for children and music for animation.

Aoife
Giles

Multi-disiplinary email Facilitator, educator,visual artist and curator with experience in facilitating workshops in photography, digital storytelling and animation.

Jane Groves

Visual Arts email Textile design graduate with experience in print, silversmithing, ceramics & large-scale installations

Edel Cox

Visual Arts email Graduate in Visual Art Practices and holds postgraduate diploma in Community Arts Education from NCAD, specialising in painting, drawing and collage.  Has run workshops with Finglas Art Squad and Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Libraries. website

Bethan
Parkes

Visual Arts email

Qualified Art Therapist & Visual Artist with a wide range of experience in facilitating workshops and collaborative projects, ranging from Early Years, Schools, Libraries, Special Education, Adult Mental Health, Community projects & Festivals.

Nathan
O'Donnell

Literature email

Critic, fiction writer, and co-editor of Paper Visual Art Journal. IRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of English, Trinity College Dublin. Facilitator of writing workshops and teacher of literature and art history at a range of venues and levels.

Noelle
Brown

Theatre email Freelance actor/theatre director/theatre maker and drama facilitator.

Debora
Keiko Ando

Visual Arts email

Specialises in printmaking (etching), exploring the process-based nature and inclusive aspect of printing.  Teaches and facilitates workshops for a variety of age groups, abilities and backgrounds. website 

Michelle
Read

Theatre /
Literature
email

Playwright, theatre-maker and dramaturge with experience in designing and facilitating courses in improvisaton and playwriting. 

Emmet
Scanlon

Architecture email Registered architect with a focus on social purpose of architecture.
David
Day
Music email Musician with track record working in community and education context.
Sinead
Curran
Visual Arts email Visual artist, work explores built environments, using a cinemative approach.
James
Hayes
Visual Arts email Sculpture practice with track record doing percent for art commissions in schools.
Seodin
O'Sullivan
Visual Arts email Contemporary artist and educator, faciltiating art projects that are collaborative and focus on people joining together in action to protect or develop an aspect of their local commons.
Helen
Barry
Visual Arts email Visual artist, work collaboratively with children and young people, especially early years.
Veronica
Dyas
Theatre email Theatre maker with track record in youth theatre and drama facilitation.
Philip
Kennedy
Visual Arts email Illustrator and designer with experience in workshop facilitation with focus on social themes.
Órla
Goodwin
Visual Arts email Visual Artist with background in theatre design and expereince in gallery learning programmes.
Mollie
Molumby
Theatre email Theatre director, writer and drama facilitator.
Fiona
Dowling
Visual Arts/Storytelling email Visual Artist and Storytelling with traditional world repertoire with children and older people.
Ria
Murphy
Aerial Cirque email Creator of innovative aerial work with adults and children.
Jonathan
Reynolds
Music email Musician, music producer and music facilitator.
Fiona
O'Rourke
Literature email

Writer and published author of award-winning fiction. Member and mentor at Irish Writers Centre. Professional trainer designs and facilitates creative writing courses and one-to-one mentoring in community, third level education, libraries and festivals. M.Phil. (First) Creative Writing Trinity College Dublin. website

Ann
Quinn
Visual Arts email Visual artist with facilitation practice in arts in health; arts with older people.
Katherine
Sankey
Visual Arts email Visual artist with youth arts facilitation practice.
Bridget
O'Gorman
Visual Arts email Visual artist with ceramic and film.
Fergus
Byrne
Visual Arts email Visual artist with facilitation practice in life drawing and dance/movement.
Natalie
Anderson
Visual Arts email Visual artist in digital media.
Arnold Thomas
Fanning
Literature email Writer and published author with facilitation practce in arts in health / arts with older people.
Elizabeth
Archbold
Visual Arts email Visual Artist.

All of the above have undergone Garda Vetting on behalf of Dublin City Council and completed Child Protection Awareness Training. Garda Vetting only applies to Dublin City Council.