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CV: Exhibitions, Symposia, Commissions, Collections


2010 “From the mountains to the sea”, Tramore Coastguard arts centre

2007 “Fire & Ice”, Galway Arts Festival

2002 – 2003 “Passage”, throughout Ireland

1998 – 2001 “Red Iron Bridge”, throughout Ireland; Poland

1996 – 1998 “Images from Australia”, Signals Festival of Women Photographers

1996 – 1998 “Borne Sulinowo”, Ustka, Poland; Berlin, Germany

1995 – 1997 “Explorations” Carmel Cleary & Sinead Ni Chionaola, Adelaide Fringe festival, Australia; Gothenberg Irish festival, Sweden & throughout Ireland

1992 –1995 “A Shot in the Dark”, throughout Ireland

Various open submission group shows include EV+A, Claremorris Open, etc.



2005 Research to exhibit bursary, KCC & Arts Council

2003 Travel Award, Arts Council of Ireland

2002 1 of 4 artists shortlisted for AIB Artists of Promise Award 2002

2002 & 96 Exhibition Assistance grants, Waterford Corporation

2000, 95 & 93 Travel Awards, Arts Council of Ireland

1999 & 98 Studio Awards,                 Arts Council of Ireland

1999 Artist in Schools Residency, Arts Council of Ireland           

1998 Residency Award, Waterford Corporation

1998 & 90 Aer Lingus Artflights, Arts Council of Ireland

1998 & 94 Travel Awards, Department of Foreign Affairs

1997 Alice Berger Hammerschlag Travel Award, Arts Councils of Ireland

1995 Exhibition Assistance, Arts Council of Ireland

1994 Visual Arts Bursary, Arts Council of Ireland

1992 Best Photography Exhibition, Kilkenny Arts Week Awards

1991 Materials Award, Arts Council of Ireland

1990 Photographer of the Year Award, Crawford College of Art and Design        



1999 & 96 Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig, Co. Monaghan

1998 & 93 “Irish Days”, Ustka, Poland.

1997 “Video Symposium”, S.S.I., Dublin

1995 “Cross-roads”, Roscommon. 14 - 28 August

1993 Photography workshops, Ennistymon Arts Week, Co Clare

I set up a temporary darkroom in the local secondary school and thought the students to print photographs we took over the course of the arts week culminating in a school exhibition



2008 various commissions, Adelaide & Meath Hospital, Tallaght

2006/07 Wexford County Council, Bunclody Fire station

2005 Office of Public Works, New Ross Garda Station

2002 50 Years & MRI commissions, Waterford Regional Hospital

2001& 04 various commissions, Mater Hospital, Belfast

1999 Artist & the Landscape, Maynooth        



OPW; Arts Council of Ireland; Tyrone Guthrie Centre; John Hunt private collection; Galway Arts Trust;

Waterford City & County Council; Southeast Regional Assembly



1993-2000 I set up a darkroom in Presentation Secondary School, Clonmel and taught photography and darkroom to pupils, teachers & other adult students

1998-2000 City & Guilds Lecturer in Photography, Waterford Institute of Technology

1990-1991 Photography Post Graduate Year, Crawford College of Art & Design                  

1987-1990 National Diploma in Fine Art, Crawford College of Art & Design

1986-1987 Certificate in Visual Education, Waterford RTC