What's it all about?
Creative conversations about insect conservation. I strive to bring appreciation and understanding of bugs to new audiences, through a range of media and playful, organically unfolding styles reflecting the diversity and colour of life. Come and collaborate with me!
Ongoing collaboration with Geashill National School and Tidy Towns, Co. Offaly, 2019
Botanical illustrations, private commission, December 2018
Insect folklore video workshops with Midlands Science at Portarlington Library, November 2018.
Learning From The Bees conference exhibition, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, 7 - 17th September 2018.
Science and art combine to protect Ireland’s struggling pollinators, interview and video for GreenNews.ie, August 2018
Bugonia, solo exhibition at Bí Urban, Stoneybatter, November - December 2017
Remembrance Day for Lost Species: Poetry and Music Evening and Pollinator Video Workshop, St. Michan's Church, November 2017
Rove Beetle, a Dublin Canvas commission, September 2017.
More Than Bees: Lesser known tips for pollinator conservation, a participatory video project, August 2017.
Bee Time Artist Residency, UK, July 2017
Past member and exhibitor at Ormond Studios (2016)
Open Studio Crit at Mart Studios (25th July 2016)
The Beauty of Bugs, a two page feature by Cónal Thomas in Dublin InQuirer (Issue 5: September 2016)
Singer, Community Officer and promotional design work for Discovery Gospel Choir, Ireland's leading intercultural choir (February 2016 - present)
UCD Innovation Academy mentorship (Endeavour award) with Eileen Diskin of Biodiversity Beermats and The Wild Postcard Project (2015)
Children's art classes and promotion of local crafts in Madagascar (2014)
Exhibitions in Ireland, Japan, Romania. Hover over the images below to see where they have been shown.
Christmas Card designs (2010, 2016)
Soft Blonde Moustache drawing, singing, playing collective with Mary-Jo Gilligan, Julia McConville and Aileen Murphy (2008 - present). Highlights include a solo exhibition and book launch at Monster Truck, a solo exhibition in Studio 8, Ljubljana, and 'Cyanotis binocularis', a Darwin-inspired installation at the Royal Irish Academy, as part of the Douglas Hyde Gallery's Preponderance of the Small.
BA in Fine Art Print, National College of Art and Design.
Member of the Defastenist Movement.
Scroll down further to see a selection of my work over the years...