Biography

Biography

Art training

1960 GCE O Level Art

2003 Life drawing classes at Crescent and

Down Art Centres

2004 Part-time BTec Foundation Diploma in Art at

Newry Institute

Evening master-class with Paddy McCann

in Rostrevor

2005 Part-time BTec Foundation Diploma in Art

(withdrew, due to illness)

2011 BA Fine and Applied Art, University of Ulster,

1st class

Other Degrees

1966 BA Hons Cantab in Fine Art (History of Art),

2:2

1983 Ph.D in Sociology for thesis on Images in

Conflict: Visual Imagery and the Troubles

in Northern Ireland (1968-81),

Keele University

Exhibitions

1977 Documenta 5, Kassel, as part of Free

International University

1978 Art for Society, Whitechapel Art Gallery

and Ulster Museum

2004 Cill Broin Artists group show, Harmony

Hall, Rostrevor

2005 Joint exhibition with Megan McManus,

Newcastle Library

2006 Seabright Studio Art Gallery, Rostrevor,

Group Show

2009 Minotaur wall drawing in Catalyst Arts

gallery, Belfast

2011 Memorial Discourses, group show, Queen

Street Studios Gallery, Belfast

New Work, group show, Fenderesky Gallery,

Belfast

2012 Minotaur one--person show, Citigolf, Belfast

Trees, Climate and Travelling by Ulsterbus,

one-person show, University of Ulster gallery,

Belfast

Crystalline, group show, Millennium Court

Arts Centre, Portadown

Proper Nouns and Adjectives, group show,

Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast

2013 Invisibility, Pollen Gallery and University of

Ulster Gallery, Belfast

Open Studio exhibition,

Seacourt Print Workshop, Bangor

2014 Mini Print International,

Seacourt Print Workshop, Bangor

Dublin Biennial

2015 Minotaur, one person show, Arts Arts Centre,

Newtownards

2015 Notice, photographic intervention in library,

leisure centre and office notice boards, as

part of Belfast Culture Night

Forthcoming

2018 Financial Climate, one-person show, Down

Arts Centre, Downpatrick

Collections

Danske Bank

Private Collections

Work reproduced

Entity, Allotrope Edition #5,2012,Belfast (Identity Shield, Gate lichen and Weather Stone)

Abridged 0--29: Primal, 2013, Derry/Londonderry (Transfixed 2)

Curatorial experience

Extensive curatorial experience, organising exhibitions in Imperial War Museum (1970-1973), Art and Research Exchange (1977-1979) and Down Arts Centre (1987-1995) as well as the Marching Workers exhibition of Irish trade union regalia in UIster Museum and Douglas Hyde Gallery in 1978.

Community Arts experience

1977-1979 Co-founder and first administrator,

Art and Research Exchange, Belfast

1991-1994 Established Down Community Arts

Employment

1968-1970 Senior Research Assistant, Paul Mellon

Foundation for British Art

1970-1973 Assistant Keeper, Department of Art,

Imperial War Museum

1973-1987 Self-employed as art critic, exhibition

curator and arts activist

1987-1995 Arts Officer, Down District Council

1995-1996 Junior Fellow, Institute of Irish Studies,

Queen's University of Belfast

1996-2005 Freelance management consultant

for arts and community organisations

Board and Committee membership

1989-1991 Member Community Arts Panel,

Northern Ireland Voluntary Trust

1991-1993 Board member Arts Council of

Northern Ireland

1994-1995 Member Visual Arts panel,

Arts Council of Northern Ireland

1995-1996 Member Strategic Development panel,

Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Self-portrait, 2004

Charcoal on paper

29.5 x 21 cm