Javascript is vital for the advanced features in this website such as Property Search. Please enable or upgrade your browser


Art training
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

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
2018 Financial Climate, one-person show, Down Arts Centre, Downpatrick
2022 Citizens? joint show with Manar Al Shouha, Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin

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

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
Biography Psyche, 2013
Photo intaglio
27 x 16 cm