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Róisín Ní Fhaoláin

Was born in Galway City in 1980 and went to school in Salthill. Her family is from Cararoe and She is a native speaker. In 2004, She graduated from the National College of Art and Design with a degree in Fine Art. During her college years, She started to become interested in mental health awareness…

Dr. Anna King

Writer specialising in performance ethnography & arts-based research methods that value the centrality of culture in local, regional and European policy-making. Anna King is developing a unique Irish methodology for understanding the palette of complex ways in which local communities cope and respond to changing social and cultural landscapes. Apart from elevating the role of…

Zeneb Maghrebi

Zeneb Maghrebi’s (aka Betsy Carreyette), practice-led research The Fine Line, is an ongoing body of work positioned on the contested line between the making of traditional pottery and the unremitting expectations of tourist-led development in and around Siwa Oasis, Western Desert of Egypt. She is the founder of upcoming residency programme, Agben ga Adrar Netlakt,…

Úna Spain

Úna Spain is a visual artist with a research Masters Degree in Contemporary Art practice and Media (LSAD). She holds a Diploma (with distinction) in Art & Design from GMIT and also an Honours Degree in Photography from DIT. Since graduating from DIT Úna has works primarily with lens based media and her work continues…

Trish O’ Flynn

Trish O Flynn completed her MA in Public Advocacy and Activism in Huston Film School NUIG 2012, and is currently undertaking a PHD with Teagasc on Creativity and innovation in Irish Farming. (Teagasc is the agriculture and food development authority in Ireland. Its mission is to support science-based innovation in the agri-food sector and the…

Ruth McHugh

Ruth McHugh originally graduated from NCAD with a degree in Fine Art Painting. On completion she went on to train in all technical aspects of art exhibition at the Crawford Gallery in Cork where she was appointed Administrator of SADE 87 (Sculpture and Drawing Exhibition). In 1987 she returned to Galway and became a founding…

Padraig Conway

Padraig Conway has exhibited in Galway (‘Solas Atlantas’ Galway Arts Festival,  1994. ‘Dunkellins Plinth’ Eyre Square, 2008), nationally and in the USA. In addition to experience abroad with fine art studios and commercial printmakers, holds Design and Media Technology certification. A First Class Honors Degree in Fine Art (Printmaking). The ‘Norman Ackroyd Etching Award’ and…

Nuala Ní Fhlathúin

Nuala Ní Fhlathúin is from the Gaeltacht area in the West of Ireland. She received a BFA in Ceramics from GMIT, Galway, and an MFA in Sculpture from the University of Washington, Seattle. Her work has been exhibited in Ireland, the USA, Portugal and Georgia. She is currently a member of Engage Studios in Galway.…

Martina Finn

Martina Finn recently completed an M.A. in Visual Arts Practices, (MAVIS) IADT, Dun Laoghaire, specialising in the curatorial strand of which Third Space was an active component. Reflecting work experience in a variety of arts, community and cultural contexts, she is interested in developing a curatorial practice that responds to and addresses specific socio-political, cultural…

Katherine Waugh

Katherine Waugh is a curator, writer and filmmaker based in Galway. She is currently co- curating Schizo- Culture – Cracks in the Streets at Space Studios, London. A project taking the seminal 1975 event Schizo-Culture: On Prisons and Madness as its point of departure. She co-directed The Art of Time, a film on the complex temporalities in contemporary art,…

Jane Queally

Jane Queally completed an MA in Visual Art Practice from IADT 2012 and a BA in Fine Art ( Hons ) from Sligo Institute of Technology 2002. She works predominantly in painting and experimental photographic media, the latter is concerned with analysing representations of the photographic image in print media as ‘document’, in a social…

Evelyn Glynn

Evelyn Glynn has a degree in fine art printmaking and an MA from Limerick School of Art and Design (LSAD). She holds an MA in Community Development from NUI, Galway (1992). Her background in community development and her work in the area of violence against women alongside her studies at LSAD combined to produce the…

Elodie Rein

Elodie Rein is a multidisciplinary artist with a BA fine art first class honour from GMIT. Her practice is located at the intersection of visual art and dance. She is actively involved in socially engaged practices in Galway City: in charge of the photography for Walking Wisdom, a Dance Movement & Urban Renewal project in…

Michaele Cutaya

Michaële Cutaya is a writer on art and lives in Galway. She contributes to Irish art publications printed and online: Billion, Circa, Critical Bastards, Enclave Review, The Irish Arts Review, Shower of Kunst, The Visual Artists News Sheet. She Co-founded Fugitive Papers. http://michaelecutaya.wordpress.com http://www.fugitivepapers.org

Bernadette Divilly

Bernadette Divilly is a Choreographer, Dance Movement Therapist & Dancer with an MA in Somatic Psychology & Dance Movement Therapy. She has an extensive background in Health Education and Dance. Specialisations include: Socially Engaged Choreography, Contemplative Dance, Dance Movement Therapy, Somatic Psychology, Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapy. Bernadette has been recognised by IACAT with a Certificate of…

Ann Lyons

Ann Lyons is the co-ordinator of EPIC – Engaging People in Communities at the Community Knowledge Initiative, NUI Galway, Ireland. EPIC works in close liaison with a wide range of individuals and groups, both inside and outside the university, to further community-university links and partnerships, with particular emphasis on community-based research and knowledge sharing and…

Amantine Dahan

Amantine Dahan is a visual artist with an MFA (NCAD) and holds an honours degree in Art & Design in Sculpture (GMIT). Since graduating in 2007 Amantine has worked primarily with lens based media, documentary photography, video installations, and video performance. In her work, she attempts to explore the relationship with oneself and others; How one comes to himself in relation to the world…