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CURRICULUM VITAE

NAME Colin McGookin
ADDRESS 5 Finnis Road
Dromara BT25 2EJ Northern Ireland
TELEPHONE +44 (0) 28 9753 1349
MOBILE 07754 843774
EMAIL c_mcgookin@btinternet.com

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE


2005 - Present: Arts Care Artist in Residence for Down and Lisburn area of The South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust .
2009-2013: External Examiner for Galway - Mayo Institute of Technology Galway and Castlebar campus.
2006-2007: Artist in Residence Devenish College Enniskillen for Kids Own Publishing Model Arts Centre Sligo.
2005-2008: Artist for the Creative Youth Partnerships Unlocking Creativity programme facilitating murals, animations etc in schools all over N.I.
September 2003 - June 2004: Sticky Fingers Smart Start Multi Media Arts Project as Facilitating Video Artist in Botanic Nursery School, Holy Cross Girls Primary School and Holy Cross Nursery School Belfast
2003 - 2004: Artist in Residence Institute of Byzantine Studies Queens University Belfast

November 2001-Present: Working full time as Self Employed Artist, Curator and Workshop Facilitator
August 1996 / October 2001: Queen Street Studios Belfast: Administrator.
May 1991 / July 1996: Lisburn Borough Council: Staff Member Harmony Hill Arts Centre.
1996 - 1997: Secondment to co-ordinate Voluntary Services Belfast / Play Resource Warehouse Multi Media Arts Training Course.
1988 / 1991: Full time Artist and part time teacher of art.
November 1987 / November 1988: Queens Film Theatre: Film Projectionist.
June / November 1987: Full time Artist.
December 1985 / June 1987: Arts Council of Northern Ireland: Temporary post to catalogue permanent art collection.
January / December 1985: Full time Artist.
May 1984 / January 1985: Production Designer on Independent Film by Frontroom Productions for Channel Four Entitled `Acceptable Levels'.
1983 - 1984: Queens University Belfast: Extra Mural Course in Television Production.
February 1983 / May 1984: Full time Artist.
September 1982 / February 1983: Arts Council of Northern Ireland: Exhibition Courier and Supervisor William Scott Retrospective Ulster Museum.
September 1981 / September 1982: Working full time as Artist.
June / September 1981: Belfast City Council Recreation Department: Commissioned to Design and Execute 2 wall Murals.
1976-1981: Ulster College of Art (now University of Ulster) 1981 B.A.(Honours) Fine Art

GENERAL INFORMATION

Founder member Artists Collective of N. Ireland (Limited) and on its board of directors 1981 - 1991, Chairperson 1984, Secretary 1990. Founder member Queen Street Studios (Limited) Belfast 1984 and on its board of directors 1984 - 1994 and 1997- 1999, Administrator 1996 - 2001. Northern Ireland representative on the executive committee of the Association of Artists in Ireland 1988-1991. Elected associate member of the Royal Ulster Academy 1989. Residencies at Tyrone Guthrie Centre Annaghmakerrig 1989 & 1990 (and many other shorter sojourns there 1981-present). Lecturer to educational establishments and arts societies including University of Ulster at Belfast, Queens University Belfast, University of Nevada Las Vegas and Claremont Business College Pomona California. Board member and director of the Crescent Arts Centre Belfast 1993-1997. Project initiator and co-ordinator `Beyond The Partitions - 10th anniversary of Queen Street Studios' 1993 (winner of 1st Prize AIB Better Ireland Award 1993) and `Millennium 123' (winner of major award from Millennium Commission 1999). Contributor of articles and reviews to CIRCA MAGAZINE, FORTNIGHT MAGAZINE, THE IRISH NEWS, ARTSLINK & THE AVENUE publications. Arts Facilitator for various organisations including Sticky Fingers, Wheelworks, Play Resource Warehouse, Young at Art, Beat Initiative, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Cooperation Ireland and Local Councils throughout the country.

Colin McGookin’s art has developed steadily since graduating from Belfast College of Art in 1981. His first professionally exhibited paintings were paper collages and cloth banners shown in the Douglas Hyde Gallery Dublin from 1978-1981 and since then he has been extensively exhibited all over the world winning prizes including 1st Prize Claremorris Open and the Conor Prize Royal Ulster Academy with his work receiving positive critical acclaim. Professor Liam Kelly of the University of Ulster and past Director of the Orchard Gallery Derry said in his book ‘Thinking Long’ “There is a relentless quest for the interrelations of man and woman in nature in Colin McGookin’s highly referential paintings. There is a thinking long, a longing to return to the ‘indivisible ground of creation’. ”Dr Anthony Buckley of the Ulster Folk Museum said in his catalogue essay to McGookins 1991 exhibition ‘From Tradition into the Light “McGookin’s mythologies point most obviously to the life cycle, to the cyclical physiological processes of birth, sexuality and death, and once again to birth. These he uses in turn to evoke the cognitive, emotional and social awakening of the child as he grows into a man. These mythologies of universal processes also take on a Northern Irish flavor. Thus the awakening and enlightenment are portrayed as growing from the parochial mythologies of a traditional loyalist past. What is left unclear and deliberately unresolved in these paintings is the question of whether, once this growth has occurred, a person must once more return to his parochial and local roots. Ashes to ashes and dust to dust.The artist’s apprehension here is one he shares with his liberal contemporaries in Northern Ireland. There are many Northern Irish people – especially those in the middle-classes – who would grow out of the ‘sectarianism’ of their ethnic roots. Yet many of these simultaneously have loyalties – not least family ties – which bind them to their ethnic past. McGookin’s pictures therefore stand as a metaphor for those people who would like to live in the bright cosmopolitan light of a future world but who find they cannot entirely relinquish their loyalty to family, to ethnicity and to the past.McGookin’s vision, then, is one not quite of tragedy nor yet of hope. His pictures bridge the past and the future, the old and the new, the parochial and the universal, the familiar and the exotic, the forces of destruction and those of creation. They suggest this through a mythology at once both sexual and religious which evokes both a hopeful, creative sense of progress, and a tragic zoetropical eternal return. In this cycle of life, one may aspire to an ecstatic union with the exotic and the universal, but there is a real possibility that one will return to the particularity of one’s origins, a clay which, for an Ulsterman, has a singularly tragic taint.”

ARTWORKS EXHIBITED

ONE / TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2009 'MONEY TREES' Solas Gallery, Ballinamore
2008
'AUTUMNAL' Belfast Hospice & Belfast City Hospital
2007
'PARALLAX 1977 - 2007', Higher Bridges Gallery Enniskillen
2006
'THE DIVINE COMEDY', with Clayton Campbell, Engine Room Gallery, Belfast
2005
`SILK ROAD TO GOLDEN DAWN WITH LABYRINTH TREE STAIRWAY' Flowerfield Arts Centre Portstewart
& Higher Bridges Gallery Enniskillen
& St Patricks Trian Armagh
2004 'THE SILK ROAD SITUATION', Mai's Gallery, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2003
'THE LABYRINTH TREE', The Space Gallery, Share Centre, Lisnaskea
'THE DIVINE WIND', Ards Arts Centre, Newtownards
'THE GOLDEN SUNRISE', The Engine Room Gallery, Belfast
2001
`THE LABYRINTHINE SYMBOLS', The Moon Gallery Georgia U.S.A.
'STEALTH FLIGHT', The Studios Gallery, Belfast
ENCLOSED SPACES’, The Engine Room Gallery, Belfast
1998 `THE SILK ROAD SERIES', Limavady Borough Council
& Flowerfield Arts Centre Portstewart
`BOXES', Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast
1997 `THE MAZE WHIRLPOOL', Harmony Hill Arts Centre Lisburn
& Clotworthy Arts Centre Antrim
& 18th Street Arts Complex Santa Monica U.S.A.
`PORTABLE HISTORIES', The Moon Gallery Georgia U.S.A.
1994 `THE DISTANT WOODWORKS', Peacock Gallery Craigavon
1993 `THE DISTANT WOODWORKS', Flowerfield Arts Centre Portstewart
& Harmony Hill Arts Centre Lisburn
1992 `FROM TRADITION INTO THE LIGHT', Garter Lane Arts Centre Waterford
`SCENE FROM THE PROJECTION BOX', Orchard Gallery Derry
`DIVIDED SOCIETY', Maclaurin Art Gallery Ayr
`NO ACCESS', Corry Architectural Centre & Fashion Design Centre Belfast
1991 `FROM TRADITION INTO THE LIGHT', Project Arts Centre Dublin
& Drogheda Arts Centre
& Dundalk Arts Centre
& Harmony Hill Arts Centre
1989 `COLLABORATORS', Arts Council Gallery Belfast
National Poetry Society London
`COLLECTIVE IMAGES', Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart
1988 `RECENT WORK', Peacock Gallery, Craigavon
`PAINTINGS', Harmony Hill Arts Centre, Lisburn
1987 `DRAWINGS', Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast
`PAINTINGS', Newry and Mourne Arts Centre, Newry
1985 `KSIASKI-BOOKS', Galeria Rysunka, Poznan, Poland
`ILLUMINATED', Corridor Gallery, Lurgan
1984 `THE HOLISTIC BLUES', Queens University Common Room, Belfast
`BANN-FLAGS', Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011
'PAINTING ON HOUSEHOLD OBJECTS', Higher Bridges Gallery, Enniskillen
ROYAL ULSTER ACADEMY, Ulster Museum, Belfast
2010
'ROYAL ULSTER ACADEMY', Ulster Museum Belfast
'BOYLE ARTS FESTIVAL', Boyle, Roscommon
2009
'ICE ART' Bankside Gallery, London
'ROYAL ULSTER ACADEMY', Old Northern Bank Building, Belfast
2008
'ROYAL ULSTER ACADEMY', Titanic Drawing Offices, Belfast
'Wish You Were Here: Postcards From an Unknown Artist' Naughton Gallery at Queens University Belfast
'The Reek View Bar' Westport Arts Festival
'1ft x 1ft', Higher Bridges Gallery, Enniskillen
2007
'ROYAL ULSTER ACADEMY', Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast
'ROYAL ULSTER ACADEMICIANS', Gordon Gallery
, Derry
2006
'ROYAL ULSTER ACADEMY', Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast
'BOYLE ARTS FESTIVAL', Boyle, Roscommon
2005
'ARTCARD', Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
'ROYAL ULSTER ACADEMY’, Ulster Museum, Belfast
'BOYLE ARTS FESTIVAL', Boyle, Roscommon
'ACROSS BOUNDARIES', Down Arts Centre, Downpatrick
'SEEING ORANGE', Millennium Court Arts Centre, Portadown
2004
'THE OTHER PLACE', Queens University Belfast
'ROYAL ULSTER ACADEMY’, Ulster Museum, Belfast
'ENCOMPASS', Ardgillan Castle, Balbriggan
‘DRAWING CONCLUSIONS’, Waterfront Hall, Belfast
'REFINED VIEWS', Tile Refinery Gallery, Belfast
2003
'TRUST IN ART', Hillsborough Castle, Hillsborough
'ROYAL ULSTER ACADEMY’, Ulster Museum, Belfast
'COE 2003' Town Hall Claremorris
'REVEALING OBJECTS', Naughton Gallery, Queens University Belfast
'THE PUBLIC EYE' City Arts Centre, Edinburgh
'MY SPACE' Old Museum Arts Centre Belfast & Burnavon Arts Centre Cookstown & NICEM Belfast
'NOREEN O'HARE TRIBUTE', Crescent Arts Centre Belfast
2002 `GREENGRASS BLUEGRASS NEWGRASS’ Artopia, Louisville, Kentucky USA
' ROYAL ULSTER ACADEMY’, Ulster Museum, Belfast
2001 `GREEN GRASS / BLUE GRASS', Zephyr Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky U.S.A.
`SHAMROCKS & SIXGUNS’ Alexander Hogue Gallery, Tulsa, Arizona USA
`HIDDEN LIVES - PRIVATE VISIONS' , Barrick Museum, Las Vegas, Nevada USA
'SMALL ISLANDS, BIG IDEAS', Irish Arts Centre, New York USA
2000 `GEORGIA ON OUR MINDS', The Moon Gallery Georgia U.S.A.
`OPEN WATER', San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Claudia Chapline Gallery & Gallery Route One, California U.S.A.
`MILLENNIUM SHOW', The Engine Room Gallery, Belfast
`DEFINING THE TIMES’, Milton Keynes Gallery, London
`INAUGURAL’, The Studios Gallery, Belfast
`WALKING HISTORY’, The Studios Gallery, Belfast
`P.S.’, The Engine Room Gallery, Belfast
1999 `PERSPECTIVE', Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast
`GLIMPSE', Bank of Ireland, Belfast
& Clotworthy Arts Centre, Antrim
& Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart
`VIEWS FROM AN AERIE', Castlereagh Arts Festival, Belfast
& St. Patricks Trian, Armagh
BOYLE ARTS FESTIVAL Boyle, Roscommon
CASTLEREAGH ARTS FESTIVAL, Belfast
ROYAL ULSTER ACADEMY, Ulster Museum, Belfast
`EXPLORING NEGATIVITY', Queen Street Studios, Belfast
& Bank of Ireland, Belfast
& Harmony Hill Arts Centre, Lisburn
1998 `ARTISTS CHOICE' , RHA Gallagher Gallery Dublin
`VIEWS FROM AN AERIE' Queen Street Studios Gallery, Belfast
& Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart
1997 `ART BEYOND CONFLICT', The Moon Gallery Georgia U.S.A.
& Ellipse Arts Centre Arlington U.S.A.
& Fassbinder Gallery Chicago U.S.A.
& Seigal Gallery Bethlehem U.S.A.
& Fenderesky Gallery Belfast
& Crawford Municipal Gallery Cork
& De Zeyp Brussels
& Cultureel Centrium Leopoldsburg
& Cultureel Centrium Tielt
& Kulturhus Stavanger
`GATEWAY TO ART', Dublin Airport
`ROYAL ULSTER ACADEMY', Ulster Museum Belfast
`CLAREMORRIS OPEN', Town Hall Claremorris
`CRUELTY', Fenderesky Gallery Belfast
`NOBODY'S CHILDREN' Mostar Arts Centre Bosnia
`PAINTING ON HOUSEHOLD OBJECTS', Fenderesky Gallery Belfast
`ARTISTS FOR PEACE SAKE’, Barrick Museum, University of Nevada Las Vegas USA
1996 `GATEWAY TO ART', Dublin Airport
`I HAVEN'T SEEN A BUTTERFLY AROUND HERE', Temple Bar Gallery Dublin
& Belltable Arts Centre Limerick
& Old Museum Arts Centre Belfast
`SMALL WORKS ON PAPER', Libreria "Andre'a", Zacatecas, Mexico
& Tullycarnet Library Belfast
`ROYAL ULSTER ACADEMY', Ulster Museum Belfast
`CLAREMORRIS OPEN', Town Hall Claremorris
1995 `WORKS ON PAPER', Drogheda Arts Centre
`BOYLE ARTS FESTIVAL', Boyle Arts Centre
`ROYAL ULSTER ACADEMY', Ulster Museum Belfast
`CLAREMORRIS OPEN', Town Hall Claremorris
1994 `DETERMINED MATERIAL FOUNDATIONS', Fenderesky Gallery Belfast
`BEYOND THE PARTITIONS', Various venues in U.K. & Ireland
`INSIDE OUT', Various venues in Ireland
`MATERNITY', R.H.A. Gallery Dublin
`HIT AND RUN', Wilmont House Belfast
`CEASE-FIRE: REFLECTIONS OF CONFLICT', Wolverhampton Art Gallery & Museum, England
`SMALL WORLD-SMALL WORKS', Galerie+Edition CAOC, Berlin, Germany
`WORKS ON PAPER', The Dublin Road Gallery Belfast
1993 `EUROPES LANDSCAPES', Espace Culturel, Albert, France
`MAIL BANG', Museum of Contemporary Art Helsinki
`ROYAL ULSTER ACADEMY', Queens University Belfast
`CLAREMORRIS 93 - THE RETROSPECTIVE', Town Hall Claremorris
`WORKSHOPS EXHIBITION', Belfast Print Workshop
1992 `THE IMIGRANT IRISH', Central Library Derry
`ASSOCIATES ROYAL ULSTER ACADEMY', Ulster Arts Club Belfast
`WORKSHOP EXHIBITION', Belfast Print Workshop
1991 `PARABLE ISLAND', Bluecoat Gallery Liverpool
`IN A STATE', Killmainham Jail Museum Dublin
`ROYAL ULSTER ACADEMY', Queens University Belfast
`CLAREMORRIS OPEN', Town Hall Claremorris
`SLIGO ARTS FESTIVAL', Model Arts Centre Sligo
`FLIGHT', Flowerfield Arts Centre Portstewart
`ROBERT LYND SUMMER SCHOOL', Ulster Peoples College Belfast
`BIG DAY', Tyrone Guthrie Centre Annaghmakerrig
1990 `LIVING LANDSCAPE', Skibbereen Arts Centre
& Arts Council Gallery Belfast
`CLAREMORRIS OPEN', Town Hall Claremorris
`JACK B YEATS THEATRE FESTIVAL', Abbey Theatre Dublin
`NORTH-SEE-FISH', Various art centres in Ireland
1989 `CLAREMORRIS OPEN', Town Hall Claremorris
`ROYAL ULSTER ACADEMY', Queens University Belfast
1988 `IMPRESSIONS', Spanish Arch Gallery Galway
`GENERAL HUMBERT SUMMER SCHOOL', National Institute Killalla
`THE NEW NORTH', Corridor Gallery Lurgan
`PEOPLE AT WORK', Various art centres Ireland
`SUMMER SHOW',Fenderesky Gallery Belfast
`WINTER SHOW', Fenderesky Gallery Belfast
1987 `DIRECTIONS OUT', Douglas Hyde Gallery Dublin
`STUDIO EXCHANGE', National Institute Limerick
`FOUR PAINTERS', Galloway Arts Centre Stranraer
& Royal Institute of Architects Edinburgh
`S.A.D.E.', Crawford Municipal Gallery Cork
`CLAREMORRIS OPEN', St Colmans College Claremorris
`CLIFDEN ARTS WEEK', National Institute Clifden
`SCULPTURES AND OTHER ANIMALS', Peacock Gallery Craigavon
`ROYAL ULSTER ACADEMY', Ulster Museum Belfast
`THE COLLECTIVE SHOW', Crawford Municipal Gallery Cork
1986 `COLLECTIVE IMAGES 2', Various art centres N.Ireland
`EXCHANGE', Shed Gallery Hull
& Peacock Gallery Craigavon
`FOUR BELFAST ARTISTS', Rolle College Gallery Exmouth
& Hemel Hempstead Arts Centre
& Maclaurin Gallery Ayr
`CLAREMORRIS OPEN', St Colmans College Claremorris
& Arts Council Gallery Belfast
`TAISPEANTAS LORIENT', Alliance Francaise Dublin
& Salon D'Art Lorient
`E.V.A.', Limerick City Gallery
`INDEPENDENT ARTISTS 26', Guinness Hop Store Dublin
& Limerick City Gallery
`ROYAL ULSTER ACADEMY', Ulster Museum Belfast
`FINE ART AWARDS', Peacock Gallery Craigavon
1985 `YOUNG ARTISTS', On the Wall Gallery Belfast
`POSTCARDS', Various art centres U.K. & Ireland
`INDEPENDENT ARTISTS 25', Guinness Hop Store Dublin
& Arts Council Gallery Belfast
`FOUR FLIGHTS UP', Queen Street Studios Belfast
`THE PERFECT PRESENTS SHOW', Octagon Gallery Belfast
1984 `COLLECTIVE IMAGES', Queen Street Studios Belfast
1983 `FOUR VOICES', Grapevine Arts Centre Dublin
1982 `SMALL WORKS', Andersonstown Leisure Centre Belfast
`7&2', Queens University Belfast
1981 `IRISH EXHIBITION OF LIVING ART', Douglas Hyde Gallery Dublin
1980 `IRISH EXHIBITION OF LIVING ART', Douglas Hyde Gallery Dublin
`AN EXHIBITION OF OURSELVES', Ulster Polytechnic Jordanstown

ARTWORK IN COLLECTIONS OF

Arts Council of Northern Ireland
An Chomhairle Ealaion
Irish Forestries and Fisheries
Aquarius Magazine
Monaghan County Museum
Private collections in U.K. Ireland and U.S.A.
Boyle County Council
Royal Ulster Academy


ARTICLES AND REVIEWS

18 02 08 Anne Palmer, News Letter
August 07 Jenny Cathcart, Culture Ireland Website

Sept 06 Slavka Sverakova, Fortnight Magazine No.446
27 08 06 Royce Harper, Artery, NVTV
16 08 06 Marie-Louise Muir, Arts Extra, BBC Radio Ulster
Sept 05 Joseph McBrinn CIRCA 113

05 02 05 Anne Palmer, News Letter
26 06 04 Thu Ngoc Vietnam News
June 04 Article on website of Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs
June 04 Article on website of Vov News Vietnam
June 04 Article on website
June 04 Article on website
15 06 04 Interview with Ian Hill, Arts Extra, BBC Radio Ulster
15 06 04 Interview with Ms Nguyen Thuy Hoa, Radio Voice of Vietnam
Trouble free - Irish artists deal with strife' By Chuck Twardy

July 00 Clayton Campbell D’art Magazine
July 00 Aidan Dunne, Irish Times
00 08 99 Aidan Dunne, Irish Times
00 08 99 Ian Hill, News Letter
00 08 99 Elizabeth Baird, Belfast Telegraph
17 11 99 Ian Hill, News Letter
07 09 98 Ian Hill, News Letter
09 11 98 Ian Hill, News Letter
12 03 96 Glen Patterson, The Black Box, R.T.E. 2
20 01 94 `The Trouble With Art' BBC 2
25 01 94 Patrick Fitzsymmons, UTV Live
31 01 94 Nuala Haughey, Irish News
20 05 94 interview with Ian Hill, BBC Radio Ulster
20 06 94 Jenny McCartney, Irish News
26 06 94 Gavin Weston, Sunday Times
09/10 94 Terry Loane, Circa
08 10 94 Mary Price, BBC Radio 4
11 01 93 Nuala Haughey, Irish News
01 02 93 profile on `29 Live', BBC1 N.Ireland
04 03 93 Elizabeth Baird, Belfast Telegraph
20 07 93 Nuala Haughey, Irish Times
26 07 93 Brian MacAvera & Mandy McAuley, Irish News
21 10 93 County Down Spectator
25 11 93 AIB Better Ireland Awards, RTE 1
03 12 93 Charles Fitzgerald, News Letter
06 12 93 Nuala Haughey, Irish News
09 12 93 `The Trouble With Art' RTE 1
26 10 92 Katherine Clements, Irish News
15 10 92 Darren Kidd, Sunday Life
19 11 92 Elizabeth Baird, Belfast Telegraph
31 12 92 Elizabeth Baird, Belfast Telegraph
11/12 92 Barra O'Seaghdha, Graph
11/12 92 Tony Bartley, Gown Literary Supplement
26 04 91 Desmond MacAvock, Irish Times
05 05 91 Aidan Dunne, Sunday Tribune
06 06 91 John Farrell, In Dublin
07/08 91 Damian Smyth, Fortnight
20 09 91 Mary McCollum, Irish News
20 09 91 Derek Harbinson, Ulster Star
20 09 91 David Dunseith, Talkback, BBC Radio Ulster. Discussion with live public phone in
25 09 91 Jack Holland, Irish News
29 09 91 Donna Carton, Sunday News
05 10 91 Michael O'Flaherty, Daily Express
06 02 91 Adrian Henri, Liverpool Daily Post
04 91 Anthony Buckley, `From Tradition Into The Light' Catalogue essay
03 90 Jack Pakenham, Artspeak (interview)
15 10 90 Brian Fallon, Irish Times
07 11 90 Liam Kelly, Irish Times
12 05 89 Brendan McCourt, Belfast Telegraph
14 09 89 Catriona Kerr, Irish News
20 01 88 Brian MacAvera, Irish News
01 02 88 Brian MacAvera, Irish Times
03/04 88 David Brett, Circa
16 12 88 Gerry Burns, Arts Review
25 02 87 Brian MacAvera, Irish News
03 04 87 Brian Fallon, Irish Times
02 03 87 Theo Snoddy, News Letter
05 87 Cyril Barrett, Art Monthly
05 04 87 Sean McCrum, Sunday Tribune
05 87 Kent Russell, Artline International
05 87 Brian MacAvera, Artline International
08 87 Roderick Duncan, Ulster Architect
02 86 Brian MacAvera, Art and Artists
12 03 86 Brian MacAvera, Irish News
04 86 Brian MacAvera, Art Monthly
11/12 86 John Hutchinson, Circa
12 06 85 Theo Snoddy, News Letter
14 08 85 Brian MacAvera, Irish News
07 06 85 Gerry Burns, Arts Review
05 09 85 Brian Fallon, Irish Times
08 09 85 Sean McCrum, Sunday Tribune
11/12 85 Deirdre O'Connell, Circa
10 12 85 Ciaran Carty, Sunday Tribune
21 03 83 Harriet Cooke, Irish Times

AWARDS

2001 Travel Bursary, The British Council
1997 Travel Bursary, The British Council
1997 Artsflight, Aer Lingus / An Chomhairle Ealaion / Arts Council of Northern Ireland travel award
1995 Century Newspapers Prize, Royal Ulster Academy
1993 Bursary, Arts Council of Northern Ireland
1992 Bursary, Arts Council of Northern Ireland
1990 Documentation Grant, Arts Council of Northern Ireland
1990 Documentation Grant, An Chomhairle Ealaion
1990 1st prize, Claremorris Open Exhibition
1989 Conor Prize, Royal Ulster Academy
1987 Equipment Bursary, An Chomhairle Ealaion
1986 3rd prize Fine Art Awards, Peacock Gallery
1985 Exhibition Bursary, Independent Artists