Commission to embroider the fabric for the coat and waistcaot as part of the costume for Johann Sebastian Bach for Madame Tussauds new museum in Berlin.


Density= mass/volume. I wonder if I wouldn’t mind taking up so much physical space if I didn’t weigh so much? People talk about weight (I weigh too much), and sometimes volume (my clothes don’t fit ‘cos I’m too fat), but rarely density (I have heavy bones because my skeleton has become more dense to carry the enormous weight it has been asked to support).

Concerned with the portrayal of 3d concept of volume through juxtaposition and placement of objects. Childlike use of stencils, graph paper, simple images underpin the aesthetic of the pieces.

Based upon the collages and still life drawings a piece from this body of work was submitted to the National Crafts Competion 2008:

  • Winner of Contemporary Embroidery Award
  • Máirín O'Brien Flegg Memorial Award
  • Crafts Council of Ireland purchase award

RDS Travelling Student Art & Craft Exhibitions

An exhibition of winning entries and works of excellence from the RDS National Crafts Competition and the RDS Student Art Awards travels to a number of venues around Ireland from August to December each year in order to promote the artists and designers to a wider audience.

2008 Exhibition Dates:

RDS Craft and Student Art Opening Exhibition:
Fáilte Ireland Dublin Horse Show, August 6 - 10, 2008, RDS Concert Hall
The Exhibition will continue for four days after the Horse Show concludes.

RDS Student Art Awards Exhibition

Alley Arts Centre, Strabane, Co. Tyrone September 1 - 26, 2008 
Damer House, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary October 7 - 27, 2008

RDS National Crafts Competition Winners Exhibition       
Foxford Woollen Mills, Foxford, Co. Mayo September 2 - 25, 2008
National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Co. KilkennyOctober 4 - 27, 2008
Strule Arts Centre, Omagh, Co. Tyrone November 7 - 25, 2008
National Crafts & Design Fair, RDS, Dublin December 3 - 7, 2008

Click here to view a podcast of the exhibition


Carcassonne ceiling

Private commission for a 20ft square ceiling for an apartment within a 13th century bourgoise townhouse in France.

Setanta Gallery

Paintings shown in the summer open show