I am an artist living and working in Wexford, Ireland. The environment, the importance of community and how art can be a way of engaging with that community are some of the key elements in my work. I have experiment in various mediums for the last few years from film and digital media to traditional painting and drawing. I have recently completed a BA in fine art form Wexford Campus/Carlow IT and a MA in visual art practices from IADT, Dun Laoghaire.
Title: It’s more important than that, 2007, 5.06
The film is about football and the changes in the social environment that have occurred in a certain parts of Dublin in the last 10 to 15 years. Using my own experiences of growing up and playing football in a predominantly working class area of Dublin the film attempts to examine who benefits from social regeneration programmes, the local communities or the property developers tasked with rebuilding. While there is talk of social inclusiveness and active citizenship does the reality of such regeneration schemes reflect those ideals.