- Hons. BA, Sculpture & Combined Media, Limerick School of Art & Design
- Student Union President, Limerick School of Art & Design, Limerick, 2015-2016.
- Sch. MA by Research, Practise-Based Curatorial Studies at EVA International
- Incoming Elect. Vice President of Postgraduate Affairs, Union of Students of Ireland 2019-2020.
- Curatorial Scholar, EVA International Ireland's Biennial of Visual Art
- Emerging Curator, MagicCarpets, Creative Europe Platform Project, (led by Kaunus Biennial)
- Member of Douglas Hyde Student Forum, Trinity College, Dublin
- International Selector, ATHENA Standards Residencies (ASR), Athens.
- Co-Founder, PeakShow Exhibitions Project, Limerick.
- Member of 126 Artist Led Gallery, Galway.
- Member of VAI, Visual Artists Ireland.
Inspired by particular interests in social histories and culture, and their re appropriation to modern circumstance, including a fascination with human behaviour and the unspoken narrative created by experiential aesthetics, connectivity, the contrasts of conversation/ isolation, and the inclusion of the public and others in the development of ideas. Mediums used include sculpture/installation, performance, collaboration or a variation of mixed media.
March 2014: Limerick With Love, Photo Response Project in Shannon Airport and Limerick School of Art and Deign, in association with Limerick City of Culture and the Limerick Leader. Photo piece, 'Playing with Fire', later hung in Limerick Leader offices, O' Connell Street, Limerick City.
April 2014: Staged actor participation in "Sticky Floors (Lunch to Last Call)" 2015, 9-channel video installation, e+va International with Ann- Sofi Siden
May 2014: Recurrence, 'Love/Sorrow (The Paper Dollhouses)' , LSAD 3rd Year SCM Exhibition, Old Krups Factory, Roxborough, Limerick.
June 2015: 'Superbia ' (as part of Seven Collective) for 'ON' Limerick School of Art & Designs Graduate Show Exhibition 6th - 14th June 2015
May 2016: Voice recorded as part of 'TERRABEAU' Installation (2016) for Tracey Rose, Irish Biennale of Eva International 'Still The Barbarians' 2016
Noted on the Eva International team for this project, link: http://www.eva.ie/team-2016.
January 2017: Selection of progression sketchbooks exhibited as part of Alex Holzingers' Sketchbook Exhibition, The Loft, The Locke Bar, Limerick City
February/March 2017: Alumni sketchbook included in The Drawing Awards, Limerick School of Art & Design March 1st -May 2017
June - July 2017: 'Αφηγήσεις, (Narrations)', Video Installation for Mudhouse Residency Closing Exhibition, Agios Ioannis Cultural Centre, Ierapetra, Crete
October 2017- January 2018: In Conversation & In Argument with the Sea, Video Performance for Hacylon Days, glór Gallery, Ennis, Co.Clare.
February 2018: Speakers Corner, Limerick Spring Festival of Politics and Ideas, LSAD curated by Kate O'Shea, Limerick School of Art & Design
June 2018: Video Performance exhibited as part of 11th Annual Members Exhibition, Beyond, 126 Artists Run Gallery, Galway.
February 2019: Archive Exchange for Old Invitations: a Douglas Hyde Student Forum response to the DHG archive, Trinity College, Dublin.
Upcoming: KFEST Arts Festival, 31st May - 2nd June 2019.
September 2015 Freshers Talent, Open Call Pop-Up Artist Show Exhibition, 15 Artists, Church Gallery, Limerick School of Art & Design
May 2016 <OPEN>, Open Call 7 day Artist & Student Show Exhibition, 80 Artists, Church Gallery Limerick School of Art & Design
April - May 2016 Return of the Grads, 10 week series of Graduate Artist Talks, Lecture Theatre, Limerick School of Art & Design
October 2017 Bualadh Bos, Childrens Festival Exhibition, Belltable Gallery, Limerick City.
October 2018: PeakShow at Sailors Home (Project Launch), Sailors Home, O'Curry Street, Limerick, 19 artists (co-curated with Ellen Egan)
February 2019: PeakShow at the Loft, The Locke Bar, 3 Georges Quay, Limerick. 30 Artists (co-curated with Ellen Egan)
May 2019: PeakShow at Riverfest, at the Health Hub, Fab Lab, Rutland Street, in line with Riverfest Weekend, 14 Artists (co-curated with Ellen Egan).
Upcoming: June 2019 PeakShow at Limerick City Museum.
June - July 2017, Independent Artist-in-Residence, Mudhouse Residencies, Agios Ioannis, Crete.
TALKS and EVENTS:
July 2017, Artist Presentations during Mudhouse Residency, Agios Ioannis, Crete.
Sept 2017, WorkSpace Social #28: Sara Dowling: Internationalisation and Intimacy, Ormston House, Patricks Street, Limerick.
November 2017, EVA at LSAD (Student Talks), Limerick School of Art & Design, Clare Street, Limerick.
February 2018: Chairperson for final panel discussion at USI National Symposium on Postgraduate Voice, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin.
May 2018, Professional Practice: Practical Skills - Avoiding the Post-College Creative Slump & Internationalization at Georges Quay, LSAD.
April - July 2018: Guided public tours of EVA Internationals 38th Biennial, various Limerick venues.
June 2018 Guided public tour of A Visibility Matrix (Gerard Byrne, Sven Anderson, Juan Downey) Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin.
Sept 2018 Student talk for Peak Show Launch, LSAD, Clare Street with co-founder Ellen Egan. (hosted by LSAD Student Union)
February 2019: Moderator for public seminar with participating artists/Student Forum members at DHG Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin.
April 2019: Student Talk during the PeakShow at Riverfest Open Call, in collaboration with LSAD Student Union, Limerick School of Art & Design.
Interconnectivity & Local Discourse, MagicCarpets (Creative Europe), Kaunus Biennial: http://magiccarpets.eu/interconnectivity-and-local-discourse/
Curators Interview for Magic Carpets (Creative Europe): http://magiccarpets.eu/curators/sara-dowling/
PEAKSHOW EXHIBITIONS (Publications)
Feb 2019: PeakShow Exhibitions featured in the Limerick Leader, link to article post:
April 2019: PeakShow Exhibitions featured in the Limerick Post (circa Riverfest Launch Weekend), link to feature:
April 2019: PeakShow Exhibitions featured in the Limerick Leader L2 (full feature spread), link to feature:
FIND ME AT:
Douglas Hyde Student Forum:
Creatives in Limerick:
LSAD Graduate website:
Glor Gallery, Halcyon Days:
Athena Standards Residencies:
MagicCarpets Creative Europe platform project: