Current Board Members & Senior staff

Board Members

  • Mary A Kelly – Artist – CHAIR. Kelly lives and works as a visual artist in Ireland. She has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally. Awards include Artlinks Bursary 2007, Irish American Arts Award, New York 2006, EV+a 1999 and Student of the Year award in 1998. She has a B.A. in Philosophy and Psychology from U.C.D, M.A Fine Art from National College of Art and Design, and a B.A. in Film from D.I.A.D.
    Selected solo exhibitions include: The Landing, Dusseldorf Photo week-end, Galerie Voss Feb. 2013, Father & Child,  Galerie Voss, Düsseldorf,  I believe help my unbelief as part of 7.42, Lapua Art Museum, Finland, The Cable Factory , Helsinki and asylum, John David Mooney Foundation, Chicago.Selected group exhibitions include: Conversations, I.M.M.A. Dublin, R.H.A Annual, Dublin, Reframing the Domestic in Irish Art, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Skin at R.H.A. Dublin, Atelier + KitchenLaboratories of the Senses, Martha Herford Museum, Germany, Intimacy in Bathing, Kunstmuseum in Ahlen, Germany; Another Island, Contemporary Irish Art, American Irish Historical Society, New York – November 2014
  • Niamh McCann – Artist – SECRETARY. McCann is an Irish artist living and working in Dublin. A graduate of Chelsea College of Art & Design, London, McCann has exhibited extensively in Europe, Ireland and in the USA employing a variety of working methods from drawing to sculpture. Solo projects include: TiltShift,, The City Gallery, The Hugh Lane (2010), HIAP Project Space, Finland, 2009, Purlieu, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin (2009), <<EME, Pallas Heights, Dublin (2005) and Total Eclipse of …, Planet 22, Geneva, Switzerland (2001).
  • Richard Forrest – Artist. Forrest is an Irish artist based in Dublin. He graduated in 2011 from the Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork. Working across sculpture, installation and new media, Forrest’s practice is characterised by a spirit of experimentation and analysis. Within his work he explores contemporary notions of authenticity and the cultural and technological forces which frame our experiences. Within this framework his art can be seen to manifest itself in ways which counteract our learned and perceptual understanding of objects, material and space. Solo projects include Sensorium, Soma Contemporary, Waterford and Persistence of Vision, The Joinery, Dublin. He has exhibited in numerous group exhibitions throughout Ireland including The Crawford Gallery, The Black Mariah, Occupy Space, MART and Catalyst to name a few.- November 2014
  • Paul Moore – Artist. Moore is a visual artist based in Belfast. Graduated from the University of Wales, Newport in 2004 with a BA (Hons) in Multimedia, later Moore accepted an offer of study in a Masters of Fine Art, 2005. Staying in Wales, Moore worked as a freelance Photographer before returning home to pursue a more open and personal art practice. Moore’s work encapsulates Photography, Interactive technology and Video Installation. His work has been published nationally including, the Cultural Olympiad, London 2012 and Super Massive Black Hole magazine, issue 16, 2014. He has exhibited across Britain and Ireland and has been a selected Artist at the Royal Ulster Academy 2009. In 2012 he completed the position of Artist in Residence at the Digital Art Studios, Belfast before taking up a residency programme with Firestation Artist Studios, Dublin, Ireland. 2013.
  • Dónall Curtin – Certified Accountant. Curtin is a Partner in Byrne Curtin Kelly, one of Dublin’s leading accountancy practices. He is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Dónall is member of the board of the Health Insurance Authority. He recently served as President of Chambers Ireland, which is the country’s largest business organization. He is a patron and a consumer of the arts and has worked in the past with several organizations in promoting the role of the visual arts within Ireland. He is currently a Board member of The Abbey Theatre, Ireland’s national theatre – September 2011
  • Michael Corrigan – Solicitor – Michael is a Partner in Corrigan & Corrigan. He has over 29 years continuous and in-depth involvement and experience in every aspect of insurance related litigation and dispute resolution.
  • Cliodhna Ní Anluain – Broadcast Media. Clíodhna Ní Anluain has worked as a museum curator, heritage consultant and theatre producer, and as a radio producer with RTÉ since 2000. She is the editor of Reading The Future: Mike Murphy in Conversation with Irish Writers (2000, Lilliput). This is the third Sunday Miscellany anthology she has edited for New Island.

Senior Staff

  • Noel Kelly – Chief Executive Officer / Director (Full Time) (Salary Band: F)
  • Rob Hilken – Northern Ireland Manager (Part Time) (Salary Band: C)
  • Bernadette Beecher – Office Manager (Part Time) (Salary Band: B)

Board members undertake their work on a voluntary basis.

Salary Bands:

A: <10,000 per annumn
B. 10,000 – 19,999 per annum
C. 20,000 – 29,999 per annum
D. 30,000 – 39,999 per annum
E. 40,000 – 49,999 per annum
F. 50,000 – 59,999 per annum
G. 60,000 – 69,999 per annum