Looking for an artist to work with your group? Then review our Artist List, outlining a wide variety of Community Artists working in Northern Ireland.
If you would like to register on the database, or for any further enquiries about finding an artist, please contact the Arts Manager, Bridget Lindsay or call 028 9035 7542.
Amy WilliansRead Artist Bio
I am passionate about creativity and giving children and adults the skills and confidence to express themselves through art and making. My skill set is wide and diverse, and although my background lies in all things textile art, I work with many different types of materials + topics, abilities and age ranges.
Lauren MagillRead Artist Bio
My skills are broad, I mastered in sculpture followed by an advanced certificate in hand made furniture and design.
As a community artist my main area’s of art are sculpture, murals and illustration, scrap and environmental art.
I work with all age groups and abilities and I really enjoy engaging groups in the artistic process through a wide range of topics and mediums. I have been told my enthusiasm is infectious but in fact I really don’t know who enjoys the work more, me or the group. I have met some amazing individuals along the way who do amazing work for their communities, schools and organisations and I am now proud to call these people my friends.
Dawn AstonRead Artist Bio
I am experienced in working with all ages and abilities. I have facilitated art workshops in the townships of S. Africa and back home in N. Ireland in schools, community centres, drop in centres, and charities. These projects have been diverse, from indoor artwork in drawing/painting/3D construction to outdoor murals/mosaic installations/design and production of sensory gardens in schools.
I have worked for Belfast City Council, Newtownabbey BC, Arts organisations and schools on ReImaging and Cross-community projects including Art & Landscape installations, murals and mosaic installations.
I ran my own Kids Art and History Club in Larne Museum and Arts Centre for a number of years.
Thorough planning is essential with the schools and groups. During workshops the children are encouraged to make choices and decisions, to develop ideas, learn new skills, and work together during the process of art making. The natural world, local environment and identity are common themes in many of my projects.
Fionnuala DuffinRead Artist Bio
I work with all age groups and abilities and enjoy the challenge of being flexible on style and being creative with ideas. My workshops range from scrap sculpture, musical instruments, murals, mosaic, print, carnival masks to name but a few. I love the new ideas each group brings and I am always up for a challenge.
Jim RussellRead Artist Bio
I am particularly keen on illustrating children’s stories and have been commissioned to illustrate various publications and information packs.
Sculpture and in particular willow sculpture has been a growing interest for me in the last 10 years with many environmental pieces made for festivals and stage sets.
Photography has always been an important part of my work from simply recording events and work and I have developed a keen interest in photographing nature in close up and have exhibited this work at Play Resource. The development of my photography skills has led me explore animation using plasticine modelling.
Sheelagh ColcloughRead Artist Bio
I have been working for Play Resource since 2002 and have worked for a wide variety of arts and community organisations from early years to elder years in nurseries, schools, clubs, hospitals, parks and many other interesting places!
I always like to work with the group’s needs in mind, providing plenty of ideas and source materials for creative stimulus and letting everybody progress at their own pace. As a multi media artist I work across a variety of artforms.
Anna O’KaneRead Artist Bio
Projects, classes and training workshops have been manifold over the years and include mosaic, felt making, glass painting, jewellery making, community art & crafts training, and recycling projects such as paper making and scrap art. These have been delivered through schools, FE colleges, hospitals, community centres, Play Resource, festivals, day centres, youth clubs and arts centres. Anna has worked with all ages from primary to pensioners in a diverse range of social settings including marginalised groups such as Travellers, teenagers excluded from school and people with a disability. The range of classes and projects undertaken locally and internationally and the diversity of participants are testament to her commitment, ability and passion for community arts work.
Angela GinnRead Artist Bio
Angela offers workshops for small process based arts and crafts projects and large public artworks to suit the needs of each group. It is always important for her to liaise thoroughly with each group and that each project is especially tailored to suit the needs, ideas and vision of the group.
Some recent projects have included :
A series of murals for Monkstown Community Centre which represent the wide range of the community who use the centre.
A large cross community mosaic project involving two Glengormley schools – Carnmoney and St Mary’s On The Hill PS.
A WELCOME mosaic for St Bernards PS in Glengormley
A series of anti drugs murals with Newtownabbey Community High School, Rathcoole.
She has been resident artist for the last three years in eight schools in Antrim, facilitating their extended schools art programme and co-ordinating and facilitating art sessions and various exhibitions for the schools. Angela has worked with numerous community and schools groups through the Play Resource over the last fifteen years.
In 2011 she was commissioned to create four ACNI Re Imaging artworks in various locations across Northern Ireland.
Caroline JeffreyRead Artist Bio
I facilitate collaborative workshops and projects where everyone has the freedom to express themselves within a supportive friendly environment, while being given the technical skills they need to bring their ideas into reality.
My priority is that participants are engaged, inspired and excited by what they are doing.
I work with all age groups and abilities, but particularly enjoy working with teenage young people. I use a wide range of media, and have a lot of experience with issue based topics such as drugs, bullying, and anti-social behaviour. I also run classroom based teacher training projects.
Anne QuailRead Artist Bio
“I have experience in working with early years, primary, secondary, older people, special needs, ethnic groups.”