Visual Artist – Arts Development/Arts in the community worker Catherine, studied at the Institute of Technology Sligo where she received a First Class Honours in Fine Art.For the past 15 years she has worked in community arts settings and has allowed the influence from this area to invoke her own painting and printing creative practice. For the past 12 years she has worked on a consultant bases as Arts &Health/ Education Development Worker for Sligo Arts Service, Sligo County Council. Her role as Development Worker covers the areas of workshop facilitation, programme development, programme instigation, budgeting and evaluation. At present she is co-ordinating a range of programmes including: Art Intergenerational Projects; Arts and Health’ Active Age Arts projects, Youth Art Education; Community Creative Programmes; Bealtaine Festival, Lily Lolly Craftfest and the Primary Colours Arts Education in Schools Programme. She is also involved as exhibitions curator for the Hawk’s Well Theatre and the Hyde Bridge Gallery Sligo.