Co. Mayo
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2021 PhD Art and Design (Education), NCAD, Dublin. 
1993-94   MFA Winchester School of Art in Barcelona.
1987-90   Crawford College of Art Cork (Painting)
1986-87    NCAD
Awards etc. 
2023  YPCE Bursary Award, The Arts Council of Ireland 
2021     Joint Runner-Up Peter Lang Young Scholars in Education Award (thesis publication award).
2021     Agility Award, The Arts Council of Ireland.
2021      Exploring and Thinking Early Childhood Arts Bursary, Arts Offices of Dublin Local Authorities.
2021      Associate Artist, Helium Arts.
2019     Exploring and Thinking, Early Childhood Arts Bursary, Arts Offices of Dublin Local Authorities. 
2018  Prof. John Coolahan Early Years Artist in Residence - The Ark, Dublin
           Research Presentation, Wide Eyes International Early Years Conference              (Druid Theatre) Galway. 
          Presenter 'Turning Play Inside Out' Early Years Conference, GMIT.            
2017    Rosi Braidotti Summer School Utrecht University ‘Posthuman Ethics in                 the Anthropocene'. Presenter & Plenary panel with Linda Dement &                    Holly Childs (contemporary Australian artist & poet).             
            Travel and Training Award, The Arts Council.
2016     Thomas Dammann Junior Memorial Award.
             NCAD Postgraduate Fieldwork research grant. 
             DfES/ Early Childhood Ireland EECERA Conference attendance award.
             Mayo County Council materials assistance grant.
2013     Linenhall Arts Centre, Children’s Exhibition Commission.
2009     ‘Paperwork’, Public Art Commission, Castlebar Library.
2008     ‘FireEye’, Public Art Commission, Westport Fire Station.
2007     ‘Scaile’, Public Art Commission, Blacksod Pier, Belmullet.
2006     Artist in Residence, Claremorris Open Exhibition.
2005     AIB Art Collection, two paintings purchased. 
2003     Terraxicum Officionale’ Public Art Commission, Enniscorthy, Co.Wexford.
2000     Materials Grant, the Arts Council, Dublin.
1998     IMMA, Artists-Work-Program Residency & public talk.
1997       Waterford Regional Hospital, Healing Arts Trust, artist team member.
1996       George Campbell Memorial Travel Award.
1995       Residency, Centre d’Art I Natura, Catalunya.
1994       Aer Rianta Art Collection.
1994       Residency, Cill Reilig Artists Retreat, Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry. 
1992       Materials Grant, the Arts Council, Dublin.                         
1992    Residency Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Co.Monaghan
2022    'HOLD' Engage Art Gallery and Studios, Salthill, Galway.  
2022     ‘FOLD’ Solo Exhibition, Customs House Gallery, Westport, Co. Mayo. 
2017     Customs House Studios, Westport, Resident Artists Group exhibition.
2016      Customs House Studios, Westport.  Resident artists group exhibition.      .
2014      Riverbank Arts Centre, Co. Kildare 'PAiNT" children’s commission exhibition & workshops.
2013       Linenhall Arts Centre, Co. Mayo 'PAiNT' children’s commission exhibition & workshops
2011       Paul Kane Gallery, Dublin.
2010 ‘Crickets Sing with Their Legs’(duo with Almha Roche), Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo  (toured) Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow & Aras Inis Gluaire, Belmullet, Co. Mayo.
2007       The Grafton Suite, Kate Gibson Gallery, Dublin (selected group)
2006       Touring exhibition (countywide), Mayo County Council collection.                                       
2005       ‘Blink’, Castlebar General Hospital, Co. Mayo (selected group)
                Melvin Gallery, South Florida College, USA (selected group)
2002       Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar (solo)
                Inaugural show, Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow (selected group)
2001       Claremorris Open Exhibition, Co. Mayo (selected group)
                EV+A, Limerick (selected group)
2000       Anya von Gosslen Gallery, Dublin (selected group)
1999       Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin (solo)
                Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford (solo)
1998       L’Ecomuseu de les valls d’Aneu, Catalunya (residency exhibition)
1996       ‘Homeostasis’, in collaboration with the Haematology Dept., Waterford Regional Hospital.
1995       The Stansell Gallery, London (selected MFA graduates).
                Portable Art 111, Rosslare Harbour, Co.Wexford (selected group).
                Aer Rianta Gateway to Art, Dublin Airport (selected group, prizewinner).
1994       Arts Fest 94, University College Cork (selected group).
                M.A Degree Show, Winchester College of Art, England.
                Caixa de Madrid, Barcelona (MFA exhibition).
                X1 Marato, Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona (selected group).
                Draakoni Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia (four person exhibition).
                Aisling 94, Pantheon Gallery, (selected group, prize-winner).
                Aer Rianta, Gateway to Art 94, Dublin Airport (selected group).
1993       Triskel Arts Centre, Cork (solo).
                The Factory with Kate MacDonagh, the Factory Theatre Space, Sligo.
                ‘Aisling 93’, the Pantheon Gallery, Dublin, (selected group, prize-winner)
1992       The Arts Council Foyer, Dublin (solo)
                Claremorris Open, Claremorris, Co. Mayo (selected group)
1991       Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford (solo).
Academic Publications
Hill, L (Forthcoming 2024) Posthuman Perspectives in Arts-Based Research, in: Jordan, D & O’Hanlon, J, Thoughts Acts and Meanings, The Distinctive Nature of Arts Based Learning in Education, Dublin, Intellect Books.

Hill, L & Lyons A, (Forthcoming, 2022) Strawing: Perpetual Line  in: Schulte, C. & Trafi Prats, L.  Language, Sense & The Event of Drawing in Childhood, Springer.

Hill, L (2021) On Being Led (Astray) by (Feral) Materials: Posthuman Research Practice in an Outdoor ECEC Atelier in: Salazar Perez, M., Tesar, M., Yelland, N., Fairchild, N., & Peters, L.,  The Sage Handbook of Global Childhoods, London, Sage.

Hill, L & O’Gorman A, (2020), For the Love of Small Stuff: Materialising Theory in an Early Years Artist Residency in: Hackett, A., Holmes, R., & MacRae, C., (2020) Working with Young Children in Museums, Weaving Theory and Practice, London, Routledge. 
2024 Precious Yolks, Early Years Egg Tempra workshop, VISUAL Carlow. 
2023 HOLD (with Orla Langan), Early Years workshop, LEXICON Gallery, Dublin. 
2022 'What If?' Creative Consultation Project for Children's Health Ireland with a view to enabling children and young people input into the Arts in Health Program of the new National Children's Hospital.  
2022 Associate Artist Helium Arts, Workshop and camp design and delivery. 
2022   PhD Research Methods Module, Arts-Based Research in Education. NCAD.
2020- 2021  PME lecturer and postgraduate research supervisor, NCAD.
2021  Part-time Lecturer, School of Arts Education & Movement, DCU.
2021  The Ark online CPD Summer Courses for Teachers. ‘The Magic of Everyday Materials in the Early Years Classroom’
2021  PDST (Professional Development Services for Teachers) training design and delivery with The Ark. Science and Literacy through a Visual Arts Lens.
2018-20  Creative Associate, Creative Schools, the Arts Council. Delivery of CPD, planning & coordinating creative projects with artists, teachers, school boards, parents, and children.
2020 Designed on-site CPD programs for The Ark approved and funded by DfES (postponed to 2021).
2019 Invited presenter KACES International Arts Education Week Conference, Seoul Museum of Modern Art, Seoul, Korea. Lecture and delivery of full day training for early childhood educators, International Art Education Conference, Busan City, Korea.
Estuary Exhibition, Design & Delivery CPD for Early Years practitioners, Driaocht Arts Centre, with follow-up on-site training delivered at Barnardos & Little Learners, Dublin.               
2018 Public presentation & talk ‘Materialising Theory in an Early Years Artist Residency’ with Dr. Christina MacRae, The Ark, Dublin.
Presentation & Workshop delivery, ‘Turning Play Inside Out’ Conference, GMIT.
Early Childhood Ireland conference, Croke Park, Dublin. Presentation 1: Posthuman Material Literacy, based on my PhD research, Presentation 2: with Aisling O’Gorman, based on my Early Years Residency at the Ark.
Creative Schools Program, CPD delivered for three schools, Mayo Education Centre. 
2017    Delivered Early Childhood Ireland staff presentation – ‘Relational Materialism in Practice’.
Westport Town Hall Children’s Festival Free Family event – MAKE Westport (in cardboard).
Artist / Teacher partnership project Leitrim County Council.
Kids Own ‘Virtually there’ phase 2, Artist / Teacher partnership project.
Delivered Arts in Education DfES CPD course for teachers and artists with Mairead Murphy.
2016 Arts in Education lead artist/teacher partnership with Mairead Murphy, Breaffy NS, Castlebar.
‘Virtually There’ artist/teacher partnership, for ‘Kids Own’ Publishing, with Carmel Broderick, Scoil Eoin, Tralee
Workshop presenter, All Ireland Early Years Arts Conference, National Childhood Network, Athlone.
Workshop presenter, Arts in Education Portal National Day, IMMA, Dublin.
2015-2017  ‘MAKE’ creative space for primary school children, Westport Town Hall, Westport,
Tutor Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim, Education Training Board (MSLETB) (since 2005) Art & Design Fetac levels 3-5, Creative Art for Childcare, Asylum Seeker program, Adult Literacy Program, Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo, workshops for adults with intellectual disabilities, Aras Attracta, Swinford, Co. Mayo.
2014       Louisburgh N.S Co. Mayo, created a ‘Room 13 International’ inspired art room, a series of workshops for children, teachers and parents, a self-published book document and an exhibition.
 ‘PAiNT’ a solo exhibition commissioned by Linenhall Arts Centre Castlebar.
PAiNT-LAB workshops in Linenhall & Riverbank Arts Centre Newbridge.
Study Visit San Miniato Florence Italy (Reggio Emilia) with Early Childhood Ireland.
2007-2014            Atelierista, Woodland Park Preschool, Westport Co. Mayo (Installations/documentation/education – see
2013       'Making Children's Learning Visible' Interactive child friendly exhibition Ballina Civic Offices linked to 'Documenting Critical Thinking' 9 month project in childcare settings, Mayo Co. Childcare Committee. 
2002-2012  Devise and deliver 'Terrific Twos' early years visual art workshop program, Linenhall Arts Centre Castlebar, Co. Mayo. 
Artist mentoring program, Barrettstown/Helium/ Kildare County Council Arts Office.
2011 Delivered NCNA conference workshop Seeing children as artists‘, Royal Hospital Kilmainham.
 Co-delivered Nurturing Children’s Creativity’ for practitioners for Mayo Co. Childcare Committee.
Workshops for Le Cheile Family Centre for young parents & toddlers, Linenhall, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.
 ‘Light play’ early years projection & shadow play workshops, Roolaboola Festival, Linenhall, Castlebar
‘Clay Play’ for schools (2008-2011), Soogroo Childrens Festival, Charlestown, Co.Mayo
2010-2008 Westport Arts Festival, Schools workshops & children’s exhibition.
2009 (to 2012)     established ARTSTART Children's Saturday Art studio, Westport, inspired by ‘Room 13’ International.
Mayo County Council Artists in Schools Program, Brackloon NS Westport.
Attendee, Barabo Conference, Early Years Arts Conference, Galway.
Attendee, The Ark Conference, Children’s Arts Seminar, Dublin.
2008       Delivered conference practitioner workshops for childcare committees in Mayo, Galway & Roscommon.
Night Classes, Newport Active Retirement Group, for Mayo County Council Bealtaine Program.
Artist in Residence, Claremorris Open Exhibition, Claremorris, Co. Mayo.
2005       Arts Council ‘Artist in residence in schools’, Gael Scoil Na Cruiche, Westport, Co. Mayo.
1998       IMMA Artists work program three month residency, open studios and public talks on my practice.
1995-96 Waterford University Hospital, Healing Arts Trust, workshops for patients and staff. Collaboration with the Haematology dept on creating a series of paintings ‘Homeostasis’ now in the hospital collection.
‘Virtually There’ – Kids Own artist / teacher partnership project – blogs.
Arts in Education Portal Online Documentation Course – completing 5 week course 27/2/17)
Arts in Education Portal National Day – Workshop presenter
Saturday ‘MAKE’ workshops (year round) for primary school children at Westport Town Hall.
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‘Paint’ child friendly exhibition commissioned by The Linenhall Arts Centre (toured to Riverbank Arts Centre, Kildare).