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Ruairí Ó Cuív talk at Ulster University

Cliona Harmey, ‘Dublin Ships’ (2015)

Household advisory panel member Ruairí Ó Cuív will give a presentation about his work at 1pm at Ulster University (The Art College).

Ruairí Ó Cuív is Public Art Officer with Dublin City Council since 2008, where he devises and implements the City’s first Public Art Programme. As an independent curator and arts consultant, he co-curated the public art commissions for An Post GPO 1916 centenary with Valarie Connor and for Terminal 2, Dublin Airport with Clíodhna Shaffrey in 2010. Previous public art curation includes the programme for Kerry County Council 2003-2008, Health Services Executive, Department of Education and Letterkenny Institute of Technology. Previously he was director of Temple Bar Gallery and Studios (1991-96), curator of exhibitions at the Douglas Hyde Gallery (1989-91) and Royal Hospital Kilmainham (1987-89). In 1982 he co-founded Ireland’s first professional art installation and transport company. He began his career as a History of Art lecturer and also as an archaeologist. His writing has been widely published.