CV

QUALIFICATIONS

2007-2008 PGCE Art and Design, Manchester Metropolitan University, Distinction
2003-2006 BA Hons in Fine and Applied Art, University of Ulster, 2:1
2002-2003 Foundation Studies, Art and Design, University of Ulster, Merit

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015
‘Sommertid’ Kunstnarhauet Messen, Ålvik, Norway
‘Quiet Peacemakers’ Garden of Reflection, Derry

2014
‘Sula’ Gallery 27, Dublin
‘Quiet Peacemakers’
City Hall, Belfast
Strathclyde University, Glasgow
Urban Soul Café, Belfast
Duncairn Cultural Centre, Belfast
Long Gallery, Parliament Buildings at Stormont, Belfast

2013
‘Bailigh’ Gerard Dillon Gallery, An Culturlann, Belfast
‘Dúlaman’ Feile an Droichead, Belfast
‘Memento’ Gallery 27, Dublin
‘Under’ Kunstnarhauet Messen, Ålvik, Norway
‘Musicians of Belfast’ Ulster Hall, Belfast

2012
‘I Swam’ response to the poetry of Mark Roper, Imagine Festival, Waterford

2011
‘Dwell’ Teach Ben Gallery, Sligo
‘Leap of the Foals’ Series of works responding to a poem by Maria McManus, Liquid Lunch Festival, Dundrum, Co. Down

2010
Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart
’Lustre’ Ards Arts Centre, Newtownards
Gerard Dillon Gallery, An Culturlann, Belfast

2009
‘Murmur’ Enniskillen Library, Fermanagh

2007
Penny House, Lethbridge, Canada

2002
Education and Library Board Headquarters, Belfast
Central Library, Belfast

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015
‘Understrøm’ Kunstnarhauet Messen, Ålvik, Norway

2014
‘Beonasc’, An Culturlann, Belfast & An Gailearaí, Donegal ‘Brushstrokes for Peace’, Verbal Arts Centre, Derry

2013
‘No Jury, No Prize’ London St Gallery, Derry
Household Festival, Belfast
Catalyst Arts Members’ Show, Belfast

2012
‘1FT SQ’ Clinton Centre, Fermanagh
‘Beckett’, Happy Days Beckett Festival Fringe, Fermanagh
Small Works Show, Clinton Centre, Fermanagh
Household Festival, Belfast
Catalyst Arts Members’ Show, Belfast

2011
Visual Arts Fermanagh Rosahilly House Show, Enniskillen
‘Something Else’ Visual Arts Fermanagh, Enniskillen
‘Ciall, Spirit of the Gaelteacht’, Aislin Gallery, Donegal
‘1FT SQ’ Clinton Centre, Fermanagh

2010
‘Faoi Draíocht’, Highlands Hotel, Glenties, Donegal
Visual Arts Fermanagh Summer Show, Enniskillen

2009
Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast
Visual Arts Fermanagh Summer Show, Enniskillen
‘1FT SQ’ Clinton Centre, Fermanagh

2006
University of Ulster Degree Show, Belfast

2005
‘Energy’ Phoenix Gas Exhibition, Belfast
‘Art Breaks Through’ Conway Mill, Belfast

RESIDENCIES

2015
April, May & June: Kunstnarhauset Messen, Åvik, Norway

2013
September: Cill Railig, Kerry, Ireland,
May: Kunstnarhauset Messen, Åvik, Norway,
January: Rathlin Island, Antrim, Ireland

2012
November: Kunstnarhauet Messen, Åvik, Norway,

2010
July: Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Monaghan, Ireland
April: Exploris Aquarium, Portaferry, Ireland

2008
June: South Chadderton School, Manchester, England

COMMISSIONS

2014
Series of artworks in response to ‘Fiddle Music’ by Danny Diamond for use on album cover and sleeve.

2012
Series of artworks in response to Mark Roper’s collection of new poetry ‘A Gather of Shadow’

2010
Series of eighteen small collages in response to ‘Leap of the Foals’ by Maria McManus,

2004 – present
Multiple portrait commissions

AWARDS

2014
Community Relations Council, Diversity Grant.
Community Relations Council, Publications Grant.

2013
Belfast City Council, business mentoring as part of the ‘Made in Belfast’ Product Development Competition.

2012
Arts Council of Northern Ireland Travel Award to Residency; Kunstnarhauset Messen, Ålvik, Norway.

2010
Fermanagh District Council bursary to the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Monaghan.

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Community art workshops, Belfast, 2013 – current
Public Artist Presentation and Hardanger Recital, Norway, Nov 2012
Art Teacher, St Comhghall’s College, Fermanagh, Sep 2008 – June 2012
Chairperson of Visual Arts Fermanagh, Nov 2010 – June 2012
Secretary of Visual Arts Fermanagh, Oct 2009 – Nov 2010
Workshop Teacher at Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, June, July 2010
Part time Arts Facilitator for L’Arche Community, Belfast (Community for adults with disabilities), 2004 – 2006

COLLECTIONS
Belfast Media Collection, Northern Ireland
Office of Public Works, Republic of Ireland
Rathlin Island Manor House, Northern Ireland
Greetings cards being sold in various National Trust properties around Northern Ireland.

PRESS
‘The View’, BBC Northern Ireland, April 2014
‘Nós’, Irish language magazine, November 2013

6 thoughts on “CV

  1. Just saw some of your work in The Manor House Rathlin Island and I really liked it.I would like to see more of it .Where is it on display?

    • Hi
      Exhibitions coming up :
      Ormeau Library, Belfast -August 24th – Responses to Irish language songs and tunes.
      Own house, Galwally Pk, Belfast – August 25th – slide projections of underwater photos
      An Culturlann Belfast – early September , paintings from underwater photos, prints of bones from Norwegian residency.
      John Hewitt Belfast -November , portraits of musicians
      Otherwise there is some work shown on this site, susanhughesartist.com, and more on facebook – search for Shu designs. There you will see images which have been made into greetings cards and prints.
      I complete commissions often, mostly portraiture.
      If you want I can keep you on the mailing list for any exhibition invitations let me know.

      Thanks for the interest.
      I hope you enjoyed Rathlin and the Manor House!

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