Art Forms: Visual Art, Film, Participatory Arts, Public Arts, Arts Education, Curation, Facilitation, Advocacy

Yvonne Cullivan

Areas of Interest:

Working with communities of place and / or communities of interest in long-term participatory public arts projects with an emphasis on process, including research and engagement, toward multiple possible outcomes.

Working with interdisciplinary professionals in a research and participatory capacity to create new work.

Working with artists and students on professional development programmes and workshops. Particularly in relation to the above approach to practice.

Yvonne Cullivan


Yvonne Cullivan is a professional visual artist with fifteen years experience in studio practice, arts-in-education, public art, participatory arts, advocacy and professional development.  She holds a National Dip. in Fine Art and Design from Galway / Mayo Institute of Technology, a B.A. in Fine Art from Crawford College of Art and Design and an M.Sc. in Multimedia from Dublin City University.  Yvonne is currently a part-time Lecturer at the National College of Art and Design in both First Year Art and Design and the Media Department. 

Working across a broad range of documentary-style media including sound, film, photography, drawing and writing, her practice is underpinned by a strong participatory and collaborative approach.  She often works within communities of place and / or communities of interest, rooting the engagement in site-specific research and interdisciplinary knowledge generation.  Sustained processes of observation, documentation, collaboration and experiential engagement with place, lead to the reframing and representation of rural and marginal spaces through the creation of new artworks.

Yvonne has exhibited nationally and internationally, in solo and group exhibitions, and has successfully undertaken residencies, commissions and projects in association with a number of local authority councils and established organisations throughout Ireland.  A full C.V. and portfolio of work is available to view on

Yvonne Cullivan

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Yvonne Cullivan

Project Links:

In the Current - a recent public art project

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Bealtaine Festival 2014 with Dublin City Council and Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre

Yvonne Cullivan