Education 

 

2009                          BA (Honours) Visual Arts Practice, IADT, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

2003                          Graphics for Print Media FETAC/ City and Guilds Certificate, FAS, Cabra, Dublin

2002                          Certificate in Project and Community Development, University College Dublin

2000                          Group Facilitation, Meitheal Training Centre, All Hallows College, Drumcondra, Dublin

1997                           Classical and 3-D Computer Animation NCEA Certificate, Metamorph Training Programme, Multi-media Centre, Ballyfermot Senior                                                  College, Dublin

1992                           Portfolio Preparation VPT Certificate, O’ Fiaich College of Further Education, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Non-accredited 

2013                           Community Television Studio Operator Course, the Guinness Enterprise Centre, Taylor’s Lane, Dublin

2012                           Pedagogy of Cultural Rights, study visit to Liverpool Biennial’s ‘The Unexpected Guest’ with Blue Drum and Connect Family Resource                                            Centres

2011                           Managing Socially Engaged Projects with Artist Fiona Woods, Visual Artists Ireland, Dublin

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2019                          EMIT, Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, Co Louth

2010                          The Turning Point , Droichead Arts Centre, Co Louth 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions 

 

2021                          Connection II, Lockdown Blossom with Lines of Enquiry, Drogheda Arts Centre

2020                         Connection I, Lockdown Blossom with Lines of Enquiry, Drogheda Arts Centre

                                  Between You and Me, Contemporary Irish Art Centre Los Angeles (CIACLA) in association with MART Gallery and Studios

2019                          Borrowed Ground, 11 Artists, 11 Weeks, 11 Studio Spaces, Drogheda Arts Festival

2017                          Orientation, Droichead Arts Centre

                                   www.thirtythree-45.com, ‘water reflector’ video installation

2016                          Artists Arising 2016, Millmount Museum, Drogheda, Co. Louth 

2015                          Irish Composers Collective Takeover at the Irish Architectural Archive, Merrion Square, Dublin, water reflector, live music response in                                             collaboration with composer Breifne Holohan

2014                          Real and Imagined Worlds, Drogheda Arts Festival

                                  New Music Festival, National Concert Hall, Dublin. Debut of ‘water reflector’ presented in collaboration with composer Breifne Holohan 

                                  53Minus6, Laurence Centre, Drogheda

2013                          Things In Translation The Merging Point, video installation, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Co. Louth

                                  Legs Foundation for the Translation of Things (LFTT), The Splitting Point, video installation, the Guesthouse, Cork

2012                          Negotiations ‘The Splitting Point in the River Boyne’ video installation at Scotch Hall Shopping Centre, Drogheda

                                  Drogheda Arts Festival Legs Foundation for the Translation of Things (LFTT) 3-day performance collaboration with artist Helen Horgan

                                  Pattern & Redundancy The Drawing Project, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

2011                          LFTT Mobile Library (Hermitage MK3), Broadstone Studios, 22 Harcourt Terrace, Dublin 2. ‘Can You Hear the Birds, St. Francis?’ multi-media                                   performance and video installation

                                  Print Point Print Studio official launch, Droichead Arts Centre, Barlow Yard, Drogheda

2010                         Teddy Doyle Tribute Exhibition, Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda

                                  Urbxchange, Unit 1& 2 The Haymarket, Drogheda.  

                                  Nexus Arts at the Drogheda Arts Festival, Irish Nationwide Building, West Street, Drogheda

​2009                         Straying Closer to the Truth, The Friary, Multyfarnham, Co. Westmeath

                                  Here’s Something I Made Later, Market Studios, Mary’s Lane & Halstrom St., Dublin 7

                                  Graduate Show, Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dublin 

​2008                         Wind Drawings, Droichead Arts Centre,  Stockwell Street, Drogheda, Co. Louth

                                  1 in 10, Broadstone Gallery, Hendrons Building, 36-40 Upper Dominick St, Dublin 7

2007                         Flow, movie short shown at the emerging artists showcase at the Digital Hub, Thomas St. Dublin

 

Curatorial Projects

 

2020                         Co-curated ‘Vestige’ by Louth Craftmark with artist Brian Hegarty and Droichead Arts Centre Director Collette Farrell

2014                          GAME ON- Create’s Artist in Residence scheme collaboration with Coderdojo and Droichead Arts Centre, curated a multi-event for                                                 children at Drogheda Arts Festival 2014, culminating in the video mapping of St Laurence Gate, a 3-day technology and robotics event in                                       Boomerang Youth Cafe, exhibition, workshops in 3D printing, talks by the lead artists at Legacy Effects LA, coding apps and games                                                 development workshops with Drogheda’s young programmers

2012                          Curated the Drogheda 600 Arts Collective's showcase event ‘Negotiations’ representing thirty five of Drogheda’s current practicing artists                                     in Scotch Hall Shopping Centre, Drogheda

2007                         Upstate Theatre Project 10 Year Exhibition of Professional and Community Engaged Theatre, Barlow House, Drogheda

 

Awards

 

2021                          Platform 31 Participating Artist 

2021                          Louth County Council Tyrone Guthrie Regional Bursary Award 2021 

2014                          Create Ireland’s Artist in Residence Programme

 

Projects/ Commissions 

 

2021                          Being a Child in Drogheda in 2020, The Genesis Programme, collaborative project with artist Yvonne Dowd Gardiner with four schools in                                       Drogheda

 

2020                         How to make a Shoebox Crankie. Made for Crinniu na nOg 2020 with the support of Creative Ireland and An Tain, Dundalk,

                                  Co. Louth. https://youtu.be/ueXDWzslpJc

                                  Light Boat at High Tide. Commissioned by Upstate Theatre Project to create a light installation at Ship Street, Drogheda in collaboration                                       with lighting designer John McGovern. http://upstate.ie/light-boat-at-high-tide/

                                  Ship Street News - A Compendium of Understandings Volume 1 Design and layout of publication in collaboration with Upstate Theatre                                         Project, Architect Caroline Whatley and the residents of Ship Street, Drogheda, Co Louth. 

                                  http://upstate.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Ship-Street-Compendium-Final-26Aug2020-for-online-viewing-compressed-1.pdf

 

2019                         Boyne Valley Camino commissioned design of three  of the official passport stamps from the Drogheda to A Coruna section of the

                                 Camino de Santiago de Compostela

                                 Borrowed Ground Collective, 11 Artists, 11 Weeks, 11 Studio Spaces. Member of the curatorial team to develop experimental pop-up group                                    exhibition/studio space/residency in the Gallery of the Droichead Arts Centre as part of Drogheda Arts Festival 2019

 

2018                         Mr. Wisscoccally- Adventure in Thorny Wood, designed and illustrated the childrens’ story written by author Ruth Campbell

                                 Flaa'd Out in Drawda, music video celebrating the coming of the Fleadh to Drogheda in 2018 by Rapscallion Ballad Band

                                 https://youtu.be/-0JrMaeNAX8

 

2017                         Boomerang Youth Café, Drogheda, commissioned to paint mural on front door 

 

2016                        Temple Street Children’s Hospital, commissioned to paint mural in the children’s multi-sensory room

 

2015                         A Christmas Carol, Designed backdrop of the Tiny Dancers production at the Barbican, Drogheda, Co. Louth

                                 Junction Festival, Clonmel. Facilitator with Junction Joe’s youth club with Australia’s ‘One Step at a Time Like This’ production company, to                                    realise an interactive site-specific digital tour of Clonmel

 

2013                         SHARED- Commissioned by Upstate Theatre Project. Videographer and set design for the youth theatre’s multi-media and multi-cultural                                      theatrical event in an Tain, Dundalk, Co. Louth 

​                                 The Merging Point, video installation. 'Things in Translation' Group Show at the Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda

                                 Development Perspectives (DPTV) collaboration to develop documentaries highlighting local and global concern

                                 'Salmon ofKnowledge’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Izrp-tvf1M ‘Food for Thought’ in http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Izrp-tvf1M

 

​2012                        The Dubliners Dilemma, camerawork on promotional video of theatre practitioner Declan Gorman’s adaptation of James Joyce’s Dubliner

                                The Far Side Member of Upstate Theatre Project’s devising and performing group directed by Brokentalkers, that included excerpts from

                                "4 Measures" video installation 

                                After Completion Member of  artist Monica Flynn’s performance response to the LFTT Library at the Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda

                                Muirhevnamonster, Creative Spark, Dundalk, Co Louth. Facilitated MuPaPu’s shadow puppet production, a collaboration between artists,                                       writers, videographers and the residents of Muirhevnamor, Dundalk https://youtu.be/PemLtyQoVp0

 

2010                       LFTT Mobile Library, Culture Night, Bray, Co Wicklow. Collaboration event with artist Helen Horgan

 

2006                      Celebrating Change, Sunshine Bar, North Quay, facilitated the production of a (30 x 4 ft) mosaic in collaboration with the residents of                                              Drogheda Homeless Aid, St Joseph's Hostel, North Strand

 

Residencies

 

2021                       Tyrone Guthrie Artist Residency, Annaghmakerrig, County Monaghan

                               Artist in residence at Creative Spark, Dundalk, County Louth

2012                       Legs Foundation for the Translation of Things LFTT, facilitated six month residency project in collaboration with artist Helen Horgan 

2014                       Create’s Artist in Residence scheme

2008                      The Friary Artist Residency, Multifarnham, County Westmeath. 

 

Professional Positions 

 

                                             A background in graphic design has led to over twenty five years experience engaging groups of mixed ability through creative workshops                                                in art, literacy and digital media. 

 

2017- Present       Louth Meath Education and Training Board, Drogheda

2019                       Children’s Art Summer Camp facilitator Droichead Arts Centre 

                                Crinniu na nOg Children’s Festival art facilitator, Mellifont Abbey, Monasterboice, Co. Louth 

                                Drogheda Arts Festival, Draw on Louth facilitator, St Dominic’s Park, Drogheda 

2018                        Leanbh Festival, art workshop facilitator in various schools in the North East Region, Droichead Art Centre,

2017                        Leanbh Festival, art workshop facilitator

                                Crinniu na Casca, art facilitator at Mellifont Abbey, Monasterboice, Co. Louth

2014                        Became a mother 

2013-2014              FETAC Level 4 Digital Media Facilitator ESLO, Drogheda Youth Development, Drogheda

2013-2014              Creative Arts Facilitator Blue Drum’s Happy Parenting Initiative working with Family Resource Centres nationally.

2013                        Art Facilitator ‘How are you feeling today?’ St. Colm Cille’s GAA Club, Co Meath.

2012- 2013             FETAC Level 3 Arts and Crafts Facilitator ESLO, Drogheda Youth Development, Drogheda.

2012                        Art Facilitator Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda.

2009                       Assistant Co-ordinator of DAVE (Digital Audio-Visual Education), Drogheda Youth Development, FAS and Community Media Associates  

2008                       Assistant Co-ordinator of ESLO (Early School Leavers Opportunities) Programme, Drogheda Youth Development and FAS

                                Facilitated FETAC Level 3 Modules of Puppetry, Visual Arts Practice, DYD, West Gate, Narrow West Street, Drogheda, Co Louth.

2008                       Puppet Making Facilitator Beyond the Lough, Carlingford Community Development, Carlingford, Co. Louth and Bush Post Primary School,                                   Riverstown, Dundalk, Co. Louth

2007                       Assistant Administrator & Visual Artist Upstate Theatre Project, Drogheda.

2003-2007             Assistant Resettlement Officer and Workshop Co-ordinator, Drogheda Homeless Aid, 35 North Strand, Drogheda, Co. Louth

 

Membership

                                Teaching Council of Ireland Registered

                                Visual Artists Ireland

                                Borrowed Ground Artist Collective 

                                National Campaign for the Arts

                                Drogheda Artist Network  

                                Drogheda 600 Arts Collective 

 

Boards and Advisory Panels 

 

2018- present       Chairperson of the Droichead Arts Centre

2018 & 2019           Selection panel for First Solo at the Droichead Arts Centre

2010- 2018             Droichead Arts Centre Board of Management Member, Stockwell Street, Drogheda

2017- Present        Borrowed Ground Collective, founding member

2010- 2015             Drogheda Youth Development, Board of Management Member, Westgate, Drogheda

2011- 2014              Print Point Print Studio, founding member and governance, Droichead Arts Centre, Barlow Yard, Drogheda

 

Press/Publications

 

2019                          https://visualartists.ie/events/emit-vivienne-byrne-at-droichead-arts-centre-drogheda/

                                 https://droghedalife.com/news/vivienne-byrnes-visual-music-at-droichead

2017                          http://thirtythree-45.com/1301-2/

2013                          http://www.artscouncil.ie/Case-Studies/Arts-Participation/The-Far-Side/

2012                          https://thelfttlibrary.com/2012/05/03/drogheda-arts-festival-2012-2/

                                  https://www.dkit.ie/system/files/Tech%20Talk%20Flyer%20Drogheda%20Arts.pdf

 

Public Presentations 

 

2019                          Public talk on EMIT, solo show at the Droichead Arts Centre 

2012                          Panel discussion at Pattern and Redundancy, the Drawing Project, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

 

 

Collections        

 

                                              Has work in private collections nationally and internationally 

2010 - present
2010 - present

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