Shona MacGillivray is a visual artist with over 20 years experience in arts and education and arts and disability
Her practice includes painting, drawing ,murals and mixed media.
Shona is passionate about nature, our environment and cultural heritage and our connection to them.

Collaborative participation, inclusion, the participants’ voice, exploration materials and methods and learning through doing, are all fundamental to her practice.

Shona is a tutor for the Artist in School and Embrace Arts and disability programme, Co. Clare Arts Office, Creative Youth GRETB, and a creative associate with Helium Arts.

Qualifications: years of experience, B.A Hons. degree from Glasgow School of Art. Certificate in youth arts from NYCI. Inclusion training with Helium Arts. Documentation award with KidsOwn / TAP. Lamh and VTS training.

Recent notable projects include:
St. Anne’s school, Ennis. Embrace arts, The Inside Stories. A series of residences with pupils creating expressive artist books. 2022/23

Foroige, Gort Youth Service -public art
Youth led collaborative murals. 2022/23

Knitting the Community, Ardrahan, Co.Galway . Public art.
Community commissioned mural. Collaboration with artist C.Lund. 2023

Herself, celebrating local women, nature and Brigid.
Film collaboration with Jill Beardsworth and community consultation. Public outdoor projection Gort Courthouse, Creative Ireland. 2023

Recent residencies also include,
Artist in School: Wild flower mural at Kilnamona NS, intergenerational project, memories box with Tulla Secordary School, local food mural Tulla NS. Embrace: model making, National Learning network. GRETB: Local Creative Youth Partnership, Life’s colourful Tracks, mixed media with Young Men’s group (ASD).

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