Angela Duignan No. 4 The Pines, Ardnanagh. Roscommon Town. Co. Roscommon

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Angela Duignan

No.4 The Pines, Ardnanagh. Roscommon Town. Co. Roscommon. Tel. 0874121644

Born in Roscommon in 1973, she received a Diploma in fine art ’94 and BFA ’95 from LSAD, Post grad Cert in psychology from NUI Maynooth ’09 and is currently studying for an MA- Art in The Digital World at NCAD. Her work encompasses photography, video and audio instillations. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally, is a freelance curator, project/ workshop facilitator and has been on the panel of Artists for the Arts Council of Ireland funded Artist-in-Prison residency programme since 2000. She has facilitated Artist-in-Schools programmes, Selected for the Art@Work residency programme, Joint-arts initiative programme and TRADE International Residency Programme. She was the founding member of Art Lane Artists studios and is the Mid - Western Regional Representative for Artist Studio Network Ireland (ASNI). She has been awarded funding from the Arts Council of Ireland and Culture Ireland.

Group shows

2013 Dublin Mini Maker Faire. The science Gallery.TCD.

MA-Art in The Digital World graduate exhibition NCAD.

Excess Baggage, The Estonian Acadamy of Arts, Tallinn. Estonia.

2012 The GoggleWorks, Reading PA. U.S

Interchange, CFEVA, Philadelphia.

In-terim, IMOCA. Dublin.

2011 The Imagination of Children, V&A Museum of Childhood. London.

Culture Night 2011. Roscommon.

PhotoIreland Festival. Dublin.

RLF. Roscommon.

2010 RED DOT Pop-Up exhibition. Roscommon.

Show 2010. Culture Night 2010. Roscommon.

RLF. Roscommon.

2009 alter/native project. Bolye Arts Festival, Boyle.

2007 Open Eyes. Roscommon Fringe Festival.

2006 Mantua Project. Mantua, Co. Roscommon.

Art Lane Studios. Roscommon.

Art@Work. Roscommon Arts Centre.

2004 Sue Hill Charity Exhibition. Boyle. Co. Roscommon.

Roscommon Arts Week. Roscommon.

Anti-War Exhibition. Ballyfermot Civic Offices. Dublin.

2003 Home. Roscommon Arts Centre.

1998 Images of India. Roscommon County library.

1996 Waiting Spaces. Critical Access Art Project. St. Loman’s Psychiatric Hospital, Dublin.

1995 Local Artists Exhibition. Boyle Arts Festival.

1994 The Open Frame. Roscommon.

Expo ’94. Street Performance. Limerick.

Roscommon Arts Week.

1993 Performance. Triskel Arts Week. Triskel Art Gallery. Cork.

The Dream Factory. Street Performance. Limerick.

Curated Shows

2014 Mediated Realities. The Freedman gallery.Albright College. Reading. PA. USA.

2012 Interchange. Group show 8 Irish Artists. CFEVA. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. USA.

Adapt. co curated with Amy Stevens. Group show 7 US artists. Broadstone Studios. Dublin.

2011 Culture Night 2011. 20 artists. Commissioned by Arts Office, Roscommon Co.Co.

2010 REDDOT. Group show 13 artists. Pop-Up Exhibition. Roscommon.

Show 2010. Group show 56 artists. Culture Night 2010, For Roscommon Co. Co. Arts Office.

What Makes Me Happy? Foroige Castlerea Youth Project. 9 students.

2009 The Bigger Picture. 3 artists. Roscommon.

2009 Whatcha Lukin At ?!. 8 students from The RAD Project. Roscommon Arts Centre.

2007 Open Eyes. 60 artists. Roscommon Fringe Festival

2003 HOME. 20 artists. Roscommon Arts Centre.


2010 Joint Arts Initiative- Roscommon Co. Co. & VEC. Foroige Castlerea Youth Project.

Joint Arts Initiative- Roscommon Co. Co. & VEC. RAD Youth Project.

Mural project. Roscommon Community Play School.

Photography project. Roscommon Community College.

Photography project. Scoil Mhuire Secondary school, Roscommon.

2009 - 08 Photography project. The RAD Youth Project. Roscommon.

2008 Photography project. Roscommon Community College.

Mural Project. The RAD Youth Project. Roscommon.

Lollypops. Children’s workshop. Roscommon Arts Centre.

2006 Arts Days. Scoil Mhuire Primary School. Roscommon.

Photography and darkroom workshop. Roscommon Community College.

2002 Arts/Crafts workshops. Dublin Simon Community, Education Unit. Dublin.

2001 Arts/Crafts workshops. Hill St. Community Resource Centre. Dublin.

1998 Print workshop. St. Patrick's Juvenile Detention Centre. NCR, Dublin.


2010 Artist-in-Prison. The Grove. Castlerea Prison.

2008 Artist-in School. Ballyleague National School.

TRADE International Residency. Boyle.

Artist-in-School. Croghan National School.

2007 Artist-in-Prison. The Grove. Castlerea Prison.

Artist-in-Prison. The Education Unit. Castlerea Prison.

2006 Art@Work. Molloy’s Bakery. Roscommon.

2004 Artist-in-Prison. St. Patrick's Juvenile centre. NCR. Dublin.

Keeping The Faith. Dance festival Ireland. Dochas Centre. Dublin.

2003-‘00 Artist-in-Prison. St. Patrick's Juvenile Detention Centre. NCR. Dublin.

Teaching Experience

2011-07 Temp/part-time Art teacher, Castlerea Prison.

2010 Part-time Art& Crafts Facilitator. Oakwood Retirement Home. Roscommon.

2009-07 Full-Time Summer School, Castlerea Prison.

2007 Temp / Part-time. Roscommon School of Art.

Part-Time Adult Art classes. Vita House. Roscommon.

2004 Substitute photography Tutor. FAS Training Centre, Jervis St. Dublin.

1999 Full-Time, Maternity leave cover. Art teacher. Castlerea Prison.

Awards / Bursaries

  • Individual artist bursary, Roscommon Arts Office. 2013

  • Culture Ireland Funding Excess Baggage, Estonian Academy of Arts. Tallinn 2013.

  • Culture Ireland funding for Interchange show Philadelphia April 2012.

  • Culture Ireland funding for The Imagination of Children exhibition 2011.

  • Joint Arts Initiative Bursary Roscommon Co. Co. Arts Office 2010

  • Artist-in-Prison Bursary, Arts Council of Ireland 2000,’01,’02,’03,’04,’07,’07,’10.

  • Individual Artists Bursary, Roscommon Co. Co. Arts Office .2007,’08,’09.’10

  • Artist Bursary. Roscommon Arts Centre 2008

  • Artist-in-Schools Bursary. Roscommon Co. Co. 2007

  • TRADE Artists Bursary. Roscommon & Leitrim Co. Co. Arts Office 2007

  • Art@Work Bursary. Roscommon Co, Council Arts Office 2006

  • Arts Council of Ireland Travel Award 1997

  • Eillesh Kilgallen Award. Boyle Arts Festival 1996


Shaffrey. TRADE International Residency Seminar.

  • See

  • Art@work residency programme.


  • CIRCA spring 1996. Page 51. Waiting spaces by Marian Lovett.


  • I have fundraised over €10,000 for Dublin Simon Community and completed a 150km trek along The Great Wall of China in 2002. And a 250km trek in the inner Arctic Circle for Dublin Simon Community 2003.

  • Awarded City & Guilds Cert Level 2 Progression award in Photography and Information Technology 2004.

  • Completed the ASIST Suicide intervention skills training programme 2007.

  • Awarded 1st class Hons. C­ertificate in Psychology from NUI, Maynooth 2009.

  • Attended The Cork Art Therapy Summer School at the Crawford College of Art & Design 2009.

  • Completed ‘Children First’, The National Guidelines for the Protection and Welfare of Children Keeping Safe Training 2007 & 2010.

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