Temple Bar Gallery + Studios and the Royal Hibernian Academy are delighted to announce Katy Fitzpatrick as their shared Learning and Public Engagement Curator. This new position has been made possible through Arts Council funding in 2017. The role brings specialist expertise and knowledge to audience development and public engagement programmes at both institutions. It will support the deepening and expansion of our existing audience programmes, as well as developing new strands of programming including cross-institutional learning and exchange, and enable us to build and nurture new and diverse audiences. It is an exciting new development that prioritises how we think about audiences and the many possibilities there can be for encountering and experiencing contemporary visual art and artistic practices.
Katy Fitzpatrick has worked for over fourteen years in arts education, in particular in gallery and visual arts education, and has held positions in Tate London, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin City Gallery, the Hugh Lane, as Acting Adviser to The Arts Council’s Young People Children and Education team. She was a co-opted member for the National Council for Curriculum’s Junior Cycle Art, Craft, Design Development Group and is currently on the NCCA’s Senior Cycle Development Group, both on behalf of the Arts Council. She has also lectured at Marino Institute of Education and tutored on the Professional Masters in Education programme at Maynooth University.