Ann Davoren (Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre)
Ann Davoren has over 30 years professional experience in arts management, with a particular emphasis on, and expertise in the visual arts, and in arts education and socially engaged arts practice. Since 2001, as Director of West Cork Arts Centre, she has worked with many emerging and established Irish and international artists, curators and arts organisations to develop commissions, projects, publications, exhibitions and symposia. She was also instrumental in the development of a new MA Art and Environment Programme for west Cork. Ann is a member of Cork County Council’s Strategic Policy Committee (Arts and Culture); the BA (hons) Visual Art Degree Programme Management Group; and Cork University Hospital Art Collection Steering Group. She is Chairperson of Skibbereen Community Project and is on the Boards of Skibbereen Arts Festival and West Cork Music.
Curator’s Areas of Interest:
I’m interested in socially engaged arts practice and how artists and communities by working together can explore and address urgent current social, political and cultural issues.
I’m also interested in arts practice that engages with the issues of the Anthropocene encompassing questions about the relationship between nature and society, society, science and technology and the role of the arts in negotiating these debates.
I’m interested in multi-disciplinary and cross-artform practice.