Helena Tobin (STAC – South Tipperary Arts Centre)

Helena Tobin, artistic director @ STAC, is an artist, curator and researcher with extensive experience of working in the Arts. She is a graduate of the MA in Visual Art Practices, IADT and the BA in Fine Art from Crawford College of Art and Design. Helena has worked across a broad section of the Arts sector including, the Abbey Theatre, Kilkenny Arts Festival, Fenton Gallery, Cork and was co-founder and co-director of SITEATION, an artists’ collective and project space (formerly located in Dublin). During her time as assistant curator the Fenton Gallery she was also assistant editor and project co-coordinator for the publication ‘Representing Art in Ireland’. She has been a member of Ormond Studios, Dublin, and the Backwater Studios, Cork, and has worked in education as a photography tutor and workshop facilitator. Her artwork is in the public collections of the OPW and Cork Institute of Technology.


Curator’s Areas of Interest:

My remit as artistic director at STAC is to bring the very best of contemporary Irish art practices to Clonmel and the wider region here in the South East. Central to this is to advocate and support the ecology of art and culture in the area and to enhance engagement and opportunities for both art practitioners and audiences at a local and national level. I have a particular interest in lens based work, installation, research practices, and those practices that operate outside of a city-centric environment which respond to the context of the rural.




Helena Tobin is taking part in Speed Curating on Wednesday 6th October

Please Note:
VAI members attending Get Together 2021 can book up to 3 Speed Curating Sessions and 2 Clinics only. If you book more than this we will need to call you to cancel the extra bookings. Please do not over book as this will lead to delays for other artists and may result in other artists missing their chance to book when they are viewing.

A Get Together General Admission ticket is needed to attend Speed Curating and Specialist Clinics. If you do not book your General Admission ticket your Speed Curating and Clinic Bookings will not be valid.  


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