Claire Flood

Supervisor


Claire Flood is Signal's epicentre. She is the supervisor of the CE (community employment) project, administrator of everything else & knowledge base of all that happens. If there is anything you need to know she's the person to ask. Claire has been with Signal since 2002.


 








James Nolan

Web Author/IT Administrator


James comes from a printing background and spent many years printing very high quality publications for the home market and for abroad. And he has a exceptional eye for colour, detail and design.
Over the last number of years he has studied Web Design and IT extensively, gaining a distinction in Web Authoring and amassing several IT qualifications including the CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Network+ Certifications.
To date, James has created and launched a number of very well received Web Sites using HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript.
In his spare time he does volunteer work for ASH Animal Rescue walking and rehabilitating the many dogs on site.
His principal interests are Music, Live Gigs, Web Design, Art, Trees, Nature & Wildlife, History, Travel, Theatre, and Film Noir.

 




Stephanie Burke

Staff Artist


Stephanie Burke has studied Performing Arts at the Bray Institute of Further Education (BIFE).
She is currently appearing as a Shield Maiden on the hugely popular 'Vikings' TV series.
Stephanie loves Celtic and Pre-Raphelite Art and she also has a passion for Photography, Film and any creative avenues of expression, exploring what it means to be human.
Stephanies' interests include Fitness, Yoga, English, Animal Welfare, Nature & Wildlife, Reading, Poetry, Dance and Music.

 

 

 




Aidan Lombard

Graphic Artist


Aidan Lombard has studied Graphic Design in Wales and has a BA Honors in Graphics.
He has worked in the print industry, designing and creating banners and various printed media.
Most recently, he has finished a post Grad in Mobile App Design in DIT.
Aidan wants to use his time here at Signal to explore the creative process through traditional and digital means.

 

 

 




Margaret Walsh

Staff Artist


Margaret Walsh comes from a music industry background.
Her ambition is to raise the profile of Signal Arts Centre to an even higher level.
Margaret's interests include Interior Design, Art History and 20th century Literature.

 

 

 

 

 





Sean Nolan

Staff Artist

Sťan Nolan has studied Fine Art in the NCAD and he has a BA Honours Degree in sculpture.
He now works as a stand up comedian utilising projections, music, drawings and spoken word elements.
In 2013, he won the RTE New Comedy Awards and the top prize of Ä5000.
He performs at venues across Ireland and the UK and recently completed two runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

 

 

 

 










Audrey Kane

Staff Artist

Audrey has just completed a QQI Level 9 Postgrad Diploma (PGDip) in Business in Cultural Management.

And she is eager to begin immersing herself in promoting Community Arts and Culture in the Signal environment.

Audrey also has a strong interest in comedy and theatre.


 

 

 

 

 



Jade Butler

Staff Artist

 

Graduating from West Wales School of the Arts in 2010, Jade is a visual artist working in the medium of oil painting.
Jade has exhibited in Ireland and the UK and is currently based in Dublin. Current work draws inspiration from still life painting, particularly the Dutch and Flemish schools.
Her work is a contemporary take on traditional still life and itís associated themes.
Jade has recently exhibited as part of the Society of Women Artists Annual Exhibition in London and been shortlisted for both the Royal Scottish Academy and the Royal Ulster Academy's Annual Exhibitions.








Ger Keenan

Ger Keenan

Ceramics/Artist

Ger Keenan completed level 5 awards in both fine art, as well as Art & Design in B.A.E.C.
She discovered a love for ceramics and sculpture during both courses.
And Ger firmly believes that everyone should allow their imagination to flow.










Geraldine Smith

Administration

 

After a long career in the printing sector Geraldine worked as an administrator for the Carers Association.
She spent two years on an extensive computing course in BAEC.
Geraldine has also studied Payroll and Bookkeeping in DDLETB.
Her interests include travelling, reading and crosswords.











Becky Dunford

Administration

 

Becky has many years experience in both office administration and Gallery Management.
Music has been a very important passion throughout her life, having grown up surrounded by musicians and others involved in the music industry.
She was co-founder of the Wall of Fame in Temple Bar, a giant and permanent outdoor display of photographs of some of Ireland's greatest musicians, which has become a very popular landmark.
Her other interests include Art, Film, the Natural world and of course, her two young children.





Ciaran

Ciaran Coogan

Staff Artist

Ciaran is an Actor/Theatre Manager with numerous credits on stage and screen. Ciaran also studied Arts Facilitation and has been involved in various Community Arts projects.

Now he is currently writing a piece for stage which he hopes to premier in the Autumn.








Donal Smith

Donal Smyth

Staff Artist

Donal comes from a business background importing children's playground equipment.

He is interested in music and writing, and Donal will be studying computing and IT..












James Hayes

Staff Artist

 

James Hayes is an established sculptor proficient in a wide range of traditional and new media skills, ranging from authentic Bronze Age metal casting to complex 3D computer modelling and image manipulation.
He has been commissioned for site specific public, corporate & private sculpture regularly since 1995, and has exhibited extensively in Ireland and North America.
James is a professional member of Visual Artists Ireland since 1993. James has organised and run five "Umha Aois" experimental bronze casting symposia, and is an active participant on the "Umha Aois" projects since 1996.
He has trained in traditional visual arts and sculpture skills in Toronto, Canada, and has since extended his skills base with a Bachelor of Arts from Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology, and a Master of Science in Multimedia Skills from Trinity College, Dublin.







Kaisa Ypya

Staff Artist

 

Kaisa is originally from Finland where she studied Fine Arts.
And she has also spent many years living and working in the UK and South Africa before moving to Ireland.
Recently Kaisa has studied Fashion Theatre and Media Make-Up in Bray and has since worked on various Film Sets and in Theatre.
Her interests include World Travel, Art and Culture, Nature and Hiking.







Conor Rafferty

Staff Artist

 

Often mistaken for a young Pierce Brosnan, Conor chose a different path to the Navan native by attaining a Degree in Art History in UCD and completing his M.A. in Arts Management & Cultural Policy in Queens University, Belfast.
Conorís hobbies include long distance marathons, rock climbing and abseiling. Recently he narrowly missed setting a new Irish record in the NYC marathon by 3/100ths of a second.
Equipped with extreme levels of enthusiasm and energy, Conor is determined to bring these qualities to his work in Signal Arts.