Claire Flood


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.


Jonathan Higgins

Web Developer + Social Media

Jonathan comes from a photography background (Graduated with a BA in Photography 2013 From DIT) and has in recent years moved into web development (Graduated H.Dip in Web Technologies from NCI in 2017).

He is currently knee deep in a redesign of the website or making Instagram or Facebook posts, or maintaining the current website.


Interested in all sports, but especially soccer and hurling. Gaillimh Abú.

John McCann

Graphic Design & Newsletter

John McCann returns to Signal Arts
after completing a two year Graphic
Design Course in Bife where he
earned his level 6 plus higher National
Diploma. Picking up from where he
left off with the Signal newsletter he hopes to gain more experience with further training and working with new clients.


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.


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.

Sean Murray



Sean is a Graphic Designer with additional expertise in 3D modelling, technical drawing and sketching.
His pastimes include hiking, martial arts and spending ridiculous amounts of time creating and crafting Sci-Fi miniatures.

Drew Freeland

Staff Artist


Drew Freeland is an Irish artist based in Dublin and Wicklow and works with the visual image.
He has recently graduated from Dun Laoghaire IADT with a bachelor honours in Photography.
His work involves portraits and landscapes and street photography exploring the urban space.
While working mainly with the still image he creates books and works with the moving image. He has exhibited his work at group shows around Dublin and looks forward being apart of the Signal Arts team.





Lorna Lennon

Staff Artist


Lorna Lennon is an artist and writer
living in Bray. She is especially interested in Visual arts and teaches Drawing and Watercolour Painting. She has a Higher National Diploma in Fine Arts as well as qualifications in Marketing and Public Relations. Her interests include playing the bodhran,
tin whistle, and crafts.






Conor Rafferty

Exhibitions Co-Ordinator / Membership Development Officer


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.
Conor’s 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.

Geraldine Smith



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.





Beata Piotrowska



Beata's philosophy is all about nature, a healthy lifestyle and natural hand-made products.
She makes and markets her own natural soap and cosmetics through her Facebook Page 'Soap Marriage'.
And she also restores old funiture and does interior design. Her other passion is fashion and photography. She also loves to travel, explore new places and culture.
Beata loves to cook and spend time with her family and friends and walking her dog, sweet Lulu. Whilst in Poland Beata was working in her local Post Office and running her own business.
Here in Ireland she has studied and completed Business Management and Administration QQI Level 5 and just recently she completed a course in Payroll Accounting.


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.





Ruth Feeley

Staff Artist


Ruth Feeley is a textile artist, working with felted art and quilting and sometimes a combination of both. Ruth worked as the School Administrator in The Bray School
Project N.S. for 20 years where she occasionally helped out with Art Projects. Ruth gives classes from time to time in the Design House in Dublin
city centre.