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.


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.


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.

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.

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.

Ger Keenan

Ger Keenan


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



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



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 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.

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.