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is an award winning Irish artist who has broken new ground in terms of the role of contemporary visual artists working in rural contexts. She is currently researching a PhD through practice at the University of Brighton for which she has developed the X-PO project in the former post office in Kilnaboy, Co Clare. She was joint coordinator of the Shifting Ground Partnership project and Conference on Cultural Strategies & Initiatives for Rural Contexts.

Deirdre work is all about what it means to be an artist working in a rural context – working in context and in community. She has exhibited widely and is a full time lecturer in Painting at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology.