Arts Writer In Residence
Joanne is an arts writer, editor and researcher based in county Roscommon. She has recently been appointed Features Editor of the Visual Artists’ News Sheet, where she will commission and develop new writing for an Irish arts readership. She is curious about ethnographic and archival functions of the arts, as well as the role of arts education and research in generating new forms of knowledge. Joanne is a member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) and a regular contributor to international arts publications including Art Monthly and Frieze. She was previously assistant editor for the online resource publicart.ie and coordinator of the Roscommon Visual Artists Forum (RVAF). Joanne won ‘VAI/DCC Critical Writing Award 2012/13’ for her extended essay ‘Commemoration – A Forward-Looking Act’. She has previously developed research reports and policy documents for organisations such as 126 Artist-Run Gallery, Kilkenny Arts Office and Youth Work Ireland.