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Dr Ciara Healy-Musson

'Butterflies', 2006. Artists book publication in Tate collection.

Dr Ciara Healy-Musson is a Writer, Book Artist, Curator and Programme Director of Art at IT Carlow, Ireland. Her teaching is research-led and is informed by her engagement with rurality, heritage & community, place-based curating, and experiential education. Her research interests involve developing strategies in writing, curating and education for philosophy, poetry, literature, science, agriculture, and the visual arts to converge. This is in order to explore new ways of ‘making room’ for other ontologies. Healy-Musson’s creative practice supports new dialogues between disciplines and facilitates more porous and heterodox ways of re-thinking relationships with the world, especially in a time of climate change. Her bookworks are housed in numerous prestigious collections including TATE Britain Artists’ Book Collection, The V&A National Art Library, and the National Irish Visual Arts Library. Recent publications include Thin Place: new modes of environmental knowing through contemporary curatorial practice, which was published by Cambridge University Press in 2019 as part of a collection of interdisciplinary essays on climate change.

Thin Place, 2015. Exhibition curated for Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Wales. This image contains work by Jonathan Anderson, Flora Parrott, Adam Buick.

Thin Place, 2015. Publication designed and developed for Thin Place Exhibition. Includes texts, images and contributions from a wide range of disciplines. Published with the support of Arts Council Wales. ISBN: 978-0-9551434-5

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