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NOVEMBER: Ballinglen Arts Foundation Fellowship Residency, Co. Mayo, Ireland, 2–22 November


SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER: We are hurtling into the future, Solo Exhibition, Wexford Arts Centre, September 17–October 12. David Begley in conversation with Joanna Kidney at the Exhibition  Publication launch, 15 September

Attended the 12th International Encaustic Conference, Cape Cod, MA, USA. Presented and taught at the Conference. Demonstration and Course title: Excavating your image: working with time, layers and history to create resonance in painting


APRIL: Awarded Arts Council of Ireland Travel and Training Award.
To attend the 12th International Encaustic Conference, Cape Cod, MA, USA and take a Colour Theory Course with Richard Frumess, founder of R&F Handmade Encaustic Paints.


APRIL: Received Wicklow County Council Artists Support Scheme Award

MARCH-APRIL: Metamurmuration, Solo Exhibition, Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre, Co. Cork, 3 March–10 April. Opened by writer Sara Baume, 3 March.
Artists Gallery Talk with a response to Metamurmuration by Uillinn Dance Artist in Residence Helga Deasy. 24 March.


MARCH: Concerning the Other, Group Exhibition, Queen Street Studios, Belfast, 9-29 March
A collaborative project curated by Olivier Cornet, Claire Halpin and Eoin Mac Louchlainn. Participating artists: Brian Fay, Claire Halpin, James Hanley RHA, Joanna Kidney, Eoin Mac Lochlainn, Miriam McConnon, Kate Murphy, Ben Readman, Gail Ritchie and Susanne Wawra.


JANUARY: Featured in the The Messy Studio Podcast:
Interview with Rebecca Crowell in Episode 4 of ‘The Messy Studio’ podcast.