Orlaith Treacy is an independent curator and producer based in Kilkenny. From 2016 until 2018, Orlaith was a producer with Workhouse Union, a developing facility and commissioning agency for visual art, design, architecture, research and community activities. As part of I Sing the Body Electric, an Art School project directed by Jennie Guy for EVA International 2018, Orlaith developed a series of primary school workshops exploring contemporary art and curating. She devised and produced the arts programme for the Abhainn Rí Festival with Trasna Productions in Callan, Co. Kilkenny in 2016 and 2017. Orlaith was awarded an MA by research in Curating Contemporary Art with Limerick School of Art and Design as a scholar of Limerick National City of Culture 2014. She was Assistant Curator with Askeaton Contemporary Arts during Welcome to the Neighbourhood 2014. Orlaith was Director of Occupy Space from 2012-2014, a grassroots visual art organisation that ran a programme of events and exhibitions in Limerick City. In 2018, Orlaith undertook a year of self-directed professional development which included: the short course Art of Invitation, with Encounters in Devon, England; a two-week interdisciplinary residency with Hospitalfield, Scotland; she was a selected participant in the year-long programme, Common Ground, training in socially engaged art tools in Cork, Ireland and Budapest, Hungary and a selected participant in the European Academy of Participation, Castrum Peregrini, Amsterdam. Orlaith is currently a recipient of the Arts Council Visual Arts Bursary Award 2018 and is working as Assistant Producer on the large-scale, participatory production of The Big Chapel with Asylum Productions.
Initial MA research can be found here.
Below is a snapshot of my current portfolio which includes selected projects I have worked on as a producer or curator. To download the pdf please click on the link above.