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Heather Dornan-Wilson: Series 02 - Episode 09

Multidisciplinary maker Heather Dornan-Wilson, joins us for episode nine of ten from our second series.

A clip of this episode is available above in the video.

Tanya Ireland Limited Making Conversations Podcast Episode

This second series of Making Conversations Podcast is funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland as part of their Artist Emergency Programme.

For episode nine, Heather speaks to us about her artistic practice and the importance of not being defined by materials, processes and disciplines.

As a multidisciplinary maker, Heather looks for the material language to drive the physicality of her work.

After originally graduating from the textile department at Ulster University, Heather studied for a Masters degree, where she further worked in a wide array of materials.

Listen to Heather's wonderful Making Conversations Podcast Episode below, or find it on iTunes, Spotify, Google or ask a voice activated speaker to 'Play Making Conversations Podcast'.



"Belfast born Heather Dornan Wilson holds a B.Ed in Drama & English, a BA in Fine and Applied Arts and a Masters in Applied Art.

She was selected for bursaries through Arts & Business and received several awards from ACNI and Lisburn & Castlereagh Borough Council She creates work for exhibition and residencies, both home and abroad and has won tenders for large-scale public sculpture and sculptural awards. Within her cross disciplinary practice, Heather was commissioned as a research collaborator working with Maiden Voyage Dance Company & Dance Resource Base, with the NI Science Festival, through Ulster University School of Psychology and the Department for Research and Innovation and was an invited artist on PICP, a European funded project creating dialogue around arts, transition and prisons. She also curates, instigates and project manages innovative art interventions with mak9, creating events and experiences that give insight into art processes, creative thinking and the enjoyment of materials."

Series two of Making Conversations Podcast has been funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland as part of their Artist Emergency Programme.


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