Contact, Staff and Governance | Sirius Arts Centre Cobh

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The Old Yacht Club
Co. Cork



Artistic Director - Miranda Driscoll  -
Fundraising, Events and Office Manager - Mary O'Dea -
Production & Marketing - Brian Mac Domhnaill -
Projects & Learning - Claire Ryan -

Community Employment Staff 2018/19:

Gallery Attendant - William Maloney
Gallery Attendant - Megan O'Driscoll
Gallery Attendant - Jason Hollywood

Maintanance - Richard Mulcahy
General assisitant - Carmen Apuniewicz

Board of Directors:

Glen Barry (Chair) is a practicing architect , a registered member of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland & the Royal Institute of British Architects. With over fifteen years working as Design Principal at Wilson Architecture, Ireland & Asia, Glen developed a regional, national and international portfolio of scaled Urban Projects. Glen is now the Managing Director and founding member of SHiPSEYBARRY, an Architectural practice specialising in Masterplanning,Urban Design  and Architecture in the commercial development sector in Ireland. 

Dr Mary Stack (Secretary) is an environmental scientist who worked with Cork Co. Council for 39 years. She established and managed the Council’s Education Unit called Environmental Awareness & Research Unit from 2005 to 2017. She was a visiting lecturer in environmental science at Cork Institute of Technology from 1986 to 2004. Mary has a PhD-chemistry CIT, MSc Environmental Science -Trinity College , LLB - London.

Margaret McCann (Treasurer) is the Revenue and Management Accountant at the Port of Cork Company. She joined the board of Sirius Arts Centre in October 2017.

Dr Lucy Dawe Lane is a lecturer in contemporary art and theory at CIT Crawford college of Art and Design. Prior to moving to Cork in 1994 she worked as assistant curator at Kettle’s Yard Gallery, University of Cambridge and as Head of Community Education at Whitechapel Art Gallery in London.  Her research interests centre around historical conceptual art, aesthetics and embodiment as well as a continued investigation into pedagogical models that explore the potential of artworks as forms of thought. 

Danny McCarthy studied at the National College of Art and Design. He has pioneered both performance art and sound art in Ireland and he continues to be a leading exponent exhibiting and performing both in Ireland and abroad . He is a founding director of Triskel Arts Centre and of the National Sculpture Factory .His work is in the collection of The Arts Council Of Ireland, Crawford Gallery and several other national institutions. 

Sally Donegan qualified as a solicitor in 1997.  She holds a commerce and law degree.  She is principal of S Donegan & Co., in Cobh, County Cork and practices in conveyancing, probate and litigation.  She tutors and lectures at the Law Society of Ireland’s professional practice course in both conveyancing and legal research.  She has contributed a chapter to the Law Society’s Complex Conveyancing Manual.  She is chairperson of the board of two professional conduct committees.

Phil Curtin studied Design at Hornsey college of Art. He worked  as an assistant photographer for a number of the top professionals in London and then began a solo career as a professional photographer doing editorial and advertising  with many international clients. Later he diversified into creating multimedia design solutions. Phil is currently lecturing in Creative digital media in CIT.

Governance Code:

Sirius Arts Centre is committed to the governance and transparency requirements as outlined by the Arts Council of Ireland. Sirius Arts Centre Board has adopted its commitment to the process ultimately complying with The Governance Code for the Community, Voluntary and Charitable Sector in Ireland. Sirius Arts Centre has applied to be added the List of Organisations on the adoption journey as outlined on the guidance code for CVC Sector on the Irish governments web site

Registered Address: The Old Yacht Club Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland

Charity Number: CHY 9618

Complaints, feedback and comments should be addressed to : Miranda Driscoll, Director; The Old Yacht Club Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland