Director of the National Sculpture Factory, Cork , Ireland
The National Sculpture Factory (NSF) is an organisation which provides a supportive and enabling environment for the making of art and the realisation of creative projects. It supports artists and their practices through studio facilities, residencies, lecture programmes, cultural exchanges, masterclasses and professional development as well as by initiating ambitious commissions and opportunities. Previously Mary was the first Executive Arts and Culture manager for Dublin Docklands Development Authority., and was Director of Programmes for Cork 2005, European Capital of Culture. While there she was responsible for the initiation of many large scale civic programmes as well as new works and commissions.