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2001 – 2004 B.A. Hons in Fine and Applied Arts. University Ulster.

2004 – 2006 Advanced Certificate in Education. Art Therapy MSC. Queens University Belfast.
2022 – Present.  M. F. A. University Ulster.



2003 – 2018 Lecturer/Technician in Art. South-Eastern Regional College Bangor.

2018 – Present. Community artist working with various groups, 



2016 Linda Mary Montano. Interbeing. Ulster Museum, Belfast

2018 Marylin Arsem. MOBIUS: Catalyst Arts, Belfast

2019 Steve Batts. Presence Space and Time, The Southbank. Belfast

2019 Monica Mayer, El Tendoro: Feminist Art and Action. Cathedral Quarter, Belfast

2020 Boris Nieslony. On the Way. Glass House, Derry/Londonderry

2021 Alastair Maclennan, James King. Realising Freedom, The Mac Gallery, Belfast

2022 Tomaz Szrama BIFPA: University of Atypical, Belfast

2023 Sandra Johnston: Residential Armagh N.I.



2010 Solo painting exhibition Tidelands, Ards Art Centre

2010 – 2014 Annual group exhibitions in Creative Peninsula Event.

2011 – 2014 Annual, Women’s international day.  Andrews Gallery, Titanic Building, Belfast

2021 Artlink Online group exhibition.

2021 FUSE. Queens Street Studios, Belfast

2022 Cohere: Queens Street Studios, Belfast.



2016 – Present. Bbeyond Monthly Meetings

2017. PAB. Bergen, Norway

2018 Jelilli Atiku. Venice Biennale

2018 – Present. Equinox

2018 About Time. Warwick, UK

2019 Busan, korea

2022 Convergence. Tipperary, Ireland

2022 Earth Rising.  IMMA Dublin.

2023 PODO.  Berlin, Germany



2014 Seven for a Secret. Bangor. Co. Down N.I.

2016 We are Fluid.  Atypical Gallery Belfast

2018 Berries and Bowls. Glasshouse. Derry/Londonderry

2019 Kissing the Cloth. Pollen Studios.  Belfast

2019 Rebel Action. Bangkok, Thailand and Busan, Korea.

2019 Clouded Senses. BIFPA University Ulster, Belfast.

2020 On the Way. Glasshouse Derry/Londonderry

2022 Sharp Words. The Mac Gallery, Belfast.

2023 Trinity BIFPA. University Ulster, Belfast.

2023 Roots.  PODO, Berlin, Germany



2018 She Said. Atypical Gallery

2019 Game of Thrones. Public commission Sculptures.

2019 Headpeace Community project exhibition.

2021 Community Workshops: Artlink Fort Dunree. Donegal.

2022 In Between. Film Project with Benjamin Rupprecht

2022 The Queens Jubilee. Community project exhibition PS2 gallery Belfast.

2023 Maker Mall. Assisted Studios project. Castle Court Belfast.

2023 Bug Parade. Community project exhibition, Platform Arts. Belfast




2019 Arts and Minds. Lead Curator in Bbeyond’s first online Performance Project.

2020- Present. Bedeebebee weekly sessions.

2020 Lockdown. Remote Performance meet

2021 Grace Exhibition Space, New York.

2021 Online Discussion panel with Suzanne Lacy.

2022 Konstenopidemin Gallery, Gothenburg Sweden.

Photo Credits: Courtesy of Bbeyond - Enniskillen 2020

Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, with a background of fine art, art therapy and performance art. I am currently studying on the MFA course, in the  University Ulster, Belfast. My performance, drawings and video respond from an  embodied art practice, engaging with connections between inner transformation and societal change. My aims are to expand awareness of the crucial and complex role of the body in making and experiencing art. 


McGinn casts a net over an ocean of experience and extracts her truths through variegated metaphor..

J Anderson


Rain: 2022

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