Anne O’Leary | Chair and Treasurer
Anne O’Leary holds a B.A. in English Literature and Art History from University College Dublin and an M.A. in Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama also from UCD. She works as a freelance non-fiction writer and copy editor and her book reviews and opinion pieces appear regularly in Books Ireland magazine as well as online sites: www.writing.ie and www.reviewsgate.com
Anne is also very active in the Irish arts and cultural community and is currently a member of the award committee for the Carousel Aware Prize for independent Authors. She is Audience Development advisor for Strokestown International Poetry Festival, held annually and she serves on their voluntary committee also.
Jessica Fahy | Committee member
Jessica Fahy is a freelance art historian who has been teaching and researching European Art History for over ten years. She teaches art history courses for UCD Access & Lifelong Learning, the National Gallery of Ireland’s Community Outreach Programme as well as other lectures and talks for the gallery and she is on the panel of lecturers for the Hugh Lane Gallery. Jessica also runs her own courses, leads art history tours and trips and gives talks for both public and private events. Jessica has a MLitt in Art History from UCD where she also received her undergraduate degree with English as her joint major. She completed her MA in Italian Renaissance Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London in 2007. Her website address is www.jessicafahyarthistorian.com.
Caroline Hope | Events Officer.
Frances Patton | Events Officer.
Laura Harvey-Graham |Social Media and
Billy Shortall | Communications Officer
Billy Shortall holds a B.Sc. and Masters in Information Technology. He is currently a final year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History of Art and Architecture, based in TRIARC in TCD, and is undertaking research on how the Irish Free State harnessed visual art for political purposes after Independence.