Curriculum Vitae


Personal Information 

Name Claire Mooney
Email clairemooneyni@gmail.com 

Education
University of Ulster, Belfast (September 2014 – 2019)
Saimaa University, Imatra, Finland (September – December 2016, Erasmus Student)
Goldsmith Centre, London (July 2016, Undergraduate Summer School)
Masterclass with David Clarke, UUB (February 2016)
Masterclass with Manuel Vilhena, UUB (January 2016)
St Louis Grammar School, Kilkeel (September 2007 – June 2014)

Qualifications
MA Cultural Heritage & Museum Studies
BA (Hons) Contemporary Applied Arts, Silversmithing and Jewellery  
Foundation Studies Art & Design
A Levels: Art (A) Technology and Design (B) Business Studies (C)
10 GCSEs including English, Maths, Art and Design Grades A*–B

Professional Membership
Contemporary British Silversmiths
Heritage Crafts Association
Visual Arts Ireland

Exhibitions
2020
“Retrospective” Kilkeel Library, County Down 
“Anamnesis” Ards Arts Centre, Newtonards
“Showcase” Cork Craft & Design, Ballydehob, Cork

2019
“Go Girl Exhibition” Pop Up Golden Thread Gallery Space, Castlecourt, Belfast 
“Linenopolis” Linen Hall Library, Belfast 
“Annual RUA Exhibition” Ulster Museum, Belfast

2018
“Lost in Linen” Island Arts Centre, Lisburn (As part of the 2018 Linen Biennale)
“Annual RUA Exhibition” Ulster Museum, Belfast
“New Designers 2018” Group Show, Islington, London
“Degree Show” Ulster University, Belfast

2017
“Emerging Artists: PLACE” Spy Pond Photo Space, Newcastle, Northern Ireland
“Closure” Engine Room Gallery, Belfast
“25 Pop-Up” Blick Studios with Belfast Design Week 
“Big Bauble 2017” Space Craft, Belfast

2016 
“Showcase” Saimaa University of Applied Sciences, Finland

2015
“Creating Foundations” Surgery Gallery and Studios, Belfast, Northern Ireland 
“Foundation End of Year Show” University of Ulster, Northern Ireland 

Achievements
2020
Selected exhibitor for New Designers London, One Year On 2020 (Postponed until 2021 due to Covid-19)
Selected for Craft NI’s ‘Launchpad’ programme

2019
Selected stockist for Stormont Gift Shop   
Arts Council Northern Ireland, SIAP Funding
Obtained 
Provost’s UNIQUE Art Shop Award 2019, Ulster University
Commissioned maker of Allianz Arts & Business NI 2019 awards

2018
Selected stockist for Seamus Heaney's 'Homeplace', Bellaghy
Maker of Ulster University’s presentation piece for Shaanxi, China

2017
Shortlisted for 2017 “Make Your Mark” Award, Goldsmith Company, London

2016
Funding obtained for Goldsmith Summer School
Erasmus Grant for Student Exchange, European Funded
Deans Honours list for Academic Achievements in 2015/16
Work selected as presentation piece for the AHUA conference, Ulster University

2015
Review featured in “Docrafts Creativity” Magazine, Issue 58, pg35, (Published Summer 2015)
Winner of “Stand for Something” Dr. Martens design competition, Belfast

For a downloadable CV, please click here.