Niamh Lunny / Costume Design
Niamh was the recipient of the Arts Council of Ireland Jerome Hynes Scholarship on the Clore Leadership Programme 2018/19. During this time, she focused on exploring ways of increasing the value of arts and culture from grassroots to government, and on how the arts can be used as a tool for social engagement and civic change.
Prior to this she worked extensively as a designer of costumes, sets and visual art. She worked for the Abbey and Peacock theatres, Landmark, ANU, The Performance Corporation, Rough Magic, Fishamble Theatre Company, The Ark and NAYD, among many other theatre, film, television and production companies. During this time, she was nominated for several awards. She has also worked collaboratively and independently on a diverse range of commissions, from events to merchandise. She was the Head of Costume at the Abbey Theatre for eleven years, and is a graduate of Limerick College of Art and Design.
Since finishing the fellowship, she has been working with the artistic production company Curated Place to produce a new Halloween festival called Púca, a Fáilte Ireland initiative to reclaim Ireland as the home of Halloween.
Niamh served on the Board of the Abbey Theatre for four years, and is currently on the Board of the Carlow Arts Festival.