Caoimhe Dunn (Dunn Create) is a Wexford based artist with 17 years of experience working in the arts. An IADT graduate of both Fine Art and Model Making, she has been involved for many years in Street Arts & Spectacle, Community and Youth Arts.
Being passionate about community involvement in Street Arts & Spectacle, many of her projects have been community led – teaching skills and devising work with community groups. Her work relies on the participation of groups to bring ideas to life. Passing skills on to others has always played a large part in her practice.
“Working as an artist and having the opportunity to demonstrate my passion for my art and convey it to others, engaging and encouraging them, invigorates and inspires me.”
“In my work I want to give people an opportunity to engage with what I feel is an innate desire to be creative, to have that outlet of the absurd, be given the permission to be wild & free and break out of everyday roles and behaviour.”
Caoimhe is continually fascinated by science, history, and folklore and often takes inspiration from them in her work; a recent spectacle festival commission created with The Gap Arts Festival last summer took inspiration form the migration of swallows; Oisín and the Dragons Curse, a piece of puppet theatre created with Nenagh Arts Centre in 2022 was inspired by folklore; and recent street theatre show A Snails Tale, that premiered at Spraoi Festival in Waterford, was inspired by the margins of medieval manuscripts and the fascinating biology of snails.
Outside of her arts practice she has experience in model-making for film, TV, and stage – working as props maker and assistant for Wexford Festival Opera for a number of years and in a range of modelmaking and sculpting roles for TV, such as Into the Badlands and film, working on Ridley Scott’s The Last Duel and Disenchanted.
Recent awards include Arts Council project awards in Street arts and Spectacle 2022, agility award 2021 and Artlink Bursary 2022 as well as Wexford County Council’s Tyrone Guthrie Bursary.
She regularly collaborates with her partner Dominic Palmer, a writer and performer, who also appears in A Snail’s Tale
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You can follow developments on her latest street theatre show here: