Caoimhe studied IADT in Fine Art, and Model-making & Design, but first caught the creative bug through Youth Theatre.
Her areas of interest include sculpture, puppetry, large scale props, giant puppetry and carnival arts. Passionate about community involvement in Street Arts & Spectacle, many of her recent projects have been community led, teaching skills and devising work with them.
Recent work includes facilitating the Street Spectacle Project 2019 & 2020 for the Kerry Arts Office, creating costumes and props with schools and community groups for Tralee’s St Patrick’s Day parade & Killorglin’s Biddy’s Day festival.
In august 2020 she worked with a local community in north Wexford through the Gap Arts Festival, creating a temporary outdoor installation, tying in with storytelling, communal folk traditions like rag trees and collaborating with theatre artist, Garrett Keogh to create a short film.
Her work relies on the participation of communities to bring ideas to life. Passing skills onto others has always played a large part in her practice. Working as an artist facilitator and having the opportunity to demonstrate my passion for my art and convey it to others, engaging and encouraging them, invigorates and inspires me.
She has a variety of experience – including working as a modelmaker for film, TV, and stage and as a props maker and props assistant with the Wexford Festival Opera. She has created theatre for young audiences, including two Christmas shows for the National Opera House in and created ‘This Little Piggy’ in 2017.
From 2005 to 2014, Caoimhe worked with Buí Bolg Productions as a model & prop maker, designer, puppeteer, performer and as their primary Outreach Artist. She has guest lectured and facilitated workshops nationally and internationally, on various creative projects for organisations such as NYCI and YDI, as well as for colleges, universities and arts development agencies such as Seachange Arts in Great Yarmouth (UK).
She has created pieces for several productions by Dublin Lyric Players as well as creating masks for the National Library’s Yeats Exhibition -currently in the National Library – creating masks for performance as well as exhibition.