About

Peter is an arts manager and designer based in Dublin, Ireland. He is networked with directorship and fundraising experience. His combined skills in design, marketing, cultural planning and management assist the development of organisations by creating viability for projects and artists. He holds an M.Phil in Art History from Trinity College Dublin and a Degree in Design & from IADT. He was co-founder and director of the Monster Truck Gallery & Studios, a Dublin-based gallery and studio that produced in excess of 30 curated exhibitions and facilitated numerous artists at its studio facility. The organisation was steered from a small collective into a significant player within Ireland’s cultural sector and expedited new works by Irish and international artists. He was interim Head of Audiences and Development at the Irish Museum of Modern Art and is a Leonardo member of Science Gallery Dublin. He published a book on artist residencies and public sculpture, titled ‘Declarations of Abstraction, Welded Abstract Sculpture, Ireland, 1970s and 1980s in 2015 and has written on visual art for various publications, including Totally Dublin and Irish Art Review.

Key Skills

Arts specific

  Curatorial/production

  Art advisory

  Research and writing

  Communication management & strategy

  Marketing, outreach and development experience

Management

  Ability to deliver on time and within budget

  Able to recognise and harness the strengths and talents of others

  Ability to interact up to board level as required

  Entrepreneurial, with proven ability to develop and implement original ideas

  Project leadership and innovation

Technical

  Extensive Adobe CC experience

  Expert graphic design skills

  Website design & development

  Social media management

  Expertise using PC / Mac formats and cloud based computing with an ability to sort out technical issues as they arise.

 

Selected activities

Irish Art Review magazine - contributor

Opening speaker and selector, Birr Vintage week

Art of The Matter - writer, Totally Dublin Magazine   Apr 1, 2018

Published book on sculpture, Declarations of Abstraction: welded abstract sculpture. Ireland, 1970s and 1980s. A & A Farmar & TRIARC

Thomas Dammann Memorial Trust award

Guest resident Woodstock Byrdcliffe, New York

Irish Times Living Dublin award - winner

David Manley Award - shortlisted

Allianz Business to Arts, Dublin Airport Authority Award - winner

Design and the studio of change — panel, OFFSET, Dublin IRL

Guest moderator, Another Love Story, short story series. With artists Ruth Lyons, Michael Gallen, Hazel McCague and Kari Cahill

Art collection - selector, Trinity College Dublin, (Chaired by Dr Yvonne Scott)

Festival judge, Dublin Fringe Festival

Leonardo member, Science Gallery Dublin

Student art awards - selector RDS

Advisory committee, The Joinery

Graduate Award - selector, Wexford Arts Centre

Artist studios - selector, Fire Station Artist’ Studios

Monster Truck / Royal Hibernian Academy - co-curater
Collaborator Solus Nua, Washington DC

 

Awards

• Thomas Dammann Memorial Trust award

• Dublin City Council and Arts Council funding awards

• Winner, Irish Times Living Dublin award

• Shortlisted for the David Manley Award

• Winner of the Allianz Business to Arts Dublin Airport Authority Award

 

 

Contact

contact (at) PeterPrendergast.com

0877598294

Office address: 73 Francis Street, Dublin 8

 

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