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EDUCATION
2018 – 2020 MFA Fine Art, NCAD
1989 – 1991 MA Conservation of Fine Art, Newcastle Polytechnic, UK
1985 – 1988 BA History of Art and Archaeology, University College Dublin

EMPLOYMENT
1995 – present Paper Conservator, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin
1994 – 1995 Paper Conservator, Delmas Bindery, Marsh’s Library, Dublin
1993 – 1994 Paper Conservator, National Museums Northern Ireland
1992 – 1993 Conservation Assistant, Bodleian Library, Oxford

AWARDS
2021 Arts Council Visual Arts Bursary Award
2020 Arts Council Professional Development Award
2020 Long listed for the RDS Visual Arts Award
2018 Sponsors Portfolio, Graphic Studio Dublin

SCHOLARSHIPS
2001 Sharing Conservation Science Scholarship, (ICCROM) The Louvre, Paris
1996 5th ICCROM Japanese Paper Conservation, Kyoto (JPC96) ICCROM

Accreditation and MEMBERSHIP
Member of the Darkroom since 2020
Member of Graphic Studio Dublin since 2010, currently on board of directors.
Accredited member of the Institute of Conservator-Restorers in Ireland since 1996

CURRENT & UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS
2021 191st RHA Annual Open Exhibition, September
2021 [Hu]Manned Mission, Lumen Crypt, Bethnal Green, London, 26 – 30 October

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017 Wilgefortis, Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin 21 April – 09 May
2013 Surreal Estate, OC Architects, Ranelagh Arts Festival, Dublin, 13 – 29 September
2013 Surreal Estate, Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin, 09 May – 01 June

CURATED EXHIBITIONS
2017 Bristle: Hair and Hegemony, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda with Roisin Kennedy and Aoife Ruane

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2021
City, Highlanes Gallery Drogheda, 15 August – 2 October
Woman in the Machine/Artworks 2021, VISUAL Carlow, 4 June – 12 September
Lost and Found, The Darkroom, Dublin, Photoireland festival 2021, 15 – 22 July
UnEditioned, Manhattan Graphics Center, curated by Katie Michel, 1 June – 31 July
Diamond Point, Graphic Studio Dublin, 12 December – 15th May 2021
Spectacular Replica, NCAD Gallery, curated by Anne Kelly 21 – 29 January
2020
CIACLA Online Program https://ciacla.com/online-program/
NCAD digital Catalogue https://ncad.works/courses/mfa-in-fine-art
The Human Heart, Graphic Studio Dublin 18 June – 22 August
Highlanes Gallery Open Submission 2020, Drogheda, 07 June – 11 July 2020
2019
The Body of Empathy, Hendrix College, Arkansas, USA, 19 September 2018 – 2019
189th RHA Annual Exhibition, RHA, Dublin, 22 May – 11 August
Impressions Biennial, Galway International Arts Festival 15 – 28 July
Come Back to Me, MFA group exhibition, RUA RED, Tallaght, Dublin, 02 – 10 May
2018
10th Sponsors Portfolio, Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin, 08 December – 15 January
On the Flipside: Wendy Judge, Niamh McGuinne & Mella Travers, The Darkroom, 19 – 27 Aug

FILM SCREENINGS / FESTIVALS
2021 Peripheral, Homeland Dog Days,
Damer House Gallery, Roscrea 23 October – 03 November
Barcelona Loop film festival, 9 -21 November
Cervantes Institute, November – December
2019 Peripheral, Merciful Hour, The Darkroom, Dublin 3, 10th December
2013 Shadowlight, The Poetry Project, 01 January – 30 September
2013 Shadowlight, Kinsale Arts Festival, 06 – 14 July

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Fitzpatrick, O. Bristle: Hair and Hegemony, eds: Kennedy, R., McGuinne, N. and Ruane, A., Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, 2017
McGuinne, N. A History of Conservation in Ireland, Museum Ireland, Vol. 15. 2005
Reid, Z. McGuinne N. & Fields, J. The Yeats Archive: a method of identifying wax crayon, IIC Biennial Congress 2002, Baltimore.
McGuinne, N. McLean P. & Plunkett, C. Protecting the Integrity of Impermanent Art, Conference Proceedings IPCRA, 2001
McGuinne, N. Art Meets Science at the National Gallery, Technology Ireland, 1998
O’Connor A. & McGuinne, N. The Deeper Picture – Conservation at the National Gallery of Ireland, NGI 1998