ABOUT

Shane started painting murals in the early nineties but then swapped his brush for graphic design and motion graphics. Soon after he went Thailand to co-direct and edit an independent documentary film that would go on to win 9 international film festival awards and earn him a nomination for best editing at the Irish Film and Television Awards. With a diverse range of skills Shane’s work changes from canvas to digital to street art. He is probably best known for his ‘Spacer’ street art astronauts. In 2019 he was selected from applications across Europe and was awarded an art residency with the European Space Agency UK Climate Office. Here he collaborated with climate scientist’s and produced paintings exhibited at the ESA Living Planet Symposium in Milan the same year. Also in 2019 on the 1st of March he became the first street artist to sign work in zero gravity. This once in a life time opportunity made possible after winning the ‘Graffiti Without Gravity Street Art Competition’ held by ESA in Holland and The Hague Street Art the previous year. Other work has included product design (Teddybots® toys), illustration, graphic design, motion graphics, film editing, photography and directing. As an educator Shane has worked as a volunteer arts facilitator with local communities and schools in Dublin and in IRAQ with Irish NGO The SCOOP Foundation. Shane lives and works in Dublin, Ireland.

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STREET

Artist in residence European Space Agency Climate Office, UK/Milan.
Waterford Walls 2018/2019
Winner Graffiti Without Gravity street art competition, ESTEC, Holland.
Solo Spacer street art exhibition, Kemp Gallery, Dublin.
Group shows (ESA), Holland, Milan, UK, Spain, Germany.

Commissions: European Space Agency (UK), European Space Agency (Holland).
Facebook, Indeed, Retail in Motion, Dublin City Council, Cork City Council, Portlaoise Council, The Hague Street art, Bayside and Summer Hill Residents Associations and Black Rock Castle Observatory Cork.

VIRTUAL REALITY

Speaking at:
– Galway, DCU and Limerick University. Space careers roadshow with BCO and Science Foundation Ireland, 2018 / 201
– Irish Screen and Stage Designers Conference 2018 – VR tools of the future.
– VR Ireland Meet up 2018 – VR tools of the future.
– Carlow Arts Festival 2019
– Vr Ireland Meetup 2018
– Makers Festival Dublin 2018
-Coder Dojo RDS / Dublin City Council, Dublin 2018

FILM

Documentary film, (Co Director, Photographer, Editor)

Nominated for best editing at the IFTA 2009
Winner: Best Foreign Documentary – Long Island Film Festival, New York
Winner: Best Documentary: Radar Hamburg International Film Festival
Winner: Best Documentary for Artistic Expression: TVIFF Film Festival California
Winner: Best Documentary “Making a Difference Award”: Commffest Toronto
Best Feature Films Showcase: Moving Images Film Festival
Nominated for MAMA Awards: MAMA Awards Ireland
Nominated for Best Documentary: BIFF Wisconsin

ARTIST FACILITATION & WORKSHOP DESIGN

Iraq – Scoop Foundation IT and creative technology workshops
Iraq – Scoop Foundation Art therapy workshops
Ombudsman for Children’s Office, St Patricks Institution Mountjoy
UCC Cork, Young People’s Advocate Program (Y.A.P)
The BASE, Ballyfermot. (Arts council, DCC, NYC, National Education board)

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