ABOUT

Shane’s work has included a wide variety of media but he is best known for his Spacer street art and urban oil paintings. His work has also included graphic design, motion graphics and film making. More recently he is exploring augmented and virtual reality.

In 2019 he was awarded an art residency with the European Space Agency where he collaborated with scientists from the space agencies UK climate office. The final artworks were commentaries on climate awareness and were showcased at the ESA Living Planet Symposium in Milan 2019.
On March 1st (2019) as winner of ‘Graffiti Without Gravity’ Street art competition with the The Hague Street Art and the European Space Agency (Holland) he became the first street artist to sign work in weightlessness on a zero gravity flight with the ESA and NoveSpace France.

Shane volunteers with Irish NGO the Scoop Foundation in Iraq as an artist in residence. He has just returned from the first phase of a new project he has designed that introduces computers and IT to displaced young people living in camps on the Turkey and Syrian Border.

CURRENT PROJECTS

Isolation Art Project 2020 (March – September)
Street art –  working large scale private, commercial and community art projects
Volunteer / Art and IT program designer / facilitator – SCOOP Foundation NGO
Part time / volunteer – Artist in Residence at Blackrock Castle Observatory

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

TOOLS OF THE FUTURE

Speaking at:
– Galway, DCU and Limerick University. Space careers roadshow with BCO and Science Foundation Ireland, 2018 / 2019
– Irish Screen and Stage Designers Conference 2018 – VR tools of the future.
– VR Ireland Meet up 2018 – VR tools of the future.

Software Demos and live Painting.
-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 2019
Iraq – Scoop Foundation Art therapy workshops 2018/19
Ombudsman for Children’s Office, St Patrickss Institution Mountjoy, (2010)
UCC Cork, Young People’s Advocate Program (Y.A.P) (2008/10)
The BASE, Ballyfermot. (Arts council, DCC, NYC, National Education board) 2006/7

SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE

VR software:

Adobe Medium, Google Tilt Brush, Quill, Masterpiece Studio, King spray.

Software:
Photo editing: Photoshop, Gimp, Krita, Affinity
Film editing: Avid, Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Black magic Resolve, After effects
3D: Blender, Daz 3d, Make Human, Adobe Fuse

Researching: Unity, (3d, VR, Augmented)