Sinéad Cullen

In 2013 I met two artists…

Sinead Cullen - Raices Del Mundo

In 2013 I met two artists (Jo Cummins: a visual artist and Mathias Baumann​: a musician). At the time we were wondering what visual images sound like and what people see when they hear music.So we got together and decided to try a creative experiment. I created a painting; Raíces del Mundo (the attached image), which was passed on to Mathias, who composed a piece of music based on his interpretation of the painting. The composition, entitled Nucleus was then forwarded to Jo, who has an unusual and beautiful gift known as synesthesia; which means she can see music as she hears it. Not having seen my original painting, Jo painted the colours and patterns that she saw when she listened to Nucleus. The title for her painting 4.09 comes from the moment in the composition when Jo saw the image she painted. We have already completed our creative experiment and recorded it in a short three-part documentary. The first part will be published on Friday, 30th October 2015 here. So watch this space 🙂

#MathiasBaumannMusic #JoCumminsArt

Sculpture In context

And I’m delighted to have a piece in Sculpture in Context again this year.

The exhibition is a great opportunity to explore the beautiful Botanic Gardens and see some gorgeous sculpture within the garden and in the gallery.

You can visit the exhibition until the 16th October 2015. For details you can check out Sculpture in context


I am nothing


Generator (2015)

You are very welcome to come along to see: I am nothing, my third solo exhibition at Pallas Projects/Studios running from Wednesday 24th June until Sunday 28th June.

I am nothing : The words describe, from one perspective, a state of emptiness, isolation and disconnection but also through meditation and conscious practices of movement and expression these same words can describe a state of powerful connection, profound freedom and joy.

This solo exhibition is a distillation of experiences from time spent in meditation and ritual between 2008-2014 presented in a quiet contemplative space where you are invited to take time to be with your experience of the present moment.

The over all sense of the exhibition is that our experiences of life are fleeting; present in just a moment, and then gone; everything and then nothing. It addresses the ephemeral quality of the human experience and our quest to find meaning within it.

On Sunday 28th June between 2-3pm there will be a guided meditation at the gallery and the possibility afterwards to discuss the exhibition with the artist. All are welcome to participate. If you would like to attend please email
Chairs will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own cushion or mat to sit on during the meditation.

The exhibition runs from Wednesday the 24th until Sunday 28th June.
Opening: Wednesday 24th June
Dates: 24th – 28th June
Meditation and discussion 2-3pm 28th June
Pallas Projects/Studio’s 115-117 The Coombe, Dublin 8
Thurs/Fri/Sat 12pm-6pm and by appointment
Sunday 12-4pm



Setting up HOME\SICK

There was a piece in the Irish Times today on setting up HOME\SICK. They got a shot of me installing our installation Home. Heart. Hope.



I’ve  been working over the last few weeks making these little houses and today I finally started to install them in the Science Gallery at Trinity College.


Home.Heart.Hope. my beautiful collaboration with Habitat for Humanity Ireland as part of HOME\SICK at the Science Gallery in Trinity Science will be opening next week!! Installation starts tomorrow!!!


Back to Life

Details of ‘Back to Life’ the group show I’m part of in NYC.

New Exhibition: Back to Life: Resurrection Reimagined

Jointly presented and curated by the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and the Forum at St. Ann’s.

Curators:  David C. Terry, NYFA; Harry Weil, Matthew Leaycraft, with The Rev. John Denaro, St. Ann’s Church

NYFA is thrilled to announce Back to Life: Resurrection Reimagined, a partnering exhibition between NYFA and St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church held in the sanctuary of the historic Saint Ann & the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Brooklyn Heights.

With both site-specific and already realized works by ten contemporary artists, Back to Life: Resurrection Reimagined features multiple thematic interpretations relating to the concept of resurrection and renewed life set within the context of the 168 year-old church. In 14 panels spanning balconies along the main sanctuary’s north and south sides, the artists express their particular ideas about resurrection. While most commonly associated with Christian theologies about Jesus Christ, resurrection remains a central theme within many religions, mythologies and, belief systems.

Opening Reception: Sunday, May 3, 2015,  4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Exhibition DatesSunday, April 12, 2015 – Sunday, May 31, 2015
Location: Saint Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, 157 Montague Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (Church entrance at the corner of Clinton and Montague Streets)

Back to Life: Resurrection Reimagined features work by NYFA Fellows, Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program artists, and Boot Camp artists: Desirée Alvarez, Felix R. Cid, Jamie Diamond, Sinéad Cullen, David Sandlin, Michael Greathouse, Ellen Grossman,  Katya Grokhovsky, Jen P. Harris, and Hidemi Takagi.

Link: Back to Life 


Flower heart cloud Tiphareth


Tiphareth Fire Heart Cloud: Sinéad Cullen

“The image represents the daily resurrection of the sun; it represents Tiphareth (the centre of the Kabalistic tree of life) and the heart of the human body; it represents the divinity in nature that is seen in a simple flower blossom: that the meaning in ones life can come from the mindful awareness of the miracle of creation present in every moment, in every detail around us.”

Painted Diary

Each day I paint quick watercolours to capture in some visual recordable format ‘how I am’. Over time the images have become a visual diary of my state of being. The paintings are created quickly, without planning, just with the intention to represent what is, capturing fleeting moments in the thoughts of one being. I’ve taken a series of these paintings and have embroidered sections with metallic thread. The paintings are installed; hung on silver threads from the ceiling in such a way that people can walk below them to get a sense of their fleeting nature and at the same time creating a sense of the space within which the memories are contained.

Below are a sample of paintings that form an installation currently on view in NYFA (New York Foundation for the Arts) in Brooklyn, USA. The exhibition is open until 30th January 2015.

Each of the pieces are watercolour paint and metallic thread on 30.5cm x 22.9cm [12” x 9”] 300gsm watercolour paper.

A little bit about me

I’m a part of a group of Irish based artist group called ‘idir’ [which means between in Irish]. As part of our upcoming group show in New York from October 2014 to January 2015  I’ve put together a 3 minute video to introduce myself. So please follow this link to find out a little bit about me.

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