Sinéad Bhreathnach-Cashell investigates ways of engaging people in creative expression through co-operative play. This includes interactive installations; drawing; performance, workshops; collaborations and curating. She has participated in artist exchanges in Canada, Chile, China, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Poland, the UK, Uruguay and USA. Her work has been exhibited in alternative spaces, national museums and international festivals including Galerie SAW, National Museum of Poznan and the National Review of Live Art. Sinéad is currently based in Pollen Studios, Belfast. She is administrator of SOURCE the Photographic Review and Chair of BBeyond.
My practice thrives on finding social interaction in the most unlikely places. I can often be encountered with playmates or alone, plundering the streets, making playful interventions in search of a beach under the pavement. Work is generated by a direct response to and observations from my surroundings and their social contexts. Reality sparks off an unknown alchemy of serious thoughts and fanciful imaginations. The results are rarely predetermined however my work is characteristically absurd, brightly coloured and handmade.