5 March


All day


Online via Zoom



The MAKE 2022 Symposium, hosted by the MTU Crawford College of Art and Design, will explore the role of art in healing, both the intimate, personal healing of illness and bereavement, as well as repair and restoration in society and the environment. National and international speakers represent eminent practice in visual art, art therapy, and medicine. 

This is a free all-day event, taking place online via Zoom on 5 March from 10am-5pm.

Make 2022 Speakers 

  • Beverly Ayling Smith is an Associate lecturer on the MA Textiles course at the University of Creative Arts, London, and has led the Theory and Analysis Unit of the MA Course for the School of Crafts and Design. She is an Associate Research Fellow in the International Textile Research Centre.
  • Fergus Shanahan is an emeritus professor of medicine at University College Cork and was foundation director of the SFI-funded research centre APC Microbiome Ireland.
  • Virginia Leonard is an eminent New Zealand based artist in clay, with a Masters in Fine Art in 2001. Her work is represented in major galleries, exhibitions, publications and public and private collections worldwide.
  • Claire Flahavan works as an art therapist in St Louise’s Unit (CHI Tallaght), a service for young people who have experienced sexual abuse or sexual assault, and also holds a post at the National Maternity Hospital.
  • Karen Till is a cultural geographer, ethnographer and curator who engages in collaborative research about place, memory and creative practice. At Maynooth University, she is Head of the Postgraduate School and Director of the MA in Geography.
  • Aya Haidar is a multimedia artist based in London with a BA Fine Art Slade School of Art; MSc in NGOs and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her practice focuses on the use of found and recycled objects.

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