Ciara Harrison


Ciara Harrison is a graduate of the National College of Art and Design (NCAD), where she completed a BA in Textile Design (2011) and an MA in Design History and Material Culture (2016).  Concerned with gender and the body, as well as fragility and the ephemeral, Ciara creates work which is visually and texturally appealing.

Ciara began her residency with a creative invitation to patients “Tell me a story, spin me a yarn…” designed to encourage patients to engage with Ciara in conversation or storytelling.  Ciara built up wonderful relationships with patients and staff in the hospital and went on to create an engaging, creative, collaborative project entitled “Wild Thing (you make my heart sing)” for Well Festival of Arts & Wellbeing in October 2017.

Read all about Ciara’s residency and how she engaged patients, staff and the Waterford community Ciara-Harrison-AIR-Report-Jan-2018.pdf