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(Chair) The Visibility Matrix, talks by Victoria Brooks and Nikos Papastergiadis, Douglas Hyde Gallery, 12 June 2018.

(Chair and co-organiser), What Are Exhibitions For’. Panel discussion with Kim Gleeson, Emma McKeagney, Matt Packer and Linda Shevlin, IADT, 5 June 2018.

(Chair and co-organiser) The Expanded Field: A Conversation Art and Research, with Aurora Tang (Centre for Land Use Interpretation), Michele Horrigan (Askeaton Contemporary Arts) and Paul McAree (Lismore Castle Arts), the LAB, Dublin, 25 April 2018.

(Organiser and contributor) ‘Space, Place and Change: Reflections on Allan Kaprow and Otobong Nkanga’s Baggage 1972/2007’, conversation with Melissa Rachleff Burtt, Studio 6, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, 7 December 2017.

(Chair and co-organiser), How Do Curators Research?, panel discussion with Jennie Guy, Alissa Kleist, Marguerite O’Molloy, Livia Paldi, IADT, 2017.

Chair and co-organiser with Sinead Hogan and Sophie Byrne (IMMA), Exhibiting Histories Seminar with Dr. Lucy Steeds (Afterall), Kate Strain (Kunstverein Graz) and Peter Maybury (artist/designer),  Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, 23 March 2017. Audio recording available on IMMA Soundcloud

(Co-organiser, with Declan Long) ‘The Work Between Us: Readings in Memory of Jean Fisher’, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, 10 March 2017.

Member of organising committee, Console-ing Passions: Rebooting Media, Marker Hotel, Dublin, 18-20 June, 2015.

Questions of Spectatorship, panel discussion with Jesse Jones (artist), Filipa Ramos (co-curator Vdrome.org, editor Art Agenda) and Lucy Reynolds (writer, filmmaker, curator). Plastik Festival of Artists’ Moving Image, Dublin, February 22, 2015.

(Chair) British Art Now: Examining key developments in British Art since the 90s, The Model, Sligo, 12 November 2016. Seminar with presentations by Simon Bedwell, Francis McKee, Elizabeth Price and Stephen Sutcliffe. Links to audio recordings here and here.

(Televised discussion) Tell‘N’Talk with Benjamin Thorel, Labor Zero Labor, Triangle France, Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille, 26 August 2016. [Programme starts at 1hr. 52mins]

(Panellist) ‘FOCUS ON: Nathaniel Mellors’ new film Ourhouse, Ep. -1: Time’, discussion with Nathaniel Mellors, Maeve Connolly, Mick Peter, Laura Dee Milne, organised by Clarissa Corfe at Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, 7 May 2016.

(Panellist) ‘Forms of Feminist Film: Fiction, Non-fiction, Experimental’, chaired by Prof. Maria Pramaggiore, Feminist Film Festival, New Theatre, Dublin, November 1, 2015.

‘The Broadcast Imagination’ Panel discussion with Rebecca Birch (artist, co-founder of Field Broadcast), Linda Doyle (director of National Telecommunications Research Centre, CTVR) and Jessica Foley (artist and CTVR researcher), Darklight Festival, April 27, 2014.

‘Artists Moving Image: Access, Archives and Distribution’ Co-organiser and chair. Public discussion with Benjamin Cook (Director, LUX), Aoife Desmond (artist), Michelle Deignan (artist), Sunniva O’Flynn (curator) and Stephen Sutcliffe (artist), Irish Film Institute, March 6, 2014.

(Panellist) Projections, Constructions, Corruptions: The Work of Stan Douglas, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, November 18, 2014.

‘Screenings, Transmissions and Post-Broadcast Events: Temporal Architectures of the Moving Image’, Curating the Moving Image: Exercising Images in the Gallery and Beyond, Bristol: Arnolfini Gallery, March 22, 2014. Programmed by Bridget Crone and Alastair Cameron.

Effects and Affects of Digitisation’, panel discussion with Stefan Heidenreich (theorist and art critic), Bjorn Melhus (artist) and Saoirse Wall (artist). Lunch Bytes Dublin, Irish Museum of Modern Art, March 12, 2014.

‘What might cinema become?’, Podium Discussion: What Was Cinema?,Oberhausen Film Festival, May 5, 2013.

Member of organising committee, International Conference on Cinematographic Objects II: Things and Operations, Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie (IKKM), Weimar, July 11-13, 2012.

‘Cinema as Art’ Co-organiser and chair. Panel discussion with Jesse Jones (artist), Lucy Reynolds (filmmaker and researcher) and Ian White (artist), LUX/ICA Biennial of Moving Images, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, May 26, 2012.

‘Time-Travel in IMMA: Looking Back at the Present’ Curating Histories: Systems of Interpretation, discussion to mark the closing of The Moderns: The Arts in Ireland from the 1900s to the 1970s,  with panelists Pat Cooke (University College Dublin), Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes (University of Ulster) and Declan Long (National College of Art and Design), Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, February 13, 2011.

‘Neighbours, Narrators and Phantom Public Spheres in Eija-Liisa Ahtila’s Consolation Service’ Symposium: Considering the Work of Eija-Liisa Ahtila, with presentations by Isaac Julien (artist/filmmaker), Taru Elfving (curator) and Steven Bode (Film and Video Umbrella), Parasol Unit, London, March 13, 2010.

‘Place, Possibility and Pittsburgh’ presentation at Art/Writing: Place and Possibility, part of a series of Art/Writing talks curated by Fiona Fullam. Presenters included Kevin Atherton and Maria Fusco. Goethe-Institut, Dublin, December 11, 2010.

The Public Role of the Critic panel discussion with Irving Sandler, Jennifer Thatcher, Shumon Basar, Caoimhin Mac Giolla Leith, Francis Halsall and Declan Long, National College of Art and Design, Dublin, February 15, 2010.

‘Curating the University: Libraries, Collections, Researchers and Curators’ Organsier and chair of panel discussion with Ana Paula Cohen (independent curator, editor and writer), Valerie Connor (writer and lecturer on BA Photography DIT and MA Visual Arts Practices, IADT),  Catherine Morris (Cultural Coordinator, Trinity College Dublin & National Library of Ireland),  Matt Packer (Curator of Exhibitions & Projects, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork) and Amanda Ralph (MA Visual Arts Practices, IADT). Event funded by Dublin City Council Arts Office, The LAB, Dublin, February 11, 2011.

‘The Middle Ground: Panel Discussion on Artists’ Cinema’ Panel discussion with Lucy Reynolds (filmmaker, programmer), Jonathan Cummins (filmmaker, curator) and Sarah Glennie (Director of the Irish Film Institute), at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin, May 21, 2009.

Conversation on Artist-Led Exhibition and Distribution with Jonas Mekas, Moira Tierney (SOLUS film collective), Pip Chodorov (Re:Voir Films), Aoife Desmond (artist), Ha’penny Bridge Inn, Dublin, February 18, 2008.

Forum on Artists and Filmmakers: New Practices in Production, Exhibition and Education
Panellists included Esperanza Collado (curator), Pip Chodorov (filmmaker; Re:Voir Films), Vivienne Dick (artist/filmmaker), Christine Molloy (desperate optimists – filmmakers), Paul Rowley (artist). Darklight Symposium, Filmbase, Dublin, June 23, 2007.

Screening Artists: Cinema, Exhibition and Spectatorship Co-organised with IMMA Education Dept. Panel discussion with Joe Lawlor and Christine Molloy (desperate optimists – filmmakers) and Jesse Jones (artist)  at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, April 19, 2007.

Moving Images and Public Spaces: The Role of the Commissioner panel discussion with Noemi Ferrer (Irish Film Board), Jane Gogan (Commissioning Editor, Drama, RTE), Jane Doolan (Arts Council Film Specialist) and Aisling Prior (Breaking Ground public art project), Darklight Festival, Irish Film Institute, Dublin, June 23, 2006.

Performing the Moving Image: Artists, Critics and Curators in Conversation Lectures, Screenings and Panel Discussion, Project Arts Centre and MA Visual Arts Practices at Studio Six, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin, December 8-9, 2006. Panellists included Iwona Blazwick (Director, Whitechapel Gallery), Gerard Byrne (artist) and Paul O’Neill (curator/critic).

Forum on Media and Interculturalism Panels on intercultural and anti-racist initiatives in Irish film, broadcasting, journalism, education and public communications. Funded by Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform Know Racism grant and DCU Teaching and Learning Scheme. Co-organised with Debbie Ging and Jackie Malcolm. Dublin City University, March 21-22, 2002.