Introducing Marianne O’Kane Boal

Marianne O’Kane Boal from MAG the Ministerial Advisory Group for Architecture and the built environment for NI will talk to Tessa Ann about how she has used sound is used to heal spaces.

Marianne’s presentation will explore ‘Sound Art and Wellbeing’.

On behalf of the Ministerial Advisory Group for Architecture and the Built Environment (MAG), Marianne O’Kane Boal will deliver a presentation on the potential of sound art to enliven buildings and public spaces using examples of local and international best practice. 

Marianne’s presentation will include coverage of the Two Minds project that O’Kane Boal project managed on behalf of the Royal Society of Ulster Architects that saw ten artists and ten architects in Northern Ireland collaborate for nine months. 

About Marianne:

Marianne O’Kane Boal is a well-known curator and writer on art and architecture. She has written extensively on these subjects over the past 25 years. 

She writes for the Irish Arts Review, Circa, Perspective, Living Design, Visual Artists Newsletter and Architecture Ireland. She served as a Director on the board of the Context Galleries, Derry for seven years and has been on the Editorial Committee of Perspective since 2003. She is former Visual Arts Officer for the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and has worked for the Office of Public Works in Dublin. She regularly delivers webinars for Visual Artists Ireland as part of the professional development programme. 

O’Kane Boal is currently working as a postgraduate researcher at Atlantic Technological University Sligo on her PhD in Social Research. She is a member of AICA (International Association of Art Critics) and Expert Advisor on Art for the Ministerial Advisory Group on Architecture and the Built Environment.

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