Katriona Gillespie is currently acting curator of the midlands only municipal gallery, Luan Gallery, promoting a varied and engaging exhibition and educational programme for midlands and national audiences. She has over 10 years experience working in the arts in Ireland. Since graduating with an MA in Arts Policy and Practice, NUI Galway, she has worked for a broad range of arts organisations and events in the west of Ireland gaining a significant perspective on Visual Arts culture and the contemporary arts sector. She has practiced as an independent curator and arts manager and provided services in the areas of arts development, exhibition curation and policy development for not- for- profit organisations. Through her curatorial work she links artists and organisations from the UK, US, Canada and Europe with art practioners in the west of Ireland, planning public programmes of curated exhibitions and events. She continues to collaborate with other curators and organisations building links between visual art organisations in the West of Ireland and UK in 2018.