Maeve Collins, is a trans-disciplinary artist. Art facilitation, teaching, community, participatory and body-movement practices add other strands to her practice. Having a multi-disciplinary approach has expanded Collins work leading to a current interest in the place of creativity in the rural where community audience and participants emerge to research often in practice’s involving collaboration.
An interest in meeting places and connections has lead her to work in collaboration with dancers, other artists and the public in participatory artworks, local community groups and trans local artists’ collectives. The 2012 Chairperson of Ground Up Artists Collective and Maeve is a member of The Outrider Artists Group in North Clare. Collins is currently engaged in a community projects to promote access to and engagement with the arts in North Clare.
Collins’ work explores an interest in the tangibility of life forms, objects, places and ideas, and how they can resist their absorption into the elusiveness of the connections they evoke, in effect keeping their potentials to generate further connections. Recent works have taken the form of installations; photo works sound pieces and movement works often being time based and site specific.
Recent sites of meeting include “The Midnight Court” with Marie Connole, “Site Meetings” with Maria Kerin at Abundance Dance Festival, Sweden, SALT exhibition- Estonia and Transforming Identity Project with Ennistymon Community Hospital. Collins has received funding and residencies such as for “I though I saw the Tuath Dé Danann, but it was me I was looking at… “ Public Artwork project receiving bursary Funding from Ealaíon na Gaeltachta. Maeve Collins resides in Co. Clare.