Fingal Friday Forum

Fingal County Council Arts Office is delighted to present the Fingal Friday Forum, an informal monthly get-together exclusively for Fingal artists. We understand this is a challenging time for artists and we recognise the importance of staying connected and providing support during Covid-19.

Curator, Advisor and Mentor Eamonn Maxwell will facilitate the sessions commencing with Protecting Livelihoods and Careers.  Guest speakers will be invited to cover a range of specific topics aimed at supporting, guiding and addressing what is required to build resilience and  aid recovery within this important and specialist sector post Covid-19 times and beyond. Sessions will be delivered via Zoom from 9.30am-11.00am on the first Friday of each month from Friday 5th February to Friday 3rd December. 

The Fingal Friday Forum is free and open to artists working across all art forms. To register please email

Eamonn Maxwell has worked as a curator and advisor in the visual arts for over 20 years. He has curated numerous exhibitions across the world including the Irish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2011. From 2009 – 2016 he was Director of Lismore Castle Arts, where he programmed significant exhibitions by leading international and Irish artists. He has been a passionate advocate for emerging artists, establishing the Emerging Artists Programme during his tenure as University Curator, University of the Arts London and he continues to mentor artists. Latterly he has worked as collection adviser to Arts Council of Ireland, Goldsmiths College London and private collectors. He has served as a board member, and sub-committees, for many not-for-profit cultural organisations.He has been a visiting lecturer at Crawford College of Art and Design, Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, Ulster University and University College Dublin.