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2004-2005         Leith School of Art, Edinburgh, Painting Course                                            
1998-2001         University of Ulster, Fine & Applied Arts Degree , BA (Hons) 2:1                  

1997-1998         University of Ulster, Belfast Campus, Foundation Studies        


Solo Exhibitions

2017                   KAELIDESCOPE OF COLOUR, Flash Show No.1, Q.S.S. Gallery@Bedford St, Belfast

2011                   JOYFUL NOISE, Waterfront Hall, Gallery 2, Belfast, N.Ireland
2009                   CATHERINE DAVISON, Queen Street Studios Gallery, Belfast
2003                   REFLECT, Waterfront Hall, Gallery 2, Belfast, N.Ireland


2019                   Golden Thread - Pop up Gallery, Castlecourt, Belfast, for the month of January      

2015                   Artist Residency at Largo Das Artes, in Rio de Janiero, Brazil

2012 - 2013       I was selected by curator Niamh Smyth for 20/20 Visualize. This project was supported by the European                                Union’s Peace III Programme, where 4 artists where chosen to hold discussion groups with elderly                                         community members, resulting in a finished piece of art by each artist relating to the ideas & insights                                   gained on the area of Baillieborough, Co.Cavan.

2008                   ROUNDSTONE, Errisbeg House, Galway,

Selected Exhibitions

2021                  MODERN IRISH PAINTINGS, The James Wray & Co. Gallery, Belfast  

2020                  LOVE ART BUY ART, The Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast    
2019                  TINY LIFE BEGINNINGS two, Eastside Visitor Centre, Belfast
                           Q.S.S.LAUNCH EXHIBITION, QSS@ The Arches Centre, Belfast
                           Q.S.S.MEMBERS EXHIBITION, as part of East Side Arts Festival 2019,@ QSS

2017                  UNAFRAID- RED, group exhibit curated by Colin Darke (upcoming April 2017)

2016                  Q.S.S. MEMBERS exhibition, QSS @ Bedford Street gallery, Belfast 

                           WINTER ART WORKS, ArtisAnn Gallery, Belfast

                           PICTURING NEW YORK, ArtisAnn Gallery – official opening & launch, Belfast

                           Q.S.S. Members Exhibit, Q.S.S.Bedford Street Gallery, Belfast

2015                  OPEN STUDIO EXHIBIT– artist residency finale ­ Largos das Artes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

                           N.I. Hospice Art Aid, Cresent Arts Centre, Belfast, Norhern Ireland

                           6x6RoCo2015, Rochester Contemporary Art Centre, New York

                           LONDON IRISH ART EXHIBITION, Central Hall Westminster, London, curated by Sol Art, Dublin

2014                  Artworks, The Engine Room Gallery, Clarence Street, Belfast                                                     

                           Christmas Exhibition, James Wray & Company, Irish and International Art gallery, Belfast                 

                           Belfast Open Studios, Members show, QSS @ Bedford Street gallery, Belfast

                           Little Kingdoms, curated Members Festival, ‘Buda’, Catalyst Arts, Belfast

                           ART - for N.S.P.C.C., curated by Carrie Neely in the Factory of the MAC, Belfast

                           337: QSS MEMBERS EXHIBITION, QSS Gallery @ Bedford St., Belfast

2013                  QSS CHRISTMAS SALON, QSS Gallery @ Bedford St. Belfast

                           MOMENTS OF INCEPTION, curated by Eoin Dara, QSS Gallery @ Bedford St.,Belfast

                           CATHERINE DAVISON – JOY, Micro Dot gallery, Belfast

                           PRECURSOR, Catalyst Arts, Belfast

                           BOAT SHED GALLERY, Russian Dolls exhibit, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast

                           VISUALISE 20/20, Wesleyan Chapel, Baillieborough, Art Centre, Co. Antrim

2012                  WAR ON WANT N.I. Art Aid 2012, River House, Belfast

                           "experiMENTAL" Catalyst Arts members show, Belfast

                           CREATIVE CHANGE N.I. - East Belfast Arts Festival Exhibition, City East Business Centre, Belfast

2011                  CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION, Engine Room Gallery, Linen Hall St. Belfast
                           THE BIG SMALL SHOW, Gordon gallery, Derry
                           ANNA CHEYNE EXHIBITION, Island Art Centre, Lisburn, N. Ireland
                           MILLBANK GALLERY, Summer Exhibit, Templepatrick, Antrim
                           SUMMER EXHIBITION, Emer Gallery, Belfast
                           ART AID, WAR ON WANT, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast

2010                  WISH YOU WHERE HERE, Naughton Gallery, Queens University, Belfast
                           THE BIG SMALL SHOW, Gordon gallery, Derry
                           THE GALLERY, opening exhibit, Killyleagh, Co. Down
                           MILLBANK GALLERY, St. Patricks Day exhibition, Co. Antrim
                           PLAY AND SKINNED KNEES, Catalyst Arts, member’s show, Belfast
2009                  Q.S.S. GROUP SHOW (Feb), QSS Gallery, Belfast
                           IRISH ART, Millbank Gallery, the Templeton Hotel the De lacy Suit
                           Q.S.S. GROUP SHOW (May), QSS Gallery, Belfast
2008                  OPEN EXHIBIT, McKenna Gallery,Omagh
                           POSTCARDS FROM AN UNKNOWN ARTIST, Naughton Gallery,

                           Queens University, Belfast

                           ARTISTS IN RESIDENCY EXHIBITION,The Stable Gallery, Roundstone
                           THE GARDEN STATE, Catalyst Arts Gallery, Belfast
                           IRISH ART, Millbank Gallery, Templeton Hotel the De lacy Suit, Co. Antrim
2007                  CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION, Leslie Cherry Gallery, Belfast
2006                  SUMMER EXHIBITION, the Gordon Gallery, Derry
2005                  Q.S.S. ARTISTS, the Grove Gallery, the Saint Patrick Centre, Co. Down
2004                  REVEALING OBJECTS, Naughton Gallery, Queens University, Belfast
                           IRISH ART, Millbank Gallery, Templeton Hotel the De lacy Suit, Co. Antrim
2002                  NEW WORK BY QUEEN STREET STUDIOS, Cork, Ireland
                           COLLABORATE, Queen Street Studios Gallery, Belfast, N.Ireland
                           TWENTY ONE TWENTY, Clocksworthy Arts centre, Clocksworthy, N.I.
2001                  TWENTY ONE TWENTY, the Market Place Gallery, Armagh, Ireland
                           SMALL ISLANDS, BIG IDEAS, IRISH ART CENTRE, New York, U.S.A.
2001                  TWENTY ONE TWENTY, Hilton Hotel, Belfast, N.Ireland
                           CHRISTMAS SHOW, Queen Street studio Gallery, Belfast, N.Ireland
                           10 FEMALE ARTISTS, British Council, Belfast, N.Ireland

Studio Membership & Board Member

2001-Present     STUDIO MEMBER of Queen Street Studios, Belfast
2009-2010          BOARD MEMBER of Queen Street Studios, Belfast

Selected Awards

2015 - '16          Esmee Fairbairn Artists' Career Enhancement Programme, facilitated by the Golden Thread Gallery 

2015                   International Residency Programme Award from the British Council for Brazilian artist residency

2012                   Individual Artists Award Programme, Northern Ireland Arts Council
2010                   Individual Artists Award Programme, Northern Ireland Arts Council
2007                   Individual Artists Award Programme, Northern Ireland Arts Council
2002                   Individual Artists Award Programme, Northern Ireland Arts Council
2001                   British Council Travel Award to New York, for group show at The Irish Art Centre, NY

Public & Community Art


2013                    Backin’ Belfast, contemporary art practice on the streets of Belfast, funded by Belfast City Council

2012                    Cow Parade - commisioned  by ASITIS consultants to paint the launch cows for Cow Parade N.I.



2010                   ILLUSTRATION for sleeve cover of CD ‘Let Music Unfold’ by Andy Davison
2008                   PAINTING COMMISSION for Queens University, Belfast
2004                   PAINTING COMMISSION for Gardeners Jewelers


2020                   Department of Finance, Belfast
2019                   Ulster Hospital, Acute ward, Belfast

2012                   Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast
2008                   Botanic Inns, Belfast  
2007                   McGinnis Construction Co. Belfast
2005                   Inverlieth House, Edinburgh

Exhibition Review   


2017                 Review of Kaleidoscope of Colour by Slavka Sverakova – on Word Press (link below)

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