Thrilled to be starting my new project Liffey Love Commissioned by Dublin City Council, Dublin City Public Art Programme Strand 2.  Liffey Love is an art project focuses on the River Liffey, a body of ever-changing water that flows through Dublin that both divides and connects the city. Working with the Liffey Sweeper to collect and repurpose plastic taken from the river to create and site two social sculptures along its north Campshires in the centre of Dublin. I will be working with Irish Nautical Trust, The Liffey Sweeper, Paltech, Green Generation, CME industrial and in collaboration with Billings Jackson design.
Fabricating three sculptures 'Downside up' for the New Children's Hospital Dublin to be installed later this year. 

Delighted to be included in the publication ‘Curriculum: Contemporary Art Goes to School’ edited by Dublin-based curator and writer Jennie Guy and published by Intellect Books. Curriculum explores the intersection of contemporary artistic practice and school education in the 21st century. 

Very excited to be starting an Artists Residency in UCD Parity Studios Along side artists Lorna Donlon, Augustine O'Donoghue, Evelyn Broderick, Mark Clare and Rosie O'Reilly .​​​​​​​Ill be working across departments on developing a new body of work with the Dept of Philosophy, Material Science and Performance Science. 
Weather Play Society in Collaboration with Michelle Browne as part of Hope it Rains curated by Rionach Ni Neill for Galway 2020  will launch soon. Making a kit that encourages children to play in bad weather and explore weather and climate change 
Rosie and Frank Cowhouse Studios Wexford invited me to do a week long residency in their beautiful studio and farm  We were incredibly well looked after and served amazing food made by Catriona Foley everyday .
Thrilled to be included in The Arts Council of Ireland My work White noise cap # 2 and White Noise cap # 3 2017 from Huddlewear have been added to their collection. 
Invited by Orlaith Ross Community Lead Accenture at the Dock to do a talk with staff on the subject of Resilience in May 2020 during Lockdown.  Myself and composer Nathan Hall Denver, USA who I have collaborated with before on Coaster Choir in 2010 made a live version of a Corona Coaster Choir which was an online participatory choral event that invited people to sing along with the lyrics of the Corona Coaster Choir together online. 
The lyrics came from a call out to people on how they were feeling during Lockdown. Try singing the lyrics to your own tune ! 
After seven years in this beautiful studio in the Old Police Station on Harcourt Terrace Dublin 2 by the Grand Canal, we sadly had to move out. It will soon be demolished to build a new education together school. The OPW gave us this building to care take so it was affordable and created an affordable spacious, warm, dry and safe place to make work. We need more initiatives like this.  The building occupied The Irish Arts Review, Corn Exchange theatre company and our Artists studios Drumcondra Workspace with myself , Katharine Lamb, Jeannette Doyle, Taffina Flood, Karl Burke, David Beattie, Aoife Tunney, Yvonne Mc Guinness, musician Robert Artkins and writer Marcus Fleming.  
Book launch of ASK THE DUST to mark the closing of South Dublin County
 Council's dynamic public art programme IN CONTEXT 4 - IN OUR TIME. Saturday 30 November at 3pm - 6 pm at Rua Rd Tallaght. 

The scribble Sculpture has been installed and it will be launched on Sept 19th 2019 at 1.30pm at the School of Education Building Maynooth University. 
Currently completing a site specific sculpture The Scribble, commissioned 
for Maynooth University, Department of Education. Installing this summer . 

I was invited to be both 2d and 3d  Exhibition designer for INTIMACY with the wonderful team @ Science Gallery Dublin. The exhibition opens from Thursday 18 th Oct at 6-8 pm - February 2019. Huddlewear is also part of the exhibition. 
Please Touch: Tactile Encounters at the Glucksman Gallery Cork
Rhona Byrne, Maud Cotter, Richard Forrest, Katie Watchorn Curated by Chris Clarke and Fiona Kearney
Colour Threshold #3 
Listen to curator Chris Clarke and Claire Marie Butler talking about the show.!rii=b9_21420839_1526_28-08-2018
Open studio event at FAAP 9th June 2018 
during a 3 month international residency award in 2017. 
Residência Artística FAAP Sao Paulo, Brazil. 
April - July 2018. Funded by the Arts Council Travel and Training Award. 
PARTICIPANT ARTISTS: Catalina Jaramillo Quijano (Colômbia); Léa Meier (Suíça); Luiza Crosman (RJ / Brasil); Michel Masson (RJ /Brasil); Nathalie Nery (RJ / Brasil); Noara Quintana (SC / Brasil); Rhona Byrne (Irlanda); Ursula Gaisbauer (Alemanha / Áustria).
Delighted to be one of eight selected artists selected as part of the Children’s Hospital Group Public Art Programme to develop new artworks for the public spaces surrounding the new children’s hospital Dublin Ireland.
L’Atlas des Nuages. Exposition du 23 juin au 30 septembre 2018.  27 rue de la Première Armée - 68700 Wattwiller, France.
Marion Baruch • Hicham Berrada • Olaf Brzeski • Caitlind Brown & Wayne Garrett, Rhona Byrne • Hoang Duong Cam • Julien Discrit • Arpaïs du Bois • Latifa Echakhch, Emilie Faïf • Marco Godinho • Julie Guillem • Shilpa Gupta • Anne Immelé, Hao Jinfang & Wang Lijie • Feng Li • Jean-Gabriel
Huddlehood is open from Wednesday 19th July 2017 for seven weeks in Guildhall Square Southampton as part of Summer in the Square commissioned by Woodrow Kernohan director of John Hansard Gallery…/250-john-hansard-gallery-summer-2017/
invited by choreographer Laura Murphy to make costumes and props for the audience to wear for the performance Yellow', a contemporary work-in-progress for two dancers and two musicians. Choreographed by Laura Murphy and composed by Michael Gallen Thursday 22nd June 5pm at The Granary Theatre Cork Midsummer Festival 
Awarded a major new commission IN CONTEXT 4 - IN OUR TIME is South Dublin County Council’s Public Art Programme 2016 - 2019. In collaboration with artist Yvonne Mc Guinness our project is The Central Field a proposed large scale temporary land artwork that draws on the idea of an amphitheatre. This contextually responsive project is responding to the stalled planning process in Adamstown and aims to engage local residents in unearthing and reimagining a shared public realm.
New installation of Its All up in the Air and carpet installation 'shifting ground' for The Playground Project Open 11 February - 21 May curated by Emma Lucy O 'Brien
Lunchtime Lecture at Maynooth University about my new Percent for Art commission for a new major artwork ' The Scribble' for the new Education Hub building in Maynooth University.  
The Art Commission is for Maynooth University Education Building designed by Scott Tallon and Walker Architects. The building houses the Centre for Teaching & Learning, the Department of Adult & Community Education, the Education Department and the Froebel Department.  The commission which spans four stories of the building will be installed in 2017.  
An Essay written by Varri Claffey about  'And on that Note' a project I did in 2014 commissioned by Patrick Fox, Heart of Glass Liverpool. The publication is PRAXIS Vol 1 Of people, Place and Time 2017.  
Presenting Embodied Encounters: A LASER Talk at the Embodied Cognition and the Arts Conference December 10, 2016 - 5:30pm
xMPL, Claire Trevor School of the Arts, UCI
The Hennessy Art Fund for IMMA Collection 2016 purchased Bolthole for IMMA national Art  collection. 
Workwear made for A Fair Land, Grizedale Arts at Irish Museum of Modern Art summer 2016. 
You and I, Curated by Alissa Kleist
17 February – 1 April 2017 
A group exhibition Rhona Byrne, Mitch Conlon, Harrell Fletcher, IM Heung-soon, J Ross & Sons
3-day workshop  3 – 5 February 2017                                                                                           ‘Public! – workshop facilitated by Rhona Byrne in collaboration with Quarter Block Party

Tree houses made to perch on the pillars of the venue
Design Meets Play international conference held in October. 2017 A Playful City 
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