Leah Corbett





Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) Fine Art, Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork, 2012 – 2016

Current Position

Co-founder, Muine Bheag Arts, Carlow


Previous Experience

Co-director, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, 2018 – 2020

Gallery Assistant, CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork, 2016 – 2017

Curatorial Assistant, TACTIC, Cork, 2015 – 2016

Art Technician Intern, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, 2016



Teen Directives 2021: Make Your Place, programme of online workshops exploring public art, RHA Gallery, Dublin, 2021

How Can We Care?, online workshop discussing ways to build community engagement, BÜRO for curatorial care and collective experiment, 2021

Futuretown, research residency, South Tipperary Arts Centre, Clonmel, 2020

Mapping Emotional Patterns, participatory mapping project in collaboration with residents of North Main Street, Quarter Block Party, Cork, 2019

Common Ground, research and training project exploring socially engaged art practices to engage with communities of place, Cork/Budapest, 2018 – 2019

The Exchange Project, collaborative public intervention, led by Rhona Byrne, Quarter Block Party, Cork, 2017

Banquet, participatory installation in collaboration with Rachel Manzke, Lismore Castle Arts, Waterford, 2015



Grass Roots, Muine Bheag Arts, Carlow, 2021

Common or Garden, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, 2020

Propagate, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, 2020

Pastures, The Library Project, Dublin, 2020

The Encounter That Never Was, Kilkenny Arts Office Gallery, Kilkenny Arts Festival, 2019

Things That Matter, Kilkenny Arts Office Gallery, 2019

The Secret to my Success, Kilkenny Arts Office Gallery, 2019

Doublethink, James Barry Exhibition Centre, Cork, 2017

Habituation, Elizabeth Fort, Cork, 2017



Arts Council Visual Arts Bursary Award, 2021

Tipperary Artist Award Scheme, 2021

Arts Council Visual Arts Bursary Award, 2020

Freelands Foundation Fund, 2020

Black Church Print Studio Emerging Curator Award, 2019

Kilkenny Arts Office Emerging Curator in Residence, 2019

Tipperary Artists Award Scheme, 2019

South Tipperary Arts Centre/Tipperary Arts Office Residency Award, 2018

Backwater Artist Group 3 month Ciaran Langford Memorial Bursary, 2016

CIT Arts Fest Prize, 2016

Enactus CIT’s Best Team Idea for Social Innovation, 2016


Selected Exhibitions

Annual Members’ Exhibition, GOMA, Waterford, 2019

Living Under a Rock, Studio 12, Backwater Artists Group, Cork (solo exhibition), 2018

Program Your Retroactive Wish, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, 2018

Doublethink, James Barry Exhibition Centre, Cork, 2018

The Postcard Show, Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Cork, 2016

The More We Look Up The Smaller We Get, Blackrock Castle Observatory, Cork, 2016

Cooked, Crawford College of Art & Design Degree Show, Cork, 2016

TWEETBOX (travelling exhibition), 2015:

Impact 9, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China

The Belltable, Limerick

St. Carthage Hall, Lismore Arts, Waterford

The Atrium, Cork City Hall, Cork

Ascent, Crawford College of Art & Design Student Show, Cork Airport, Cork, 2015

Breaking Sensation, Hive Gallery, Waterford, 2015

CAMAC Student Award Exhibition, Dominion Theatre, London, UK, 2014

The Artist’s Book, Cork City Library, Cork, 2014

Human Nature, Cork Vision Centre, North Mail St, Cork, 2013



Arts Council Spotlight Interview, 2021

Critique: Pastures, Visual Artists’ News Sheet, Brendan Fox, 2020

Illuminating perspective on rural life in Ireland, The Irish Times, Aidan Dunne, 2020

Burrowing into your brain: This week’s visual art highlights, The Irish Times, 2019

Artist Focus, Ryall Contemporary, 2017

New Generation Gallery, Irish Arts Review, 2016

Student Art from Graduate Shows, The Irish Times, 2016