Leah Corbett is an artist and curator from Tipperary, Ireland. Her practice includes realising exhibitions, facilitating workshops and initiating community-led projects. She is interested in alternative forms of education, DIY approaches and self-organised models. Leah is co-founder of new artist-run organisation, Muine Bheag Arts, Carlow which aims to promote contemporary art in a rural context.
In 2020 she completed a 2-year term as co-director of artist-led organisation Catalyst Arts in Belfast where she collectively ran the organisation, curated exhibitions, and delivered projects in a variety of contexts. Collaboration is at the core of her practice – she works together with groups and individuals to produce shared experiences and outcomes. The resulting projects are situated both within the gallery context as well as offsite in public and local spaces. Recent projects include: Grass Roots, Muine Bheag Arts, Carlow (2021); Teen Directives: Make Your Place, RHA Gallery, Dublin (2021); Common or Garden, Catalyst Arts, Belfast (2020) and Common Ground, Budapest/Cork (2018/19).
As an independent curator she has delivered projects in Catalyst Arts, Belfast, The Library Project, Dublin, Kilkenny Arts Office Gallery and James Barry Exhibition Centre, Cork. In 2019 she was the recipient of the Kilkenny Arts Office Emerging Curator in Residence and Black Church Print Studio Emerging Curator Award. She has previously worked with arts organisations including CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery and TACTIC Cork.