Helen MacMahon Light Installations

St. Johns Theatre:
Scintilla (immersive light installation)
Open during venue opening hours.

Kerry Writers Museum:
Polychromatic Shadow Configuration Device (Interactive light installation)
Circe (Light installation)
Open during venue opening hours.

Upstairs Dandy Lodge, Town Park:
Hesperidae (Immersive light installation)
Open 6pm to 9pm each evening.


Helen Mac Mahon is a graduate of Fine Art from DIT. Her work revolves around the investigation of light in its many manifestations. Her artworks take a number of forms, often large scale installations which lend themselves to the immersive and experiential nature of the medium. Other works take the form of smaller sculptural items, often interactive, that seek to draw attention to the invisible interconnections that exist between ourselves and the world around us. Photography and drawing also play a large part in her research process. The work seeks to reveal the extraordinary in the ordinary through the exploration of how natural phenomena interacts with the seemingly mundane objects of everyday life often with surprising results.

Curated by Siobhan Mooney
Siobhán Mooney is an independent curator, membership and project manager at Visual Artists Ireland and a co–director at Basic Space. Siobhán graduated from UCC in 2006 with a BA in Art History and English. Since receiving her MA form IADT in Visual Arts Practices in 2014 she has curated several shows including: Galvanise, James L Hayes (MART, 2019); Some Concrete Possibilities, group show, (Library Project, 2019); The Wild Show, Iain Griffin (Eight Gallery, 2017); Offer, Claire McCluskey (MART, 2016); Fortuna, Helen MacMahon (MART, 2016); The Butterflies in my Brain, Helena Hamilton (MART 2014); Temporary Sites, group show (MART 2014). Siobhán was the 2018 winner of the Black Church Print Studio Emerging Curator Award and is based in Dublin.