Meet the Team

Here you will find information on our core staff, however we also have valued support from casual staff on an ongoing basis. Local student placements and volunteers are welcomed to the RVACC team and we celebrate their contribution via our blog.

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    Maureen McVeigh

    Housekeeper (p/t)

    Maureen is one of our valued Housekeeping team, ensuring our lovely venue remains spic and span and providing superb hospitality to our visiting clients and artists. She also acts as front of house staff for our wide range of arts and communtiy events.

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    Sharon Colhoun

    Administration Support Officer (Job Share)

    As Administration Support Officer, Sharon assists the Arts & Cultural Services Manager and the other Officers with the centre's administration and marketing requirements. In addition she handels external bookings and their catering needs. Sharon shares her duties with Zoe Bratton.
    02877760650
    or
    admin@rvacc.co.uk

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    Desima Connolly

    Cultural Facilities Development Manager

    Desima manages the Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre, Flowerfield Arts Centre in Portstewart and community arts for the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough. She has responsibility for the strategic development of the Arts Centres, overseeing programming, marketing and publicity, audience development and operational management, as well as developing the community arts service via both venues and throughout the area. Desima has a BA(Hons) in Fine Arts and postgraduate qualifications in both Fine Arts (MFA) and Cultural Heritage & Museum Studies. Before joining the former Limavady Borough Council in July 2010, Desima had worked in various cultural roles for over fourteen years, including positions within other local government arts/museums departments, arts organisations and voluntary community groups, developing a strong passion for community arts practice. Contact Desima via Flowerfield Arts Centre.
    028 7083 1400
    Desima.Connolly@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk

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    Shauna McNeilly

    Community Arts Engagement Officer

    Shauna will be developing activities programmes within both Roe Valley Arts Centre and Flowerfield Arts Centre to encourage community engagement, whilst also developing and delivering community arts outreach projects across the new borough. From 2014 to 2016 she was European Engagement Officer based at the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, where she established and managed both the Creative Europe Culture and MEDIA Desks for Northern Ireland. Having completed her Theatre Studies degree at University of Ulster in 1997, Shauna began her arts career in Dublin with roles at The Gate Theatre, The Olympia Theatre and the Royal Irish Academy of Music, taking a year out to be a Mural Restoration Artist in Philadelphia. She went on to work at Derry’s Nerve Centre, Foyle Film Festival, Glasgowbury Music Festival, Channel4TalentNI, Strule Arts Centre, Millennium Forum, and in freelance roles, delivering roles in marketing, funding, arts education, audience development, producing, event management and programming. She has extensive project management experience and has produced events with international artists as one of the Cultural Programmers for the inaugural UK City of Culture 2013. She is passionate about developing ideas into projects and skill-sharing through multi-partner working. Although Shauna is based at Flowerfield Arts Centre, she will be working with our own internal team and groups in the limavady area to nurture community arts practice and cultural engagement.
    02870831400
    Shauna.McNeilly@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk

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    Billy Coyles

    Duty Officer

    Billy oversees the maintenance and security of the Centre and makes sure everything runs smoothly. He also supervises all our corporate and community hire bookings, ensuring our visitors are happy with our service and provides technical support for our many exhibitions. Contact Billy if you are interested in hiring or viewing our facilities or your group would like a tour.
    028 7776 0650
    billy.coyles@rvacc.co.uk

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    Daryl Harkin

    Technician (p/t)

    Daryl manages all the technical equipment in the Centre including sound and lighting requirements for theatre and music events and helps stage our exhibitions. Daryl is supported by casual technicians Alan McCracken and Simon Nugent and also has some Duty Officer responsibilities. He has a BSc in Music Technology and is also a practising musician, singer and songwriter. Before joining our team, Daryl worked for Belfast City Council.
    028 7776 0650
    daryl.harkin@rvacc.co.uk

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    Pamela Hayes

    Visitor Services Officer (p/t)

    One of our Visitor Services team, Pamela provides tourist information and related services, helps with administration and operates our Box Office. Pamela has a BSc in Communications, Advertising and Marketing and is currently undertaking a Masters in Marketing. Before joining us, Pamela worked as a marketing executive for a leading healthcare company.
    028777 60650
    tourism@rvacc.co.uk or
    information@rvacc.co.uk

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    Shona Kerr

    Housekeeper (p/t)

    Shona is one of our valued Housekeeping team, ensuring our lovely venue remains spic and span and providing superb hospitality to our visiting clients and artists. She also acts as front of house staff for our wide range of arts and communtiy events.

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  • Race Director, Mervyn Whtye called in this morning ahead of our next exhibition NW200 Faces & Places which opens on Friday 22 September. This exhibition features photographs of riders, spectators, stewards and fans of the North West 200 races during the years 1977-1987. Photographs are courtesy of the Coleraine Chronicle & Constitution archives. #NW200 #NorthWest200 #NWMotorcycling #nw200facesandplaces #ballymoneymuseum #causewaycoastandglens #causewaycoastandglensboroughcouncil #localhistory

    roevalleyarts: "Race Director, Mervyn Whtye called in this morning ahead of our next exhibition NW200 Faces & Places which opens on Friday 22 September. This exhibition features photographs of riders, spectators, stewards and fans of the North West 200 races during the years 1977-1987. Photographs are courtesy of the Coleraine Chronicle & Constitution archives. #NW200 #NorthWest200 #NWMotorcycling #nw200facesandplaces #ballymoneymuseum #causewaycoastandglens #causewaycoastandglensboroughcouncil #localhistory"
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  • Our exhibition of stunning baskets by Louise McLean of @atlanticcraftni opens this afternoon and continues to 23 September! Louise is one of the foremost basket makers in Ireland and we're delighted that she's based on the #northcoast #causewaycoast and we're not only showcasing fabulous artistry but also supporting a locally based maker as part of #augcraft17 #baskets #craft #make #irishcraft #basketry #traditionalskills #contemporarycraft #louisemclean #atlanticcraftni #roevalleyarts #northernireland #limavady #exhibition #augustcraftmonth #inspire #inspiredbylandscapes #coastal #coastalart @augustcraftmonth @craftnipics

    roevalleyarts: "Our exhibition of stunning baskets by Louise McLean of @atlanticcraftni opens this afternoon and continues to 23 September! Louise is one of the foremost basket makers in Ireland and we're delighted that she's based on the #northcoast #causewaycoast and we're not only showcasing fabulous artistry but also supporting a locally based maker as part of #augcraft17 
#baskets #craft #make #irishcraft #basketry #traditionalskills #contemporarycraft #louisemclean #atlanticcraftni #roevalleyarts #northernireland #limavady #exhibition #augustcraftmonth #inspire #inspiredbylandscapes #coastal #coastalart @augustcraftmonth @craftnipics"
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  • Thanks to all who came to the launch of our two new exhibitions yesterday - 'As I See It' by Jim Holmes & 'Colourvision' by Ingrid McLaughlin continue in our Keady & Broighter galleries until 29 July!! ✨#limavady #roevalleyarts #exhibition #art #artexhibition #causewaycoast #causewaycoastandglens #northernireland

    roevalleyarts: "Thanks to all who came to the launch of our two new exhibitions yesterday - 'As I See It' by Jim Holmes & 'Colourvision' by Ingrid McLaughlin continue in our Keady & Broighter galleries until 29 July!! ✨#limavady #roevalleyarts #exhibition #art #artexhibition #causewaycoast #causewaycoastandglens #northernireland"
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  • Our new #summer #eventsguides are fresh off the printing press! Pop in to pick one up or email us at information@rvacc.co.uk to get one emailed or posted direct! #augustchildrensmonth #limavady #arts #artscentre #northernireland #owenoneill #clydebuilttheatre #quantumtheatre #banyantheatre #pucapuppets #familyfilms #atlanticcraft #augustcraftmonth2017

    roevalleyarts: "Our new #summer #eventsguides are fresh off the printing press! Pop in to pick one up or email us at information@rvacc.co.uk to get one emailed or posted direct! #augustchildrensmonth #limavady #arts #artscentre #northernireland #owenoneill #clydebuilttheatre #quantumtheatre #banyantheatre #pucapuppets #familyfilms #atlanticcraft #augustcraftmonth2017"
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  • The fantastic folk group Lore perform alongside the fabulous Niamh McGlinchey this Saturday 24 June, 8pm. Candlelight, BYO - sure, what more could you want to polish off your week! #lore #niamhmcglinchey #folk #country #concert #livemusic #livemusicni #northernireland #limavady #roevalleyarts #countyderry #june #music #chill #weekendvibes #weekendfun #byo

    roevalleyarts: "The fantastic folk group Lore perform alongside the fabulous Niamh McGlinchey this Saturday 24 June, 8pm. Candlelight, BYO - sure, what more could you want to polish off your week! #lore #niamhmcglinchey #folk #country #concert #livemusic #livemusicni #northernireland #limavady #roevalleyarts #countyderry #june #music #chill #weekendvibes #weekendfun #byo"
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  • We attended the @artscouncilni literature & traditional music seminars today at the #seamusheaneyhomeplace in #bellaghy Fabulous heartfelt exhibition of the poet's life and work. Wonderful friendly staff. Will be back! #seamusheaney #powerofwords #literature #poetry #poetrycommunity #irishliterature #irishpoet #artscentre #literature #ireland #northernireland

    roevalleyarts: "We attended the @artscouncilni literature & traditional music seminars today at the #seamusheaneyhomeplace in #bellaghy 
Fabulous heartfelt exhibition of the poet's life and work. Wonderful friendly staff. Will be back! #seamusheaney #powerofwords #literature #poetry #poetrycommunity #irishliterature #irishpoet #artscentre #literature #ireland #northernireland"
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  • We recently visited the #eleanorwheeler #exhibition at the #femcwilliam #gallery in #countydown We love Eleanor's nature inspired sculpture and also the recreated #studio of the #sculptor #femcwilliam - seeing his #tools and #workshop is just wonderful. As is the #planting and #flowers and #greenery in the #sculpturegardens #ceramics #ceramicsculpture #outdoors #sculpture #artistsoninstagram #inspiration #specialplace #culture #irishart #irishartist

    roevalleyarts: "We recently visited the #eleanorwheeler #exhibition at the #femcwilliam #gallery in #countydown 
We love Eleanor's nature inspired sculpture and also the recreated #studio of the  #sculptor #femcwilliam - seeing his #tools and #workshop is just wonderful. As is the #planting and #flowers and #greenery in the #sculpturegardens 
#ceramics #ceramicsculpture #outdoors #sculpture #artistsoninstagram #inspiration #specialplace #culture #irishart #irishartist"
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  • Experiments in the dark... @caakeproject artist Bronagh Corr McNicholl facilitates a Cyanotype print workshop to accompany the #readingsinpassage #exhibition currently on display. #printmaking #workshop #community #learning #inspiration #galleryeducation #create #limavady #roevalleyarts #experiment

    roevalleyarts: "Experiments in the dark... @caakeproject artist Bronagh Corr McNicholl facilitates a Cyanotype print workshop to accompany the #readingsinpassage #exhibition currently on display. 
#printmaking #workshop #community #learning #inspiration #galleryeducation #create #limavady #roevalleyarts #experiment"
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  • Artist Sandra Robinson kindly facilitated a Painting Pathways Out Of Landscapes workshop to coincide with the @caakeproject #readingsinpassage #exhibition currently on show. The group experimented with texture and form to create brilliant, vivid abstract landscapes inspired by the exhibition. #caake #workshop #learning #community #create #experiment #expression #exploretocreate #limavady #roevalleyarts #engage #galleryeducation #northernireland

    roevalleyarts: "Artist Sandra Robinson kindly facilitated a Painting Pathways Out Of Landscapes workshop to coincide with the @caakeproject #readingsinpassage #exhibition currently on show. The group experimented with texture and form to create brilliant, vivid abstract landscapes inspired by the exhibition. 
#caake #workshop #learning #community #create #experiment #expression #exploretocreate #limavady #roevalleyarts #engage #galleryeducation #northernireland"
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  • We LOVE ❤️ these fab tote bags made by our Connecting Creatively group last Thursday night. Inspired by our #louisebourgeois #exhibition currently on show, the Connecting Creatively course aims to help adults explore expressing themselves and their emotions creatively in a supportive and intimate group setting. Perfectly apt for Louise Bourgeois whose #emotional #life dominated her creative work. #learning #community #create #inspiration #internationalartist #northernireland #limavady #exhibition #galleryeducation #bringingarttolight #theangrycat

    roevalleyarts: "We LOVE ❤️ these fab tote bags made by our Connecting Creatively group last Thursday night. Inspired by our #louisebourgeois #exhibition currently on show, the Connecting Creatively course aims to help adults explore expressing themselves and their emotions creatively in a supportive and intimate group setting. Perfectly apt for Louise Bourgeois whose #emotional #life  dominated her creative work. 
#learning #community #create #inspiration #internationalartist #northernireland #limavady #exhibition #galleryeducation #bringingarttolight #theangrycat"
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