Maree Hensey has collaborated with Kids’ Own on the Virtually There project (artist in residence 2013-2015), the Lullaby Project Tour (2014) with Early Childhood Care & Education Centres in County Sligo, and Being & Belonging (2013/14), a border counties early years initiative. Maree’s ‘DrawSpace’ formed part of the ‘Practice’ national touring exhibition of work by artists and children in 2014.
Maree studied at Galashiels College of Textiles Scotland. Her practice encompasses drawing, sculpture, and participatory art. At the heart of her artistic practice is the engagement and participation of community. She has completed several Public Art Commissions, Site Specific Installations, Artist in Residence programmes and Community Based Participatory Art projects. She has been commissioned by the OPW to produce artwork for textiles and furniture for the Irish embassies in Belfast, Rome, Lisbon, Copenhagen, Ottawa, The Hague, Beijing, and Brussels. By collaborating with cutting edge architectural practices Maree has been instrumental in evolving contemporary styles for a number of site specific projects. She collaborates with Mark Ryan Sculptor on a number of projects.