Naomi Draper is currently artist in residence on the Virtually There project at Scoil Mhuire, Carrick-on-Shannon and facilitates The Book Factory at the annual Sligo Children’s Book Festival. Naomi was one of the participating artists on Being & Belonging (2013/14), a cross-border early years initiative, and exhibited as part of the ‘Practice’ National Tour of work by artists and children in 2014.
Naomi graduated from NCAD with a Bachelor of Design specialising in glass in 2007. In 2011, she completed a Postgraduate Diploma Community Arts Education at NCAD. From her studio base at The Dock Arts Centre, Carrick on Shannon, Naomi has participated on a number of residency programmes within a community and educational context.
Naomi’s multi-disciplinary practice explores the fragility of our built and natural environment, investigating what defines space and how it is lived and activated by humans and non-humans. Combining a range of mediums and processes particularly through drawing and glass, Draper examines the structures and boundaries, limitations and new potentials of public and private environments.