Nora completed the ADW in 2011 and is currently a Researcher in Digital Arts and Humanities at Huston School of Film & Digital Media, NUI Galway

You are cordially invited to attend this symposium on April 3rd. 
The PhD and The Studio: Sharing The Experience
What does it mean to do a PhD in Studio Art?
Wednesday 3rd April 2013
This symposium is aimed at artists and art students considering a PhD in studio art, as well as those already engaged in one.  Experienced PhD researchers and supervisors will provide insider views of the experience of undertaking one and address questions from the floor.
10.00am Coffee will be available in the Cafe
10.30am Welcome by Mary Hawkes-Greene in the Lecture Hall, followed by
Letters to a Young Artist who wants to do a PhD (with apologies to Rainer Maria Rilke): an overview of doctoral research from the point of view of how to get started: Timothy Emlyn Jones
11.00am Presentations by current PhD researchers: How it is for me.
                11.00am Ruby Wallis, photography
                11.20am Sean Taylor, sound
                11.40am Nora Duggan, film
12.00noon Martina Cleary, photography
12.20pm Elizabeth Matthews, sculpture
12.40pm Lunch
1.30pm Presentations by recent PhD graduates: How it was for me.
                1.30pm Aine Phillips, performance
                1.40pm Eileen Hutton, art and ecology TBC
                2.00pm Deirdre O’Mahoney, New Ecologies between Public Art and Rural Life
2.20pm Break
3.00pm Open discussion with all the presenters.
4.30pm Close
If you would like to attend please register in advance with Julia Long at so we may plan accordingly. For details of how to get to Burren College of Art please go to our website This event is organised on the principle of mutual benefit. Delegates will not be asked to pay a fee and speakers will not be paid a fee.
 Anna Downes
Director of Marketing & Admissions