Hilary Doherty


62 Prehen Park, Waterside. Derry BT47 2PA

Phone number:

Mobile: 07743699141 Telephone: 02871347319


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My main craft discipline is Fashion & Textiles specialising in Constructed Textiles: Woven Fabric with Hand & Machine Knitting. Other craft disciplines include the following: Dressmaking, Hand & Machine Appliqué, Hand & Machine Embroidery, Felt Making, Silk Painting, Batik, a Range of Printing Techniques - Screen, Block, Lino & Polystyrene on
paper and fabric and General Arts & Crafts.

Area of Experience:

As the Western Trust Arts Care Artist in Residence I worked with people recovering from mental illness, with learning
disabilities and older people. During the five years I worked in various healthcare settings producing art, based on agreed
themes and using a range of media.
While teaching disaffected youth on an Alternative Education Project I developed an Arts Programme incorporating the
use of textiles, printmaking and mixed media.
During my seven years at Castle View School, I taught Textiles, teaching a variety of techniques: tie and dye, batik, hand
and machine embroidery, weaving, printing, design and manufacture of products.

Counties Catered for:

Co. Derry, Co. Donegal

Curriculum Strands:

Visual Arts, Science, Mathematics, History & English


I enjoy working with all age groups and abilities.
Primary school workshops: 7 to 11, post primary workshops: 11 to 14 & 15 to 18, young people with learning disability,
community based programmes, outreach programmes, seminars and talks.

Additional Information:

I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in the Community, a PGCE in Textiles & Technology and a BA Honours Degree in
Textiles & Fashion.
My experience includes seven years teaching Textiles in mixed ability education, four years teaching English,
Mathematics & Art on an alternative education project and five years facilitating art workshops in the community as the
Arts Care Artist in Residence, as a teaching artist with South West College in the Berryburn Centre, Lakeview Hospital
and the Workers Education Association in Foyle Disability and Resource Centre. Prior to this, I was the proprietor of a
fabric shop.

Type of Projects delivered:

During my first year with Arts Care, the committee sought a vehicle to promote the work of Arts Care. To this end, I liaised with and directed the design team at Zing to produce a diary featuring the art work created over the years by artists and patients.
I organised two separate exhibitions of patients work at the Gordon Gallery, Pump Street and one permanent display in the Health Centre, Spencer Road. The 1st Exhibition celebrated the exceptional work produced by people with learning disabilities. The 2nd Exhibition reflected the work carried out by Arts Care throughout the Western Trust at ten different centres and the variety of media being used.
While teaching on the alternative education project I supervised and facilitated teams of pupils who participated in the Young Enterprise Programme over three years. Two of the teams won the Community Award for the design and manufacture of decorative items sold at Craft Fairs. To promote Textiles in Castle View and local community, I organised a fashion show. I set up and co-ordinated a team
made up of staff and local businesses people to make the event a whole school and community activity. The fashion show helped contribute to the expansion of links with the local FE College. These events provided awards for many lower school pupils. I also participated in the school’s Primary Liaison programme teaching in local primary schools and training the primary school teachers on the delivery Textiles.