Art & Politics Seminar

@The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin | Artist Talk | Click here for more details.

Artworks, 2019 @ VISUAL, Carlow,

In collaboration with IMMA, No More (2013) has been selected from their Collection and will be on show from the 4th of June until the 4th of September 2019 | Click here for more details.


Selected works from The Arts Council of Northern Ireland Collection showing at Belfast Exposed, curated by Deirdre Robb. Click here for more information.



Making Her Mark opens at Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre, Lochmaddy, North Uist on the 3rd of August. Show runs until the 26th of October 2018


Preview of Making Her Mark at the next Kitchen Conversations, London, on the 17 May with the launch of the latest print publication from the Wapping Project, To Step Across the Line.

In conversation with choreographer and artist Lea Anderson. Venue:The Future Laboratory, 26 Elder Street, London E1 6BT, 6:30 start.

2017 Highlights


Selected for a new commission ‘ Making Her Mark’ with The Wapping Project/Women’s Playhouse Trust. Click here for more details

Selected through the Hennessy Art Fund for the National Collection at The Irish Museum of Modern Art, No More, 2014 will be on show from 13th of July until November 2017 at IMMA, in Dublin. Click here for more details


State of Mind | remix #4, 2005, Screening at the IFI, Dublin in, ‘Out of Body’, a selection of films, curated by Susan MacWilliam that explore the psychic and physical spaces of body and landscape. Automatic, subliminal and unconscious states of mind are explored through a variety of approaches in works from Jordan Baseman, Maya Deren, Mairéad McClean, Paul Sharits, John Smith and Susan MacWilliam. Click here for more information


Mary| Encode Series 1, 2016: Screening at The Now and After 2017 Exhibition, Fabrika, Moscow.

2016 Highlights

Belfast International Arts Festival, October 2016: A Programme of Mairéad’s short films, bringing together themes of memory, migration and identity, often drawing on personal reflection and family experience. To book a tickets click  here

No More selected f0r Visions in the Nunnery: “A renowned showcase of contemporary moving image and performance work, returning to the Nunnery Gallery, London for a special celebratory tenth”. Running from October 5th to the 18th of December 2016. Click here for more details.

No More at Sheffield Fringe in a programme entitled FILM AT THE INTERSECTION OF ART AND DOCUMENTARY. The fifth edition of Sheffield Fringe investigates ‘documentary’ film as an art object. It does so on the premise that thinking of and trading documentary as an object opens up the possibility of the ‘objectification’ of actuality. Screening June 11th. Click here for more details

A survey of McClean’s work will take place at this years Belfast Film Festival in April 2016. This illustrated conversation will feature a programme of early and more recent works spanning the period 1991 – 2016. Click here for event details.

No More will screen at Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival, Pittsburgh, USA. This years festival, entitled Faces of Conflict, takes place March 17 -April 3rd. Mairéad will be in attendance on the 21st of March for her screening and Q&A with artist, educator and fellow Northern Irelander John Carson. Click here for more details.

No More screens at The Whitechapel on the 19th of March in a programme entitled Easter Rising:Irish Artist’s Now. Curated by Gareth Evans, the day includes work by Desperate Optimists, Jennifer Walsh, Nick Stewart and Pat Collins. Click here for event details.

2015 Highlights

Movements Recollected (16mm/col/22mins/1999) has been selected for inclusion in the BFI’s Unlocking Film Heritage Project. It will be included in the Rural Collection which is their major curatorial theme launching in May 2016 and will be available for viewing through their website shortly after.

Migrant Women: Shared Experience will be showing at the Second Annual International Human Rights Lecture on Nov 29th 2015. The keynote speech will be delivered by Graça Machel, one of the world’s leading women’s rights activists who has campaigned tirelessly to champion equality for women and children. To book tickets for this event click here

No More is currently showing at The Stephen Lawrence Gallery, Greenwich London from Nov 6th to Dec 12th 2015. More details can be found here.

Moving Lives, is showing in an exhibition entitled From Home to Here, at the Linen Hall Library, Belfast, from the 1st of Oct to the 30 October 2015. For more details click here

No More is currently showing at the CCA Glasgow in the show ‘The Shock of Victory’ from October 19th to Nov 3rd. Click here for more details. Reviews of the show can be found here and here.

Migrant Women:Shared Experience, a collaborative film project made with contributions from 9 women living in the West of Ireland, is currently on show at the National Museum of Ireland-Country Life in Castlebar, Ireland. More details can be found here. From August 2015 to March 2016.

No More, is showing at the 15th Now & After, Video Art Festival, Moscow, Russia from April to June 2015, It was awarded and Honoury Jury Mention in the awards at the end of June.

No More is screening at The 5th Alchemy Video Art Festival, Hawick, Scotland on the 18th of April. For more details click here.

The International Peace Conference ‘Hope Beyond Hurt’ will be presenting No More at the Void Gallery in Derry, Northern Ireland from the 13th to the 17th of April 2015. Mairéad and her father PJ McClean will be in conversation with journalist Paul McFadden on Wednesday the 15th of April. Click here for details.

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