Aisling Frances Leonard as Creative Producer, produces a number of mixed medias.
Pieces of work includes TV, Radio, film, and photography.
Graduate from National Film School - Dún Laoghaire Institue of Art, Design and Technology Master Graduate in Broadcast Production of Radio and Television. This was a natural progression from the Bachelor of Arts Honour in Art - Fine Art, Film, Photography and Sound, at Dún Laoghaire Institue of Art, Design and Technology. Which started from the associate’s degree Art and Business, Fine Core Year in Gorey School of Art.
There has been a number of solo pieces and collaborated works, some works are in this selective portfolio.
Currently working on lino printing and producing mixed media, along with attending creative workshops with Elaine Tobin Artist.
I have been developing a body of work for the Gap Arts Festival 2023, the work has been created on pieces related to the festival. These piece are bright, using the giant puppet's of the festival and buildings of the community of Ballythomas, Gorey, Co.Wexford.
Previously Permanent Tech & Productions Assistant at The Courthouse Arts Centre,
Tinahely, Dwyer Square, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow. 2017-2018.
Occasionally assisting Tech & Productions since 2019 -2022
Artist & Workshop facilitator, at Caroline Bergin Art Studio, No.6 Esmond Street, Gorey,Co. Wexford. 2022 - Present.
Facilitating the mid-term and summer camps with children aged 4-14 years. Involving mixed media, slime creating, build -a- bear and ceramics.
Transportation Qualified Coach and Bus driver over 13 years, Currently working for Matthew & Fergus Leonard Coach and Bus Hire. Ballylarkin, Inch, Gorey, Co. Wexford. Third generation of bus drivers and involved with the family company which was established in the 1960's.
Coolgreany Vintage Club
Part of the Coolgreany Vintage Club since 2018, doing the marketing, fundraising and social media.
Committee member as Assistant Secretary 2020 to present, part of a number of event's including
the Coolgreany's first vintage day on the Sunday 9th September 2018 and First Tractor and Car Run on 28th October 2018.
We are currently planning the renewal of members and our 6th Vintage Weekend starting with official opening parade on 9th September followed by 6th Vintage Day on 10th September 2023 and Road Run Sunday 29th October 2023.
The Gap Arts Festival
The Gap Arts Festival volunteer and committee member, involved in social media support, production, photography, editing and social media, coordinating events from 2013 to date. We are planning and developing the 13th annual festival in Ballythomas, Gorey, Co. Wexford.
Atelier Young Festival Managers
I have participated Atelier Young Festival Managers by The Festival Academy
Initiative of European Festivals Association in Valletta Malta March 2019. Selected to represent Ireland and on behalf The Gap Arts Festival.
We have just had the completion of this year's Gap Arts Festival 2021, Ballythomas Gorey Co. Wexford. Which included Re-Creation Project October 2019.
AISLING F. LEONARD
Gorey Co. Wexford.
Gorey Further Education Centre,
Associate’s Degree Qualified Childcare Practitioner FETAC Level 5 Full Certification 2010-2012.
Kilmucridge Further Education Centre, KFEC
Associate’s Degree Supervision in Childcare Fetac Level 6, 2012-2013.
Gorey School of Art
Associate’s Degree, Level 6, (Fine Art Core Year), 2013-2014.
Dún Laoghaire Institue of Art, Design and Technology
Bachelor’s Degree, BA (Honours) in ART, 2014-2016.
National Film School - Dún Laoghaire Institue of Art, Design and Technology
MA Broadcast Production for Radio & Television, Broadcast Production, 2016-2017.
Diploma in Digital Marketing with SureSkills Ireland, Dublin. Digital Marketing 2018.
Atelier Young Festival Managers, Malta 2019.
Solo Exhibition 2023
FULL BEAM - Supported by The Gap Arts Festival at The Gap Pub, Ballythomas, Gorey
Gorey Arts Collective, 2023
I Am Doing Things, IADT Exhibition, 2016
Islands, The Mart, Rathmines Dublin, 2015
In the Making, Polyglot, Pallas Projects/Studio, The Coombe, Dublin, 2015
SEPARATE, Mixed Media Art Exhibition, The Mart, Rathmines, Dublin, 2014
Out of Ink, Gorey Business Park, Gorey, Co. Wexford. 2013
Publication The Fold’ Parallels, published Drift Video still, 2015
The Ivetta magazine - articles 2021, 2022 and 2023.
Coordinated art workshop with Ballythomas National School, 65 children created work giants and cousins @thegap. Developed work on slates which will be exhibited on Ballythomas Community Field at The Gap Arts Festival picnic@thegap event on Sunday 13th August 2023.
This workshop was assisted by Olivia Fortune and Sean Browne in April.
The Gap Arts Festival 2012 - present.
Coordinated St. Patrick's dat floats for Gap Arts Festival 2018, 2019, 2022, 2023.
Coolgreany Vintage Club - Vintage Day & Road Run 2018- present.
Re-Creation Project - Gap Arts Festival 2019.
Assisted Rachel Druett art workshop at Gap Arts Festival - 2019
Pets Corner - Tinahely Agriculture Show Ltd. 2019
Faces of the Festival - Kilanerin Community Field. 2019
Faces of the Festival – Community Portrait Project. Gap Arts Festival 2018.
The Gap Arts Festival – Community Portrait Project, Photography Training Course. 2018.
Part of the Artist in the Community Scheme facilitated by Frank Abruzzese is an Artist, educator and Co-director of Cow House Studios.
Short film Hunter, Participated in creating Hunter as part of a team, within the community filmmaking project facilitated by Terence White. Kilanerin Ballyfad Community Development Association. The Project was funded and supported by the Arts Department of Wexford County Council as part of the Artist in the Community Scheme.
This Piece was Premiere in the Shamrock Hall, in Kilanerin Gorey, Co. Wexford on 3rd August 2017.
Screened at the Gap Art Festival on 11th, 12th of August 2017
Screened at Cooney's of Hollyfort on the 1st of September 2017, one of the locations of the shoot.
Mobile Device Film-making Project 'Mindfulness', created as part of Artist in the Community Scheme funded by Wexford County Council, facilitated by Terence White at The Gap Arts Festival 2016, premiered as part of The Gap Arts Festival 2016.
Architecture and Space, collaborative work at dlr LexIcon Dún Laoghaire Video Installation, with sound, 2015.
Sound: Creative Ghost storytelling Project, Ghost Pools performance and sound installation, Premiere at the GAP Arts festival. Performed at Market
Place, Gorey. Co. Wexford and Wexford Trail Festival 2015.
Creative Documentary filmmaking project, Produced a short film documentary on Horseshoe Team If the Shoe Fits 2014. Created as part of Artist in the Community Scheme funded by Wexford County Council, facilitated by Terence White at The Gap Arts Festival 2014, premiered as part of The Gap Arts Festival 2014.
The collabrated piece, installation with sound. The Drawing Project, 2014
Film: Film Project Short, Capture 2013, was chosen for Education section in the Indie Cork Film Festival 2014. Premiered at the GAP Arts festival, 2013. First film shown at Tinahely Courthouse Arts Centre, winter film season 2014. Created as part of Artist in the Community Scheme funded by Wexford County Council, facilitated by Terence White at The Gap Arts Festival 2013.
Gap Arts Festival volunteer and committee member, involved insupport, photography, editing and social media, coordinating events and workshops
from 2012 to date
Social media and Marketing, qualified Coach and bus driver for the family bus company which I have been involved and since employed by company from 2012 to present.
Currently volunteering since established in 2018 at Coolgreany Vintage Club, helping as Assistant Secretary 2020 with marketing and social media for upcoming Coolgreany's 6th vintage weekend including vintage day on Sunday 10th September 2023.
Previously Permanent Tech & Productions Assistant at The Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely, Dwyer Square, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow. 2017-2018. Occasional Tech & Productions Assistant from 2019- 2022.
Previously coordinated with team including Fr. Browne the Friends of Ballyfad. Were the locals of Ballyfad are involved in saving the school from closure and future of the school in the community of Ballyfad, Gorey, Co. Wexford
My Studio Space | Gorey Art Collective