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Sheena Malone appointed as Kildare Culture Night Co-ordinator 2021

Kildare County Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Sheena Malone as Kildare’s Culture Night Co-ordinator.  Culture Night 2021 will take place on Friday 17th September.

Sheena Malone is an arts pratitioner with fifteen years’ experience in the cultural sector. Initially studying art history, her focus turned contemporary practice during her six years at The Douglas Hyde Gallery in Trinity College which she followed with a Masters in Curating at Stockholm University. In 2015, her project investigating the folklore and local history of Allenwood was selected for the CuratorLab research programme, resulting in the festival ‘Invisible Stories’.  With a longstanding interest in arts education, she has worked as project coordinator at InterACT English in Berlin and assisted in the development of their art curriculum. For the Dublin Fringe Festival, she devised and performed ‘The S.I. Witkiewicz Portrait Painting Firm’ which subsequently toured to the Stockholm Fringe Festival and the English Theatre Berlin. In 2020,  the Irish Embassy in Germany included her in their New Irish Creatives Festival.  She has collaborated with IASPIS, Supermarket Art Fair, Magasin III Konsthall and Satellite Berlin and spent two years as programme curator of Dada Post. Sheena is really excited to take on the role of coordinator for Culture Night, to assist in highlighting culture in all its forms and to bring attention to the wealth of talent throughout the county of Kildare.


Farewell to Federica

We wish to thank Federica Petronilli who is stepping down as Kildare Culture Night Co-ordinator after 6 fabulous years in the role.  We acknowledge her work in developing Culture Night in the county and her dedication in making it a highlight in the county’s cultural calendar.  Federica wishes to thank the many Culture Night programmers who have enthusiastically embraced the event and extends her good wishes to you all.  She looks forward to enjoying Culture Night this year as an audience member!


Kildare County Council Arts Service will shortly issue a call for Expressions of Interest to participate in this year’s Culture Night celebrations in the county, alongside a call for proposals for a new Culture Night Commission and Culture Night Mural. 

More information:

Sheena Malone, Kildare Culture Night Co-ordinator

E: / T: 00353 (0)45 448328


Culture Night is an annual all-island celebration of culture, creatively and the arts which takes place each year on the third Friday of September.  Culture Night is brought to you by the Arts Council, in partnership with local authorities and cultural organisations throughout the island of Ireland.


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