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  • York Street, Belfast Campus

    BT15 1ED Belfast

    United Kingdom

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Dr. Chérie Driver trained as a painter at Ulster and a Social Anthropologist at Queens University Belfast before completing her PhD on the ‘The writings of Griselda Pollock, Ireland, the ‘feminine’ and visual representation’ at Ulster in 2005. As a researcher she has worked on a number of collaborative research projects in the area of ‘art and its locations’ and specializing in art in contested spaces and art and documentation. Appointed Lecturer in art theory in 2010 Chérie teaches on Foundation, BA Hons Fine Art and the MFA Fine Art as well as supervising PhD Research Projects. Chérie was the Course Director for the BA Hons in Fine Art (2012 - 2016) and was the Chair of the Research Goverance Filter Committee in the Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment (2012 - 2018). Cherie curated the Catalyst Arts: Collective Histories of Northern Irish Art X which was the tenth instalment of Golden Thread Gallery’s Collective Histories of Northern Irish Art Series, a project that forms a significant archive of Northern Irish Art from 1945 to the present. The exhibition centred on the artist led initiative established in 1992. She continues to lead the Catalyst Arts Archive Project which seeks to organize, digitize and preserve the organisations 25 years of documentation and material, for the future. She has currently working as an author and co-editor (With Dr Sandra Johnston) for the book Actional Poetics – ASH SHE HE: The Performance Actuations of Alastair MacLennan, 1971-2018 (published late summer 2019, Intellect Press)

Education/Academic qualification

21 Sep 201021 May 2012

Award Date: 2 Jul 2012


21 Sep 200127 May 2005

Award Date: 27 Jun 2005

Master, Queens University, Belfast

21 Sep 200021 Sep 2001

Award Date: 14 Dec 2001


21 Sep 199821 May 2000

Award Date: 26 Jun 2000

Waterford Institute of Technology

21 Sep 199221 May 1995

Award Date: 18 Jul 1995

External positions

Subject Reviewer, Waterford Institute of Technology

17 Jan 2019

External Examiner, Dublin Institute of Technology

17 Feb 201631 May 2018

Fellow of The Higher Education Academy, The Higher Education Academcy

22 Jun 2012 → …

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Research Output

Penumbra: 8 painters from Northern Ireland/Ireland

Wallace, L., Coulter, R. & Driver, C., 15 Feb 2020

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

  • 10 Downloads (Pure)
    Open Access
  • 7 Downloads (Pure)

    Catalyst Arts, Collective Histories of Northern Irish Art X

    Driver, C., Oct 2013, Belfast: Golden Thread Gallery. 50 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Catalyst Arts Collective Histories of Northern Irish Art X

    Driver, C., 24 Oct 2013

    Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

    Open Access
  • 6 Downloads (Pure)

    The Sealed Boxes

    Driver, C., 21 May 2010

    Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

    Open Access
  • 11 Downloads (Pure)


    • 3 Membership of board
    • 2 Other

    Bbeyond (External organisation)

    Cherie Driver (Member)

    Dec 2016 → …

    Activity: MembershipMembership of board

    Healthy Urban Planning Working Group, Belfast Healthy Cities (External organisation)

    Cherie Driver (Member)


    Activity: MembershipMembership of board

    Catalyst Arts (External organisation)

    Cherie Driver (Member)

    Sep 2001Sep 2003

    Activity: MembershipMembership of board