Kootenay Gallery of Art, 02/16 – Current

Curatorial Projects

150 Creative Acts to Celebrate Canada, Castlegar, BC, 05/17 – 07/17

Building the World We Want: Kootenay Traditions, Kootenay Visions, Castlegar, BC 11/16

Preserves, Kelowna, BC, 04/15 – 01/16

Socially-Engaging Public Art Projects 

Preserves, Kelowna, BC, 04/15 – 01/16

Turf the Turf, Kelowna, BC, 05–09/13

travelfreetravel, Nelson BC, Banff AB and Limerick Ireland, 06–07/09

Solo Exhibitions

Peacing: Sacred Circle of Life, Kootenay Gallery of Art, Castlegar, BC 08 – 09/15

 Scale InSight, Alternator Gallery and Waterfront Park, Kelowna, BC, 08/12


Enable Ireland Commission, Mungret, Co. Limerick, Ireland, 05–06/08

Pinnacles, City of Limerick Commission, Limerick, Ireland, 05/07

Select Group Exhibitions

Upstream Benefits – Touchstones Museum, Nelson BC 11/17 -02/18

Memory Palaces – Oxygen Art Centre, Nelson BC, 01/17
Between Worlds – Bridging Life and Death in Four Acts, Nelson BC, 02/16 – 03/16

House in the Middle, Platypus House, Kelowna, BC, 04/12

Travel–aze, Theatre 026, UBCO, Kelowna, 04/11

Impressions, Sensations! Fina Gallery, UBCO, Kelowna, BC, 04/11

Graduate Research Open House, Fina Gallery, UBCO, Kelowna, BC, 10/10

Scale, Fortnight, The Other Gallery, The Banff Centre, Banff, AB, 12/08

Genumine, LSAD Degree Show, Limerick School of Art & Design, Ireland, 06/08

aikoN, Reverb, Limerick School of Art & Design, Limerick, Ireland, 05/07

Pilotos – Asignativa Piloto, Procedimientos Technicos Esculturos, Madrid, 06/06

Desperate, Art Now, Riddler’s Bar, Limerick, Ireland, 06/05

Pomegranates, acrylic on paper, IGNITE, Tigh Fili, Cork, Ireland, 02/05



Benign Sells, Malignant Sells, Excursions Festival, Limerick, Ireland, 24/01/08

After Just Now, Megalomania, Baker Place, Limerick, Ireland, 07/03/07

Sum of You, Excursions Performance Festival, Limerick, Ireland, 29/11/06


Reparations (originally Lodz Singer Ensemble), Excursions, Limerick, 02/12/05

Rubbish, Cork, Ireland, 20/10/12

Art-Related Workshops

Sound workshop with  Wade Matthews, Limerick, Ireland, 03/08

Sound workshop with Jean Phillippe Renault, Limerick, Ireland, 02/08

sk-interfaces Conference featuring Orlan, Stelarc, Tissue Culture & Art, 02/08

Performance/Writing Workshop with Oscar McLennan, Limerick Ireland, 02/07

Public Art Workshop with Bik van der Pol, Limerick, Ireland, 02/07

Erasmus Student Exchange program,Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 02–06/06

Three-day Artists Workshop with Gary Hill and George Quasha, 03/06

Highlights of Volunteer Art Experience

Participant, Sound Recordings for Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller, Forest, shown at dOCUMENTA (13), recorded near Kelowna, BC, 10/11

Invigilator, Irish Pavilion, 52nd Venice Biennale featuring the art of contemporary Irish artist, Gerard Byrne, Venice Italy, 08–09/07

Videographer, Matrixial Eros and Com-passion in Transference and Artworking Symposium by Griselda Pollock & Bracha Ettinger, Galway, 10/07

Art Grants and awards

Kootenay Gallery of Art, Peacing, 07/15

Kelowna Art Gallery, Preserves, 01/15

City of Kelowna, Community Arts Grant, Turf the Turf, 05/13

Eco Art Incubator, Grant, Turf the Turf, 12/12

Eco Art Incubator, Grant, Scale InSight, 09/11

Faculty of Creative and Culture Studies Research Grant, 05/10

Oxygen Art Centre, Artist in Residence Grant, 07/09

Enable Ireland, Commission Competition, 05/08

Travel Grant, Irish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, 07/07

Travel Grant, Erasumus Foundation, 01/06


Shirley, M. (2015, Spring) High Muck a Muck: Playing Chinese. Galleries West, 28-30.

Dulic, A., Schroth, O., Shirley, M. and Sheppard, SRJ. (2011) Future Delta: Motivating Climate Change Action Grounded in Place.  01/2011; In proceeding of: Entertainment Computing – ICEC 2011 – 10th International Conference, ICEC 2011, Vancouver, Canada, October 5-8, 2011. Proceedings

Shirley, M. (2012). Scale InSight:  Creating a Somatic Landscape of the Okanagan Valley. cIRcle: UBC’s Digital Repository: Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) 2008+. Available at

Research Presentations

The Somatic Body, Renewing/Reknowing Bodies Conference, UBCO, 04/05/13 – Panel Discussion on Reknowing the Body through Sound with Maggie Shirley, Jessie Beier and Lee Hannigan. Chair Lindsay Diehl, responder Dr. Karis Shearer.

Scale InSight, Okanagan Institute, Kelowna, BC, 10/01/13 – Co-presentation on Art and Blindness, with Dr. John Kennedy in association with the Just Imagine exhibition at the Kelowna Art Gallery, curated by Ruth Beiber.

 Scale InSight, Platypus House, UBCO, Kelowna, BC, 31/10/ 12 – Presentation as part of 15/15 Lecture Series, Fine Art Graduate Studies. Co-presented with artist Julia Prudhomme, chaired by Amy Modahl.

Scale InSight, ALECC Conference, Kelowna, BC, 11/08/12 – Panel Discussion on Memory Projects: Performance, Art, Film, Place with Treacy Ziegler, Tasha Hubbard, Maggie Shirley and chair Brett Buchanan, Association for Literature, Environment and Culture in Canada Biennial Conference, Kelowna and Penticton, Canada, August 1-12, 2012

Artist/Curator Talks

Culture Days, Oxygen Art Centre, Nelson BC, 02/10/16

Lunchbox Lecture Series, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC, 05/02/14

Scale InSight, Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, BC, 10/08/12

travelfreetravel, Oxygen Art Centre, Nelson, BC, 11/07/09


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