Kate O’ Shea is an artist with a social practice which includes printmaking, the production of ‘social spaces’ and publishing. She recently published the book Durty Words with graphic designer Victoria Brunetta. Kate has just completed an MA by Research in Printmaking as a space for solidarity and dialogue at Limerick School of Art and Design. Her work stems from a concern for contemporary social structures and the fractures within them; she established her first social space at the age of 19. After dropping out of Architecture, she converted an old farmhouse and barn located outside of Kenmare, Co. Kerry into a ‘social space’, NomNom Café and Gallery. Kate O’Shea ran this space for seven years with Aoife Scanlon. In its final year, NomNom Cafe culminated with NomShtock, an arts, music and well‐being festival that took place during the summer of 2014. To date Kate has exhibited both nationally and internationally. Using traditional printmaking processes to explore physical and mental landscapes, Kate O’ Shea creates layered images with fleeting glimpses of the urban environment. Projects that Kate has co-produced to date include: NomNom Café, NomShtock festival, Volxkuche, Rumpus zine, Stanzas zine, Durty Words, The People’s Kitchen and The Limerick Spring Festival of Politics and ideas. Kate O’Shea, aswell as this is also a board member of Sample Studios.