Who's Who

The Mermaid Team

The Mermaid Box Office & Front of House Team


Front of House:
Kate Stevens

Francine Nery

Front of House Usher Team:
Dylan Downes

Hannah Matthews

Aimee Kane



The Mermaid Board (and Members of Mermaid)

Cllr. Melanie Corrigan

Cllr. Melanie Corrigan

(Since Dec 2019) Melanie Corrigan is from Enniskerry, she is married to Liam and the mother of four children.
She is a newly elected councillor for Bray West.
Mermaid is actively involved in the community, working with the schools, sports clubs and local charities. She has a great interest in the arts and supporting the work of the Mermaid Arts Centre and the importance it holds as a cultural hub for the community.

David Forde

David Forde

(Since September 2011). David Forde has been part of the Wicklow County Council as District Administrator since June 2014. His previous roles include Financial Officer of Bray Town Council. He studied at DIT Marketing and Design College where he gained a passion for the arts.

Jenny Sherwin

Jenny Sherwin

(Ex Officio). Jenny Sherwin is the Wicklow County Arts Officer. Wicklow County Arts Office was established as a core service of Wicklow Local Authorities in 1997, to stimulate arts practice in the county and to support artist development. Much has been achieved in the county since the establishment of the Arts Office to reinforce locally the benefits and the merits of arts practice and participation.

Martin Davidson

Martin Davidson

(Since January 2013). Martin Davidson is a retired Construction Economist and has lived in Bray for thirty years. He has a particular interest in theatre and classical music. He is currently a director of the Festival of Great Music in Irish Houses and has been a member of choral societies since 1969. In the last ten years he has performed in one act plays in Bray and in many parts of Ireland. He is keen to see the Mermaid Arts Centre attract a wide audience and consolidate its status as one of the foremost centres for the arts in Ireland.

Michael Nicholson

Michael Nicholson

(Since June 2021) Michael is a Director of services with Wicklow County Council and he heads up the Community, Cultural and Social Development directorate. This directorate has responsibility for all culture-related activity , which includes the Council’s Arts department. Part of Michael’s brief is the library service and he has been instrumental in re-positioning the libraries in the County to be civic centres which can also facilitate art exhibitions.

John Nolan

John Nolan

(Since January 2013). John Nolan, the previous President of Bray Chamber of Commerce for the past 6 years, is a proud Board Member of Mermaid Arts Centre stating that he is representing the business community and also the local community with his experience in his job at Greenstar.

Rachel Fallon

Rachel Fallon

(Since Feb 2018) Rachel Fallon is a visual artist and founding member of Outpost Studios in Bray. Her background is in film and Cirque Nouveau. As well as an individual art practice, she works in collaborative groups and collectives; including Desperate Artwives(U.K.) and The Tellurometer Project(Ireland). She is also founding member of Pff Publications - a feminist zine. She exhibits nationally and internationally and her work is held in public and private collections including The Wellcome Collection and Goldsmiths Women’s Library. A native of Co. Wicklow, she is a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors.

Supporters

The Arts Council
Municipal District Bray
Wicklow County Council
Craft Picture Framing