Leah Hilliard is an artist whose practice is rooted in performance— from spoken word to digital image. She is the co-ordinator, lead researcher and writer for the MFA courses within the Media department at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. Her work has been shown at the Liverpool Biennale and the Dublin Fringe Festival, and she has represented Ireland at art and performance events, both nationally and internationally. Leah continues to be active as artist, curator, researcher and public art consultant. She also found time to manage the stage production of The Alternative Miss Ireland charity event and worked for a number of years on the Festival of World Cultures. Leah was the Artistic Programme coordinator and curator of Arthouse Multimedia Centre for the Arts, creating events such as SEED, Aspidistra and FREEZE (Winter Projection Festival). An experienced event manager, Leah always carries a power drill in her handbag, just in case.