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Hugh Mulholland


Hugh Mulholland is part-time Programme Manager with the IMA since January 2024. 

Hugh combines this role with that of Creative Director of Visual Arts at the MAC Belfast, a position he has held since 2012. During his tenure, the MAC has been shortlisted for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2015 & 2023. 

He was previously Director of the Third Space gallery, Belfast (2006-2012), was Director of Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast (1997-2006), and was founding Director of Context Gallery Derry, (now CCA) (1992-1997). He has also worked as an independent curator and was Commissioner of Northern Ireland’s first presentation at the Venice Biennale in 2005, curated Northern Ireland’s following exhibition at the Biennale in 2007. He was curator for Kilkenny Arts Festival in 2006 & 2007 as well as curating exhibitions internationally in Berlin, Istanbul and Italy.

To contact Hugh directly, email programme(at)irishmuseums.org