Mary Wycherley is a contemporary dance artist and educator whose work spans live performance, filmmaking and curation. She was a recipient of Dance Ireland's Hatch Award in 2020.
Mary Wycherley is a dance artist whose work spans live performance, the moving image and curation.
Interdisciplinarity is a key feature in her work, with collaborations connecting widely across a range of artists and contexts. Her work is experienced on stage, in cinematic and exhibition contexts, with work presented and commissioned both in Ireland and internationally for venues, festivals and galleries including; Kilkenny Arts Festival, VOID Derry, Rua Red Gallery Dublin, Museum of Contemporary Arts Shanghai, Solas Nua Contemporary Irish Arts Centre Washington, Dublin Dance Festival, Limerick City Gallery of Art, VISUAL Carlow, American Dance Festival, National Museum of Contemporary Arts Bucharest, Cork Film Festival and Galway Film Fleadh. Mary is co-founder and curator of Light Moves Festival in Limerick. She was appointed Limerick Dance Artist in Residence from 2015-2019. She holds a Bachelor of Arts, an MA Contemporary Dance Performance and her national and international teaching in dance, film and interdisciplinary creative process spans University level, professional masterclass and individual mentoring contexts. Recent touring work includes feature length film In the Bells Shadow and live dance for gallery Invisible Histories funded by Arts Council of Ireland, award-winning film WRoNGHEADED commissioned by Liz Roche Company, 2020’s film series Far Flung Dances, commissioned by Tipperary Dance Platform and The Heritage Council and No.5 Rupture commissioned by John Scott Company. Currently Mary is creating Weathering, in partnership with Project Arts Centre, Dance Limerick and Tanzrauschen Festival for 2021/22, funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and Limerick City and County Council.