2009  —  Post Graduate Diploma in Education, CIT- Crawford College of Art and Design.

2008  — Bachelor in Fine Art (Hons), CIT – Crawford College of Art and Design.

— Joint winner of University College Cork Purchase Prize 2008 at Degree Show.

— Two paintings purchased by Office of Public Works at Degree Show 2008.


1987  —  Certificate of Qualification in Social Work, Edinburgh University.

1981  —  Bachelor of Social Science, U.C.C.


I work part-time as an art facilitator in a number of nursing homes in County Cork.

I facilitate the Lonradh  art sessions at the Crawford Art Gallery, Cork for people with memory loss and their carers.

I hold art workshops for The Alzheimer’s Cafe, St.Finbarrs Hospital annually.

I work on a sessional basis as a visual artist with Fuse/Music Alive, a collaborative arts group working in hospital and residential settings with older adults.

I have co-facilitated the National Drawing Day workshops in May  for the past number of years in the Crawford Art Gallery.

As a qualified art teacher I can give individual or group classes to students at Junior and Senior cycle in secondary school to assist in preparing for the State exams.

I can offer advice and tuition re portfolio preparation to students considering entry to an art course at  third level.

Gillian Cussen

I have worked as an art facilitator on team days for organisations such as the HSE.

I have given drawing demonstrations to a number of art clubs in the county Cork area.


If you are interested in any of the above, please contact me at gillted@eircom.net.