Bryonie Reid


  • 2002-2005 PhD, ‘Labouring Towards the Place to Belong: the Imagining of Place in Northern Ireland’, University of Ulster
  • 2001-2002 MA Histories and Cultures (distinction), University of Brighton
  • 1998-2001 BA (Hons) Fine and Applied Art (1:1), University of Ulster

selected quarto projects

  • 2017  Sam Henry Community Engagement Programme (Causeway Museum Service)
    • facilitator and co-curator, writer of interpretive exhibition
  • 2016  Belfast 1932: a Shared Heritage (Green Shoot Productions)
    • project manager, researcher and writer of interpretive exhibition and website
  • 2016  Sperrins Townlands (Sperrins Gateway Landscape Partnership)
    • researcher and writer for townland archive for four parishes in Sperrins area
  • 2015-2016  20:20 Visions (the Corrymeela Community)
    • artist and facilitator
  • 2015  Connecting Commemorative Communities (Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded project with University of Ulster)
    • community engagement facilitator and exhibition curator
  • 2014-2016 On the Brink: the Politics of Conflict 1914-1916 (Causeway and Mid-Antrim Museum Services)
    • learning resources development and workshop facilitator
  • 2014  Causeway AONB Townlands, Fieldnames and Feature Names (Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust)
    • researcher and writer of interpretive exhibition
  • 2014 1613 and All That! (Focus on Family)
    • ghost author of community group publication on plantation of Coleraine, co-facilitator of mapping workshop
  • 2014  The Townlands of Ballinascreen (Sperrins Gateway Landscape Partnership)
    • project manager, researcher and writer of interpretive exhibition
  • 2012-2013  Binevenagh Townlands and Fieldnames (Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust)
    • project manager, researcher and writer of interpretive exhibition
  • 2012-2014  A Sense of the Past: a Social History of Blindness in Northern Ireland (Heritage Lottery Fund-supported project with RNIB)
    • researcher and author of publication, exhibition development

visual art 

  • 2017      ‘Their Truths’, new artwork supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland
  • 2016      ‘Trying Identities’, installation in Aground, exhibition and collaborative event with Loci art collective, Moville, County Donegal, supported by Donegal 2016: Cultural Expression programme
  • 2016      Sea Change, exhibition and collaborative event with Loci art collective, Queen’s Marine Laboratory, Portaferry, supported by Ards and North Down Borough Council
  • 2013      ‘the disappeared’, multimedia installation in Upending, group exhibition in Limerick City Gallery of Art
  • 2012-2013   ‘Landscapes of the Big House’, collaborative visual/textual research project carried out with Miriam de Búrca and funded by Arts Council of Northern Ireland
  • 2012 ‘(re)writing’, multimedia installation in The Border, exhibition with Garrett Carr and Adrian Duncan, the Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon
  • 2011 ‘inclined to wander: part two’, slide installation in Commons, exhibition with Sarah Browne and Fiona Woods, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton

interdisciplinary work

  • 2010-2013 Troubling Ireland (Kuratorisk Aktion and Firestation Artists’ Studios)
    • cultural geographer and writer
  • 2009-2011 Rhyzom, European network of cultural organisations examining local cultural production
    • researcher, writer and artist
  • 2009-2010 Fields of Vision, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton (funded through PEACE III)
    • development of funding proposal and artists’ brief, curation and evaluation


  • 2005-2008          research associate on Irish Border/lands: Cultural Geographies of Division, Interconnection and Diversity, University of Ulster and Queen Mary, University of London (
    • oral history researcher and co-author of book

selected publications

  • ‘Trying Identities: Roger Casement and Erskine Childers’, forthcoming in The Irish Review, 2017
  • ‘The Elephant in the Room: Colonialism, Postcolonialism and Northern Ireland’, pp229-241 in Historical Geography, vol.42, 2014
  • ‘Troubling Ireland: a Cultural Geographer’s Perspective’, pp23-28 in Art and Activism, Dublin, Fire Station Artists’ Studios, 2014 (also at
  • (with Brian Graham and Catherine Nash) Partitioned Lives: the Irish Borderlands, Farnham, Ashgate, 2013
  • ‘Walking Silvermines: a Rural Psychogeography’ at, 2011
  • with Catherine Nash) ‘Border crossings: new approaches to the Irish border’, pp265-284 in Irish Studies Review, vol.18 no.3, 2010
  • ‘Reading, Performing and Imagining Place: Can Cultural Geography Speak to Visual Art?’, pp247-253 in Doina Petrescu, Constantin Petcou and Nishat Awan (eds.) Translocal Act: Cultural Practices Within and Across, Paris, aaa/peprav, 2010 (
  • ‘Sites of Becoming: Fields of Vision’, p16 in Visual Artists’ Newsletter (VAN), November/December 2010
  • ‘The territory of art and the territory underfoot: a reading of three artworks from Leitrim’, pp44-49 in Circa, no.127, spring 2009
  • ‘“Rearranging the ground”: public and private space in Belfast, Northern Ireland’, pp489-503 in Gender, Place and Culture, vol.15 no.5, 2008
  • ‘Trellising the girders: poetry and the imagining of place in Northern Ireland’, pp519-534 in Social and Cultural Geography, vol.9 no.5, 2008
  • ‘Introduction’, pp20-23 in Christine Mackey, Riverwork(s), Dublin, Ignition Press, 2008
  • ‘Creating counterspaces: identity and the home in Northern Ireland’, pp933-950 in Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, vol.25 no.5, 2007
  • ‘“A profound edge”: performative negotiations of Belfast’, pp1-22 in Cultural Geographies, vol.12 no.4, 2005
  • ‘Labouring towards the space to belong: place and identity in Northern Ireland’, pp103-113 in Irish Geography, vol.37 no.1, 2004