Eileen Haring Woods, Director
Eileen is an artist, curator and producer. Born and raised in New York City, lived and worked in Dublin for six years, London for 30+ years. She is currently based in Suffolk, East Anglia, UK where she is devoting much of her time to her own practice as a conceptual artist and producer.
Eileen’s background includes art, music, theatre, film, design and production. Throughout her career, she has worked with international creative legends, political, cultural and faith leaders and local heroes. Her practice as a curator, artistic director and producer has included large scale, interdisciplinary live events, film festivals, arts and environment festivals, theatrical parades, experimental research and development arts programming and public art. Within the commercial creative industries work with international brands has included brand development and promotion, roadshows, press and PR. She was also a Director of the London based VGroup of companies providing comprehensive creative and production services to the arts, entertainment and promotions industry worldwide.
As the artistic director of Haring Woods Studio since 1996, Eileen has originated and produced festivals and events primarily in cities. HWS has been commissioned by landmark venues, local authorities, property developers, Arts Council England, international brands, media groups and the United Nations Environment Programme. As a consultant to Westminster City Council, London for over ten years, she provided creative and strategic expertise to a wide range of environment and planning initiatives.
Eileen Woods was appointed Executive Director of the Global Parliament of Mayors Project in January 2014, to steer the development phase through the launch in The Hague in September 2016. She is now a member of the GPM Advisory Committee.
Career highlights include: Broadway Shows, New York Film Festivals, London Film Festivals, Museum of the Moving Image (London), Regent Street Christmas Lights, London’s Grand Christma Parade, Covent Gaden Flower Festival, 10 years consulting with the City of Westminster, Artistic Director of Gunpowder Park (UK), The Art of Common Space, Interdependence Day. Eileen has been a member of business and community associations in New York and London.
TIME and TIMELESSNESS February 18 – 22nd
Photographs and film coming soon….
Poetry in Aldeburgh 2019 November 8 – 10 2019
A weekend festival of poetry, story and art with poets, artists and music makers in the famous seaside town of Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK. For the third year running, Eileen documented the festival.
Sounds of Space October 2019
Working with artist/engineer Diana Scarborough and Dr Nigel Meredith (British Antarctic Survey) to document Sound of Space; A multidisciplinary performance (talk, dance and film in Cambridge, UK
ALIVE in the UNIVERSE presented 28 artists over 28 days at the 59th Venice Biennale from May 8 – June 4 2019. International and emerging artists expressed how it felt to be alive in the universe through video, performance and installation. Plus, over 200 one minute art-films from around the world were played each day. Our venue was the Palazzo Pesaro Papafava, in the Cannaregio district.
Co-curated by founder Caroline Wiseman and artist David Baldry.
Co-produced by Eileen Haring Woods.
Eileen was one of the 28 ‘big bang’ artists and presented her two-screen video work,
I LOOK TO YOU, 16 mins
Also on show were two of her one minute films: Foreign and Once Heard.
I LOOK TO YOU 6 minute version
Alive in Venice is a short film celebrating Eileen’s experience of Alive in the Universe. Thanks to all of the artists and guests who participated.