Eileen Haring Woods
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 Garden Flower Festival, 10 years consulting with the City of Westminster, Artistic Director of Gunpowder Park (UK), The Art of Common Space, Interdependence Day, Alive in the Universe/Venice Biennale 2019. Eileen has been a member of business and community associations in New York and London.