Toma McCullim

Toma has a 1st class BA (hons) Degree in Anthropology of Art from the University of East Anglia and has an MA in Arts Process from the Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork.  Her work has been shown nationally and internationally.


Most recently Toma received the Cork County Council Artist Residency Bursary for her work BENDER, an intersectional residency which explored Toma's experience of living outside in a tent structure while living as part of the Greenham Common Women's anti nuclear protests with Travellers who also had lived in these type of structures.


Toma calls herself an 'Artivist' that is an activist artist. Her work is powered by a strong belief in social justice and environmental ecology. Her participatory practice empowers her collaborators in the amplification of their own authentic voice. As an anthropologist of art she is most interested in the fundamental question 'What does art do ?' Her work stimulates a call to action for creative change making.


She was Business to Arts Artist in Residence in Skibbereen’s Ludgate Hub working on Calling Home . 2019-20.

Her year long residency in Skibbereen Hospital resulted in the bronze artwork 110 Skibbereen Girls. 
She was Artist in Residence at Uillinn: West Cork Art Centre in 2015, which led to her exhibition about dementia “These Tangled Threads” at Uillinn in August 2015. She has been awarded grants from Create/ Arts Council and Cork County Council for her participative arts work.
 Toma has worked in theatre and film design, most recently as production designer on Carmel Winter's award winning Float Like a Butterfly 2017. produced by Samson Films.