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Cristín Leach is an Irish art critic, broadcaster and author of the bestselling memoir Negative Space (Merrion Press, 2022). Her art criticism has appeared in Sunday Times Ireland since 2003, and on RTÉ radio, television, and digital services since 1998. Her collection of historical fiction, poetry, essays and other forms of expanded art writing From Ten Till Dusk (RHA, 2023) was published to mark the 200th anniversary of the Royal Hibernian Academy of Arts in Dublin.

Her short stories and essays have been published in Winter Papers 3, 5 and 7, The Mersey Review, flash competition anthologies, and broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 as part of Keywords series 1 and 2. For RTÉ Lyric FM, she presented the four-part radio documentary series Ireland Portrayed (2020) and co-presented the New York Festivals award-winning series Through the Canvas (2018). A contributing writer for Irish Arts Review, RTÉ Culture, and VAI VAN, she has written monographs and essays for gallery, collection, and artist catalogues since 2016.

She is an occasional guest lecturer and experienced mentor who has worked with artists, writers, and corporate clients since 2013. She is a regular host for panel discussions, festival events, and public interviews, in-person and remote. Her editioned mobile cube poem, To the Line (2023) is part of the OPW Art Collection.

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