Philip Cullen trained as a sculptor in the Crawford College of Art & Design (1990). Following a period of travel he found seminal work as a Community Arts Development worker in Kilkenny funded by the Arts Council (1997-2000) with groups of people experiencing marginalisation from society. He establish an arts practice that includes different processes such as film-making, stone carving, assemblage and two dimensional work. He has completed Per Cent for Art commissions in Kilkenny and Wexford. He is currently working with the Waterford Healing Arts Trust in the renal dialysis unit and has developed an innovative and award-winning film-making project with men with acquired brain injury (featured recently on Nationwide).