Garrett Phelan has developed a distinctive practice through ambitious, site-specific projects that include drawing, independent FM radio broadcasts, sculptural installations, photography, animation and text ephemera. Recent solo exhibitions and commissions include HEED, public artwork commission, Arts Council of Ireland, Dublin, 2016; A VOODOO FREE PHENOMENOM, Project Arts Centre, Dublin, 2015; NEW FAITH LOVE SONG at Irish Museum of Modern Arts, Dublin, 2012; ELECTROMAGNETIC PHENOMENON at Context Gallery, Derry 2011; Between two ITs, SMART Project Space, Amsterdam, 2010; and group exhibitions at EVA International, Limerick, 2014; Palais des Beaus-Arts de Bruxelle, 2013; AIR de Lyon, Buenos Aires, 2012; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 2012; 11th Biennale de Lyon, 2011. www.garrettphelan.com
HEED FM DEPUTY PROJECT MANAGER -
Declan Markey is a graduate of the Social Policy Research masters from the UCD School of Applied Social Science. Declan has worked as a relief worker with The Salvation Army in their York House premises. While working for Respond Housing Association he was coordinating the BSS in Housing and Community Studies, a partnership degree between UCD and Respond. As part of his role with Respond he worked in conjunction with the transitional housing unit in the High Park premises. Declan was also a long standing volunteer with the Simon Community and assisted with the Focus Ireland football team for a time. He is the education coordinator currently working with the Ballyfermot and Chapelizod Partnership Local Employment Scheme.
HEED FM PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR
Michelle Kinsella is a graduate of the Masters in Adult and Community Education from Maynooth University. While her own research focused on issues of social class, education and access to higher education, Michelle also collaborated with six European countries on a research project which sought to explore the differences in how adult learning is implemented across European regions, the results of which are available at www.regionalproject.eu. Michelle also holds a Higher Diploma in Further Education awarded by Maynooth Universityand is currently teaching modules on the Level 8 Adult and Community Education Certificate. She also teaches the Social Analysis module for the Level 7 Community Development and Leadership Certificate at the Kildare Leader Partnership.
HEED FM PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR
Victoria Evans is a graduate of University College Cork and majored in the History of Art and English. From 2011 Victoria worked as an assistant curator at the Crawford Art Gallery, Cork where she assisted on several Irish and international exhibitions from Seán Keating and Simon Fujiwara to The Art of Inclusion, an exhibition that showcased the artwork of over 50 artists with disabilities working in supported studios. Victoria also coordinated teen workshops based on the work of Harry Clarke and the historic permanent collection. Most recently Victoria was the assistant curator at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin for the major art exhibition What We Call Love: From Surrealism to Now and worked closely with the Centre Pompidou, Paris. The exhibition involved over 60 Irish and International artists from master to contemporary work. For this exhibition Victoria also project coordinated the artist commissions with Irish artist’s Seamus Nolan, Lucy Andrews and Garrett Phelan. Victoria has also worked closely with international artists such as Tino Sehgal, Elmgreen & Dragset and the Felix Gonzales-Torres Foundation, New York.
ASSOCIATE ORGANISATION RESPONSIBLE FOR BROADCAST LICENCE
CREATE is the national development agency for Collaborative Arts. Create provides advice and support services to artists and arts organisations working collaboratively with communities. As part of our remit to support artists working in different social and community contexts, Create undertook to apply for the broadcast licence on behalf of HEED FM. This project reflects our remit as an organisation to foster current and future potential for collaboration between artists and communities, encouraging art projects that reflect the exciting and compelling ways in which collaborative arts can represent a complex range of experiences, ideas and approaches to multiple audiences.