• Media

  • Talks

    ‘Power Three Ways: A Place-Based Methodology’ at Mapping Spectral Traces VIII: The Place of the Wound, Dept of Geography, Maynooth University, 19 October 2016

     

    ‘A Fair Land Discussion: Social Change through Creative Practice’, Irish Museum of Modern Art, 20 August 2016.

     

    ‘A Durational, Practice-Based Model of Identifying Learning’ at ‘Creative Research Practices and Alternative Sites of Learning’, UCD College of Social Science, 3 May 2016

     

    ‘Policing Dialogues; a creative exploration of neighbourhood relations of power’ at ‘The Geographical Turn’, hosted by NUIM Geography Dept, 6 Nov 2015. See: https://geographicalturn.wordpress.com/

     

    ‘Renegotiating power relationships – Who speaks and who listens?’ at Signal Summer University, Run by CIFAS, Brussels Sep 2015. See: http://www.cifas.be/en/workshops/signal-université-dété

     

    ‘How can you explain the 
complexities of collaboration?’, a presentation and performed reading, hosted by PS² as part of the UK wide series ‘ARTWORKS Conversation’ by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, New Lodge Youth centre, Belfast, March 15 http://pssquared.org/conversations.php

     

    ‘Territory, Encounter & Negotiation: Speaking truth to power and the politics of listening’, conference paper at ‘A Field in the Making, The Second Irish Narrative Inquiry Conference’, Maynooth University, March ‘15 (See https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/news-events/irish-narrative-inquiry-conference-maynooth-university-19-20-march-2015 )

     

    ‘Power three ways’ at ‘Territory, Encounter & Negotiation Galway’ on the occasion of the launch of TEN organised by Para-Institution in partnership with the Community Knowledge Initiative, NUI Galway and GMIT with this key presentation by Fiona Whelan and another by Megan Johnston, (Curator, Educator and Director of the Model, Sligo), GMIT CCAM Cluain Mhuire, Jan 15 (see http://www.fionawhelan.com/event/territory-encounter-negotiation-galway/ )

     

    ‘Performative readings (mis)readings of a shared practice’ at ‘Territory, Encounter and Negotiation – Collaborative Practice in a Youth Work Context’ on the occasion of the launch of TEN, National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Oct 14 (See http://www.fionawhelan.com/event/ten-seminar-book-launch/ )

     

    ‘Who is listening?’ at ‘Performing Power’ seminar, Dublin Castle, July 14

     

    ‘Durational Dialogues, an interdisciplinary exploration of power and policing’ at ‘Pathways to Interdisciplinarity, Creative Praxis and Digital Humanities Research’ University College Dublin, June 13

     

    ‘Who shall speak is less crucial than who will listen’ at ‘Art & Activism: Dialogical Art Practice as a form of Activism’, The LAB, Dublin, May 13

     

    ‘Representing young people; voice, image, practice, power’, International Youth Studies conference, Maynooth University, June 12

     

    ‘Arts Practice and Collaborative Learning’ at Kultur Agenten conference; ‘Participation, Collaboration & Intervention’, Berlin, June 12

     

    ‘The potential of a cross sector art project’ during international conference; ‘Radius of Art: Creative politicization of the public sphere’, Heinrich Boell Foundation, Berlin, Feb 12

     

    ‘Policing Dialogues’ Presentation during Engage international conference; ‘Work in Progress; Artists, Education and Participation’, Margate UK, Nov 11

     

    ‘What’s at Stake?’ during conference; ‘Demanding Conversations – Socially Engaged Arts Practice in a changing political climate’ Bristol, UK, 22 Sep 10

     

     

    Press/Reviews

    ‘When feminism met real working-class lives in Rialto’, Feature on Natural History of Hope by Sara Keating, Irish Times, 28 June 2016.

    http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/stage/when-feminism-met-real-working-class-lives-in-rialto-1.2696306

    Download Irish Times feature here.

     

    http://www.fionawhelan.com/shop/RTE Arena11 May 2016

    Abie Philbin Bowman interviews Fiona Whelan, Gillian O Connor and Audrey Wade about the live performance ‘Natural History of Hope’ at Project Arts Centre.

     

    Puremzine.com 15 May 2016

    Review of Natural History of Hope.

    http://www.puremzine.com/performance-review-natural-history-hope-project-arts-centre/

     

    Nomoreworkshorse.com 14 May 2016

    Review of Natural History of Hope.

    https://nomoreworkhorse.com/2016/05/14/natural-history-of-hope-project-arts-centre-review/

     

    Negotiating the territory of socially engaged art, a book review of Fiona Whelan’s 2014 publication ‘TEN’. Review by Megs Morley (2016) , Journal of Political Power, 9:1, 147-152

    Download JPP book review here

     

    TEN: Territory, Encounter & Negotiation, Book review by Sofia N. Gonzalez-Ayala, Irish Journal of Anthropology Vol. 18(1) 2015 Spring/Summer

    Download IJA book review here

     

    Project work in conflict situations in socially deprived areas’ Schattenblick Feb 2012

    A review of a presentation by Fiona Whelan during ‘Radius of Art’ conference, Berlin 9th Feb (Article in German)

    http://www.schattenblick.de/infopool/kunst/report/kurb0014.html

     

    Tonight with Vincent Browne, TV3, 28th Sep 2010

    Broadcaster Vincent Browne dedicates an entire show to the ‘Policing Dialogues’ exhibition.

     

    Platform Ireland, platformireland.ie Oct 2010

    A 5 minute web documentary examining the ‘Policing Dialogues’ exhibition including interviews with members of the collective.

     

    Today with Pat Kenny, RTE Radio 1, 22nd Sep 2010

    Researcher Paddy O’ Gorman reports on the ‘Policing Dialogues’ exhibition at The LAB.

     

    The Irish Independent, 24th Sep 2010

    The Independent recommend the ‘Policing Dialogues’ exhibition as part of their ‘critics choice’ section.

    Download Critics Choice listing here

     

    ‘Young people’s tales of Garda harassment in new exhibition’ The Irish Examiner, 16th Sep 2010

    Juno McEnroe reports on the ‘Policing Dialogues’ exhibition at The LAB

    Download Examiner article here

     

    The Rialto Network News, Autumn 2010

    The Rialto Network News reports on the ‘Policing Dialogues’ exhibition in The LAB.

     

    ‘Listening event proves a success between Gardai and youths’, The Irish Times, 7th Dec 2009

    Kitty Holland reports on ‘ The Day in Question’ reading event with Gardai at IMMA:

    Download Irish Times article here

     

    ‘What’s the Story?’, Visual Artists New Sheet, Mar/April 2009:

    Niall de Buitlear reports on the What’s the Story? Collective public talk in The LAB.

     

    Y Now, winter 2009

    Micka Byrne and Nichola Whelan describe their experience of the collective’s project involving young people from Lithuania.

    Read Micka and Nichola’s article here

     

     

    Writing

    Embracing complexity

    Fiona Whelan, The Visual Arts Newssheet, Sep-Oct ‘16

    http://visualartistsireland.com/embracing-complexity

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    Beating the Bounds of Socially-Engaged Art? A Transdisciplinary Dialogue on a Collaborative Art Project with Youth in Dublin, Ireland

    Fiona Whelan & Kevin Ryan, published in Issue 4 of Field – Journal of Socially-Engaged Art Criticism

    http://field-journal.com/issue-4/beating-the-bounds-of-socially-engaged-art-a-transdisciplinary-dialogue-on-a-collaborative-art-project-with-youth-in-dublin-ireland

     

    Natural History of Hope programme, Project Arts Centre, May 2016

    Download Natural History of Hope programme here

     

    ‘Insider Witness’ in The Visual Artists’ Newssheet, Issue 4 July – August 2015 www.visualartists.ie

    Download ‘Insider Witness’ here

     

    ‘The Politics of Listening’ in TransActions #1 – a publication by the MA Socially Engaged Art at NCAD, Dublin and Stockyard Institute, Chicago, 2015. TransActions #1 was co curated by Fiona Whelan and Jim Duignan.

    www.TransActionsPublication.com

     

    ‘TEN: Territory, Encounter & Negotiation, a critical memoir by a socially engaged artist’, 240 page self published book.

    Purchase ‘TEN’ or read introduction here

     

    ‘Academy and community: the experience of a college programme in socially engaged practice’, JETA; Journal of Education through Art, Vol 8 No 3

    Co written with Gary Granville, Nuala Hunt and Chris Maguire.

    http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Article,id=14205/

     

    The Policing Dialogues Review, 24page self published newspaper with Rialto Youth Project, Nov 2016.

    Download ‘The Policing Dialogues Review’ here

     

    Power and the People, YNow, Winter 2010

    Fiona Whelan charts the journey of What’s the Story? Collective up until their ‘Policing Dialogues’ residency  in The LAB

    Download ‘Power and the People’ here

     

    Fiona Whelan reports on Suzanne Lacy’s Dublin workshops, Publicart.ie – 2009

     

    Relational Complexities’, Visual Artists News Sheet Nov/Dec 2009 – Fiona Whelan profiles the University of Ulster’s MA Art in Public for the Nov/Dec ’09 issue of Visual Artists News Sheet.

     

     

    Interviews

    RTE Arena11 May 2016

    Abie Philbin Bowman interviews Fiona Whelan, Gillian O Connor and Audrey Wade about the live performance ‘Natural History of Hope’ at Project Arts Centre.

     

    Culture Shock, News Talk radio, Sep 2010

    Fionn Davenport interviews Fiona Whelan, Nichola Mooney and Michael Byrne about the ‘Policing Dialogues’ exhibition.

     

     ‘A partnership preamble’, IN2, 2010

    Artist Fiona Whelan and Jim Lawlor, Manager of Rialto Youth Project discuss their experience of working together over seven years.

     

     Fiona Whelan: Understanding Difference, Practice, Issue 1, Volume 1, 2009

    www.practice.ie