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The GLUCKSMAN Little Interview

Every month we ask the same set of questions to someone collaborating with us. Over the last two years, we have interviewed diverse members of the Glucksman community - artists, academics, staff members, guests, audiences and workshop participants. The responses were funny, inspiring, revealing and always a great read. The archive of 2015's interviews can be found here and the 2016 archive is here. Thanks to all who took part!

This month, our Little Interview features artist Garrett Phelan, whose work is on show as part of Double Take: Collections and context.


Garrett Phelan: June 2018

What are you reading?
The Glorious Madness: Tales of the Irish and the Great War by Turtle Bunbury.

Favourite museum?
Hamburger Museum Bahnhof/ Radio Museum, Cork City Gaol.

Best performance?
ARMPIT, Gelitine, Liverpool Biennial 2002. (Outstanding experience), also IGGY POP, Stadium, Dublin, 1988.

What is your most treasured possession?
My dads old horse racing binoculars which I use for bird watching.

What work(s) of art inspire you?
Anything by Marcel Duchamp or the Megalithic People.

A lightbulb moment?
Figuring out how to ride a horse. (I am nice to horses).

Guilty pleasure?
Def Leopard.

What would you like to be doing right now?
Pretty happy with what I AM doing right now. Living in the nano-second.


2018 Little Interviews:

Cassandra Eustace, May 2018

Sonia Shiel, May 2018

Dara McGrath, February/March 2018

Nuala Finnegan, January 2018

2017 Little Interviews:

Katharina Cibulka, December 2017

Claire Connolly, November 2017

Andreas Kindler von Knobloch, October 2017

Umberto and Marco, September 2017

Kirstie North
, August 2017

Jane Hyland, July 2017

Brendan O'Sé, June 2017

Ella de Búrca, May 2017

Lothar Götz, April 2017

Siobhan McGibbon, March 2017

John Cryan, February 2017

Find the 2016 Little Interviews here

Find the 2015 Little Interviews here