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About Cathy Phelan

Based in South London, Cathy Phelan is known for her challenging explorations of gender stereo typing. During a career spanning a period of three decades, she has exhibited her work through out the UK. High-lights include; The Photographer’s Gallery, Royal Academy, Nicola Jacob’s, Riverside Studios, The Belgrave Gallery and Tate St Ives.

Further to her exhibiting record, she has experience both in fundraising and arts educational projects and has contributed to initiatives on a local community and national scale.

As a trustee of Tate Members, she served on the Tate St Ives Advisory Board and chaired the Tate St Ives Members Committee from 2004-10 working particularly to further public engagement and understanding of contemporary art.  

In tandem with her studio practice, Cathy Phelan is owner/director of Civil Society Media, the U.K’s only independent media company dedicated to supporting the charity sector. In this role she is directly responsible for organising The Charity Awards, an annual awards programme held to identify, recognise and reward those organisations doing exceptional work in all areas of charitable activity.

Cathy Phelan was born in 1963.  She has a BA Hons Goldsmith’s College (1981 – 84) and an MA Theories of 20 Century Conceptual Art from Falmouth School of Art (2008 -10).   She lives and works in South London.

Cathy Phelan's Further references: – documentary film available to view. – archive material.