Homage to Marconi
A project by Gareth Moore for Radio Relay
Gareth Moore has been the resident “detector of airwaves” from the early days of the Radio Relay. In the build up to Radio Relay Gareth facilitated a numbers of fox-hole radio building sessions throughout Belfast.
His research uncovered many of the key historical events that gave the Radio Relay its impetus. Inspired by Guglielmo Marconi’s early radio experiments, Gareth will join with artists Paddy Bloomer, Colm Clarke and the spirit of Marconi, at Giant’s Ring, in a valiant attempt to connect to past frequencies using silver balloons and fox-hole radios built at the workshops with schools and groups. Radio Relay is a schedule of new artworks co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, and Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast. From the world’s first radio broadcast during the Easter Rising to the first trench-radio experiments in the Battle of the Somme, radio technology has played an important role. From 17th to 20th June 2016, Radio Relay tunes into the magic of radio with new commissions from Graham Fagen, Paddy Bloomer, Colm Clarke, Philip Hession, Gareth Moore, Sara Morrison and Mhairi Sutherland. Join us at one of the Radio Relay sites, tune in at home or experience extracts at www.goldenthreadgallery.co.uk.
About the artist:
Gareth Moore is an artist based in Belfast. Prior to completing a BA in Fine Art IN 2015 he was a self-taught Blacksmith in Omagh. During this time Gareth honed his techniques of marrying traditional craft process with new-wave approaches. He was awarded the Flax Art Student Graduate Residency in 2015 and since relocating to Belfast he has become more interested in exploring socially aware practices that use the arts to connect with socially engaged campaigns.
4pm, Sunday 19th June 2016
Giant’s Ring, Ballynahatty Road, Belfast