Damien McGlynnDamien joined Voluntary Arts in December 2015 and manages the communications of the organisation across the UK and Republic of Ireland. Damien is also focused on how Voluntary Arts can best share the resources, guidance and information with the voluntary arts sector.

Damien was born in Dublin and studied Fine Art at the National College of Art & Design while also completing an exchange in the Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuania. After working for a number of visual arts organisations in Dublin including Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Visual Artists Ireland and the Dublin City Arts Office, Damien relocated to Edinburgh and spent several years working for both the National Galleries of Scotland and Tate on the joint project, ARTIST ROOMS, which toured a shared collection of works to regional galleries and museums across the UK with the aim of inspiring young people to be creative. He now lives in London and wonders who all these people are.

Damien’s creative passion has, since the age of 8, been photography. Eventually upgrading from a 110mm contraption with flashcubes, he spent several years working as a freelance photographer primarily in documentary photography and photojournalism. He combined this interest in photography with his first true love – music – by photographing countless gigs over the years and presumably causing severe damage to his hearing by spending so much time standing in front of giant speakers. Damien is also hopelessly devoted to various perennial underachievers in the sporting world and has both a profound love and fear of the internet.