VAI Professional Development:
PAINTING AS EMBODIMENT
LONDON-BASED PAINTER VICTORIA WRIGHT OUTLINES SOME OF THE KEY IDEAS SHE SHARED IN THE COURSE OF DELIVERING A PEER CRITIQUE SESSION FOR VISUAL ARTISTS IRELAND’S PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME.
My first visit to Ireland was to take part in the show ‘Making Familiar’ at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios (10 August – 29 Sept 2012). The exhibition paired works by various painters, hanging them in ‘dialogue’ with each other (1). A weekly series of public conversations between the participating artists was a key element of the project. My work was shown alongside paintings by the Irish artist Diana Copperwhite. In our public discussion, held in the gallery, we addressed our inspirations and approaches around working practices – including philosophical ideas and how we each went about creating preparatory imagery for our works. [Read more…]