November 27, 2015 – November 27, 2015
Regional Cultural Centre
VAI in conjunction with the Donegal Visual Artists Network, hosted by RCC Letterkenny.
As an artist you will be required to write about your work for press releases, marketing purposes and for proposals or applications. This session is designed to give artists and designers the know-how and understanding to write clearly articulated and comprehensive CV’s and statements for a variety of situations such as proposals: for funding; to galleries; for job applications; for press and marketing purposes.
As the press, galleries and funding bodies don’t have the capacity to interview everyone seeking press coverage, exhibitions and supports, they need to get a picture of who you are very quickly. The Artists ability to convey this information in Statements, biogs and CV’s will assist people to gain an understanding of what it is you do. The CV can be augmented by a concise artist’s statement and a biography. The artist’s statement also allows the viewer or audience for your work to gain an understanding of your concepts, approach and methodology, helping to promote and make your work accessible.
The session covers do’s and don’ts in writing the statement and assists artists to workshop in an interactive way developing workable artists statements during the course of the day with peer supported feedback.
Áine Phillips is based in the west of Ireland where she is head of sculpture at Burren College of Art. She has been exhibiting multi-media performance works, installation and video in Ireland and internationally since the late 80’s. She has created work for diverse contexts; public art commissions, the street, club events, galleries and museums. Recent exhibitions include City of Women Festival Ljubljana, Kyoto Art Centre Japan, Stanley Picker Gallery London and Bunkier Sztuki Krakow. In Ireland at Galway Arts Center and Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane. She has been involved in curating many live art and performance events in Ireland such as Tulca Live and Live@8. As a writer, her most recent project is an edited book “Performance Art in Ireland: A History” published by the Live Art Development Agency and Intellect Books in the UK. For more information on her work see www.ainephillips.com