VAI Workshop | Career Review with Jaki Irvine – Kildare (16 Oct.)

It is clear that everybody’s careers go through the highs and the lows. This work is designed to look at what has worked and what you’ve learned, and to gain insight into potential journeys that you may undertake to move forward. This will also include a look at the skills and research that you may need to undertake to work towards your goals, looking at potential hurdles that you might be placing in your path, and a look at the reality of your goals in the art world context.

The workshop is structured to:

  • Achieve clarity on what success looks like for you individually
  • Clarify the resources, skills and progress you’ve made to date
  • Identify the resources you’ll need to move forward
  • Understand the ecosystem of the contemporary fine art world
  • Agree which part of the art world you wish to be a part of going forward
  • Understand the activities which are and are not compatible with this goal in terms of reputation development
  • Dissect and gain and understanding of the journeys of established artists
  • Develop a detailed understanding of the skills required to reach your goals
  • Identification of the types of hurdles you might be placing in your own path
  • Identification of the hurdles that the art world places in your path
  • Clarity on strategies for overcoming these
  • Application of key learning’s to overall project management template

Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge
Wednesday 16 October, 10.30am to 5pm.
Ticket fee:
Kildare Based Artists: €20
VAI Members (Non Kildare Based): €50
General: €100

Jaki Irvine currently works in Dublin and Mexico City.

In 1995 Irvine was included in the seminal exhibition of Young British Artists, General Release, at the Venice Biennale, and she represented Ireland at the 1997 Biennale.She has also participated in numerous group shows throughout Europe, Australia and Japan including NoWhere Louisiana Museum of Modern Art,
Denmark (1996), White Noise, Bern Kunsthalle, (1998), Intelligence, Tate Britain (2000) and Shifting Ground: 50 Years of Irish Art at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) (2000).

Her solo exhibitions include Project Arts Centre (1996), Kerlin Gallery (2011, 2004) and the Douglas Hyde Gallery (1999, 2005) in Dublin, Frith Street Gallery (1997, 1999, 2011) the Staatliche Kunsthalle in Baden-Baden, Germany (1998) and Delfina Project Space (2001) in London, Henry Moore Institute (2004) Leeds and Galleria Alessandro de March (2004) Milan. In 2005 she showed The Silver Bridge in IMMA, Dublin and Smart Project Space, Amsterdam. In 2008, Jaki Irvine produced In a World Like This, in collaboration with Chisenhale Gallery, London and The Model Arts and Niland Gallery, Sligo, Ireland. A publication was published with Charta to mark the exhibition. In 2011 Before The Page is Turned, developed in the Dublin Graphic Print Studios, was presented at the Kerlin Gallery, Dublin. More recently her solo show,This Thing Echoes, was presented in Jan 2014, at

Frith Street Gallery, London and in 2016, the multi-channel sound/video installation If the Ground Should Open was commissioned by IMMA. Performed as a live event in the Great Hall in IMMA, it was then presented in Frith Street Gallery, London and E-Werk, Freiburg,

Germany. In January 2020, a major new solo show, Aack Ro’, will open in Kerlin Gallery. Her novel, Days of Surrender was published by Copy Press in 2013.

Irvine is represented in the collections of IMMA, the Irish Arts Council, Tate
Modern, FRAC, Deutsche Bank, Dublin and in numerous other collections, both public and private.

She is a member of Aosdana and an artist advisor at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam.

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