Are you looking to find a clearer focus and/or a renewed artistic ambition for your work?
We all know that making art can be a solitary pursuit. Developing concepts can take place in solitude. This can make it very difficult for an artist to gauge if they are on the right track in their work. VAI’s Peer Crit is intended to assist your progress as an artist. It is an opportunity to learn more about your work, your artistic practice, and yourself.
Following a presentation on her current body of work, Ciara Phillips will then guide the group and examine and interpret the work with care. Each participant will be asked to give a brief presentation on their work or a particular area that they wish to address. Following this, the group will then discuss the work covered and through constructive conversation reflect back realities that the artist may not see for themselves.
Location: RHA Gallery, 15 Ely Place, Dublin
Places are limited to 8 participants.
Ciara Phillips is a Canadian/Irish artist living and working in Glasgow. Phillips’ practice formally categorizes as Printmaking, however her use of material ranges from screenprinting to textiles equally using photography and wall painting. She often works collaboratively, re-conceptualizing the norms of gallery spaces and involving other artists, designers and local community groups in her practice. Phillips draws much of her inspiration from Corita Kent (1918/1986), a pioneering artist, educator and activist famous for her reinterpretations of advertising slogans and imagery relevant to 1960s consumer culture. She has a BA in Fine Art from Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada and an MA from The Glasgow School of Art (2004).
Solo exhibitions have been staged at Konsthall C, Stockholm (2015); Bergen Kunsthall (2014); The Showroom, London (2013); Inverleith House, Edinburgh (2013); Atelier am Eck, Düsseldorf (2010); and Washington Garcia Gallery, Glasgow (2009). Group exhibitions include: British Art Show 8, Leeds Art Gallery (2015); Turner Prize 2014, Tate Britain (2014); Funktion / Dysfunktion, Neues Museum Nürnberg (2013); There Will Be New Rules Next Week, Dundee Contemporary Arts (2013); Pull Everything Out (with Corita Kent), Spike Island, Bristol (2012); Who Decides?, Stadtgalerie Mannheim (2012); Zwishenraum: Space Between, Kunstverein Hamburg (2010). She is the founder of the artist collective Poster Club and is a frequent collaborator with other artists, designers and community groups through an ongoing project titled Workshop (2010- ).