Visual Artists Critiquing Clinics with Cliodhna Shaffrey at The Dock, Co. Leitrim

There’s a reason why writers have editors. No matter how well you write, there will be mistakes and many times  these mistakes are overlooked by the author simply because they are “too close” to their work. A good writer simply needs a good editor. The editor sees the work with a different set of “eyes” and can suggest improvements and offer new ideas. Equally actors need directors who can point out where their performance can be improved because the director sees the performance from the point of view of the audience.

As artists, we also need a second “set of eyes” on our work to know how our work can be improved. We need to understand how our work is perceived by our audience – the viewer. This is where critique becomes an important part of our development as artists. With this in mind Creative Frame is running a day of critique clinics where 8 visual artists will get an opportunity to spend one to one time with Cliodhna Shaffrey, director of Temple Bar Gallery and Studios.  Cliodhna has previously worked with the Arts Council Ireland as its Visual Arts Advisor (2011-2014) and as an independent curator since 2004.  Her practice has included exhibitions, commissions and research projects and residencies, including Leitrim in 2004 where she developed Artist-as-Traveller and TRADE. 

The clinics will be held at the Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon on Friday 24th May with half hour slots allocated in advance to each artist accepted.

To apply for a one to one clinic with Cliodhna, please provide to Maureen Carty

  • A brief description of your practice
  • A description of why you want to engage at this time and what you hope to gain from the critique
  • Two or three images of work you’d like critiqued

The clinics are free but attendees must be members of Creative Frame. If you wish to register with Creative Frame follow this link prior to applying:

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