Professional Development


In partnership with Visual Artists’ Ireland

DATE: 25 January

TIME: 10:30 to 17:00


FEE: €50 VAI Members / €75 Non-Members 

The RHA School, in partnership with Visual Artists Ireland, have organised a Peer Critique session that will provide a vital space for artists to show and discuss their work with peers and experienced practitioners in a constructive forum. Participating artists will make short presentations on their own practice after which, a constructive discussion will be led by Ciara Phillips. This session will be held in the RHA Friends’ room on 25 January. Artists interested in taking part should express their interest via the VAI website

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 – ongoing.

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