Melissa Gordon, who taught in Salzburg in 2016 and 2017 suggested Ciara Phillips as a teacher in Salzburg. Melissa has been extremely generous in sharing her knowledge and her networks with us.
Last year Ciara Phillips already did a printing workshop with the focus on silkscreen. I’m extremely happy that she’ll come again next summer. Ciara has developed an extraordinary teaching method which is based on team production. Her workshops are part of her own artistic production as well as her exhibitions.
If you haven’t experienced the atmosphere in Ciara’s class, it’s hard to imagine how intense and at the same time relaxed a printing workshop can be. I feel so lucky that Ciara is coming back.
Photo: Mira Turba, from left: Ciara Phillips, Sebastian Schindlauer, student, Johannes Knall and Ines Hochgerner (co-teacher)
1 March 2019
by Hildegund Amanshauser
"For me, the International Summer Academy is a very special place. The intensive, creative and inspiring atmosphere in all our activities never ceases to fascinate me. Artists come to us – as teachers and students – from all over the world, taking advantage of this summer time-slot to concentrate exclusively on production, reflection and presentation, far removed from their everyday life. Disillusionment and re-enchantment, downfall and upswing – all this is possible; there emerge not only exceptional works of art, but also friendships and networks that often last a lifetime. The long-term project Global/Planetary Academy is at present my main objective. Its aim is to further establish the Summer Academy as a hotspot for global art, tackling relevant questions and strengthening worldwide connections. The project focuses on questions of how art can be learned and taught in the globalised world."