Teaching language English (Co-teacher also speaks German)
What to bring Sketchbook, camera and laptop if you can. Other materials can be found, or purchased in the Academy shop.
Requirements No knowledge of printmaking is necessary. You must be willing to work in a group situation.
Maximum number of participants 15
Participation fee € 950.– (€ 710.–)
The aim of this course is to provide a forum for sharing thoughts, influences and approaches through an intensive period of working alongside one another. We will explore the collaborative potential of printmaking and will work together to create an experimental print studio for the production of new art and ideas. Hands-on production will be complemented by regular group discussions to give us an opportunity to share material that matters to each of us.
Over the course of three weeks, our studio will be used to pursue both individual and collective approaches. An introduction to mono-printing and screen-printing techniques will form a basis for an explorative approach to print, and we will devise alternative printing processes of our own making. It is important to note that this course is not focused on perfecting printmaking techniques; rather, it explores the myriad ways in which print can be, and is used, and it invites you to consider print’s relationship to the dissemination of knowledge, social and political activism and art.
Ciara Phillips works with the processes, structures and histories of printmaking to create large-scale installations. Her artwork draws upon the medium’s relationship to the dissemination of information, and she works both alone and in collaboration with others to address questions around what we share, what we don’t, with whom, how, why and with what effect. The work of artists’ collectives such as See Red Women’s Workshop, Chicago Women’s Graphics Collective and Group Material are important influences, and she often makes reference to the screenprints and teaching methodologies of Corita Kent, an American artist, educator and advocate for social justice. In an ongoing project entitled Workshop, Phillips turns gallery spaces into screen-printing studios in which she invites others to collaborate with her on making new prints in situ. Workshop transforms exhibition spaces into places of simultaneous production and display.
Solo exhibitions 2018 Scottish Design Gallery Commission, V&A Dundee (UK). Dog Comes In, Cat Goes Out, Trykkeriet and Tag Team Studio, Bergen (NO). Show Me Your Glow, Glasgow Print Studio, Part of Glasgow International 2018 (UK). 2017Systems for Saying It, part of We The People Are The Work, Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth (UK). Yours and Mine is Ours, Benaki Museum, Athens. 2016Comrade Objects, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston (CA).
Group exhibitions 2018SUPERPOSITION: 21st Biennale of Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney (AU). 2015British Art Show 8 (until 2017), Leeds, Edinburgh, Norwich, Southampton (UK). 2014 Turner Prize 2014, Tate Britain, London.
British Art Show 8, Hayward Touring catalogue, 2015.
Martin Clark (ed.): Ciara Phillips. Just You, exh. cat., Bergen Kunsthall, 2014.
Moira Jeffrey (ed.): Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland: Reader and Guide, National Galleries of Scotland and Glasgow, 2014.