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Socially Engaged Practice


Format: Webinar (Online via zoom)

Date: Tuesday 9th May 2023

Time: 11am 


What is Socially Engaged Practice? This session explores the terminology and practice of socially engaged art and would suit those who are interested in delivering local and community led work for and with a range of communities.

Following on from this webinar, Wicklow based visual artists can avail of 1 of 8 twenty minute 1-2-1 clinics with Áine Phillips.

Book now HERE


Tutor Biography

Áine Phillips is a performance artist based in Galway, exhibiting and performing in Ireland and internationally since the late 80’s. She creates work for multiple contexts; public art commissions, the street, club events, galleries, theatres and museums. Her work is powered by feminist philosophy, ethics and politics: using art to comment and make propositions on subjectivity, gender and social change.

She is also a writer and teacher, promoting and advocating for performance and live art as a creative force for cultural and personal transformation. She has worked extensively as a curator and organiser of performance events in Ireland and the UK. She is Head of Sculpture at Burren College of Art since 1999. In 2015, she produced and edited 'Performance Art in Ireland: A History’ (Live Art Development Agency/ Intellect Books UK) and publishes regularly in visual art journals, books and online platforms.

Her performative video works and art films have been screened internationally at festivals and exhibitions. Her work has been supported and collected by the Arts Council of Ireland and the National Museum of Ireland.