Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Ciara Phillips new solo show

Ciara Phillips

What we recognise in others

16 January – 12 March 2016

CCA Derry Londonderry

10–12 Artillery St
BT48 6RG, Northern Ireland 

CCA is pleased to present What we recognise in others, an exhibition of new work by Ciara Phillips. The exhibition is her first solo presentation in the UK and Ireland since her nomination for the Turner Prize in 2014.
Ciara Phillips’ practice is centred on printmaking and its various processes and collaborations. For her exhibition at CCA, Phillips will present new works that have been developed from photographs taken of the artist’s friends in their places of work. These photographs have been screenprinted onto fabric and applied with layers of colour and text that variously mask areas of the image; the works moving between abstraction and representation, elusion and recognition.  This approach also extends outwardly from individual works to the exhibition space itself, with wall painting and additional fabric and paper works creating an immersive and layered environment.
Although the works are not directly motivated by the politics of labour, they do reflect Phillips’ interest in the way that, for many creative workers, the private and public realm are becoming increasingly indistinguishable.
In previous projects, Phillips has worked collaboratively with other artists, designers, community and campaign groups in the production of works; an approach that is connected to the long- standing history of screen-printing as a tool for social and political activism. While Phillips often utilises the potential of printmaking as a medium of repetition, reproduction, and wide distribution, What we recognise in others goes further to emphasise the human and gestural relationships that inhabit these processes.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a poster designed by Ciara Phillips produced in a limited edition of 300. The first 100 posters will be available free to collect at CCA; £5 thereafter or via post (£5 + postage and packaging costs). For further information, please contact

Thursday, 14 January 2016

BANG! Owen Piper and Neil Bickerton

Mick Peter at Drawing Room, London

Mick Peter
Pyramid Selling

17 January – 13 March 2016
Opening Saturday 16 January 3 - 6pm
For Pyramid Selling Peter transports us into a cartoon-like illustration realised on a monumental scale and the gallery becomes the site of activities associated with manual labour and with the retail industry.  Peter’s life-size cartoon sketches come alive and populate the environment, whilst sculptures of oversized zips pose as items for sale.
Pyramid Selling is Peter’s most ambitious installation to date, and was conceived for the cavernous space of Tramway in Glasgow.  Its new iteration for Drawing Room is a condensed and intensive version which immerses visitors who unwittingly become active participants in this animated environment.
Pyramid Selling was  originally commissioned for Tramway, Glasgow 2015, and the production was funded by  The Henry Moore Foundation, Creative Scotland, and Glasgow Arts.

Drawing Room
Unit 8 Rich Estate, 46 Willow Walk
London SE1 5SF