screaMachine visiting artist: Aine Phillips
Aine Phillips

Arts Education:1984-88 Degree in Fine Art Sculpture at NCAD Dublin.
1999-2001 Masters of Fine Art by Research at LSAD Limerick.

Professional Association Membership: AAI and SSI
Slide Libraries: ARTIFACT & Sculptors Society of Ireland, Dublin and NIVAL (National Irish Visual Arts Library) NCAD Dublin.
Solo Exhibitions & Performances
2002 Energy Fields, 14 image/light projections, April- September
temporary public installation, Morcambe, Cumbria UK.
View Boxes, sculpture Installations, Burren College of Art,
Co. Clare, European Commission Grundtvig project.
M.A. Degree Show, LSAD, Limerick.
2001 Make-Over, performance at Arthouse, Temple Bar, Dublin
BVM, performance at the Black Box, Galway
2000 Synthetic Theatre, performance, LSAD, Limerick
1999 LOVE, exhibition of drawings, Town Hall Theatre Galway
Coloring Book , drawing installation, Logan Gallery Galway
Group Exhibitions & Performances
2003 sex, birth & death, National Review of Live Art in the UK,
The Arches, Glasgow, Scotland.
2002 EV+A , City Gallery, Limerick.
Love & Longing, National Review of Live Art in the UK
The Arches, Glasgow, Scotland.
2001 BVM performance at Alternative Miss Ireland, Olympia, Dublin
Communication Cord, University of Limerick and Galway.
Love & Longing performance PLATFORM, Limerick.
2000 In Parallel, Digital Happy Hour @ The Kitchen,
(video installation) New York, USA.
In Parallel, Makor Screening rooms & Moving Image Gallery,
New York, USA
Synthetic Theatre multi part performance,
St. Patricks Day parade, Dublin.
EJECT 3 RAP, Limerick (screening of ‘In Parallel’ video)
Dark-Light Festival , IFC and Temple Bar, Dublin
2000 In Parallel, multi-media installation, screaMachine studios,
New York, USA.
Transparent RAP group show, Limerick.
1998 drawing installation , University Gallery, Galway,
1998 White Passageway, Sculpture installation COE,
Claremorris open exhibition, Co. Mayo
1997 The Ice Man / Living Installation
6 month Performance Installation, Landesausstellung,
Corinthia, Austria. (in collaboration with Tom Varley).
Exhibited drawings and sculpture in group shows including:
Riverrun - Galway and Dublin 1993-94.
The Works group show - Galway 1992,
Artspace, Galway & Dublin 1992-93.
Sculpture Trail - Dublin 1991,
Iontas - Sligo 1991,
Western Artists - Galway, Shannon, Limerick and Dublin 1989-91,
Fools Gold - Galway, Mayo & Dublin 1990
SADE - Cork 1987; Galway Arts Festival 1989;
NCAD Diploma & Degree Shows, Dublin 1987 & 88;Awards
1992 Arts Council of Ireland Exhibition grant.
Galway City Council Arts award.
1994 Arts Council of Ireland Travel Award.
1997 Arts Council of Ireland Art Flight.
Arts Council of Ireland Artist in Residence Award.
1999 Arts Council of Ireland Artflight.
2000 Arts Council of Ireland Materials Grant.
2002 Arts Council of Ireland Travel Grant & GoSee Award.
Department of Foreign Affairs, CRC Award.
Fire Station Artists Studios Mentoring Award with Nigel Rolfe
Appointments & Projects

Performance artist, Sculptor and Educator with Udaras na Gaeltachta, Connemara (1995) And CAFE (Dublin)
1996. Community arts projects (perfromance art/theatre) Galway & Co. Clare.
1994 Designer, Sculptor and Educator with “Factorio Theatro,”performance group in association with the Royal Academy for Dramatic Arts, Madrid. Spain.
1992-94 Associate member, Artspace Artists cooperative, Galway
Founding member “The Works” Artists cooperative, Galway
1993-96 Freelance designer and sculptor with Druid and An Taibhdearc, theatre companies, Galway.
1989-95 Designer, Sculptor, Performer with Macnas Community Art & Theatre,
Large scale works performed and exhibited throughout Ireland, Europe, USA & South America.
Irish community arts and performance projects (with Macnas) in West Cork, Galway, Mayo, Waterford, Derry and Dublin.
1988-89 President, NCAD Students Union. Projects included parades and public performances for AIDS awareness & student politics.

Teaching Positions in Fine Art/ Sculpture:
2000-2002 Head of Sculpture, The Burren College of Art.
Visiting Lecturer at Limerick School of Art & Design.
1999-2000 Lecturer in Sculpture, Burren College of Art, Co. Clare.
Part time tutor in visual art, The Irish Center for Talented
Youth (CTYI) at Dublin City University and University of
Visiting Lecturer & Tutor at Limerick School of Art & Design.
1996-99 Visiting Lecturer at The Fire Station Arts Studio, Dublin.
Visiting Lecturer at The Burren College of Art, Co. Clare.

sex, birth & death, performance series
Commissioned by the National Review of Live Art in the UK, presented as part of ‘NEW TERRITORIES’ Festival, The Arches, Glasgow, Scotland.
2002 View Boxes, sculpture installation
public installations incorporating objects, images and texts. Commissioned by Grundtvig/Socrates European wide partnership project exploring visual perception.
2002 Tern Light Projections
Installation series of 14 projected images at Morecambe, Cumbria. Commissioned by Lancaster City Council, UK.
2000 Synthetic Theatre
Multi-part performance, St. Patricks Day Parade, Dublin. Commissioned by St. Patricks Day Festival Committee.

1998 Public Sculpture
Permanent mosaic & mural works at Crusheen National School, Co. Clare. Commissioned by Arts Council, Artist in Residence Award.
1997 The Ice Man / Living Installation
6 month Performance Installation, commissioned by the Landesausstellung, Austrian Cultural Ministry, as part of ALLES JAGD, exhibition of history, art & culture, Corinthia, Austria. (in collaboration, anthropologist Tom Varley).
1993 Noahs Arc, Galway Arts Festival Parade, a large scale performance spectacle commissioned by Macnas.

Artists Statement:

Aine Phillips has been making performance work for fifteen years in the west of Ireland and internationally. In the late 1980’s, she worked with community groups developing street based works. During the 1990’s she worked as a performer, designer and director, often collaborating with companies in Madrid, New York and Austria. More recently, she has worked on solo projects, developing a performance practice to express personal and political concerns. She is Head of Sculpture at the Burren College of Art in Ireland.

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