I was delighted to be asked by Visual Artists Ireland to facilitate a specialist clinic for artists looking to develop or improve their marketing strategy at this year’s Get Together in TU Dublin Grangegorman campus.
Over the course of the day, I had the pleasure to conduct one-to-one sessions with inspiring practicing Irish and international artists.
Alongside the specialist clinics, VAI had gathered some of the top curators across Ireland and Northern Ireland, and panel discussions around key topics affecting artists. One of the highlights from this year’s Get Together was keynote speaker Asal Bagheri, Film Theorist & Critic, originally from Iran but now based on France. She has taught Linguistics, Semiology, Communication and French language courses in different Universities such as Sorbonne Paris Descartes, Paris Est Creteil, Paris Est Marne La Vallee, Rennes 1, Sorbonne University and Catholic Institute.
About Get Together 2019
This year’s Get Together takes its theme from the belief that we, as artists, must always have the right to experiment. As a verb, a noun and an imperative, ‘Experiment’ poses a challenge for us to re-examine ourselves and our work through different eyes. We all experiment, try things out, fail, succeed or change through experimentation; perhaps we may even realise that the place we find ourselves in fits just fine. Looking at our own artistic career, we can observe many occasions when we have experimented, either with new concepts, materials or modes of working. Whether we find historical context, new artistic intention, or simple convergence with likeminded artists, one thing is very clear: experimentation is at the core of what we do. Through listening and discovering how fellow artists find ways to include experimentation in their working methods, we can gain the confidence to make time, to try things out, and to look at our ongoing work through a different lens.