Event Ciara Phillips in Conversation 15 Aug 2013 Back Ciara PhillipsA lot of things put together, 2013Screenprint on cotton Location Gallery Ciara_Phillips_DCA-3.jpg Pencil_cross-3.jpg Phillips-Ciara-Unique-5.jpg Drawing Room Co-director Mary Doyle in conversation with artist Ciara Phillips, the 2013 recipient of the Drawing Room Bursary Award. Her practice explores an expanded approach to printmaking and photography as well as the collaborative nature of art production and the communities of interest that give rise to the creation and dissemination of art and ideas. Throughout August she is using the gallery as her studio space, setting it up as a screenprinting studio to which she will invite collaborators to open up dialogue through printing. The in conversation will explore Ciara Phillips' working methods and her current research towards a new body of work. Phillips will have a solo exhibition at the Showroom, London in October this year Ciara Phillips was born in Ottawa, Canada, and is currently based in Glasgow. She studied Fine Art at Queen's University, Kingston, where she received a BFA in 2000, and at the Glasgow School of Art where she received an MFA in 2004. Recent exhibitions include: There should be new rules next week, Dundee Contemporary Arts (2013), And more, Inverleith House, Edinburgh (2013), The Souls: A Twice Told Tale, CEAAC, Strasbourg (2013), Slippery under pressure, OUTPOST, Norwich (2012), Pull Everything Out, with Corita Kent at Spike Island, Bristol (2012), Start with a practical idea, Gregor Staiger, Zürich (2012), The only rule is work, Kendall Koppe, Glasgow (2011), Springtime will never be the same, Deuxieme Bureau/Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt (2011) and Zwischenraum : Space Between, Der Kunstverein, Hamburg (2010). She has upcoming exhibitions at The Showroom, London, and at the Neues Museum Nürnberg and she will artist-in-residence at St. John's College, Oxford in 2014. In 2010 Ciara started Poster Club, a collaborative project with Laura Aldridge, Anne-Marie Copestake, Charlie Hammond, Kendall Koppe, Nicolas Party, Tom O'Sullivan and Michael Stumpf. Poster Club have exhibited together at the Glasgow Print Studio (2011), Eastside Projects in Birmingham (2011) and Platform, Glasgow (2013). – Drawing Room Bursary Award has been supported by CASS ART – London’s leading independent art stores and provider of the world’s top creative art materials. Cass Art is committed to encouraging everyone to realise their creative talents, supporting numerous art initiatives and prizes across the capital.