CIARA PHILLIPS AT THE BIENNALE OF SYDNEY
The Biennale of Sydney opened on the 16th March and Turner Prize nominated artist Ciara Phillips will present a new iteration of her project ‘Workshop, 2010 - ongoing’ at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. Creating a working print studio within the gallery walls Ciara challenges normal expectations of a conventional gallery space. The audiences will get to see the work in production and Ciara will work with local community groups to produce new artworks.
Phillips cites the work of artists' collectives such as See Red Women's Workshop, Chicago Women's Graphics Collective and Group Material as important influences, and her works often makes reference to the screen-prints and teaching methodologies of Corita Kent, an American artist, educator and advocate for social justice.
2018 marks the 45th anniversary of the Biennale of Sydney and its 21st edition. From 16 March – 11 June, SUPERPOSITION: Equilibrium & Engagement, curated by Artistic Director Mami Kataoka, presents the work of 70 artists and artist collectives from 35 countries at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Artspace, Carriageworks, Cockatoo Island, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney Opera House and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.