Speaking of which .... is a new series of short films with eleven contemporary Irish artists who are both established and emerging in their careers led by The Dock in Carrick on Shannon in collaboration with The LAB Gallery in Dublin. This new series of short filmed interviews with Irish artists was developed to be used in an educational setting by teachers and arts organisations.
In this video artist Austin Ivers talks about how he likes to make things to help him look at the world, how process based work like printing means that you have to plan and think in advance and how his visual education came from the shows he watched on TV as a kid.
The inspiration for these online films comes from the desire to create an opportunity for young people to engage with visual arts culture and to give them a unique insight into arts practices, methods and motivations through the words of practicing artists. The series also provides an opportunity for artists to communicate with a young audience. The artists involved are emerging artists at the beginning of their careers and more established artists taking risks in their practice.
These videos are ideal for use in an educational setting by teachers and arts organizations, and a fascinating opportunity to hear and learn more about the art making process. If you are interested in using them in your learning please contact us for a full resource document. Email Laura Mahon, Visual Arts & Education Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org
Austin Ivers is an artist and educator. Currently lecturing in Contemporary Art at GMIT. He has also been a visiting Lecturer at LSAD, Burren College of art And the Huston School at NUIG. He has exhibited widely throughout Ireland (including the RHA, 126, Live 8), Europe (Graz, Kiev, Friedrichshafen) and the USA (Philadelphia) and has had writing published in the VAI Printed Project and Enclave Papers. He is currently working towards solo shows in 2020 and 2021