Ciara Phillips was nominated for the Turner Prize 2014 for this project.
Workshop (2010 – ongoing) aimed to explore the relations between strands of Phillips’ solo and collective work and was also informed by the artist's research into the history of London-based print collectives.
For the project Phillips made a new context-specific installation of multiple screen prints and a large scale print on cotton. She set-up a temporary two-month print studio within the installation and regularly used this to host workshops in which she and invited guests or women's groups local to The Showroom explored the potential of 'making together'.
Alongside these activities were a series of talks, including a presentation by London-based collective See Red.
Selected prints made in the print studio were included in a new edition of Irregular Bulletin, a hand-printed newsletter which functions as a record of the project.
Phillips also produced three limited edition silkscreen prints on paper, collectively titled NO/OK (2013).
This project was realised in the framework of COHAB, a two-year project initiated by The Showroom, Casco – Office
for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht and Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, supported by a Cooperation Measures grant from the European Commission Culture 2007–2013.
The exhibition was supported by Arts Council England and The Elephant Trust.
Born in 1976 in Ottawa, Canada, Phillips is an artist based in Glasgow. She was nominated for the Turner Prize 2014 for her exhibition Workshop (2010–ongoing) at The Showroom, London.More