Limerick, Ireland
It's not for you we did it, poster design by Ciara Phillips (developed in collaboration with Sara Greavu), 2020

Sara Greavu (in collaboration with Ciara Phillips)

It’s not for you we did it is a series of research dossiers and downloadable posters that are dedicated to the social and cultural context of Derry from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s. It maps various networks of relationships that were formed by individuals and groups that shared common concerns of self-representation and resistance. Dossiers and downloadable posters are available via the Little did they know website, viewable here.

Sara Greavu and Ciara Phillips’ participation forms part of Little did they know, the Guest Programme of the 39th EVA International, curated by Merve Elveren. 

Sara Greavu is a curator, writer, and organiser based in the north of Ireland. Greavu has held senior curatorial roles at Outburst Arts, Belfast, Centre for Contemporary Art Derry~Londonderry, and VOID, Derry as well as working independently. In CCA, Greavu initiated the two-year Esmée Fairbairn residency programme, Our Neighbourhood, that engaged with local communities of place and communities of interest, alongside artists Sarah Pierce and Sarah Browne. Greavu’s Independent projects have included Knowledge is Made Here, an alternative pedagogical project for young people produced in partnership with the artist Andrea Francke. In her role as Queer Arts Development leader in Outburst Arts, Greavu is devising and delivering a new year-round artist development programme and public programme that will extend Outburst Queer Arts Festival’s reach and depth of engagement with constituents and artists in order to create opportunities for learning, conversation, and collaboration in queer communities and beyond. Greavu has a PhD from Ulster University and an MA in Curatorial Practice from the University of Bergen.

Irish and Canadian artist Ciara Phillips has exhibited widely in public galleries and museums in the UK and internationally. Phillips has been artist-in-residence at Trykkeriet, Bergen, Headlands Center for the Arts in Marin County California, St. John’s College, Oxford, and at Drawing Room, London. In 2014 her long-term artwork Workshop (2010 – Ongoing) was nominated for the Turner Prize. Recent exhibitions of Phillips’ work have been staged at: Kunsthall Stavanger; V&A Dundee; Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney; Benaki Museum, Athens; Bergen Kunsthall; TATE Britain, London; Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh; CCA Derry~Londonderry; Western Front, Vancouver; Konsthall C, Stockholm and The Showroom, London.

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