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Phillip McCrilly, wet HEAT sweats without scent, 2023. Photo by Eslam Abd El Salam.

Newsletter March / April 2024

Welcome to the EVA International Newsletter for March / April, highlighting the most recent news and upcoming events in the EVA calendar.

#1 41st EVA Platform Commissions are open for artist proposal submissions

  • We continue to welcome Platform Commission proposals from artists based in Ireland, selected by Iarlaith Ní Fheorais and Roy Claire Potter. Selected proposals will be offered support for the realisation and presentation of new work as part of the upcoming biennial programme (41st EVA International, August – October 2025), taking place across sites and spaces in Limerick. Although EVA’s programme is typically presented as an exhibition, we are actively encouraging proposals that go beyond the usual parameters of venue-based exhibition presentation. Deadline for submissions is Monday 8th April 2024, 17:00 GMT. Submission details can be found here.


#2 EVA and Eimear Walshe partner on the launch of a new iteration of TRADE SCHOOL (2021) at the Venice Biennale preview week (17 April, 2024)

  • We’re delighted to announce an artistic partnership with Eimear Walshe, launching a new iteration and performance of TRADE SCHOOL (2021) during the preview week of the Venice Biennale on 17 April, 2024.  The event will coincide with their representation of Ireland at Venice, with the exhibition ROMANTIC IRELAND curated by Sara Greavu and Project Arts Centre at the 60th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. The first iteration of TRADE SCHOOL was originally commissioned through EVA’s Platform Commissions initiative for the 39th edition in 2021, where it was disseminated on USBs through the postal network during the COVID pandemic. Further information about the announcement can be found here.


#3 IMMA presents We realised the power of it (2021) – Derry Film & Video Workshop led by Sara Greavu in collaboration with Ciara Phillips

  • We’re delighted to announce that IMMA will be opening an exhibition of Derry Film & Video Workshop’s archival installation We realised the power of it (2021). It was originally commissioned by EVA as part of the 39th EVA International Guest Programme curated by Merve Elveren. We realised the power of it deals with the history and archive of the radical film collective Derry Film and Video Workshop. The project includes footage, photographs and documents that trace its history, exploring subjects such as gender, class, collective organising, the Irish ‘national question’ and the legacies of imperialism. The exhibition opens from 30 March – 22 September 2024. Further information can be found here.


#4 40th EVA Platform Commissions exhibition tour at The Dock continues (9 March — 27 April, 2024)

  • The 40th EVA Platform Commissions exhibition at The Dock continues, featuring artists Sarah Durcan, Phillip McCrilly, Sharon Phelan, Frank Sweeney, Cliodhna Timoney, and Amna Walayat. Each project was originally selected by Emily Jacir and Pádraic E. Moore for EVA’s 40th edition in response to themes of ‘citizenship’. The exhibition opens from 9 March – 27 April 2024. Exhibition details can be found here.


#5 Registration now open for Phillip McCrilly’s 40th EVA Platform Commission wet HEAT sweats without scent (2023)

  • Taking the shape of a scripted massage treatment performed by Janie Doherty, wet HEAT sweats without scent (2023) by Phillip McCrilly maps a history of intimacy and vulnerability against the backdrop of sectarian conflict, whilst speculating on potential forms of promiscuous care in the aftermath of The Troubles. A limited number of spaces are available. To register interest, please fill out the consultation form here stating your availability by Friday 29 March, 5pm. Successful applicants will be notified shortly after. A list of ingredients will be made available for those who have any allergy concerns or dietary requirements. For any other questions or information, please email