Catalyst Arts’ Common or Garden – Fiona Woods – Online Talk – 15 Jan

As part of the Common or Garden programme, Catalyst Arts is delighted to bring you this online talk by Fiona Woods.

This event will take place via Zoom on Friday 15 January at 7pm. If you are interested, please email catalystarts@gmail.com to be sent a link in advance.

About Fiona Wood

Fiona Woods works with aesthetics and critical spatial practice, often in a co-productive capacity with others. She employs social, public and institutional circuits to explore ideas of what we have ‘in common’. Her work The Laboratory of Common Interest (2019) took the form of a 13-day event-space organised to coincide with the 12 day centenary of the Limerick soviet. The work featured collaborative actions and performances, including a temporary ‘currency’ project operating across the city to explore ideas of commons and commoning with a wide group of people from across the city. Her public art project, Walking Silvermines (2011), is part of the Arte Util archive initiated by the Cuban-American artist Tania Bruguera.

Woods is currently a Fiosraigh scholarship PhD researcher at TU Dublin, exploring resistance to the politics of enclosure through a commonist aesthetics. She is a consulting artist on the project We Only Want the Earth, (2019 – 2020), produced by A4 Sounds in Dublin. She has carried out commissions and research residencies in Ireland, the UK, Sweden, Lithuania, Australia, Canada and the US. She devised, curated and produced the Ground Up programme of rural public art for Clare County Council and co-curated Yak Yak, rural/art dialogues for the Swan Hill Regional Art programme in Victoria (AUS, 2013).

Woods lectures at Limerick School of Art & Design, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, working across theory and practice. She is a contributing lecturer on the MA Art and Environment, TU Dublin at Sherkin Island (2020); MA in Socially Engaged Art at NCAD (2017); MA in Social Practice, LSAD (2013 – 15) and has been a visiting lecturer at BAVA Sherkin, (DIT); the University of Newcastle (AUS) and the University of Flensburg (DE).

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