Create are delighted to announce that Chrissie Tiller will launch this year’s From Context to Exhibition. Chrissie is the founder and director of the MA in Cross-Sectoral and Community Arts at Goldsmiths, University of London which she originally set up in partnership with the National Theatre, where she was Senior Associate in Education. 

From Context to Exhibition 2014

a group show from The Learning Development Programme 2014, managed by Create

Partners: NCAD, IADT and Dublin City Arts Office/ the LAB

Launch: 1st May by Chrissie Tiller, Goldsmiths, University of London.

Time: 6-8 pm


Venue: Units 3-4, James Joyce Street, Dublin 1.

Exhibition dates: Wednesdays to Saturdays 1st- 10th May, 12-4pm. Outside those hours by appointment: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

From Context to Exhibition is a contemporary look at how artists seek to translate collaborative processes and practice into the context of the white space. The work presented in From Context to Exhibition forms part of The Learning Development Programme, an experiential learning programme for student artists in fine art courses who want to engage with communities of place and/or interest, and learn more about collaborative arts practice. Each year the student artists work with different communities around Dublin to co create artwork.

This year the work presented encompasses broad definitions of collaboration, some which focuses on community as source material; or community as co creators or communities of interest; some which takes a more philosophically tangential approach to ideas of collaboration.

Groups, and co-creators the student artists have linked with include a group of performers coming from dance and theatre backgrounds; commuters on Dun Laoghaire to Connolly Station route; members of East Wall Sailing Club workshop; philosophy students; charity shop workers/volunteers; sex workers; and an investigation of the effects of memory from experience of Alzheimer patients.

A themed discussion event will take also place on 8 May.

Chrissie Tiller

Chrissie is the founder and director of the MA in Cross-Sectoral and Community Arts at Goldsmiths, University of London which she originally set up in partnership with the National Theatre, where she was Senior Associate in Education.

Following training and working as a director and writer in Theatre in Education, Chrissie was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 1991 to explore the wider impact of the arts in economic, social and political change in Central and Eastern Europe. Since then her work has largely focused on the role of the arts and arts education in trans-national ad social contexts.

She has worked extensively in Central, Southern & Eastern Europe (18 countries inc. Russia), the EU, inc. Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Finland, Greece, Portugal, Turkey, Austria, Eire, Belgium, Scotland, and in Palestine and Japan. Her work in these contexts has included acting as expert advisor on a wide range of inter-cultural, art and social engagement programmes for funders such as the European Cultural Foundation, King Baudouin Foundation, Princes Trust, Open Society Fund, British Council and the Council Of Europe and the Ministries of Education and Culture in Romania, Lithuania, Finland, Palestine and Serbia. She has also initiated and led a number of high profile job-shadowing, networking and training programmes for artists and cultural operators in the same regions.

Chrissie also works as a consultant and trainer for a number of major corporate and not for profit organisations focusing on leadership skills, effective communication, networking and influencing, and creativity.

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