‘Performance Art in Ireland: A History’ Book Launches

Performance Art in Ireland: A History, edited by Áine Phillips, is the first book devoted to the history and contemporary forms of Irish performance art in the north and south of Ireland, bringing together contributions by prominent Irish artists and major academics. It features rigorous critical and theoretical analysis as well as historical commentaries that provide an absorbing sense of the rich histories of performance art in Ireland. The book is published by the Live Art Development Agency and Intellect Books.

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Launch events in the UK and Ireland will mark the publication of Performance Art in Ireland: A History.


Belfast International Festival of Performance Art 2015
Ulster Festival of Art
Ulster University Belfast Campus, Foyer
Friday 13 March 2015 / 8pm / Free

Featuring presentations from Performance Art in Ireland: A History editor Áine Phillips, Karine Talec (Artist) and Brian Connolly (Artist and Associate Lecturer in Sculpture, Fine Art at Belfast School of Art). Supported by Cultural Development within the Ulster University.


Live Art Development Agency
The White Building, Hackney Wick
Tuesday 17 March 2015 / 7pm / Free, reservation essential 

With presentations from Áine Phillips, Nigel Rolfe (artist and Professor of Fine Art at the Royal College of Art), artists Helena Walsh and Andre Stitt plus contributions from London based artists featured in the book.


National College of Art and Design and the National Irish Visual Arts Library, Dublin
Harry Clarke Lecture Theatre
Thursday 19 March 2015 / 6pm / Free

Featuring a presentation by Aine Phillips and in conversation with the Live Art Development Agency’s director Lois Keidan. 

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