Career Review

What does success looks like for you? Linda Shevlin will guide us through a Career Review Workshop for our next professional practice event in partnership with Visual Artists Ireland. This workshop is designed to assess what you have learned and how to gain insight into potential paths forward.  It will also include an overview of skills and research that you may need to undertake in working towards your goals, looking at potential hurdles that might be on your path and the reality of those goals in the art world context.

The workshop is structured to:

  • Achieve clarity on what success looks like for you individually
  • Clarify the resources, skills and progress you’ve made to date
  • Identify the resources you’ll need to move forward
  • Understand the ecosystem of the contemporary fine art world
  • Agree which part of the art world you wish to be a part of going forward
  • Understand the activities which are and are not compatible with this goal in terms of reputation development
  • Dissect and gain and understanding of the journeys of established artists
  • Develop a detailed understanding of the skills required to reach your goals
  • Identification of the types of hurdles you might be placing in your own path
  • Identification of the hurdles that the art world places in your path
  • Clarity on strategies for overcoming these
  • Application of key learning’s to overall project management template

About Linda:

Linda Shevlin has curated, facilitated and managed both large and small-scale visual arts projects including the 53rd Venice Biennale where she was project manager for the representative artists Gareth Kennedy & Sarah Browne. She was recently appointed as Project Curator at Solstice Arts Centre in Navan.

In 2018, Linda curated syntonic state, the 16th edition of TULCA Festival of Visual Artin Galway. In 2017 she was the invited curator for the Hennessy Art Fund, purchasing new works for the IMMA collection and also curated the visual art programme for Bealtaine Festival 2017/2018 where she developed projects, commissions, residencies & exhibitions. with numerous Irish artists including Vivienne Dick, Kathy Prendergast, Kevin Gaffney, Pauline Cummins and Frances Mezzetti. has been awarded the Arts Council of Ireland’s Visual Arts Curatorial Residency Award for three consecutive years (2013 – 2016).

In 2016 she curated Radical Actions at RMIT Galleries, Melbourne as part of Culture Ireland’s 2016 International Programme ‘I Am Ireland’. The exhibition featured works by Duncan Campbell, Jesse Jones, Kennedy Browne and Seamus Nolan. Other recent independent curatorial projects include Americana: Future Rural featuring John Gerrard (IE), Brian Duggan (IE), Kim Shively (USA) and M12 Studio (USA) at The Dock, Leitrim and Amharc Fhine Gall X commissioning Ella de Búrca, Ruth Clinton and Niamh Morriarty.

This event is part of a series funded with a specific subsidy for the Limerick, Clare, and Tipperary region.


Tuesday 12 March 2019, 10.30am-4.30pm

Registration is now open.
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