Paula Bourke-Girgis

Paula Bourke-Girgis joins us for the Workspace Social on Thursday 15 February to talk creativity outside strictly art arenas and to look seriously at post-it notes and bananas.

Paula completed a MA in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art in 2013 during which her main activity had been making notebooks. She developed a digital screen printing process which she used to exhibit these notebooks.  Since then she has lived and worked in London and Berlin working as a waitress, a legal secretary, a carer, a costume designer and an artist. During these years she has developed interests in rubbish, smells, customs, people, and selfies. She also makes magic wands.

Paula has been working and showing in not-for-profit and DIY spaces since finishing her BA at LSAD in 2011, across Ireland, the UK, Switzerland, LA, and Germany. This constant day job/real job anxiety has influenced her to poke fun at the seriousness of art and the notion of picking a path or thing that you “do”.  Play, humour, and storytelling are important to her work.  She is currently managing a restaurant, setting up a food stall, working on a large print with the slogan “all tied up in cocks” and experimenting with fermentation and pickling. She doesn’t know what her next show will be about but expects to wear a giant lycra penguin suit.

Admission is free and all are welcome. Don’t forget to bring your lunch!

New to the Workspace Social?

The Workspace Social is a weekly event developed as an alternative format for artists’ talks and networking. Every Thursday, a local or visiting artist is invited to join us for lunch: to discuss a recent project, to share new research or to propose an activity. Participants are welcome to bring along their lunch and to eat with the artist.

The Workspace Social is programmed by Ciaran Nash for Spring-Summer 2018.


Workspace Social #35: Paula Bourke-Girgis

Thursday 15 February, 1-2pm

Image courtesy of the artist. For further information about Paula, you can visit her website here.
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