Taking place at Filament 14 located within the artist-run Magdalen Road Studios, Oxford, Poised For Peace is Aileen Creegan's first solo show.
Creegan is an artist-teacher who has recently returned to artmaking after over a decade spent focusing on the creative practice of others. Over the last three years there has been an enormous growth and shift in her art practice due to her undertaking a part-time MA in Education at Oxford Brookes university.
Originally established in 1999, the Artist Teacher Scheme is a national programme of continuing professional development devised in partnerships between University Schools of Fine Art, Design and Education, alongside galleries and museums, to enable teachers to regain, develop and strengthen their personal practice in the context of contemporary visual arts.
The programme is based on the central belief that educators of art, design and craft who maintain and develop their own creative practice can be significantly more effective professionally and more likely to be satisfied with their educational work.
For Poised For Peace, the artist has produced a series of prints taking inspiration from deep dives into the geographies, histories, and materiality of nuclear weaponry. With a particular interest in exploring how the absent can be made visible, Creegan enjoys collecting and organising information to better understand the world, on subjects that, at first glance, might not always appear obviously useful. Information is her comfort blanket; Wikipedia trawls and Google Earth explorations are a way to self-soothe.
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