Peter Spiers

Artist, Researcher

Using tools of performance and image making, my practice adopts an approach of practical philosophy. Combining dialogical methodologies and performative strategies, the work centres on the nature of the image and sets out to create an encounter that goes beyond representational means, towards a more experiential engagement. By creating event-experiments the work re-creates conditions and phenomena of the lived event of being. These open-ended experiments make such propositions as; empathy as a performance centred embodied image encounter, images as devices to re-create coincidences, and the image as an invested lived experience. With an extensive public output profile in the U.K. and internationally, my practice has developed over the last 14 years and is accredited with a Doctorate in Fine Art Practice from the University of Ulster, Belfast. read full statement

Location Belfast, Northern Ireland

News & Events

  • The Faraway Nearby

    07/03/2014 – 17/05/2014
    F.E. McWilliam Gallery, 200 Newry Road, Banbridge, County Down, BT32 3NB

    A multi-generational exhibition that looks at the transient nature of influence, revealing visual and formal affinities and methodologies between artwork and artists from NI.

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  • Presently

    21/02/2014 – 29/03/2014
    Millennium Court Arts Centre, William Street, Portadown

    An exhibition of Contemporary Artists from Northern Ireland curated by Feargal Oโ€™Malley

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