Peer Reviews

As part of their residency in PS2, PRIME began to host a series of peer reviews that continue to the present day, and have taken place in various venues.

The first review took place in the Storeroom/Showroom space at PS2, which was quite compact and only had a maximum capacity of 9-10 people. Because of the intimacy of the space the whole event has took on an informal quality, which is something PRIME actively promotes, and this element has been incorporated in subsequent reviews.

The original format has remained the same for subsequent reviews: at every review, two invited artists are asked to give a 15 minute presentation, followed by a 15 minute discussion with the invited peer audience consisting of artists, critics, writers and curators (PRIME is also always present).

Artists may present old work, work in progress or future works and projects,  can project images and videos onto a makeshift projector screen.

The Peer Reviews are 1 1/2 hours long so that it doesn’t become a big undertaking for artists or audience and people are able to attend in the evening after work. The presentations and discussions are kept casual and are facilitated by PRIME. The collective aims to provide a welcoming and safe place for learning and sharing and to create a support network for artists, forging new links between different members of the artistic community.

The first Peer Review took place on 25th January 2012. PRIME will continue to host these sessions for the foreseeable future.

Participating artists and audiences have included: Fiona Larkin, Ursula Burke, Ciara Hickey, Linda Monks, Ciaran Hussey, Deirdre McKenna, Lisa Malone, Barak Reiser, Alessandra Giacinti, Helen Tubridy, Dorothy Hunter, Linda Monks, Rob Anderson, Yvonne Kennan, Laura McMorrow, Suzanne Bosch, Duncan Ross, Dave Loder, Kevin Burns, Jackie Holt, Ryan Moffett, Karine Talec, Alastair MacLennan, Aisling O’Beirn, Eoin Dara, Jane Butler, Dan Shipsides, Iain Griffin, Colm Clark, Emma Campbell, and many more.
PRIME has held peer reviews at PS2, The Bath House and Flax Art Studios, and have discussed the format at CCA Derry~Londonderry and MCAC.