Ciara Phillips
(Image credit: Steve Harries)

Canadian-born Ciara Phillips is an artist who lives and works in Glasgow, creating provocative, printmaking pieces and site-specific installations that occupy the margins between craft, art and design. While studying for a Master’s in fine art at The Glasgow School of Art, alumnus artist Norman McLaren was an influential figure for Phillips. ‘He went on to become a celebrated animator and hugely important figure in the National Film Board of Canada. I love, and always return to looking at, his 1971 piece Synchromy for its innovation and humour.’ Phillips likes to collaborate not just with other artists, but also social-activist groups including Artlink Central in Glasgow, which works with the disabled, and Justice for Domestic Workers in London. She has been nominated for this year’s prestigious Turner Prize award.


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Ellie Stathaki is the Architecture & Environment Director at Wallpaper*. She trained as an architect at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and studied architectural history at the Bartlett in London. Now an established journalist, she has been a member of the Wallpaper* team since 2006, visiting buildings across the globe and interviewing leading architects such as Tadao Ando and Rem Koolhaas. Ellie has also taken part in judging panels, moderated events, curated shows and contributed in books, such as The Contemporary House (Thames & Hudson, 2018), Glenn Sestig Architecture Diary (2020) and House London (2022).