Common Ground and Pallas Projects present Missing Green by Anne Maree Barry

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Common Ground and Pallas Projects/Studios are delighted to present MISSING GREEN, a film screening and panel discussion on Thursday June 19th at 3.45pm. The screening and discussion will take place as part of the exhibition of “Missing Green” by Anne Maree Barry at Pallas Projects. The exhibition continues 12-6pm, Friday 20th & Saturday 21st June.  Wednesday 25th to Friday 27th June in Pallas Projects/Studios,115-117 The Coombe, Dublin 8.

Missing Green (2013) is a poetic journey through Cork Street, Dublin, where two parallel stories intermesh to create one underlying narrative. Through conducted interviews with Councillor John Gallagher, architect Gerry Cahill, author and journalist Frank McDonald and sociologist Aileen O’Gorman the viewer discovers an area in Dublin that has gradually but dramatically transformed in the last 80 years.


Utilsing Situationist methodolologies, Barry recreates a personal dérive through the character Girl. Girl’s journey provides a complimentary narrative by exploring the urban environment, paying attention to the smaller details – lost objects, signage, an allotment – increasing the viewer’s awareness of the urban landscape of which the narrator’s speak. Combining traditional research with an aesthetic journey, this hybrid film creates a dialogue that reflects on a historic area in Dublin, whilst situated in the present.

Link to Missing Green excerpt

June 19th 3.45pm – Missing Green – Panel Discussion

The panel discussion is chaired by Eadaoin Ni Chleirigh (CEO of Teresa’s Garden Regeneration Project and St Michael’s Estate) with Anne Maree Barry (artist–filmmaker), Nicky Gogan (Creative Director, Darklight Festival/Still Films), John Gallagher (Councillor), Gerry Cahill, Architect, Aileen O’Gorman (post-doctoral research fellow, School of Applied Social Science, UCD).

The exhibition, a collaborative initiative of Pallas Projects & Common Ground, will include a number of cross-encounter public events aimed at a diverse audience of artists, architects, curators, filmmakers, researchers, urban planners, sociologists, local community leaders, policy makers, human geographers and others, to witness the changes and discuss the impact, of planning and regeneration on the Cork Street area.


Screening the City – Film screening and Q&A with Anne Maree Barry and Dr. Maeve Connolly, with introduction by Frank McDonald (Journalist, The Irish Times)  Wednesday 25th June, 6pm in Pallas Projects.

Missing Green (2013, Anne Maree Barry, 14 mins)

London (1994, Patrick Keiller, 74 mins) Courtesy of BFI

Cork Street walking tour (closing event) – Film screening of Missing Green followed by a walking tour of the film’s locations with Anne Maree Barry and architect Gerry Cahill  Saturday 28th June, 12 noon

All events take place at Pallas Projects/Studios. For more information on events and booking please see website updates and Facebook


Anne Maree Barry is a film artist and director based in Dublin, Ireland. She is a graduate of both The Limerick School of Art and Design (Fine Art, 2002) and The National College of Art and Design, (MFA Media 2004). In 2006 her first experimental short film was the winner of Best Irish Short at the Darklight Film Festival. Her observational documentary short film, Rialto Twirlers, was officially selected for The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. Missing Green was premiered at Stranger than Fiction, IFI, 2013 and has subsequently been screened at Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York, UK; and Rencontres Internationales festival, Palais de Tokyo and Gaîté Lyrique, Paris.

Barry’s interest in the history of the Coombe/Liberties area (where she previously lived) began in 2006 after attending a meeting concerning the St. Luke’s Conservation plan, organised by Councillor John Gallagher. Cork Street and The Coombe area, which were once thriving industrial areas, had become an example of what is called the ‘doughnut effect’. This describes the physical form that cities take on during the decline of their historic centre, with the development of the outer ring leaving a hollow core at the centre. Barry’s previous film, Rialto Twirlers (2010), explored the majorette subculture in Dublin 8. Following this she then began to examine the social and psychological impact of urban voids and the process of regeneration, by combining research with an element of re-enactment/fiction.

Pallas Projects/Studios collaborates with artists, curators and writers to engage and develop current Irish contemporary art, through solo projects by Irish and international artists, alongside occasional thematic group exhibitions, and initiated exchanges with artists’ groups around Ireland and abroad.

Founded in 1996, PP/S has led the field in artist-run practices, operating spaces in various city-centre locations and engaging in collaborative projects with Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, IMMA, and others. Located since 2012 in a long–term studio & project space in Dublin 8, this new complex is dedicated to the making and showing of visual art to a wide and diverse audience, via exhibitions, talks and events.

The exhibition of Missing Green is a collaborative initiative of Pallas Projects & Common Ground.
Missing Green was produced by Still Films through funding from The Arts Council (Film Project Award).
Pallas Projects/Studios is supported by Dublin City Council and The Arts Council (Workspace Award).
Common Ground is supported by Dublin City Council and The Arts Council.