Multi-media visual artist, Laragh Pitman completed her residency in October 2014. During this time she worked with a group of Irish and migrant women in Dublin 8. As part of Culture Night in September, Laragh hosted ‘The Culture Wall’ – a response by 25 women.
Visitors were invited to experience the colour, texture and imagery of their artwork and to draw, make or write something to add to the wall. There were also ‘Taste and Smell Tables’ to explore, and visitors were asked to answer the question; ‘What makes a cultural experience?’
In November studio 468 welcomed Fiona Whelan and The Natural History of Hope through it’s doors. During their residency, Fiona and a core group of 7 women will work with three local groups. They will engage with the wider community locally via workshops, events, visual signage and local performances. They will also engage with external expertise from the fields of gender and equality studies and feminist thinkers. This will lead to developing the content of a major public engagement planned for the city of Dublin in 2015.
On the move
Common Ground has moved office. We are now based in Goldenbridge Integrated Services Complex, off St Vincent Street West, Inchicore.