Kate O’Shea is a multi-disciplinary social practice artist working across printmaking, large-scale installation, performance and publishing.https://www.howmuchisenough.online/about-half-way-to-falling
Kate was awarded The Just City – Counter Narrative Neighbourhood Residency Award, 2020 to 2022. Just as Kate began her residency the country went into the first lockdown due to Covid 19. Kate relocated to Kerry and began to reconfigure her project HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH? This led her to starting The Just City Reading Group between Dublin, Limerick, New York, Sydney, Cork, Helsinki, New Mexico, Barcelona and Berlin.
In early 2021, Kate installed her exhibition Half Way to Falling in the Lord Mayors Pavilion, Cork and launched her online platform HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH?
Kate co-curated a series of online talks Networks of Solidarity with writer/researcher Enya Moore from the Just City Collective. This series aimed to strengthen transnational networks of solidarity and deepen awareness of place-based struggles from Dublin 8 to Gadigal Country (Sydney, Australia). The four interconnected and overlapping sessions: In the Roots; Through our Stories; On the Airwaves and Between our Minds featured presentations and performances from invited artists, activists, community workers, designers, academics, researchers, writers, and filmmakers based largely in Ireland, USA, Greece and Australia. Common Ground, Kate and Enya also presented at the Arts Council’s Places Matter 2022 conference.
In September 2021 Kate exhibited Half Way to Falling on Culture Night at studio 468 and invited people to respond to housing and rapid development across Dublin 8.
In early 2023 a publication in partnership with Half Letter Press, Common Ground, and Create on Kate’s practice will be published. It will reflect on Kate’s response to the Just City, her practice and the conditions needed to support collaborative art practice.