Artists in studio 468: 2003-2011

From 2003 to 2011 studio 468 has hosted the following residencies:

2010 – 2011

Jennie Moran

Jennie Moran is a Dublin based cultural producer. She used her residency in Studio 468 to create opportunities for hospitality, which culminated in the piece Dismantled Hospitality. She studied sculpture at the NCAD, Dublin and has continued her learning through residencies in Iceland, Italy, and Argentina. She was Artist in Residence at Airfield, Dublin, in 2008, resulting in the solo exhibition, A Space That Gives You The Possibility To Think Something Else. More recently she was Artist in Residence at the Killruddery Film Festival, Wicklow. Her projects have been facilitated by a Dublin City Council Art Bursary in 2006, an Arts Council Project Award in 2007 and an Arts Council Artist in the Community Award in 2009. She has worked with Kildare County Council, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Galway University Hospital Arts Trust, and the curators/cultural consultants Marjetica Potrc, Sally Timmons and Sarah Searson. She is part of the collaborative projects Hope Inherent and Poetic Geographies. and

2009 – 2010

Vagabond Reviews + Fatima Groups United

Established by Ailbhe Murphy and Ciaran Smyth in 2007, Vagabond Reviews is an interdisciplinary platform committed to developing creative and collaborative models of knowledge production through a combination of art interventions, research practice and critical analysis. Major projects to date include Open Space research for Dublin City Council andCultural Review with Fatima Groups United. Fatima Groups United (FGU) is the elected, representative body of residents and community organizations operating within the community formerly known as Fatima Mansions, Rialto in the southwest inner city of Dublin. Over the past decade FGU has pioneered a radical new approach to the physical, social, economic, and cultural regeneration of the area.

Kang Hyun Ahn

Kang Hyun Ahn is from Korea and studied at Seoul National University before completing an MA at Slade School of Fine Art, London. She was included in the prestigious “Bloomberg New Contemporaries” exhibition in 2004. She was resident in studio 468 in Rialto in 2005 developing a dance performance project involving Irish dance and local neighbours while in the studio. She also worked with a group of young people from the former Fatima Mansions on the Bury My Heart Festival. She exhibited her work ‘Hell to all my new Neighbours’ from Dublin in the ‘Korean Young Artists 2006’ in Seoul, Korea. In 2007 and 2008 she held residencies in Dresden, Germany and the Palais De Tokyo, Paris. She currently lives in the USA.

2008 – 2009

Lisa Marie Johnson

Lisa Marie Johnson works as a performance artist and facilitator in social and community contexts. She studied Speech and Drama Theatre at DIT and she recently completed a course for facilitators in ‘art and conflict’ at the Cross Border Centre, Dundalk. She has facilitated workshops with a diverse range of groups including teenagers, women’s groups, artists, children, and teachers. She is a freelance practitioner of ‘Theatre of the Oppressed’, a form of theatre developed by Brazilian director Augusto Boal. Lisa Marie has performed at Tulca arts festival, Galway, Eigse 06, Carlow, EVA+ 06, Limerick, and the Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray. With Seamus Nolan she co-curated the events programme at Hotel Ballymun in 2007.

Anne Marie McGrane

Anne Marie McGrane studied at DIT and at NCAD where she completed a H.Dip. in Community Arts Education. She has worked as an arts facilitator with the Rialto Community Drugs Team, the Adelaide and Meath Hospital, and the Base Youth Centre, Ballyfermot. While resident at studio 468 she developed a shadow puppet project with the Rialto Community Drugs Team.

2007 – 2008

Anne-Maree Barry

Anne-Maree Barry graduated from the NCAD, Dublin in 2004 with an MFA in Media, having already studied sculpture at The Limerick School of Art and Design. At the Darklight Film Festival, Dublin 2006 her experimental short film Covered Road was the winner of the Best Irish Short award. Anne-Maree is working with the Rialto Twirlers, a majorette group. The project combines an experimental short film, live performance and workshops. She aims to broaden her practice in order to fade the borders between art and everyday encounters. Anne Maree was recently awarded a grant from the Arts Council for her project with Rialto Twirlers.

Terry Blake

Terry Blake studied in Limerick and at NCAD, where he completed a H.Dip. in Community Arts Education. He is working with the Rialto Youth Project while resident at studio 468. Terry has already worked with youth organisations in the local area on arts projects. In 2005 he began working with the St Michaels Youth Project completing a mock-u-mentary drama film with a group of teenagers. A second video project followed on from this. He has also worked with the Bluebell Youth Project.

2006 – 2007

Seoidin O’Sullivan

Visual artist Seoidin O’Sullivan studied at Technikon Natal in Durban, South Africa and at NCAD, Dublin. While resident at studio 468 she worked with the Rainbow Neighbourhood Group and was also instrumental in setting up the South Circular Road Community Garden. She exhibited with Slavek Kwi and Gillian Kane, at Pallas Heights, Dublin. ‘Trespass’ a project by Seoidin and Aoife Desmond recently received funding from the Arts Council . The two artists will go to Thailand in late 2008 with their project to participate in a residency at The Land Foundation.

2004 – 2006

Kang Hyun Ahn

Kang Hyun Ahn was resident in studio 468 in 2005 and 2009 – see above.

Megan and Jessica Kennedy

Dancers Megan and Jessica Kennedy are known collectively as junk ensemble. Aside from junk ensemble both dancers have worked internationally with other dance companies. They worked with Ferrini Youth Club and Fatima Homework Club during their residency at studio 468. They devised a project called ‘Circus Freak’, a performance in which the twins performed bizarre stories from the travelling carnival, investigating the glittery façade of circus performers. Jessica Kennedy won Best Female Performer Award for the Dublin Fringe Festival 2006 for ‘Circus Freak’. Another production, ‘The Rain Party’, was awarded the Jayne Snow Award for Excellence and Innovation at the Dublin Fringe Festival Awards 2007. Megan and Jessica Kennedy perform in The Abbey Theatre’s 2008 production of Romeo and Juliet.

Jane Hughes

Cellist Jane Hughes comes from Derry and studied at the D.I.T. Conservatory of Music, Dublin, the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama, Glasgow, and in Leeds. As a freelance musician she has performed internationally with the RTE Concert Orchestra, RTE National Symphony Orchestra, The Irish Film Orchestra and Opera North in Leeds. Jane was resident at studio 468 in 2005; during this time she worked with local singer song-writers and Congolese musicians. This culminated in a performance at an intercultural concert at Aras Mhuire Hall in Inchicore organised by the Canal Intercultural Community Centre.

Fiona Whelan

Fiona Whelan studied Fine Art at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin , and completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Community Arts Education there in 2003. Fiona later completed the MA Art in Public at the University of Ulster, Belfast. She undertook her first residency at studio 468 in 2004 during which time she began collaborating with Rialto Youth Project. Following this initial phase of work, Fiona developed a long term collaborative relationship with Rialto Youth Project, supported by Common Ground, working alongside youth workers and young people to develop and produce work. Since 2007 they have focused on a three year project entitled What’s the Story?

2004 – 2005

Christopher Reid

Christopher Reid studied at NCAD and at Dublin City University. At studio 468 he developed a documentation and storytelling process with elderly people in Rialto Day Care Centre. Christopher has an ongoing interest in narrative and storytelling, working with text and video. He made a major public text installation on the front of City Arts Centre, Dublin, in 2002. He undertook a residency at the Irish Museum of Modern Art in 2004 and exhibited in EVA+ 06 in Limerick.


Nevan Lahart

Nevan Lahart studied at Limerick School of Art and Design and the National College of Art and Design (NCAD). He worked with the Rialto Community Drug Team while resident in studio 468. He subsequently completed a residency at the Irish Museum of Modern Art. Nevan Lahart exhibited in the 2004 and 2005 Eurojet Futures exhibitions at the Royal Hibernian Academy, and in Eigse, Carlow, and EVA+, Limerick, in 2006. In 2007 he had a solo exhibition, Static TV, at the Butler Gallery, Kilkenny and in 2008 is a participant in the Art in the Life World exhibition in Ballymun.