NCAD launched their inaugural programme with an exhibition by Turner Prize nominee Phil Collins and the Common Ground initiative, ‘Pimp my Irish Banger’.
Common Ground offers local community projects a range of supports and resources to enable the long-term development of arts programmes and projects.
It has also acted in an advisory and developmental role, supporting the management and development of artists’ roles and contracts as well as supporting long term arts development planning.
In March 2008, a film group emerged in the former Fatima Mansions neighbourhood and they approached Common Ground to support them in the development of a film project called ‘The Story of Fatima’.
The plan for this film project is that a group of local residents will work and train with film director and actor Vinny Murphy to devise and script nine short films during 2008 and 2009. People – children and adults – from the local community will act in and make the short films and will showcase the short films as a portfolio and proposal for a feature film. The group’s ultimate aim is to make a feature film in 2011.
An innovative, week long open-air exhibition will be held at St Michael’s Estate, Inchicore from 20-26 November.