The Just City/Counter Narrative Neighbourhood Artist

Common Ground is delighted to announce that Cork based artist Kate O’Shea has been awarded The Just City Counter Narrative Neighbourhood residency award 2020.

Kate’s project ‘HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH?’ is in response to the Just City and she will work with Common Ground and a mix of local activists, Irish and international artists, academics and urban planners to create ground breaking and effective artistic practices and events that challenge spatial injustice in and across Dublin 8.

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The Just City – a new residency award

Common Ground in partnership with CREATE are delighted to launch a new residency award. The Just City, the Counter Narrative Neighbourhood Residency Award offers a collaborative or socially engaged artist or arts collective the opportunity to engage across Dublin 8.

The residency award will run from November 2019 to December 2020 and offers a living space in The Lodge at Goldenbridge Cemetery, Inchicore, Dublin 8 and a workspace/studio at studio 468 in St Andrew’s Community Centre, Rialto, Dublin 8. The deadline for submissions is October 25th 2019. The brief and background information is available through this link.


Culture Night, Friday September 20th from 6-9.30pm

studio 468 & Common Ground present Tom Mc Loughlin’s photography exhibition & archive in St Andrew’s Community Centre, Rialto Dublin 8. Meet local photographer Tom Mc Loughlin in studio 468 on Culture Night, where Tom will present a curated series of his photographs alongside some of his extensive archive. Tom McLoughlin is from Fatima Mansions in Dublin 8.

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CITIZEN ARTIST Exhibition

From April 10th – 15th Common Ground presents a series of artworks and performances that reflect on the studio 468 awards programme CITIZEN ARTIST 2016-2018. The work of the following artists will be shown: Seoidin O’Sullivan – The Grafter from HARD/GRAFT, Fiona Reilly – Declarations of Time Spent from The Dept. of Timekeepers, Laragh Pittman – The Invisible Museum, Pat Curran – This City Life, and Mark Holburn – Individualisation & Useless Time.

Free tickets can be booked through Eventbrite.


HARD/GRAFT towards community orchards and sustainable cities

Thursday 15th November at 7.00pm – 8.15pm. Richmond Barracks, Inchicore, Dublin 8

Common Ground is delighted to host a panel discussion and presentations on the issue of sustainable cities, greening Dublin City, land access, food access, spaces of commoning and public sites in urban space.

The Speakers are: artist Seoidin O’Sullivan HARD/GRAFT, Professor Gerald Mills and Dr. Mary Forrest from UCD.

Please go to Eventbrite to book a free ticket.

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