Early in 2012 a group of women adventurers started an expedition, a journey to explore the local territory of Dublin, a largely unknown city. The women all live in Dublin – some came originally from Ireland, others came from England, France, India, Sri Lanka, Colombia, Uganda, Somalia, The Lebanon, Syria and Palestine. Each foray started out from their base camp in the Lantern Centre in Synge Street Dublin 8. They took recording instruments and documentary tools on their journeys and displayed a map made of their discoveries in addition to artefacts collected and the results of their research.
During the residency in studio 468 Laragh Pittman proposes to work again with the women’s group established for the Museum of the Refound in 2012 and to welcome new participants to establish a new creative project. Building a future collaboration, the studio will be a venue to discuss, construct and question the nature of cultural diversity and the position of both audience and artist/creator.
Last month’s Expanded Practice in Inchicore was a great success. The Architecture students from UCD were blown away by the enthusiasm shown and the ideas put forward.
The Ideas Exhibition event was held on Saturday April 5th in the Inchicore Sports and Social Club and included a Q&A discussion, interactive boards, historic studies, stories from the community and proposed interventions from their research.
Here are some snaps from the event and we’re sure we’ll be hearing more from them soon.
Common Ground is delighted to host Expanded Practice – a group of five UCD architecture students who will be located in Common Ground on Tyrconnell Road Inchciore from March 24th to April 7th.
They are inviting anyone with a passion for the community of Inchicore to come and visit them for a chat and some tea! They welcome your thoughts or stories and want to learn a bit more about Inchicore’s history, railworks and development and your ideas on what changes you think could benefit the local area and build on its great potential.
In February 2014 studio 468 invites applications/proposals for the 468 X 10 REALISATION awards, marking studio 468’s tenth year as a cultural resource in Rialto and the wider Dublin area. In 2013 the first phase of this anniversary was marked with a combination of six short inter-disciplinary RESEARCH awards. studio 468 continues to act as a working space from which to engage locally and artists and/or groups are asked to propose in their application how they will individually or collectively develop their arts practice within the local area.
THEATREclub presents HISTORY at Project Arts Centre from 18th to 22nd December. HISTORY is a public art commission to mark the regeneration of St Michael’s Estate. The commission was awarded to THEATREclub in 2011. It is the third and final instalment of a trilogy of work that began with HEROIN (2010) and then THE FAMILY (2012).