It has already been a very busy year in studio 468. After an exciting week long programme at the end of June, The Producers finished their residency and visual artist Orla Whelan and the Drawing Group from Rialto Youth Project worked in the studio for one month. The Drawing Group completed their residency with an exhibition ‘The Crazy Colourmatic City’ at the end of July.
Visual artist Kathryn Maguire, the current studio 468 artist developed FESTA over the last eight months. FESTA is an “artistic nuisance” created by visual artist Kathryn Maguire to celebrate the impact and influence the Grand Canal has had on labour and leisure in Rialto and other areas through which it flows. Kathryn has produced floating artworks ‘US’ Again (a floating mirrored shed) and The Exchange (a floating vegetable garden created by the men’s Gardening Group based in St Andrew’s Community Centre using the iconic Dolphin’s Barn bricks).