‘Utilising the Arts to combat Disadvantage’

The Joint Committee on Environment, Culture and the Gaeltacht has published its report, ‘Utilising the Arts to combat Disadvantage’. The work on this report began in 2012 when arts organisations from across Ireland, including Common Ground, were invited to give evidence to the Joint Commitee.

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Common Ground and Pallas Projects present Missing Green by Anne Maree Barry


Common Ground and Pallas Projects/Studios are delighted to present MISSING GREEN, a film screening and panel discussion on Thursday June 19th at 3.45pm. The screening and discussion will take place as part of the exhibition of “Missing Green” by Anne Maree Barry at Pallas Projects. The exhibition continues 12-6pm, Friday 20th & Saturday 21st June.  Wednesday 25th to Friday 27th June in Pallas Projects/Studios,115-117 The Coombe, Dublin 8. Continue reading…

Studio 468 Realisation Awardees Announced

Common Ground is delighted to announce that the studio 468 REALISATION awardees are:

Laragh Pitman and www.museumoftherefound.ie  

April – Mid October 2014

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.

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Expanded Practice Update


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.

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Expanded Practice Ideas Workshop

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.

Please email: expandedpractice@gmail.com for more information.