Networks of Solidarity – In the Roots
Networks of Solidarity was a series of four monthly online talks co-organised by artist/organiser Kate O’Shea and writer/researcher Enya Moore from the Just City Collective. The Networks of Solidarity series aimed to strengthen transnational networks of solidarity and deepen awareness of place-based struggles that reverberate from Dublin 8 to Gadigal Country (Sydney, Australia).
In the Roots brings together four speakers whose practices are embedded in places of connection, creating sustainable and abundant systems as well as community organisation around ecological concerns. The guest speakers are Alexandra Crosby and Ilaria Vanni (Mapping Edges), Nadeena Dixon (Gadigal, Wiradjuri and Yuin multi-disciplinary artist), and Seoidín O’ Sullivan (artist), facilitated by Dr. Eve Olney (researcher, activist, creative producer and educator).
A conversation between artist Pat Curran and architectural historian Dr Ellen Rowley.
A conversation on the lived experience and value of social housing specific to Dublin 8. Filmed in September 2021 at Pallas Projects/Studios during Pat Curran’s solo exhibition – HOME.
Tiny Voices was an early years music programme run over 16 weeks in two early childhood settings in Dublin 8 and Dublin 10. The research and findings from the project was published and launched in April 2013, along with a CD of tracks recorded with the musicians and children.
Good Morning, How Are You?
This track was written by musician Thomas Johnston and the children at The Base, Ballyfermot.
studio 468 CITIZEN ARTIST 2016 – 2018
This publication reflects on the richness and diversity of each CITIZEN ARTIST awardee’s practice. It includes artists Fiona Reilly, Seoidín O’Sullivan, Laragh Pittman, Pat Curran and Mark Holburn. It also contains reflective essays by philosopher Aislinn O’Donnell and the VISITING PROJECT. CITIZEN ARTIST was created as a response to Ireland’s decade of commemorations and a moment to consider and interrogate the formation of the Irish State, the effect of those turbulent times on its formation and partition, entry into the EU and Brexit. All combined are complex and continue to affect our communities locally, nationally and internationally and how we relate to each other and those in and outside of the island of Ireland. In April 2019 Common Ground hosted CITIZEN ARTIST a curated series of talks, artworks, artefacts and performances in Kilmainham Courthouse. Edited by Logan Sisley.
Music for Me 2005 – 2012
Dreaming is one of a series of contemporary compositions and interpretation of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, created by the children of Dolphin House Homework Club, Nick Roth and Elaine Agnew. Composer Elaine Agnew was the first composer in residence with RTÉ Lyric FM in 2011 and invited children from Dolphin House Homework Club to professionally record their musical collaborations and compositions including Hansel and Gretel and the Power of Music. These were first performed in the National Gallery (2008) and in the Kevin Barry room of the National Concert Hall (2010) respectively.
Republic of Sound
Republic of Sound is performed by St James Brass & Reed Band, 4th Class from Our Lady of Lourdes N.S. & women from the Family Resource Centre, St Michael’s Estate. Its composed by musicians Alex Petcu Colan, Maeve O’ Hara & Colm O’Hara with additional composition and improvisation by 4th Class Our Lady of Lourdes N.S. & St James Brass & Reed Band.
Sincere thanks to filmmaker Cathy Dunne and crew and our stellar musicians and performers.