A platform for a unique conversation between transition year students and artist-lecturers at Dublin Institute of Technology.
An exciting new art project is set to enable young students in the Grangegorman area to engage creatively with two artists who lecture in DIT.
I’ll be in your camp: will you be in mine? is a platform for a unique conversation between the transition year students at ‘The Brunner’ (St. Paul’s CBS, Dublin 7), and artists Karl Burke and Naomi Sex. The project is curated by Jennie Guy within her independent curatorial framework Art School.
This fantastic new project has been commissioned under Pathway 2 of ‘…the lives we live’1, the Grangegorman public art programme. This pathway is aimed at supporting community based projects/events.
Speaking about this latest project Chair of the Grangegorman Public Art Working Group, Ciaran Benson commented on the value of opening up relationships between secondary and tertiary level students and the particular relevance of this to the redevelopment of Grangegorman.
He said: “The Public Art Working Group is currently supporting eight community-based arts projects, which together cross boundaries, disciplines, generations and institutions. The distinctive nature and legacy of such initiatives is to support an openness within institutions to explore and engage ambitious projects of lasting relevance.”
Principal of The Brunner Patrick McCormack welcomed the initiative saying: “It is a very exciting project and provides our school with a great opportunity to work with and strengthen our links with our new neighbours in DIT Grangegorman as well as with the wider local community.”
I’ll be in your camp: will you be in mine? Forms the second phase of The Masterplan, a larger project which Jennie Guy initiated earlier in 2016, also under Pathway 2 of ‘…the lives we live’1. The Masterplan explored the latent potential for re-interpreting moments of rapid urban re-development through contemporary artistic processes.
The next deadline for submissions for Pathway 2 is Friday 25th January 2017. For full information on all of the pathways go to www.ggda.ie/public_art.