Exploring Hair Salons and Homes in Exciting New Grangegorman Art Project

Second New Community Art project Launched as Part of ‘…the lives we live’1

An exciting new project has just got underway as part of the ‘…the lives we live’ Grangegorman Public Art programme.

Home on The Grange, by Emmett Scanlon, Aisling McCoy and Paul Guinan, will explore aspects of the built environment by focusing on the one thing we  have in common –  the need for a place to make home.

Everyday homemaking is undoubtedly a creative act and this project will harness this latent but often unacknowledged creativity of local inhabitant-participants to explore individual and collective identities in this part of the city.

Chair of the Grangegorman Public Art Working Group, Ciaran Benson, said he was delighted to see another art project launch in Grangegorman. He said “ ‘…the lives we live’ is well and truly underway  and it is great to now see two great projects moving. I’m really looking forward to seeing how Home on The Grange evolves.”

The project will evolve through 3 stages. The first, HairRooms, will involve mapping salons and barbers in the area and then gathering stories from the people using these important cultural institutions. The second stage, Heirlooms, will emerge from the first and will involve discussions about and in people’s homes and their stories will be recorded and documented. The final stage will be the sharing and displaying of the work created.

For further information on this and all of the pathways under ‘…the lives we live’1 go to www.ggda.ie/public-art or e-mail public.art@ggda.ie .


Home on the Grange