A series of new curated art works, performances, artefacts and a new publication. Citizen Artist (2016 – 2018) was formed against the backdrop of the decade of commemorations. It invited artists or collectives and local groups to consider the diverse realities of citizenship 100 years later. Located in studio 468 in St Andrew’s Community Centre Rialto, it invited the production of ideas, values, and sharing between the five artists and local collectives and groups.
For over two years this included Laragh Pittman’s collaboration with women from the Amal Women’s Group that created The Invisible Museum which highlights the complexity of identity and place between cultures in Ireland; Fiona Reilly’s Department of Time Keepers that documents the reality and precarity of time and work; Seoidín O’Sullivan’s collaborative art project Hard/Graft that challenges us to plant trees for free food access and lobby for more green space across Dublin City; Pat Curran’s paintings that ground us in the community life of public housing across Dublin 8 including Fatima Mansions, Dolphin House and St Michael’s Estate; and Mark Holburn’s challenge to us all to be ‘Rebels for Art’.
Until April 15, Kilmainham Courthouse.