Fingal County Council's Arts Office is delighted to present this year’s Resort Revelations on the Donabate/ Portrane Peninsula. Taking place during the annual Bleeding Pig Festival, artists have explored the context of the area and its strong community spirit from the unique vantage point of Resort Residency; our artist residency project located at Lynders Mobile Home Park in Portrane.
Resort Revelations provides a platform to make visible the artists experience of the area to the local and wider audience.
In acknowledgement of the importance of time to the incubation of the site specific idea the residency was offered in two parts, an initial visit and a return research development and production phase. This year the artists have continued their enquiry into the very depths of this context drawing on history, fiction, geology, communication and community. Linking the presence of St Ita’s to stories embedded in rocks and sea and atmosphere through radio and sound while illuminating communication portals from Lambay Island, a volcanic past and the mobile home park itself. Fingal County Council is proud to support these ambitious explorations into history and landscape with some of Ireland’s most fascinating contemporary artists. We are also grateful for the reception and welcome the project has received in the area. In keeping with the experience of process in practice we have invited art writer Suzanne Walsh to produce a creative text which responds to her experience of the area while on residency. Suzanne has drawn on some of this year’s themes through conversations with this year’s artists. We have also commissioned photographer Brian Cregan who, alongside Rossi McAuley of Distinctive Repetition have created this bespoke, site responsive design piece where the layers of this landscape have been presented through graphic and traditional photographic form with stills shot by Brian in medium format.
This year we are delighted to explore shared interests in this particular residency model with the National Agency for Collaborative Art practice Create and offer the Resort Residency experience to an International resident drawn from their CAPP partner countries.
We would like to congratulate this year’s Artists Alan James Burns, Caroline Doolin, Emer Lynch, Fiona Marron, Ella de Burca, Michael McLoughlin and Mike Finn on their new work and welcome new artists to the Programme, Catherine Barrargry, Deirdre O’Mahony, Suzanne Walsh, Brian Cregan, Rossi McAuley of Distinctive Repetition and Create.
The performance of Alan James Burns Entirely hollow aside from the dark, detailed in the attached Resort Revelations Event Schedule has limited numbers, Pre Booking via Eventbrite Essential here
For further information on the full programme please contact:
Public Art Co-ordinator
P: (01) 870 8449