Resort Revelations - Bleeding Pig Festival Portrane

Fingal County Council’s Arts Office in Association with The Bleeding Pig Festival,Portrane is delighted to present

  Resort Revelations Case Study II, Portrane

In 2014 a selection of artists, curators and academics took up residency in Lynder's Mobile Home Park, Portrane.Resort Residency Case Study I invited the artists to explore the history, geography and community as guests on the Donabate/Portrane Peninsula.

In 2015 Resort Residency becomes Resort Revelations as a selection of former artist resident’s return to make visible their experiences as part of the annual Bleeding Pig Festival in Portrane

10th – 13th of September 2015

Join us for the following events

Thursday 10th September
Gareth Kennedy- The Origins and Uses of Round Towers 
A straw bale round tower will be created by Gareth Kennedy in close collaboration with Master Craftsman Eoin Donnelly in the weeks leading up to the festival, a “folk folly” of sorts this temporary 12m tower will join the towers of the Portrane skyline and will be activated by a series of performances and events including Mumming and Tower Singing Circle Performances. The tower will be created on site at the Chinkwell field with the help of members from the Donabate/Portrane area.

The inauguration of the tower and launch of the festival will be conducted by
Councillor David O’Connor, Mayor of Fingal

Thursday 10th September at 6.30pm
Tower Field/Chinkwell Field, Portrane, Performances by Fingal Mummers and the Tower Singing Circle.Meet at Tower Bay Car park

Friday 11th September
Sean Taylor will conduct an Acouscenic Soundwalk using the  principles of mindfulness and meditation; participants will be invited to experience the landscape of the peninsula in a unique and thoughtful way.

Refreshments at the Waterside Provided
Meet at Lynder's Mobile Home Park
Places Limited Booking Essential

Saturday 12th of September

A History of Mumming in North Dublin and screenings of Roger Lamb's famous historical documentary footage

The Chinkwell Field, Strawbale Tower, Portrane

6.30pm - 8pm

Sunday 13th September 2015
2.30pm -4.00pm

Fiona Hallinan & Kate Strain – How to Make Sloke

A performance cookery demonstration presented by Fiona Hallinan and Kate Strain. Through alchemy, comedy and food preparation, they’ll stage an abridged account of their experience in Portane,Featuring The Seaweed War, Ulva umbilicus (aka sea lettuce), the five Liams, and the eponymous Sloke.

Lynders Mobile Home Park

Lunch Provided/ Free/Booking Essential

Sunday 13th from 4.30- 6pm

Gareth Kennedy The Origins and Uses of Roundtowers ,

Closing event where we will toast the harvest!

Maeve Connolly
The A-Z of Resort Life
Maeve Connolly presents materials and ideas relating to the work of U.S artist. Andrea Zittel. Inspired partly by childhood memories of holidaying in trailers, Zittel creates projects such as artificial islands,customised desert habitats and mobile escape vehicles

All events are free but must be booked
Please contact Caroline Cowley, Public Art Co-ordinator
p.01 8708449
For updates visit

The Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival on has a full programme of events taking place throughout the weekend, visit for details

Artists Biographies

Gareth Kennedy is an artist from Galway who has produced public art projects and exhibitions nationally and internationally often assembling a diverse constellation of participants around the production and performance of exploratory new material cultures.Gareth was Ireland’s representative at Venice in 2009.

Sean Taylor studied Fine Art at Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork, Ireland Awarded an MA in Fine Art from the University of Ulster in Belfast, and a Postgraduate Scholarship from The Kunstenacademie, Rotterdam, Holland. Worked with American composer Pauline Oliveros and awarded a Deep Listening Certificate from the Deep Listening Institute, Kingston, New York, USA. Currently undertaking a PhD entitled: Acouscenic Listening; towards the development of a Sonically Engaged Collaborative Sound Art Practice. Sean is currently Joint Programme leader MA In Social Practice & the Creative Environment and lecturer in the Sculpture & Combined Media Department at Limerick School of Art & Design.

Fiona Hallinan and Kate Strain are both based in Dublin. Hallinan is the creator of a number of collaborative projects such as Heterodyne, iterations of which have taken place in Paris, Istanbul, and Wicklow; The Hare, an artist run temporary café at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin;Concrete Tiki, a series of site-specific food events at the Irish Museum of Modern Art; and HOMESTAY, hospitality project for Science Gallery, Dublin. Her artwork has been shown at Kerlin Gallery, IMMA, Mother's Tankstation and Brown University. Strain is researching performativity in visual arts practice. Curatorial projects include On Curating Histories, generative lecture series (2015); The Man Who Sat On Himself, group exhibition at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino (2015); The Centre For Dying On Stage #2, public lecture for ‘Performance as Process’ Residency at Delfina Foundation, London, (2015); and Father, Can’t You See I’m Burning? group exhibition, at de Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam (2014). Strain also makes up one half of the paired curatorial practice RGKSKSRG.

Dr. Maeve Connolly is a writer and researcher with a focus on changing cultures and economies of art and media practice. Her publications include TV Museum: Contemporary Art and the Age of Television (2014) and The Place of Artists’ Cinema: Space, Site and Screen (2009), both published by Intellect and University of Chicago Press, and The Glass Eye: Artists and Television, co-edited with Orla Ryan (Project Press, 2000). She has contributed to magazines and journals such as Afterall, Artforum, Art Monthly, Frieze, Journal of Curatorial Studies, MIRAJ, Mousse and Screen, and curated screening programmes for Darklight Film Festival, the Irish Film Institute, Project Arts Centre, LUX, and Tate Modern (forthcoming, September 2014). She lectures at Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dublin, where she co-directs the masters programmes in Visual Arts Practices and Art Research Collaboration.