2018 Annual Public Art Programme, Lynders Mobile Home Park, Portrane, North County Dublin
Launch 7th of September at 7pm
Exhibition 7th – 15th 10-5pm Lynders Mobile Home Park
Fingal County Council’s Arts Office are delighted to present new works by artists who have been participating on our award winning residency programme at Lynders Mobile Home Park from the 7th to the 15th of September. We will kick off on Friday 7th September with a special launch evening where guests will be invited to experience this beautiful part of North County Dublin through art.
Councillor Anthony Lavin, Mayor of Fingal will officiate on the opening night. Visitors can expect a locally organised card game which will animate a limited edition card deck by artist Bennie Reilly.This card deck features her artworks created from objects found along the local beaches and inspired by the Cabinet of Curiosities at Newbridge House and Farm, Donabate.
Jessica Foley of Difference Engine will bring us on a journey to the coast for a live performance of a text and sound work .This work,created on while on residency weaves topographical, anecdotal and fictional narratives which reflect her experience as a visitor to the area.
Engage in the art of disorientation with Difference Engine artists Mark Cullen & Gillian Lawler’s On & on & on & on as well as inversion I/II/- a site specific sculptural maze created from a complex windbreaker system at the park. Adjust your eyes to view Wendy Judge's Land Grabs - a photographic sculpture series where a familiar landscape becomes fantastical.
Following the years hosting artists at the mobile home park through the collaboration with Fingal arts office on Resort Residency. Gerry Lynders, proprietor at the park has built a studio and exhibition space on site where renowned Irish painter Ciaran Murphy will show his collection of new works which have observed a dreamlike holiday sequence similar to images from a non-digital camera roll.In these works he gives us insight into the artist’s eye and the power of the image to influence or thinking about place.
Marie Farrington reveals the unremarkable to be monumental; her work See Level transforms the surface patterns of the mobile home vernacular into beautiful sculptural forms, plaster cast and mixed with seawater material is mixed with the site.
There are a number of special events over the programme. Bennie Reilly's Souvenirs of Portrane will be installed in the Cabinet of Curiosities room at Newbridge House Donabate, the visit will include course a free tour of the house for those booking to see the work, Jessica Foley of difference engine will deliver a writing workshop at the residency space and Difference Engine artists will give an exciting creative workshop titled Image Engine a must for anyone interested in thinking differently. There will be a rare chance to work with Ciaran Murphy where he will take participants through a process of looking at landscape with an outdoor workshop.
Limited Edition playing card decks "Souvenirs of Portrane' by Bennie Reilly will be available exclusively to those visiting the exhibition at Lynders .All welcome to the Launch on the 7th of September at 7pm exhibition continues daily at the park until the 15th of September.
Saturday 15th September
Ciaran Murphy - Drawing workshop
The Studio, Lynders Mobile Home Park. 11am - 1.30pm.
Ciaran Murphy invites participants to join him in an observational drawing workshop situated along the sites which have inspired the new work. Now that almost everyone has ready access to a camera phone and can take a picture without much thought or effort, what is the point of trying to draw or paint outdoors? Perhaps ready access to cameras has eroded our ability to look more closely at the world. Drawing demands both close observation and to be faced with the challenge of interpreting a world in motion. It also involves facing the gap between intentions and outcomes. This practical workshop will explore some of these key challenges and approaches to drawing and painting outdoors. It will begin by introducing some approaches taken from art history before venturing outside to explore the seascape.
All materials provided. Spaces are limited.
Bennie Reilly – Tour of Souvenirs of Portrane at the Cabinet of Curiosities which includes Newbridge House tour.
Newbridge House and Farm. 1pm & 3pm
Bennie will present work in The Cabinet of Curiosities at Newbridge House and at Lynders Mobile Home Park. Tours of the work at Newbridge House includes a tour of the house. A bespoke, limited edition playing card deck featuring Bennie Reilly’s curiosities will be available at the end of the tour. This limited edition of playing cards was inspired by the collecting pursuits of Fanny Cobbe at Newbridge House, when she collected new shells she fashioned little boxes out of playing cards. This special edition made for Resort Revelations 2018 are in reference to this historical work but also to the leisure activities prompted by the chance to reside at Lynders Home Park while being off-line.
All workshops are free of charge. Booking Essential.
For details & booking:
Public Art Co-ordinator
01 870 8449
From Dublin head North Bound to M1, Exit Junction 4/left 2 lanes to Skerries/Rush Donabate & take 2 exit at roundabout onto R132 signposted Donabate, continue down and Newbridge House & Farm is on your left for Portrane continue into Donabate Village, keeping left over bridge at junction take the right and continue all the way out to Lynders Mobile Home Park, the coast and Lambay Island will be in view.
By Public Transport: Dart from Connolly every hour, bus 33B from Donabate Centre (opposite church)
Image: Bennie Reilly, Cobbe Card Trays, Souvenirs of Portrane, study, 2018