#14 Suburbia + Art
Suburban Art in Ireland’s Celtic Tiger: Class, Leisure, and Public Space
Kerry Guinan (Artist and Researcher) writes from an imagined future in order to look back, with a historic sensibility, towards projects of the recent past; a critical analysis which highlights disparities in practice and outcome across socio-economic divides in the Dublin region.
Cultural Regeneration in Ballymun: The Politics of Urban Memory and Socially Engaged Arts Practice
Peter Dowie (Data Analyst, Pobal) details the remaking of Ballymun during the regeneration scheme of the 2000s, reviewing the role that art policy, funding, and practice played in legitimising the wider reconstruction project.
Devil in the Detail: The Corish Roundabout
Sean Lynch (Artist) tells the story of an unusual and little-known temporary art work which briefly appeared in the suburban landscape of the Corish Roundabout, Co. Wexford.
Found in Space: Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Sculpture Trail
Shane Lynam (Photographer) documents the public sculptures of the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County area, surveying the spaces and places in which each stand.