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Home on the Grange

11.10.18-26.11.18

There's just enough time to catch this community based public art project in Grangegorman

Booking Information

Home on the Grange

Grangegorman Upper, Phibsborough, Dublin 7, Ireland

11.10.18-26.11.18

Outdoor exhibition open to the public

Booking Information

Home on the Grange

Grangegorman Upper, Phibsborough, Dublin 7, Ireland

11.10.18-26.11.18

Outdoor exhibition open to the public

Home On The Grange is a community-based public art project that aims to harness our latent but often unacknowledged creativity in homemaking. Even in seemingly identical houses, people occupy, use and creatively appropriate the places they inhabit with an often modest but typically sophisticated enthusiasm and they do this over time and on a daily basis. This process reflects their individual histories and personalities but is rarely discussed in this way.

Working in collaboration with a number of local inhabitant-participants to document, discuss and present how they each make home, the Home On The Grange project thus aims to reveal aspects of the diverse individual and collective identities of people in the Grangegorman neighbourhood.

Home on the Grange Exhibition Locations

MURAL 1

Constitution Hill Flats, Constitution Hill

Objects mean things. At home we gather and collect, we keep and we appropriate. We place things on a window, beside our bed, hang pictures on the walls, we collect elephants.

We do not crave things as much as we do connections. Objects are things we offer and we share, things we exchange and leave behind. They are the glue that bind our relationships to family and friends, across time and countries.

MURAL 2

Former Houses, Grangegorman Road Lower.

The home is a place of production. At home we imagine, we speculate, nurture, create and provide. A home is sometimes a place to gather and prepare before we reveal our thoughts and ideas – fragile extensions of ourselves – to the outside, public world.

MURAL 3

Sports Changing Room, Grangegorman DIT Campus.

The home is noisy. Home is place of laughter, of play and of music. We expand boundaries, stretch our mind and muscle. We gather to sing, to tumble or watch the match, watched over by our heroes.

Special note here!!
The colour here is kindly made possible by COLOURTREND.

MURAL 4

West Boundary, Wall, DIT / Grangegorman Campus

Walls are physical and material thresholds between room and room, inside and out, public and private, park and city. They are sites of self-expression as well as sites of sometimes sinister control and often dark limits.

Walls come to represent isolation or loneliness, and while supporting the roof above our heads they can still feel like real and conceptual barriers to our well-being and our engagement with the world.

But walls are also places for display, decoration, exuberance, pattern and colour. We hang pictures and make galleries of our unfolding projects, lives and stories, looking back, going forth – helping us hold it all together.

MURAL 5

ClockTower Building, Grangegorman Road Lower.

A sense of home is carried in people. This photo of man and dog is placed to address and face the site of a home he built will friends that has now been removed, rebuilt, soon to be reoccupied. Echoes of formers homes remain in the air of this neighbourhood but home is also placeless, found instead in an evolving, shifting dynamic network of people who are always home, somewhere.