On the invitation of Ormston House, Basic Space has been in residence in the Sailors’ Home on O’Curry Street for the month of July, which has been scattered with lumps of local limestone. The stones and the house form a fulcrum and a framework around and within which art works have claimed a place. During the month artists have been undertaking short working residencies in the Sailors’ Home and contributing to an unfolding and expanding exhibition. The residency has been punctuated by open days during which the work of the artists was seen adapting to the unique location, its imposed conditions, and the ever increasing number of surrounding works.
Over the final week, Stone Soup’s incarnations have become increasingly intense with the introduction of eleven new artists and their works. The project’s fragile ethic of provisional community and co-operation has been tested intensely and a generous but critical process of negotiations and alterations has taken place.
The final event of Stone Soup will feature a performance of songs written by Paul Maguire during the residency based on interviews with other participants, a tended sculpture by Lily Cahill and Rob Murphy and new works by Alan James Burns, Ruth Clinton & Niamh Moriarty, Simon Cummins, Jason Dunne, Katie Mooney Sheppard, and James Ó hAodha.
Full list of artists:
Lucy Andrews | Clare Breen | Alan James Burns | Lily Cahill & Rob Murphy | Ruth Clinton & Niamh Moriarty | Simon Cummins | Jason Dunne | Marie Farrington | Hannah Fitz | Tracy Hanna | Greg Howie | Caoímhe Kilfeather | Paul Maguire | Katie Mooney Sheppard | Oisín O’Brien | James Ó hAodha | Liliane Puthod | Eoghan Ryan | Daniel Tuomey | Suzanne Walsh | Lee Welch
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Every two years EVA International works with guest curators to create a 12-week programme of exhibitions and events.