The following are the projects that will be supported by the €50,000 allocation under the Arts Projects heading in 2018.
o D-Light Studios, 48 North Great Clarence St. Artist Residency 2018 (co-funded with D-Light Studios) - €11,400 – see info. at https://www.d-lightstudios.com/dlight-residency-2018/
o Local musician Macdara Yeates outreach programme of musical events entitled “Townie” - €12,000
o The Five Lamps Arts Festival - North Wall Interactive Map Phase 1 - €6,555
o The House Presents 2 performances of “The Plot” play in association with The Big Scream Halloween Festival - €2,700 (incl. venue hire)
o Belvedere Youth Club – Centenary Film documentary €5,400
o Jeanette Lowe, Photographer – Croke Villas Open House Project €4,000 (Est.)
o North Inner City Oral History Course - €8,000 (co-funded by DCC and the Heritage Council)
CROKE VILLA OPEN HOUSE PROJECT - Saturday and Sunday 13th-14th October 2018
Croke Villas, Ballybough, is currently undergoing a process of urban renewal. Artist/photographer Jeanette Lowe documented the demolition of the complex throughout 2017-18 and as part of the current Open House Dublin, Jeanette will exhibit an installation at No. 45 which will include these photographs.
Croke Villas was designed by Daithi P. Hanly in what has become known as the “Gull Wing Roof” style of flat complex and was opened in 1961 during a state visit by Prince Rainier of Monaco and his wife Grace Kelly. As part of this exhibition No. 45 has been brought back to that time; the swinging 60s.
Jeanette Lowe was previously responsibly for the highly acclaimed 2012 Installation, “Flats: Memories; Perceptions; Reality” at Pearse House as well as “Waiting: an Exhibition and Installation at Charlemont Street Flats” in 2014.
Open House Dublin takes place at Croke Villas on Saturday and Sunday 13th-14th October 2018. You are invited to the launch of the exhibition by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Nial Ring at 2.30pm on Thursday 11th October .