The KinShip Project is a 15-month durational public artwork at Tramore Valley Park by artists Marilyn Lennon and Seán Taylor, in partnership with Cork City Council, funded by Creative Ireland’s Creative Climate Action Fund. Other project partners include Cork Healthy Cities,Cork Nature Network, Cork UNESCO Learning Cities Green Spaces for Health, MTU Clean Technology Centre, and UCC Environmental Research Institute.
Tramore Valley Park, spanning 170 acres off the city’s South Link Road, has a history of great environmental change. From the 1960’s until 2009, the site was used as a landfill and over 3 million tonnes of waste from Cork homes and businesses were deposited on site. In 2019 the site was transformed into a public park for the people of Cork city and a habitat for a whole host of living things.
Throughout 2022, the project invites artists to apply for; Subterranean-Grounded-Aerial – KinShip Artist Placements
The KinShip project asks artists to consider how you might encounter the Subterranean, the underground world of Tramore Valley Park, the Grounded surface life of the park, or the Aerial overhead or vaporous entities that share the park with us.
The KinShip Artist Placements are aimed at opening up new perspectives, ways of inhabiting the park’s ecosystem and generating wider public conversation on climate action, ecology, waste and kinship with the wider community of life. If you’re a professional creative practitioner or collective, you’re invited to make a written proposal indicating how you would respond to the KinShip Subterranean-Grounded-Aerial brief and how you will use a KinShip Artist placement at Tramore Valley Park.
See full application details and terms and conditions on the KinShip website: