Get Together 2016 is taking place at IMMA on the 26th of August. We are delighted that the national day for visual artists coincides with the collaboration between IMMA and Grizedale Arts: A FAIR LAND, which sets out to examine the ‘usefulness’ of art in 2016.
The audience of Get Together will have the opportunity to interact with this extraordinary project throughout the day and take part in various activities. A great addition to the events of the day for all involved and another reason Get Together 2016 is a day not to be missed!
A FAIR LAND – Grizedale Arts + IMMA
A Fair Land AND/OR A Courgette Based Economy is an extraordinary new project which opens at IMMA on Friday 12 August. A collaboration between IMMA and Grizedale Arts A Fair Land sets out to examine the ‘usefulness’ of art in 2016, while echoing the role artists played in creating a new vision for Ireland pre-1916. Developed out of the IMMA Residency over 6 months the project rethinks the Royal Hospital of Kilmainham’s cobble stoned quadrant as a model village, taking shape as a visual and working installation in IMMA’s iconic courtyard.
The Fair Land village will offer its visitors opportunities to eat, make, think or trade – and through that process to copy, assimilate and teach. With a focus on creating objects or systems that are useful, desirable and achievable, A Fair Land will present an active representation of the place of creativity in society, and will be a place for families, friends and strangers to gather, get involved and experience alternative perspectives on living.
The village will be open from Thursdays to Sundays each week, when a daily schedule of activities and special events will offer visitors opportunities to make, learn and take part in A Fair Land. Some of these events, highlighted below, include Creative Fitness, Making Stations, a Food Power School, a Reinvent / Discuss / Debate series, Fair Family workshops and a School for Revolutionary Girls. The casual visitor can enjoy the Ambulatory Food Vendors and their interesting fare while wandering through the garden of everyday delights.
A Fair Land has been developed by a wide range of people, including artists and creative practitioners, with the aim of making a new vision for a functioning future society.
Artists and collaborators include: Eavan Atkin / Samuel Bishop / Kat Black / Bluebell Youth Projects / Tania Brugueria / Rhona Byrne / Marcus Coates / Common Ground / Emily Cropton / CREATE / Coniston village building team / Michelle Darmody / Drew and Middori / Firestation / Motoko Fujita / Ryan Gander / Liz Gillis / Nicola Goode / Irish Architecture Foundation / Brenda Kearney / Suzanne Lacy / Renzo Martens/ Jonathan Meese / Meg Narongchai / Deirdre O’Mahony / Seodín O’Sullivan / Debbie Paul / Rialto Youth Projects / Niamh Riordan / Kirsty Roberts / Katie Sanderson / Sarah Staton / St. Andrews Community Centre / Francesca Ulivi / Miranda Vane / Fiona Whelan / public works / NÓS workshop / NVA / Somewhere / Sweet Water Foundation / Villagers from the Swiss village of Leytron / Tom Watt & Tanad Williams, and many more. The project has been delivered with the generous and creative support of construction collaborators Swift Scaffolding, Hentech and Rilco.
12 to 28 August