Borrowed Ground

  • 14th Jul
  • 10:00
  • Exhibitions
For more information on this event please contact 041 98 33946

Artists: Vivienne Byrne, Nuala Early, Jillian Gott, Laura Gramzow, Brian Hegarty, Breda Marron, Kieran McNulty, Caoimhe Reynolds, Violet Shirran, Rodney Thornton, Dee Walsh.

11 Artists. 8 Studios. 11 Residencies. 11 weeks.

An exciting, experimental pop-up artist studio, residency and exhibition, where eleven artists will work in eight purpose built studios in the gallery space of the Droichead Arts Centre Gallery for eleven weeks. The project aims to highlight the need for dedicated studio space in Drogheda and its environs, in support of its vibrant and active community of visual artists. The project offers an invaluable communal space whereby artists can meet and work. It allows for creative and divergent thinking, encourages public engagement with various creative approaches and disciplines, and represents the quality of ideas and skills within the region.

Borrowed Ground will be accompanied by a series of talks and workshops. The first will be the launch of Art Share, a creative reference library and space where artists, students, teachers, creatives or anyone with a passing interest in art can come to relax, foster ideas or just explore a cross section of contemporary and historical art books and publications. Drop in, meet the artists and browse through our library.

The books range from artist monographs, gallery publications  to self published catalogues, teaching and reference guides .  The collection includes , painting, sculpture,art history,print, design and photography. We are always on the look out for  books on the myriad of other disciplines and encourage artist with self publications or unloved collections to please donate to this project.

Art Share project is a non-profit, community engagement collaboration between 'thirtythree-45' and Droichead Arts Centre. Thanks to IMMA (Irish Museum Of Modern Art) for their generous contribution of books to this project and for their ongoing support.

A Droichead Arts Centre Visual Arts Project and Exhibition supported by Drogheda Arts Festival


Borrowed Ground Artists Photo: 
Left to right front row: Nuala Early, Violet Shirran, Vivienne Byrne, Breda Marron, Dee Walsh, Kieran McNulty
Back Row: Brian Hegarty, Rodney Thornton, Caoimhe Reynolds, Jillian Gott. (missing from photo Laura Gramzow) Photographer: Jenny Matthews