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From the artist;
''Glenmalure Park is a cul-de-sac just off the South Circular Road in Rialto , Dublin 8 . It consists of 18 houses built in the early thirties. I have lived there for the past 28 years. I have lived in Rialto my entire life. When I was growing up in the nearby Rialto Buildings Glenmalure Park was know locally as the ‘keyhole’ because of the shape of the road. Part of the Glenmalure community are neighbours living on the South Circular Road whose homes back into the cul-de-sac for rear access.
In March 2020, Ireland went into lockdown to combat the Covid-19 global pandemic. The neighbours of Glenmalure Park pulled together in this evolving situation and crisis. My practice as a lens based socially engaged artist allowed me to capture this unprecedented time in Irish history through the ‘lens’ of my neighbours in the visual and with their written word . I made all the images on a 4x5 large format sheet film camera, using black and white film, and developed the negatives in my utility room. All neighbours presented a written piece to accompany their portrait. The collaboration of the ‘grassroot’ film photographic process was a nod to the community nature of the project and the connection by all required to make the work. The portraits were made in May/June 2020. A big thanks to all the Glenmalure Park community for their faith in me and the trusted vision.''
150 x 210 mm