Past Projects

A Different Republic

                                                                                                                                                                        A Different Republic is the culmination of Arts & Disability Ireland and Fire Station Artists’ Studios working in partnership for eight years towards supporting visual artists with disabilities. Four residencies, four publications, seven mentored visual artists, one seminar called ‘Pathways to Practice’ and years of embedding access and disability related capacity has led this partnership to commission four established visual artists to respond to the centenary of 1916 and the 20 year anniversary of ‘A Strategy for Equality’.
This exhibition marks the final exhibition in the LAB Gallery’s programme for 2016 which saw a series of new commissions responding to ideas of commemoration developed for the gallery by artists Bridget O’Gorman, John Beattie, Sabina MacMahon, John Byrne, Chad Keveny and Jane Locke in collaboration with national research partners.
Audio description, speech to text and Irish Sign Language will be available at the preview. Audio description and additional audio information will be available throughout the exhibition using Discovery Pens this service is useful for audiences with visual impairments.

Image credits:

Amanda Coogan, still from Can you see it, can you feel it, it's all in the air, 2016
Wood, steel, rubbish bags, emergency blankets, Olivia pram, oranges, moving image 4 min 30 seconds loop
Corban Walker, Portico Selfie from A floor plan excavated from floor in the room of the floor plan, 2016 
Digital print on vinyl 
Suzanne Walsh, still from The Land Where Nothing is, 2016
Text-based video with audio, duration 12 min.
Aideen Barry, drawing from A Smouldering Flock, 2016
Mixed media: pen and ink drawing on paper with video works. Media players, digital looking video, glass wood vitrines