Landkmark Public Art Programme Mayo

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PROLOGUE: A WORKING ARM; THE STUFF OF LEGENDS.
BRIDGING SOUNDS | FIONNUALA HANAHOE
THE KNOWN WORLD | JENNIFER BRADY
ACROSS THE LOUGH | THE PERFORMANCE CORPORATION
LOUGH LANNAGH RIPPLES | ROB & MATT VALE
STILL LIFE IN GREEN AND RED | IAN WILSON
ON SIGHT | CLEARY & CONNOLLY
LANDMARKS | ELAINE GRIFFIN

Curated by Mayo County Council’s, Gaynor Seville, Landmark was a multi-dimensional public art project sited in the area of Lough Lannagh, Castlebar. Planned in anticipation of a new park and its redevelopment, Landmark was a programmatic series of connected commissions. Seville supported artists to work through a number of dynamic responses to the context. Two artists were selected to have works permanently sited in the park, two smaller commissions were designed to be of interest to younger artists, there was a year-long residency project for a composer and two commissions were temporary or performance-based. The programme, which was over two years in development, was launched in April 2012.

The booklet and series of artist video interviews were made by Sarah Searson. The videos were made by artist Michael Fortune.

Lough Lannagh is parkland which had until recently had been overgrown and hidden. Over the last two years it has been upgraded, and these improvements have changed the area’s usage pattern, as it had been the site of much anti-social – or too-social – behaviour, depending on your viewpoint. The park is now changed, attracting runners and walkers of all ages. The water mass that extends into Bilberry Lake can be as smooth as glass or rough and choppy depending on the weather, and in the far distance is Croagh Patrick. There is archaeological evidence of a submerged crannog, and it is estimated that a treasure trove of Bronze Age and Early Medieval objects may lie on the lakebed.

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