A4 are delighted to announce that applications for this years Artist in Residence Programme are now open!
About the Residency Programme
The A4 residency programme was established to offer selected artists the time, space, and facilities needed to develop their professional practice in a supportive environment, while furthering the mission of our studio through projects that focus on social and political issues relevant to Dorset Street and surrounding areas.
Three residencies are available throughout the year:
- Residency 1 : 1st March – 31st May 2017 (3 months)
- Residency 2 : 1st June – 31st Aug 2017 (3 months)
- Residency 3 : 1st Sept – 30th November 2017 (3 months)
A4 will select artists that we feel will benefit from the facilities we offer at our studio and who are also in line with our overall mission as an organisation.
Applications will be accepted from artists working in the following disciplines: Social Practice, Social Justice, Social Intervention, Socially Engaged, Dialogical, Participatory, Critical Thinking & Research, Activist, Political, Relational, Community, Collaborative Art or New Genre Public Art.
2016 // 2017
Closing date for applications is Tues 31st January 2017.
To apply to the programme please visit our application page for more information, criteria and selection process.
Resurrecting Monuments to Moral Degradation
Camilla Hanney | A4 Artist in Residence Recipient 2016
12th – 21st January 2017
Thursday 12th January
7pm – 10pm
Wednesday 18th January
7.30pm – 8.30pm
General Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri: 2pm – 7pm
Sat & Sun: 12pm – 5pm
“Resurrecting Monuments to Moral Degradation” explores the history of the Lock Penitentiary, a religious-run institution established on Dorset Street in 1794 for the reception and employment of destitute women released from the Westmoreland Lock Hospital. Female patients infected with venereal disease were interned and employed in needlework, laundry and other female occupations. They were expected to work long hours without pay in harsh conditions. The infirmary was described as a “monument to moral degradation”, a place where women were punished for men’s desires.
The exhibition is the culmination of work by Camilla Hanney during her residency at A4 Sounds between September and November 2016. The materials and objects employed in creating the work are a response to the subject at hand. The juxtaposition of needlework and military related objects is influenced by the typical handwork undertaken by the inmates at Lock Penitentiary as well as the conspicuous relationship between venereal disease and military garrisons in Ireland.
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A4 Sounds Gallery
St Joseph’s Parade
Off Upper Dorset Street