Artist duo Yvonne McGuinness and Rhona Byrne’s project The Central Field is a temporary Live Land Artwork taking place from March to May 2018.
The project is based on a site which is due to become the ‘commercial or district town centre’ of Adamstown. Adamstown is a suburban ‘new town’ in South Dublin County which has been in development since 2005.
The Central Field project is responding to this particular site and context during its interim phase of development. Drawing on the idea of an amphitheatre, the artists will produce a series of live and immediate responses, events, performances, interventions, gatherings and activities that adapt throughout the month. The artists are collaborating with residents, local schools and community groups and aim to explore concepts of transition and potential, land use, private and public ownership, intrinsic value, materiality, responsibility and our individual and collective agency.
The Central Field is open every Sunday from 11.30am - 4.30pm until Sunday 27 May 2018.
The Central Field is located between Adamstown Park and Adamstown Ave and opposite the train station. The main entrance is on Adamstown Park. Click here for Google Maps link.
Irish Rail trains leave from Heuston Station. Journey time to Adamstown takes approx 20mins.
The 25b runs from city centre to Adamstown.
Rhona Byrne and Yvonne Mc Guinness are Dublin based artists who initiated a collaborative practice in 2015. Both artists produce ambitious socially engaged and contextually responsive interventions. In 2015/16, they were commissioned by Fingal County Council Arts Office to produce Mobile Monuments, forms in action, a cross generational participatory project, involving three mobile sculptures that became arenas for performance events. In 2017 they were short listed for Knocknaheeny regeneration public art commission supported by The National Sculpture Factory, Cork.