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Penelogy, 6.4 ART

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Grangegorman Development Agency, 2017, pp. 2-74.



Artist Bernie Masterson in collaboration with residents from Mountjoy Prison Campus.

The Grangegorman Development Agency (GDA), which is the statutory body set up in 2006 under the GDA Act 2005 and is responsible for the re-development of the 73 acre Grangegorman site into a new urban quarter in Dublin 7 with health, education and community at its heart. The stakeholders are the HSE, the DIT and the local community.

In 2011 the GDA commissioned the Grangegorman Arts Strategy and the subsequent establishment of the Grangegorman Public Art Working Group (PAWG) to oversee the implementation of the Art Strategy.

The Arts Strategy operates under the theme of '...the lives we live', an extract from 'Dreams of a Summer Night,' New Collected Poems (2011), by kind permission of the author, Derek Mahon, and the Gallery Press.

The project 'Incarceration Altars,' is partnered by the Irish Prison Service and the CDETB.

This event launches on 11th of October 2017 in the DIT College, Grangegorman, Dublin 7 and will tour to other venues in 2017.