Eye of the River
This webinar for Memory of Water will open with an introduction to how Ormston House became involved with the Creative Europe project, and why Limerick was the perfect city for this cooperation. We will then take a short trip with Pat Lysaght on his boat, Eye of the River, travelling from his home, through the city, meeting some friends along the way. After setting the scene, Mary Conlon will outline the role of Ormston House, the Irish partner responsible for the Artistic Direction of Memory of Water, and share what she has learned from the cooperative project and partnership.
To start the second half of the webinar, we will watch Thomond Weir, a short film of Irish artist Mary Conroy installing an outdoor public artwork, and narrating the process and experience of engaging with the Thomondgate neighbourhood in Limerick city. She will then join Mary Conlon to talk about their participation in the Memory of Water residency programme, responding to contemporary and historical contexts, co-creating artworks with citizens in different waterfront heritage zones, and reflecting on some of the bigger-picture questions as the project draws to a close.
Eye of the River will be live-streamed from the project Facebook page @memoryofwatereu
About Memory of Water:
Memory of Water is an artist-led project exploring post-industrial waterfront heritage in the context of urban planning and community development. Funded by Creative Europe and with local support in six partner cities, the project is developed and delivered by members of the River Cities Platform Foundation. Ormston House is responsible for the Artistic Direction of the project supported by the Creative Europe Irish Desk at the Arts Council of Ireland, and Limerick Culture & Arts Office at Limerick City & County Council. Our partners are Stad Ostend in Belgium, the Municipality of Levadia in Greece, Nadbaltyckie Centrum Kultury in Poland, Fablevision in Scotland, and Intercult in Sweden.