Image shown: Other People's Practices: And More Besides... funded by the documentation award 2019 © John Conway.

Other People’s Practices (OPP) is an artist residency and research project. Phase 1 took place in Usher’s Island, a National Forensic Mental Health Service community centre in Dublin 8, and supported the production of collaborative, socially engaged projects with recovered and recovering service users of the Central Mental Hospital.

Other People’s Practices: And More Besides is a publication exploring Phase 1 of OPP and its transitioning period to Phase 2. It is researched and written by Dr Sheelagh Broderick. And More Besides… is funded by the documentation bursary award 2019.

Online launch & talk
The online launch of the publication will take place on Friday 13 August (12.30-1.30pm), hosted by Caroline Cowley, Public Art Co-ordinator with Fingal County Council.

The panel talk will be chaired by Sheelagh Broderick and features OPP’s first resident artists Emma Finucane, Glenn Loughran, and Jonathan Cummins.

This event will also feature the premiere of an exhibition-to-film taking place concurrently in the NCAD Gallery, featuring process work and outputs from Phase 1.

Attendance is free. If you would like to purchase the publication, there is a combo ticket for €3.00 which includes book postage and event admission. The publication will be sent directly to you in advance of the event. Please note there are a limited number of books and these will be offered while stocks last.

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Other People’s Practices is funded by Creative Ireland’s National Creativity Fund, directed and curated by John Conway, and made possible by a partnership with the National College of Art and Design, the National Forensic Mental Health Service, and the HSE, with support from Waterford Healing Arts Trust.


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