About

Artist duo Yvonne McGuinness and Rhona Byrne’s project The Central Field was a temporary Live Land Artwork.

Adamstown is a suburban ‘new town’ in South County Dublin which has been in development since 2005. The project was based on a site which is due to become the ‘commercial or district town centre’ of Adamstown, the artists were in situ over a period of six months from February to July 2018.

The Central Field project responded to this particular site and context during its interim phase of development. Drawing on the idea of an amphitheatre, the artists produced a series of live and immediate responses, events, performances, interventions, gatherings and activities that unfolded throughout their time on site. The artists collaborated with residents, local schools and community groups and explored concepts of transition and potential, land use, private and public ownership, intrinsic value, materiality, responsibility and our individual and collective agency.

This website hosts the work that they did in collaboration with the larger community of Adamstown.

The Central Field physical site is now closed to the public but all findings and documentation are being collated to create another manifestation of the project that can exist beyond the physical site in Adamstown.

Please feel free to browse the website or get in touch with us through our email ryprojects@hotmail.com for further info.

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