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MART Studios at The Grainstore Cabinteely Park

MART Directors Ciara Scanlan and Matthew Nevin are delighted to have successfully partnered with the Arts Office of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council to provide MART Studios at the iconic Grainstore building at Cabinteely Park, County Dublin.

MART will facilitate artists and creative studios to individuals, groups and organisations in the area to provide the opportunity to create, showcase and develop new and existing work. MART will work alongside established and emerging practitioners of all disciplines to provide safe and professional workspace and exhibition opportunities.

About the studios

The Building

This former grainstore is an iconic building right in the heart of Cabinteely Park Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.  This wonderful building is host a collection of large bright studios and some smaller studios. A comfortable and quiet space, these studios are home to a number of creatives and artists. The space serves as a tidy, tranquil working environment.

Location

Cabinteely Park spans 45 hectares, and includes a children’s playground. It is a good place to look for rare birds such as the great spotted woodpecker. Nearby, Kilbogget Park hosts rugby, soccer, gaelic clubs and pitches, as well as a recreational area with floodlit car parking & paths.The Japanese style Cafe in the Cabinteely Park is open all day and is such an idyllic spot to stop off and enjoy some food or coffee in the beautiful southside suburb. Located in the stunning setting of Cabinteely Park.

Transport

The Grainstore is located in Cabinteely Park, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, with free public parking at the park and close to several transport links.

Location

Members

Filmmaker

Grace Sexton

Visual Artist

Day Magee

Filmmaker

Grace Sexton

I’m an independent filmmaker, using the medium of Super 16mm celluloid and Digital film. My inspiration comes from my environment and its history. I also collaborate with other filmmakers.

Visual Artist

Day Magee

My work concerns the subjectivity of a queer sick body: queerness navigated via fundamentalist Christianity; sickness as manifest in chronic pain; the body being the site of self-conception as well as the instrument of self-reproduction. My experience acts as the dynamo, and the ensuing emotional interiority is the well from which I divine the work. My life is a question, and my work is its answer.
Utilising performance-centred/performance-initiated multimedia, I perform and narrate imagery drawn from this self-mythology, developing my own canon from which I achieve futurity. The work engages the mutual suspension of disbelief between creator and spectator, resulting in a personal iconography and stylised rituals charged by the witness of the audience. My work is my religion.