Roisin Beirne, Clare Breen, David Lunney, Andreas Kindler Von Knobloch, Blaine O'Donnell, Liliane Puthod, Daniel Toumey, John Ryan and Tom Watt.
In March 2014, a group of nine artists ventured to Peanmeanach, a remote peninsula in the Scottish Highlands. They spent six days living together in a bothy* and exploring the surrounding landscape. This was an experiment in communal living with the potential for artistic practice within a limited time period in a geographically isolated area.
The works made specifically for this exhibition draw upon the experiences of the group during their time in Scotland. The artists have used the site at Pallas as a platform to recontextualize their experience in response to a wider audience and in an urban setting.
A Popular Destination is the third Resort project. Resort is a series of off-site residencies experimenting with new methods of art making, communal living and friendship in remote environments. The first project was conducted on a cliff path in Portsalon, Donegal. The most recent residency was the second of two expeditions to the Scottish Highlands.
A Popular Destination residency has been accepted for review by Project Anywhere: A global peer reviewed space for art at the outermost limits of locational specificity. Members of Resort have exhibited both individually and collaboratively in local and international galleries including The Drawing Project, Dun Laoighaire, Basic Space, Dublin, Tent Gallery, Edinburgh, Galeri Hornan, Sweden and Atelier de la Ville, Nantes.
Resort Projects are scheduled to converge with Catalyst Arts for a collaborative project in Belfast in September 2014.
A Popular Destination in Pallas Projects is the first gallery iteration of the group’s activity.
*A bothy is a basic shelter, usually left unlocked and available for anyone to use free of charge
A guided expedition to Kippure Mountain, Wicklow will take place on Saturday 9th August (weather permitting). More details to follow.