Tolka Nights 

OPW Commission with Dublin City Council, Meath County Council and Fingal County Council

Managed by Create

The Office of Public Works (OPW) under the Per Cent for Art Scheme and local arts authorities with Create, have provided funding for a number of Per Cent for Art commissions relating to the creation of flood defence systems on the River Tolka in catchment areas across Dublin City Council, Fingal County Council and Meath County Council.

Create is delighted to announce that Matt Green (lead artist) and an artist group consisting of Sven Anderson, John D’Arcy, Jennie Guy, Conan McIvor and Stuart Sloan have been successful in this exciting commission.

These six artists are collaborating to produce Tolka Nights - a series of three public events set upon the Tolka in late summer 2015. Through a combination of screenings, immersive soundscapes, and performances, these events will explore the Tolka and its significance to an ecosystem, to industries, to communities and to local, regional and national histories. Prior to these evening events, the artists will be developing their works through a diverse range of research and engagement activities, seeking to uncover a variety of perspectives relating to the river Tolka and to the context of the commission as it relates to the planning and implementation of flood defence systems.

For more information on Tolka Nights, contact Katrina Goldstone at Create: communications (at) create-ireland.ie

Artist Links

Matt Green

Sven Anderson

John D’Arcy

Jennie Guy

Conan McIvor

Stuart Sloan