Than British Soldiers or Irish Volunteers...

Remembering 262 Civilians…

Welcome to the 1916 Sackville Street Art Project. Ireland is on the eve of a significant anniversary that is the centenary of the proclamation of the Irish Republic. There were more civilians killed during the 1916 Easter Rising than British Soldiers or Irish Volunteers. These men, women, and children who were killed have no memorial. They lie in graves in Dublin… some forgotten, until now…


Who can take part?




All About the Project

The aim of 1916 Sackville Street Art Project (now known as O’Connell Street, Dublin) is to hold an exhibition of houses in any 3D art form commemorating the lives of the ordinary civilians that were killed in the 1916 Easter Rising. 485 people were killed in the Easter Rising 1916, 262 of these were civilians. The objective of the Art Project is to tell their story by constructing 262 3D art form houses representing each of the civilians killed.

4 Simple Steps to Get Started!


Register on 1916 Sackville Street and Select a Civilian.


Plan and develop a house design to represent a civilian.


Make the House with chosen art Material, e.g. pottery, wood, metal, glass, lego etc…


Exhibit your house at the 1916 Sackville Street Art Exhibition.

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Inspired by the 1916 Sackville Street Art Project John Canning has created an art exhibition entitled 'Reconstruction' Magazine 'Star' Fort. This exhibition will be open tomorrow in the Phoenix Park Visitors Centre until 19th February(Closed Mon & Tues). A must see!

This is a statement by the artist...................

I had a rare opportunity to be involved in a unique project as an ordinary citizen of Ireland in 2016 to mark the lives of the ordinary citizens in 1916.The project “1916 Sackville Street” commemorates 262 innocent bystanders killed in the Rising. Each civilian was represented by a house or a memorial of individual dwelling, created and dedicated to those who lost their lives.
My chosen individual, George Alexander Playfair is noted as the first civilian to be shot. He lived with his family at the magazine Fort as his father was in the British Army. He died on 25th April 1916 from gunshot wounds.
My drawings and paintings are a work in progress as is the reconstruction of the Magazine Fort. Having been abandoned since the 1940s, it is now open for guided tours on Sunday during the winter months.
I will continue to create work inspired by the Magazine Fort and hope to exhibit new works again at a later date.
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An amazing play that's a must see in this very important year... don't miss it!!! I know we'll be there. Best of luck Sharon Sexton..
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These are some examples of how your 3D art form house can look. It can be made out of any type of materials – felt, wool, clay, glass, wood, plastics etc. But remember it must be durable to withstand transportation and handling at the exhibition!