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 art houses representing each of the civilians killed.
It is hoped that this art project will house the souls of the innocent who died during the conflict of 1916 Easter Rising.
We would like to invite all schools, educational groups, youth groups and individuals to register and participate in the 1916 Sackville Street initiative. This involves creating a 3D house from any art form to represent a civilian that was killed during the 1916 Rising and where possible to provide a brief historical profile (100-250 words max) of that civilian and/or the art project.
Remembering the 262 Civilians Through Art
Ciara O Keeffe
This project is the brain child of Ciara O’Keeffe. Ciara is a ceramic Artist from Athy Co. Kildare Ireland and she has just recently exhibited her “Dwellings” series. Over the past number of years Ciara has established herself among the top ceramic artists in Ireland. Her work was published in the Irish Ceramic Book 2015. Ciara has exhibited her art throughout Ireland and has been commissioned by the Department of Foreign Affairs, The President of Ireland Mary McAleese, The Dublin College of Surgeons, Dublin City Council and The Chilean Ambassador to Ireland.
Ciara also works on a full time basis for Kildare and Wicklow Education Board (KWEB) as a ceramics Tutor with Youthreach.
Inspired by her Dwellings series, Ciara wants to share her love for art, her skill and expertise with Irelands Youth, to create something extraordinary to commemorate the souls of 1916 Rising, hence the establishment of 1916 Sackville Street.