New artist in residence combining creativity and biodiversity

by Rachel Cunningham

Rachel Cunningham

The Digital Hub has welcomed award-winning artist, Seoidín O’Sullivan, as its latest artist in residence for a 10-month programme at the Dublin 8 campus.

Ms O’Sullivan specialises in bringing communities together to address issues such as land use, lost knowledge, social justice, and biodiversity, using drawings, videos, publications, and walks.

She stated: “I am looking forward to working with local community groups, residents and staff at The Digital Hub over the course of my residency and to have a positive impact on better understanding the importance of urban ecology.”

As part of the residency, The Digital Hub will support her ongoing work mapping green resources in the Dublin 8 area with the Urban Grit project, which is a collaboration between University College Dublin Geography and Robert Emmett Community Development Project. She will also continue her film and story mapping project of Dublin’s River Camac.

The Digital Hub has stated that Ms O’Sullivan’s work complements its existing Pocket Forests Tree Hub project, launched in July, which saw the installation of the first native tree nursery in a city centre location and will support the planting of over 600 trees as part of a plan to improve tree density in the local area.

The Digital Hub’s previous artists in residence were artists Elaine Hoey (2020), Kate Nolan (2019), and Mandy O’Neill (2018). It also sponsors the Dublin Fringe Festival and Dublin Theatre Festival, educational programmes in collaboration with BIMM Dublin, and Screen8, in addition to on-campus and Dublin 8 sustainable activities.

Pictured is The Digital Hub’s latest Artist in Residence Seoidín O’Sullivan. Shane O’Neill, Coalesce

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