|Artist Name(s)||Aileen Lambert|
|Artwork title||En Route|
|Context/Background||En Route involved a local community in articulating a locality, with an emphasis on routes which were commonly used in the past. Following an appeal in local press and parish newsletters, the artist met with people in the areas of Ballindine and Bekan in South East Mayo. Public tours of sites were conducted on September 2010. The resulting audio tracks featuring people speaking about the routes are available on a double CD from the Arts Department of County Mayo and also on the website, while the project publication is also available from the Arts Department and on the website in PDF format. The publication and CD have been circulated among the community and the wider diaspora in the US, England etc. |
En Route is a public art project by Aileen Lambert which was commissioned by Mayo County Council. The project involved the exploration of old routes in the landscape in the Bekan, Ballindine and Tulrahan areas.
A double audio CD was produced which features people talking about the old routes, along with an accompanying 128 page publication.
Aileen Lambert was born in County Wexford in 1975, where she now lives and works. Aileen studied in LSAD, Limerick between 1993 and 1997, and graduated with an MA in Visual Arts Practices, from DLIADT, Dublin, in January 2007. Her practice spans video, performance and sound work, as well as participatory public art projects.
|Commission Type||Local Authority|
|Commissioner Name||Mayo County Council|
|Commissioning process||Limited Competition (Mayo County Council Public Art Panel)|
|Project commission dates||September 1, 2008 - December 1, 2010|
|Artform||Visual Arts,Traditional Arts,Other|
|Art Practice||Arts Participation|
|Percent for art||Yes|
|Budget Range||35000 - 70000 euro|
|Project commission start date||01/09/2008|
|Project commission end date||01/12/2010|
|Location||Various locations in South-East Mayo|
|Content contributor(s)||Aileen Lambert|
|Relationship to project||Artist|
Local people in the areas of Ballindine, Tulrahan and Bekan participated in a number of ways. Many walked routes with me and told me about them, and feature on the CD. Many of these, and other (mostly local) people came on the tour. Through the website and the dispersal of the books and cds the work has reached many people locally and internationally.
|Associated professionals / Specialists involved||
Gaynor Seville, Public Art Co-ordinator with Mayo County Council
Greystones Educate Together National School appointed a voluntary committee with relevant expertise to oversee the per cent for art commissioning process. An external curator, Máire Davey, was appointed specifically for her expertise in working in a highly collaborative way as meaningful involvement from the students and school was viewed as central to the process. The procurement route chosen was limited invited competition.