Following the Whitethorn
|Artist Name(s)||Michael Fortune|
|Artwork title||Following the Whitethorn|
|Context/Background||Following the Whitethorn is a three-part video work which focuses on a collection of ancient and contemporary superstitions and beliefs from people living in and around the town of Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo. Each work allows the viewer into the shared imaginary space which exists within the psyche of a community, as they recount similar superstitious activities and rituals involving everyday life.|
Recorded over eighteen months, this three-part work focuses on a collection of ancient and contemporary superstitions and beliefs from people living in and around the town of Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo. Each work allows the viewer into the shared imaginary space which exists within the psyche of a community, as they recount similar superstitious activities and rituals involving everyday life.
A limited edition of 500 DVDs were produced and are available free of charge from the Arts Office. Email Gaynor Seville, Public Art Coordinator to receive a copy.
Michael Fortune was born in rural Co. Wexford, in 1975. He grew up in rural County Wexford in a family immersed in story, superstition and beliefs. This has proved to be a rich feeding ground for his work, and as a result he has produced many works and projects which explore this territory.
|Commission Type||Local Authority|
|Commissioner Name||Mayo County Council|
|Project commission dates||January 1, 2008 - June 1, 2009|
|Funded By||Mayo County Council|
|Percent for art||Yes|
|Budget Range||35000 - 70000 euro|
|Project commission start date||01/01/2008|
|Project commission end date||01/06/2009|
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|Content contributor(s)||Gaynor Seville|
|Relationship to project||Public Art Coordinator, Mayo County Council|
13 April 2017
Deadline for applications: Wednesday 24 May, 12 noon. Under the Per Cent for Art Scheme, Carrigabruise National School wishes to commission new...
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.