This Time This Place
|Artist Name(s)||Jim Vaughan|
|Artwork title||This Time This Place|
|Context/Background||Located in Clew Bay, Clare Island has a population of 170 and its earliest inhabitants can be traced back to 5000BC. The island is steeped in history including Bronze Age Fulachta Fia and a Granuaile Castle. The ceiling of the Abbey on Clare Island is decorated with unique paintings of animals, dragons and hunters, reputed to be the finest medieval paintings in Ireland. In most recent times people of Clare Island, in addition to small-scale farming and fish-farming, have developed tourism, attracting in particular walkers and divers. There is a thriving tradition of music and dance on the island. Clare Island also has a strong tradition in beautiful craft-work: basket making, stone wall and currach-building.|
This Time This Place took place throughout 2006. Photographer, Jim Vaughan was commissioned to work with the people of Clare Island on a photography project which was open to everyone on the Island. Jim’s proposal was to produce a body of work that would “challenge stereotypical ideas about life on an island”. During his time on Clare, Jim worked with various community groups, encouraging the Islanders to take their own photographs, concentrating on “familiar aspects of their day to day lives”. At the same time Jim was taking photographs focusing on the everyday details of life. The resulting work has been published in a special limited edition book of photographs and a contribution of poetry by Macdara Woods, a hard back copy given to everyone on the island and a limited edition of paper back books available from the Arts Office.
|Commission Type||Local Authority|
|Commissioner Name||Mayo County Council|
|Commissioning process||Limited Competition|
|Project commission dates||December 20, 2005 - December 31, 2006|
|Public Presentation dates||July 4, 2007 - January 1, 1970|
|Funded By||Mayo County Council|
|Percent for art||Yes|
|Budget Range||35000 - 70000 euro|
|Project commission start date||20/12/2005|
|Project commission end date||31/12/2006|
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|Content contributor(s)||Gaynor Seville|
|Relationship to project||Public Art Coordinator|
|Associated professionals / Specialists involved||
Macdara Woods, Poet
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