Sustainment Experiments

2020 - 2024

Sustainment Experiments is a new 5 year artwork and public engagement project that considers our actions as we face ecological and climate crises; reaching a desired future means adapting habits, routines and attitudes now. Humanity’s approach has so far been about moving forward- faster, harder and better- rather than sustainability.

The activities of Sustainment Experiments, unfolding through a series of events, public artworks and exchanges will provoke the question of what this sustainable approach will look like, in terms of society but also the sustainable practice of the artist.

Project research and developments already in train include PLOT at VISUAL Carlow, a dinner service Deirdre is making at Fire Station Artist’s Studios through their 2021 Sculpture Workshop Award, Garden Experiments in Callan, Kilkenny and research at the Centre Culturel Irlandais Paris.

This research is generously supported through a Visual Arts Bursary from The Arts Council of Ireland  and the 2021 Fire Station Artists’ Studios Sculpture Award.