Grangegorman ‘Squat-City’

Grangegorman was a derelict site in Dublin (now demolished with student accommodation being built) comprising of several large warehouses, some office buildings, and terraced redbrick houses conjoined from the back-gardens. It was first occupied by progressive youth sometime in 2013, having an existing population of intermittent urban minors and various city plant and animal life.

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Quietly we listened, 80x60cm acrylic on breadboard
When-the-circus-came
When The Circus Came – 80x60cm acrylic on breadboard
Chasing-the-sound-of-a-clarinete
Chasing the Sound of a Clarinet – 80x60cm acrylic on breadboard
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Site map for kids den – 80x60cm acrylic on breadboard
Story-telling-night
Story-telling Night – 80x60cm acrylic on breadboard
Theatre-is-of-equal-importance-to-practicality
Theatre is of equal importance to practicality 80x60cm acrylic on breadboard
Playing-the-piano
Piano Playing – 80x60cm acrylic on breadboard
The-locals-celebrating-our-victory
The Locals Celebrate Victory – 80x60cm acrylic on breadboard
Damn Artists
Damn Artists – 80x60cm acrylic on breadboard
Battoning down the hatch
Baton Down the Hatches – 60x80cm Acrylic on breadboard
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Stalin and Max – 90x60cm acrylic on breadboard
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Poet and Gasbottle that went to Dundirk 70x100cm acrylic on canvas
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Circus Crashmat – 90×60 acrylic on breadboard

 

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Paddy & Pauls gaf – 80×60 acrylic on breadboard
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Spinobi Fire Performers – 80x60cm acrylic on breadboard

 

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musicians chairs – 80x60cm acrylic on breadboard
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work in progress – 160x60cm Oil on Canvas

Grangegorman was unique in Ireland, and has bridged a gap between generations in terms of Ireland’s counter-culture movement. During its some three years, hundreds had called it home, and considerably more of all ages have fond memories of a place where they could just be.

Grangegorman Community page             Grangegorman Resist Eviction page

 

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https://www.dublininquirer.com/2016/04/12/the-grangegorman-squat-round-two-housing-resistance-and-circus/

http://www.thejournal.ie/grangegorman-squat-2011543-Mar2015/

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/high-court/court-orders-arrest-of-grangegorman-squat-residents-1.2218421

 

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