190a Rathmines Rd Lower, Rathmines, Dublin 6
LocationLocated close to a range of cafes (Farmer Brown’s, 250 Square, Grove Road Cafe, Pot Bellied Pig, Starbucks), bars (Blackbird, The Bowery, Slattery's, Mother Reilly's), restaurants (Manifesto, Hey Donna, Umi), banks (Bank of Ireland, Permanent TSB, AIB), shops (Artmines art supplies, Fallon & Byrne) and amenities (library, gym, swimming pool). A few minutes walk from the Grand Canal & Portobello Harbour, a beautifully scenic stretch of the city that becomes a buzzing social hub in summer months.
The BuildingFrom the exterior, the large red doors are an eye-catching reminder of the history of the building and open to reveal the MART’s main gallery. Above this, located in the former Georgian home, are the MART’s very first studios. Featuring exposed brickwork, wooden floors, and the cosy, lived-in feel of a building with a long history, these studios are home to a range of visual artists, designers and photographers.
TransportThe Fire Station is situated on bus routes 14, 15, 65, 83, 140, 142. Five minutes from Charlemont Luas stop. Twenty minutes walk from Dublin City Centre.
Our Studio MembersShane Berkery | Patricia O'Malley | Ciara King | Sinead Hollywoodnutt | Elise Missal | Sophie Murphy | Guida Riba Rovira | Seamus Bradley | Priscilla Robinson | Rudi Wolf | Emmet Doherty | Jane Frew | David Coonan
Seamus' work uses a number media, including lens media, electronics, live performance, software and sculptural installation. Issues surrounding the nature of chaos and the philosophy of Absurdism inform the work. aroomforimprovement.org