The Land For The People third edition

We’re delighted to announce a third print run of The Land for the People, a workbook by Eimear Walshe, commissioned by the National Sculpture Factory.

In June 2021, the National Sculpture Factory was delighed to announce the launch of The Land for the People, by Eimear Walshe; a temporary neon textwork placed on the front facade of the NSF building, lit up every evening until the Winter Solstice. And now, due to unprecedented demand we are pleased to announce the launch of the Third Edition of the Publication.

This artwork drew upon Eimear’s research in 19th and early 20th century land contestation in Ireland, and its significance in the contemporary era. Running concurrently with the launch of this neon commission was an interactive publication based on 19th century political pamphlets created by Eimear as part of this commission.
This workbook highlights the relevance of 19th century land conflict in the present day. The pamphlet presents a series of challenges to Irish society through accessible exercises on themes including inheritance, displacement, community organising, and revenge, and its significance in the contemporary era. The project is a continuation of a theme in Walshe’s work which prompts re-imagining land ownership and land use in Ireland.

The Land for the People Third Edition
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Eimear Walshe is an artist, writer, and educator from Longford. Their practice is based on research in fiscal and sexual economies and histories, working to reconcile the aesthetics, values and tastes of their queer and rural subjectivity in the production of sculpture, publishing, performances, and lectures.

Walshe lives and works in county Longford. Recent projects and presentations include a Platform Commission for the 39th EVA International; The Department of Sexual Revolution Studies, Van Abbemuseum / Design Academy Eindhoven (2018); Miraculous Thirst: How to get off in days of deprivation, curated by Daniel Bermingham, Galway Arts Centre (2018); and Separatist Tendencies for The Deviant Programme, Van Abbemuseum (2017)