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
€5 including postage