Launch 6pm Thursday 24th May
Running 25 May-24 June
At The Library Project
Moyross Study is a sociological exploration of Moyross housing estate by Dublin based artist and photographer Jamin Keogh.
Moyross housing estate was constructed in 1970’s on the outskirts of Limerick City as a solution to a growing social housing crisis. After the new community’s initial years of hope and optimism, Moyross began to slip into a cycle of anti-social behaviour, gun and gang crime and ultimately, murder. The Irish State was forced to recognise its role in the escalation of violence and intervene. As a result, the programme of infrastructural and social resource ‘Regeneration’ was proposed as a potential solution to anti-social activities in the troubled estate. Soon after, with the goal of kick-starting a process of physical, socio-cultural, economic and spiritual renewal, this programme commenced. Dozens of families were displaced and relocated, the bulldozers moved in, and house demolitions and topographical restructuring hastily began. This project investigates and re-contextualises this dramatic transformation in the topography of present day Moyross.
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PhotoIreland Festival 2018 is made possible with support from Dublin City Council, Instituto Cervantes Dublin, The Copper House Gallery, and Inspirational Arts, and in partnership with Cow House Studios and Office of Public Works - OPW.