Upcoming Events

2Km, 3 Locations Art Project with the Collective Producers

Thu 26 March - Fri 31 July, 1:18pm

People of all ages are invited to take part in a new art project that investigates their environment.

Collective Producers project is in its second year and as part of its aim, the group and artists are looking at how social interaction online can be used to develop a wider understanding of visual culture, locally and nationally by developing a project online called 2Km, 3 Locations Art Project.

The Collective Producers is designed to help young people aged 14-19 years develop skills that connect them to their place and community, supported under Creative Ireland Open Call Programme through Leitrim County Council. The project is led by artists David Smith, Anna Leask, Wayne O Connor and Laura Mahon, Visual Arts & Education Manager at The Dock.

2Km, 3 Locations Art Project with Collective Producers is a new three-stage project that has been developed to open the project to a wider audience at this time. 

Open workshops/ projects/ tasks will be posted on The Docks online social media platforms for young people and adults to take part in. This involves the investigation of our 2km ratios for exercise, home settings and how we engage together at this time. The response from the public will drive the development of the project and what areas, subject and interests will be created.

Overview of the different stages of the project:
2Km, 3 Locations Art Project with Collective Producers

Stage one: Working with artist, David Smith you are invited to create a map using the Google or Apple map platforms. Look closely at your own area and define a 2km radius around your home. Explore this area by walking, cycling, driving or paragliding and identify 2 or 3 locations of particular interest to you. Your response to these personal locations can be by numerous methods, sketching, drawing, painting, writing, dictation, sound recording, video etc. This section explores the importance of curiosity in creative fields.

Stage Two: With artist Anna Leask, through the discovery and examination of what was sent in for David Smith 2km ratio project, Anna will look at lighting, composition, framing and other elements of photography through our smart devices to enhance the world through your eyes and how we engage with our home/work environments.  

Stage Three: In the third stage, artist Wayne O' Connor  and the CP members will create a storyline and imagined world inspired by work in the earlier stages. The various imagery, sounds and drawings of those stages will act as stimulus to the world creation and the work will be posted as a unique shifting narrative that will unfold online with options that allow readers to interact and actively direct its outcome .

Want to hear more about the project and to take part: Updates on the project, the different stages of the project and how to take part will be posted on the Docks website, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as work progresses during the project.  

Make sure when you take part to tag us with #TheDockArts #2kmfromhome #2kmDockArt so we can see your art and include it on our website 

If you have any questions email: collectiveproducers2019@gmail.com