The concept for ourthird participation in the Drogheda Arts Festival was once again to create a corridor of artwork in internal and external spaces that linked the established event locations during the festival i.e. the Highlanes Gallery, the Droichead Arts Centre, the D-Hotel. We intended on achieving this “Corridor” by working in tandem with the Drogheda Borough Council and the Drogheda Chamber of Commerce to display outdoor artworks, site-specific installation work and performance. Once scheduling of the festival was competed, NeXus Arts created an agenda of happenings in response to and linking with the other events organised during the festival period.
This concept did not only see the re-use of the empty commercial units in Drogheda’s town centre, it also allowed artists to create a dialogue with the town itself through the site specificity of the selected works. The artworks also created an artistic mapping of the abandoned spaces in the town, both internally and externally. Through the interaction of artists and the public, it was our intention to reenergise the dormant potential of these spaces which carried through to the scheduled events during the Drogheda Arts Festival.
Visual artist David Booth created an evolving object/space of intrigue that both mirrored of the Nexus Arts pop up gallery and a site specific 3D construction of wood, wool & tape. David interacted with the public space and the mirrored interior of the gallery to create and ever expanding and mutating structure that questioned the very nature of reality and our perception of place. His work is known of to puzzle and entertain and proved quite the alluring sight/site during Nexus Arts street based activities.
Site specific curation outside of our pop up gallery, Drogheda. Curated for Drogheda Arts Festival.