Made Ground

Made Ground is a collaboration between artists Eva Richardson McCrea, Frank Sweeney and the Dublin Dockworkers Preservation Society (DDWPS).

Taking the DDWPS online archive of over 3,500 photographs as its starting point, the work draws on a range of source material including interviews, institutional and personal archives, community made films, documents and original footage. The script is composed from a collage of source material including academic papers and books, archival videos, government documents, property brochures, speculative documents produced by professional services firms, interviews and community development reports.

A two channel video installation, Made Ground considers the movement from manual to knowledge based forms of labour in the Docklands, the changing architecture of the area, and the impact of these changes on the surrounding communities.
Purchased for the Arts Council Collection: Collection of the Arts Council of Ireland.

Made Ground was supported by The Arts Council’s Artist in the Community Scheme, managed by Create – the national development agency for collaborative arts.

Narration: Gemma Dunleavy
Port Shoot Film Crew: Aidan Gault, Cian Speers, Tom Speers at Gumbo
Development mentor: Veronica Dyas


Made Ground clip - email for a link to the full video

- Made Ground will screen next as part of the Agitation Co-op group show at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. 04 December 2020 - 6 February 2021.
- Made Ground screened at - Generalised Arrival at Soft Spot Gallery Manchester. The exhibition can be viewed here.
- Installation at Green on Red Gallery, March 2019. Presented as part of St.Patricks Festival 2019

Irish Times
Interview with Culture File on RTE Lyric
RTE Arena