•October 3, 2008 • Comments Off on residence

Two sisters wanted to play house and make art with their friends for three days. A year later, and after moving house a few times, over forty artists, musicians and mess makers had been to join in the game.


George, Ane and Malte enjoying tea and tv outside, House Home project, Shore Road, Belfast, November 2008.

This website gives a taste of all the comings and goings since the first project in Feb 2008. Residence is currently hibernating in a cardboard box with shredded newspaper while Sighle and Sinéad go about their travels but unlike the blue peter tortoise we’ll be back, with more fun with space in the future. Thank you everyone who made Residence possible.

residence (2008-2009) was an artist-led experiment in how space changes and stay the same through its use by different people and activities. With each new project the boundaries between living, working, private and public changed. It was organised by Sighle and Sinéad Bhreathnach-Cashell and these spaces were provided by SHAC Housing Association. Projects included residence: Flat 1, House/Home in a house on the Shore Road and events and residencies in Flat 4.

For one year Flat 4 was our artist led space located in the Donegall Street flats in Belfast city centre. Each month it hosted a variety of artists in residence (AiR) who’s activities ranged from film screenings and workshops to open studios and tea parties.