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#engage artist installation images

Photographs of the #engage installations, curated by TANKCOLLECTIVE in association with eircom.


TANKCOLLECTIVE are working with Culture Night, HWCH & Openhouse to re-engage people with their local phone booths by providing Art Installations and Freephone audioguides to the festivals in association with eircom.


We’ve not seen too many Architectural Showreels, so we’re either pioneers or for some reason it’s a bad idea, regardless we’ve been documenting our work in video for the last year or so. It’s a useful medium, 15 seconds of video can give a feeling for a project in a way that a bucket of […]

Collaborative Processes Talk in The Lab

10 years after our first project together we gave our first talk entitled ‘Creative Processes’ in Dublin City Council’s The Lab.

Ireland AM

abgc on Ireland AM

studio banana

What is it?

If south studios had a Spanish cousin this place would be it.

La Tabacalera

Everything within the centre apart from the contents of the bar is free.

+/- Storage

We sliced and diced the painted mdf panels of Nathair Nimhe to make these new shelves for our office.

Venice Biennale 2010

By day Venice is a bunch of groaning tubs grinding engines around murky canals, constantly twitching cameras (my own included) and centuries of decaying brick and stone slowly slipping into the sea. By night the mediaeval city becomes a maze of laughing shadows and alleys of alternating water and stone. Unfortunately the only prior knowledge […]


The two of us live and work in Dublin. We’re obviously passionate about design but we’re also excited about what goes on in all the other arts in our city, and we’re delighted be frequent contributors to Le Cool, a free weekly internet magazine.

Double Portrait

Colm MacAthlaioch is an artist, illustrator, gallery director, musician, designer and a fierce handsome fella. Just before he headed off to London recently he came into our studio for lunch and made this delightful double portrait.

now what?

now what? is a series of multi-disciplinary public conversations & workshops. The entire initiative is to operate as a think-tank and run on a voluntary basis. Gearoid has been working with one of the now what? work groups called ‘From the ground up’ since July.