art manoeuvres


art manoeuvres was a project by artists Sheelagh Broderick and Michael Holly.

art manoeuvres was established as a response to the context for making art work in Ireland. We positioned ourselves at the edge between art institutions and pressing social and political concerns.

In 2017 we worked on a project leading to three sequential events in West Cork, that created a collaborative platform of inquiry into conditions of and responses to 1) emUrgency, 2) Survival and 3) Kit, as they are understood in the communities of West Cork and practiced in both private and public domains. The events were presented against the context of burgeoning global crisis, as it is viewed in relation to the effects of climate change, the refugee crisis and global political instability and local insecurities as it relates to housing, food production, security and sustainability.