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JESSE JONES ANNOUNCED AS RECIPIENT OF THE INAUGURAL CREATIVE RESIDENCY AWARD

The Honorable Society of King’s Inns together with Dublin City Council Culture Company are pleased to announce visual artist Jesse Jones as the recipient of the inaugural Creative Residency Award.

The 6 month Creative Residency which will commence on 1st September 2019 will support Jones to explore her practice and the theme of art and law, and to develop a new work, with reference to King’s Inns and the extraordinary and historic environment of Henrietta Street, where both organisations are based.

“We are delighted to provide a mechanism, support and space through this partnership for an artist of Jesse’s calibre to develop her work as part of this inaugural residency. It has been a pleasure to begin this partnership with King’s Inns and we look forward to working closely with Jesse and the advisory group for this residency in the coming months. This residency is a unique opportunity for us to help develop and strengthen the cultural impact through collaboration, by providing essential resources and support directly to artists working in Dublin.”

– Iseult Byrne, CEO, Dublin City Council Culture Company


From left to right – Tracy Geraghty Project Manager Dublin City Council Culture Company, Aalia Kamal Head of Engagement Dublin City Council Culture Company, Mary Griffin, CEO/Under Treasurer, The Honorable Society of King’s Inns, Michael Cush, Barrister, artist Jesse Jones, Iseult Byrne CEO Dublin City Council Culture Company and Renate Ní Uigin, Librarian, The Honorable Society of King’s Inns. Photo by Marc O’Sullivan

Jones’ work has a strong connection to law and activism, perhaps most noticeably seen in Tremble Tremble, her representation for Ireland at the 2017 Venice Biennale. In continuation of this interest for the Creative Residency she plans to collaborate with legal advisors, key workers and activists to create a new work.

“I am deeply honoured to take part in this new and exciting collaboration between The Honorable Society of King’s Inns and Dublin City Council Culture Company. The law has always been an important touchstone in my practice from a feminist perspective in relation to justice and our collective values as a society. I hope this residency will allow me to explore this further in my practice, it is a unique opportunity to access to the inner workings of the King’s Inns as a site of learning, archiving of the law and in a community context in and of itself; which is richly connected to the history and practice of the law in Ireland.”

– Jesse Jones – artist and recipient of the inaugural Creative Residency


Artist Jesse Jones. Photo by Marc O’Sullivan

The residency will provide unprecedented access to King’s Inns venue and resources, including the library, park, staff and students as well as offering accommodation, living expenses and artwork production alongside opportunities for shared practice and peer learning. The work developed as part of the residency will be hosted by the Honorable Society of King’s Inns for public presentation.

“This represents a new adventure for King’s Inns, our members have always made valuable contributions to many aspects of society and we feel it is timely and appropriate to explore how the arts and legal communities can complement each other. I was bowled over by the number and quality of the applications and would like to thank the Selection Panel and acknowledge the ongoing contribution of the Advisory Group.”

-Mary Griffin – Under Treasurer / CEO, The Honorable Society of King’s Inns

Jones will be supported by an Advisory Group comprising Mary Griffin, Under Treasurer / CEO and Renate Ní Uigín of The Honorable Society of King’s Inns; Michael Cush, Barrister; Iseult Byrne, CEO, Tracy Geraghty, Project Manager and Aalia Kamal, Head of Engagement Dublin City Council Culture Company and David Bolger, Coiscéim Dance Company, in the development and realisation of this new creative work.

The Creative Residency is a joint initiative from The Honorable Society of King’s Inns together with Dublin City Council Culture Company.

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