This residency was an amazing time resource to really think through the law and art and being hosted in a legal context gave me access to a different perspective on what legal transformation legacies meanJesse Jones, artist and recipient of the inaugural Creative Residency

Our inaugural Creative Residency commenced in September 2019 with visual artist Jesse Jones. Together with our partners at The Honorable Society of King's Inns, we provided Jones with a place to live and work, a network of support and peer learning, and funding for the development and creation of a new artwork. Jones spent the first lockdown of 2020 living in a cottage on the grounds of King’s Inns, becoming deeply immersed in the libraries and archives.

Inspired by the extraordinary life of Máirín de Burca, an Irish activist, Jones created a sculpture of de Burca’s arm holding her personal copy of Bunreacht na hÉireann, to represent a powerful tool for societal change.

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This Creative Residency is made by Dublin City Council Culture Company in partnership with The Honorable Society of King's Inns.

The Creative Residency programme creates partnerships to try out ideas, test new approaches and add to the cultural story of the city. Made by Dublin City Council Culture Company, the Creative Residencies encourage makers and experts to pilot new partnerships with organisations. By bringing creative people and organisations together, and by connecting through culture and conversation, we will develop and share new ways of working.