For Our Grand(m)Others
2022 - 2023
In 2022, Creative Places Tuam invited UK-based artist Mark Storor to Tuam, to collaborate with residents of Gilmartin Road as part of a residency project. This project is a celebration of each person who makes up a family and families of all kinds. Those we are born into, those we make for ourselves and the communities that tend to them.
Through a number of creative processes, this newly formed group worked with Mark to make a new narrative drawing on the rituals of daily life. Through shared conversation, creative exchange, action, remembering and dreaming, For Our Grand (m)Others has evolved over time. It is the creation of all of its collaborators and belongs to everyone.
The project concluded on the 30th March, 2023 with a public sharing of work on Gilmartin Road. This sharing unfolded in small special moments throughout the day, meaning that passersby might stumble across a special moment or encounter.
Experience the Project
A Song for Gilmartin Road, read by For Our Grandmothers collaborators
My Story is Their Story, written and performed by Kathleen Keenan
Collaborators on this Project
Peggy Hughes, Peggy Fahy, Breda Warde, Patricia Farragher, Fergus Farragher, Finbarr Farragher, Agnes Curley, Jennifer Cunningham, Timothy Acheson, Emily Acheson, Kathryn O’Keeffe, Cora O’Keeffe, Isaac O’Keeffe, David O’Keeffe, Don Kerman, Jacqueline Daly, Kathleen Keenan, Fiona Hession, Joanna McGlynn, Carolyn Collier, James Ryan, Carolann Courtney, Mark Storor, Mike Carney, Julie McHugh, Mike Connolly, Laura Britton, Ciara Finan, Ria Corcoran, but particularly the residents of Gilmartin Road, whose generosity, commitment, daring and kindness is inspiring.