1916 Sackville Street: Remembering 262 Civilians through Art
Newbridge Town Hall. Friday 13th – Saturday 28th May 2016
‘1916 Sackville Street: Remembering 262 Civilians through Art’ is an exhibition of houses in any 3D art form commemorating the lives of the ordinary civilians that were killed in the 1916 Easter Rising. 485 people were killed in the Easter Rising 1916, 262 of these were civilians. There were more civilians killed during the 1916 Easter Rising than British Soldiers or Irish Volunteers. These men, women, and children who were killed have no memorial. They lie in graves in Dublin… some forgotten, until now…
Schools, educational groups, youth groups and individuals artists were invited to participate in the 1916 Sackville Street initiative. This involved creating a 3D house from any art form to represent a civilian that was killed during the 1916 Rising and where possible to provide a brief historical profile (100-250 words max) of that civilian and/or the art project.
You can view more information about the project by visiting 1916sackvillestreet.com
As part of the exhibition a limited edition brochure has been published that is available to purchase from our Box Office. All profits from the book will go to the Peter McVerry Trust.
School tour programme
Kildare Decade of Commemorations Committee, 1916 Sackville Street project Committee and Riverbank Arts Centre would like to invite school groups to attend a self guided tour of the exhibition, allowing children to examine and engage with the exhibition at their own pace; not only learning about the 262 civilians, but the artists and groups who participated in the exhibition.
School tours are FREE but must be booked through Riverbank Arts Centre Box Office
For group bookings and further information please contact:
Riverbank Box Office
Phone: 045 448327
Exhibition opening hours
Monday – Friday. 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm
Saturday. 10am – 1pm and 2 – 5pm