Documenting Rosslare / Departures and Arrivals

Artist Name(s) Michael Fortune
Artwork title Documenting Rosslare / Departures and Arrivals
Context/Background This project set out to explore and address aspects of life in Rosslare Harbour through the medium of digital video.


The project involved the formation of a group comprising of fifteen individuals who worked alongside the artist in the production of a new body of video work. The process involved the artist introducing the group to methodologies and approaches used by artists when producing new work, from the initial concept and research stages through to the execution and presentation of work.


As part of the commission the artist established a video edit suite which will be used by the group and wider community in the future to document their own lives and activities. Included in the editing suite is a G5 iMac Computer with editing software, video camera, tripod and video projector. The group formed their own committee and meet on a regular basis. They also screen their work during local festivals.


Michael Fortune studied Fine Art, specialising in video and performance, at Limerick School of Art, where he graduated with a first class honours degree.  His work explores the circumstantial boundaries between art and culture, folklore and interpretation, fact and fiction. For a full biography and statement see his website.

Commission Type Local Authority
Commissioner Name Wexford County Council
Commissioning process Open Submission
Project commission dates January 6, 2006 - January 1, 2008
Artform Film,Visual Arts
Art Practice Arts Participation
Funded By Wexford County Council
Percent for art Yes
Budget Range 10000 - 30000 euro
Project commission start date 06/01/2006
Project commission end date 01/01/2008
Location Rosslare Harbour
County Wexford
Town Rosslare
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Content contributor(s) Sinead Redmond
Relationship to project Public Art Administrator



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