Artist Name(s) Katie Lincoln
Artwork title Farmfilm

Farmfilm is an exhibition of film works by young people from Belvedere Youth Club (Buckingham Street, Dublin 1)who developed work at Airfield (Dublin 14) for a year in partnership with film maker, Katie Lincoln. The exhibition also includes a new film work by Katie Lincoln.

Farmfilm 1, 2 & 3 were launched on Culture Night 2010 when they were projected at different sites around the farm at Airfield. The sites included a potting shed, a hayshed and a polytunnel. The film works will show again in the Buckingham Street area of Dublin city in Spring 2011. The project was supported by the Arts Council’s Artist in the Community Scheme, managed by Create.

Between Autumn 2009 and Summer 2010 film maker Katie Lincoln worked with a group of young people from Belvedere Youth Club, filming animal and plants across the seasons at Airfield farm and gardens. The young people chose their own subject matter, using the camera as a tool which allowed them to actively access pens and fields and enabled them to closely explore and contemplate farm animals and botanic specimens including a Mexican succulent over 120 years old. Katie also produced a new film work over the duration of the project (Farmfilm 3).


Farmfilm was publicized as part of Culture Night 2010 


Katie Lincoln
Katie Lincoln has been developing innovative film projects with communities for the last eight years. She worked firstly with RTÉ and more recently as a freelance director. A documentary she developed with a group of children from Fatima Mansions flats in Dublin was nominated for a Peabody award in 2006 (On the Block: Fatima). She subsequently worked on the critically acclaimed On the Block series for RTÉ whereby children in four very different Irish communities filmed their lives for a year. More recently she has developed projects with a group of young adults in Carrick-On-Suir in Co. Tipperary and also in Ethiopia. Parallel to her documentary work Katie maintains a video art practice. She was part of the Living Landscapes group exhibition that was run by the West Cork Arts Centre and Visual Artists Ireland in 2005, curated by artist Therry Rudin
The following are the group of 14 young people from the Belvedere Youth Club in Dublin 1, (aged between 8 – 14) who took part in this project: Alysia Arkins, Conor Brady, Demi Cunningham, Lauren Fitzgerald, Aoife Gavin, Chloe Gavin, Denise Gavin, Sarah Gavin, Lee Hanney, Brittaney Hennessy, Leah McNevin, Scott O’Driscoll, Troy Parrott & Ross Rooney

Commission Type Other state agency
Commissioner Name The Arts Council, Artist in the Community Scheme, managed by Create
Commissioning process Open submission
Project commission dates August 31, 2009 - March 31, 2011
Artform Film
Funded By The Arts Council,Other
Budget Range 0 - 10000 euro
Project commission start date 31/08/2009
Project commission end date 31/03/2011
County Dublin
Town Dundrum
Street Address Airfield Urban Farm
Content contributor(s) Katie Lincoln
Relationship to project Artist 
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Worked with a group of 14 young people from the Belvedere Youth Club, Buckingham Street in Dublin 1, (aged between 8 – 14).



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