BUNGALOW BLITZ: DESIGN NO8

2001-2006

MoDA, London, UK - Limerick City Gallery, Limerick, Ireland - Walter Philips Gallery, Banff, Canada -  Light House, Glasgow, UK

Design No8 was built as part of a joint project, led by the curator Aoife McNamara and included artists Andrew Kearney and Paul Antick, aiming to understand the inspiration and motivation for families living in rural west coast of Ireland communities to build bungalows during the 70's and 80's. The bungalows attracted criticism from architects and cultural commentators keen to idealise rural life and traditions, disregarding the real needs and experiences of people who made and continue to make these spaces meaningful. The installation Design No8 was an attempt to build, within a specific time period, one of the original designs by the architect Jack Fitzsimons available in his book Bungalow Bliss (1976). 

Funding: SSHC

Design Number 8 2004
Design Number 8 2004

Concrete blocks, wood, cement 850cm x 750cm x 240cm

Design No8 2004 (A. Kearney's photographs)
Design No8 2004 (A. Kearney's photographs)

Concrete blocks, wood, cement 850cm x 750cm x 240cm

Design Number 8 2004
Design Number 8 2004

Concrete blocks, wood, cement 850cm x 750cm x 240cm

Design Number 8 2004
Design Number 8 2004

Concrete blocks, wood, cement 850cm x 750cm x 240cm

Design No 8 from Jack Fitzsomons Bungalow Bliss (1976)
Design No 8 from Jack Fitzsomons Bungalow Bliss (1976)

Copy

Bungalow Blitz Walter Philips Gallery, Banff, Canada 2004
Bungalow Blitz Walter Philips Gallery, Banff, Canada 2004

Exhibition view

Bungalow Blitz Exhibition Catalogue 2001
Bungalow Blitz Exhibition Catalogue 2001