100% Funded


Target: €1700


€1,700 Raised


14 Funders

Dublin8 Space Program-Iceland expedition

By Dublin 8 Space Program


My name is Gillian Fitzpatrick. I am an artist living and working in Dublin, I make sculpture, video and installation art and my artwork is very influenced by Space Age designs and ideas and Sci-fi films. I am here on Fundit looking for your support for the inaugural mission of the Dublin 8 Space Program.

The Dublin 8 Space Program aims to explore the possibilities and promises of the early years of space exploration through creative projects.

For this, my first mission, I will be travelling to Iceland, I have been given the opportunity to spend two months on a residency with SÍM, The Icelandic Association of Visual Artists in Reykjavik and I plan to use this time creating a new piece of work around the idea of the astronaut/explorer, discovering a strange new environment. I want to work with some of the unique features of the Icelandic landscape from geothermal pools, to ice caves and black sand beaches and make a video, shooting in these locations. I plan to exhibit this new work both in Iceland and back here in Ireland when I return.

However I need to raise funds towards the cost of this expedition, accommodation/studio rental, transportation, equipment hire etc. I have received some support from the Arts Council of Ireland, and I hope to raise more funding here on Fundit.

So please, if you can, give your support to the Dublin 8 Space Program! To take a look at the fabulous rewards on offer follow this link http://cargocollective.com/gillfitz#2531960/Dublin-8-Space-Program

With thanks

To see images of my previous work and for more info you can visit my website at http://cargocollective.com/gillfitz



7 days left to go!!

A big thank you to everyone who has supported the Dublin 8 Space Program so far :) There are just 7 days left to go!! If any of you are in Dublin this coming Saturday afternoon ‘The God of small things (part 1),’ opens at the Rubicon Gallery, Stephen’s Green. 5 -7p.m. I’m one of the artists featured in the show, so come along, check out the work and say ‘hello,’ Thanks!

The countdown continues!!

Valentine's Day greetings to one and all! and we're also at the half-way point of this Fundit campaign, just 14 days left . As the countdown continues, It's an exciting, busy time. In 6 weeks, i'll be leaving to start my artist's residency, and to realize the first Dublin 8 Space Program project, but there's still a long way to go to reach the target here on Fundit and the Dublin 8 Space Program really needs your support. :) Thanks!

Twinkle, Twinkle...

Firstly, I want to thank those of you who have supported the Dublin 8 Space Program, so far, You little stars* !! I also want answer some queries about how this funding will be spent, all your donations go exclusively towards the costs of creating an exciting new artwork, on location, in Iceland. My long term plan is that this will be the first of a series of projects, that will include collaborations with other artists, musicians, film-makers etc. So if you would to be a part of this from the beginning, join the Dublin 8 Space Program + you will receive a fab reward, check them out at http://cargocollective.com/gillfitz#2531960/Dublin-8-Space-Program

The countdown is on!!

So it’s been a busy couple of days, spreading the word about the Dublin 8 Space Program. Thanks to everyone who’s passed on the Fundit link and for all the words of encouragement, but I’ve still got a long way to go. so I need to you make those pledges!! Check out the rewards on offer and remember, you don’t have to live in Dublin 8 or have been to outer space, to join the Dublin 8 Space Program!!

funders (14)

There are 9 public funders of this project

There are 5 anonymous funders of this project